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12 Jul 2012 - 80's News

THE HIT FACTORY LIVE concert, set to take place in London's Hyde Park this wednesday, has been cancelled as a result of 'unfit conditions' following the recent heavy rain. There is currently no indication that the show - that was set to feature live appearances from artists including KYLIE MINOGUE, JASON DONOVAN, RICK ASTLEY, BANANARAMA, DEAD OR ALIVE, PEPSI & SHIRLIE, BROTHER BEYOND, SONIA, PRINCESS, HAZELL DEAN and SINITTA - will be rescheduled and refunds will be available from point of purchase. MORE

PET SHOP BOYS released a new single, 'Winner', last week as a one-track digital download. The single will be released as a limited edition 4-track CD, 12" vinyl and download bundle on August 6th and is the first single to be taken from the duo's forthcoming new album 'Elysium' which will be released on September 17th. You can listen to the track online on the website??? MORE

NIK KERSHAW, PAUL CARRACK and THE BEAT are among the artists headlining free daily concerts in London's Hyde park between July 28th and August 11th. The shows - part of the BT London Live Hyde Park events - will take place on August 1st (The Beat), August 8th (Nik Kershaw) and August 11th (Paul Carrack). Other bands performing over the fortnight of shows include Tom Jones, The Feeling, Saint Etienne and Feeder. MORE

DURAN DURAN's classic hit 'Hungry Like The Wolf' has been remixed by Steve Aoki, in collaboration with the band, to mark to song's 30th anniversary, and you can listen to the remix on the website??? MORE

BIG COUNTRY will replace former UB40 frontman ALI CAMPBELL at the forthcoming festival, Rewind Scotland. Ali Campbell has been forced to pull out due to scheduling problems and Big Country - fronted by MIKE PETERS of THE ALARM - have stepped into his place. Rewind Scotland will take place at Perthshire's Scone Palace on July 21st and 22nd. MORE

SPANDAU BALLET's classic single 'Gold' has been remixed for 2012 by DJ and producer Basto for a digital single release this week via online dance retailer Beatport and you can listen to the entire remix on the website... MORE

THE FIXX will release a new album, 'Beautiful Friction', on July 17th preceded by a single 'Anyone Else' which you can hear below and which is available to buy now now. The band have also announced a short run of US dates to support the album, starting in San Juan Capistrano on July 18th. MORE

Former JOY DIVISION and NEW ORDER mainman PETER HOOK will publish a memoir of his time in Joy Division , entitled 'Unknown Pleasures – Inside Joy Division', on October 1st through Simon & Schuster. MORE

Thanks to: This Is Not Retro - 80s Music. All Grown Up.

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