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26 Aug 2010 - 80's News

DURAN DURAN's new album is rumoured to be titled 'King of Nowhere'. The band have, however, confirmed that Scissor Sisters' Ana Matronic has guested on one track on the album, 'Safe', and producer Mark Ronson has previewed a 30-second snippet of a new track entitled 'Blame The Machine' during his weekly slot on New York's East Village Radio???

JASON DONOVAN will see two of his PWL albums - 'Ten Good Reasons' and 'Between The Lines' - reissued on September 6th in expanded 2CD editions, each featuring a selection of bonus tracks. Jason Donovan will also release an album of new material in September. See NEWS for the full tracklisting of both albums.

MARI WILSON will play a rare US date at The Magic Castle in Los Angeles on August 22nd.

MADNESS have announced a sixteen-date UK tour that for November and December, starting in Blackpool on November 26th and finishing in London on December 17th. See GIGS for all the dates which will also feature PAUL HEATON as support.

MICHAEL JACKSON will release a posthumous album of new material according to producer Rodney Jenkins who recorded a number of sessions with the star before his death last year.

LIMAHL is to play a special show at London's Leicester Square Theatre on September 26th. Appearing with his 80s Swing Orchestra the KAJAGOOGOO frontman will be playing big band versions of some of the greatest hits of the 80s alongside reworked versions of hits from his own career.

THE CARS are rumoured to be reuniting after 23 years. The band have posted a picture of the surviving members – Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes, David Robinson and Elliot Easton – taken in a Boston studio, along with the caption 'Anyone in the mood for a reunion by The Cars?' on their official Facebook page???

SUZANNE VEGA has announced more US dates for her intimate 'Close-Up' tour which see her on the road in August, September and October. See GIGS for all the dates.

CLAUDIA BRÜCKEN's solo album 'Love: And A Million Other Things' will be reissued in a 2-CD expanded edition on August 18th. The release will feature the original album plus ten bonus tracks. See NEWS for the full album tracklisting.

KIM WILDE's new album 'Come Out and Play' will be released in Germany, Switzerland and Austria on August 27th with release dates elsewhere to be announced soon. The album will be preceded by a single, 'Lights Down Low', on August 13th.

JOHN FOXX will release a new album, 'D.N.A.', on October 11th. The album will contain a CD of music alongside a DVD disc of visual interpretations of the music created in unique collaborations between John Foxx and some of his favourite independent film-makers.

EDWYN COLLINS will play a one-off London show at the 100 Club on August 11th in advance of the release of his new solo album 'Losing Sleep' which will follow on September 13th and will include guest appearances from RODDY FRAME and JOHNNY MARR among others.

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