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16 Jan 2010 - 80's News

VINCE CLARKE, THOMAS DOLBY and HOWARD JONES have all done remixes of tracks from Space Cowboy's 'Digital Rock Star' album for release as a special downloadable EP entitled the 'Electro Pioneers EP' which is released in the US this week. See NEWS for the EP tracklisting.

THE HUMAN LEAGUE have reportedly recorded around fifteen new songs and are currently looking at producers for their new album which is expected for release later this year on the Wall Of Sound label.

SAMANTHA FOX has announced that she will play a UK tour in May and is expected to announce dates shortly, meanwhile Wounded Bird Records have recently released expanded editions of her ‘Touch Me, ‘Samantha Fox’ and ‘I Wanna Have Some Fun’ albums featuring the original albums alongside a selection of bonus tracks. See NEWS for the full tracklistings of all three albums.

BOY GEORGE will appear onstage with Lady GaGa at her show at London's O2 Arena in February. Lady GaGa was a huge fan of Boy George in her teens and has recently spoken about how she was bullied at school for dressing like him.

SALT-N-PEPA have lined up live appearances in the USA, Australia and the UK in February and March, see GIGS for all the dates.

MADONNA has started work on a new album with producers A-Trak and Brendan O'Brien apparently signed up for the record, Madonna's first for her new label Live Nation.

NITZER EBB will release a new album 'Industrial Complex' at the end of January via the German label Major Records. The album will be released in Europe on January 22nd with a UK release date to be announced shortly. The band are also playing a trio of UK shows around their appearance supporting DEPECHE MODE at London's O2 Arena on February 20th, see GIGS for all the dates.

SIMPLE MINDS' frontman JIM KERR is working on a new project entitled Lost Boy and one track is already available for online preview, see NEWS for more details.

DURAN DURAN and MICK KARN both feature on a new tribute album dedicated to DAVID BOWIE that will be released on January 26th. The album has been put together in support of the War Child charity and also features MGMT, Soulwax and A Place To Bury Strangers. See NEWS for the album tracklisting.

A-HA have announced an Argentinian show at Buenos Aires' Luna Park on March 4th, the latest of the band's South American shows to go onsale. See GIGS for all the gigs booked so far.

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