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16 Aug 2012 - 80's News

KATE BUSH is rumoured to be performing her classic hit 'Running Up That Hill' at the Olympic Closing Ceremony in London on Sunday. The rumour was futher fulled by Amazon who briefly advertised a download of a new version of the song online earlier this week although that page has since been removed. PET SHOP BOYS, ANNIE LENNOX and BRIAN MAY are also rumoured to be part of the ceremony, alongside GEORGE MICHAEL who has already revealed that he will be appearing... MORE

PET SHOP BOYS have revealed the artwork and tracklisting for 'Elysium', their new studio album which is scheduled for release on September 10th.'Elysium' will be available as a single CD, as a limited-edition double-CD featuring instrumentals of each song, limited-editiondouble vinyl album and via download. See the website to see the album cover and for the full tracklisting. MORE

AZTEC CAMERA will reissue their first six albums - 'High Land, Hard Rain', 'Knife', 'Love', 'Stray', 'Dreamland' and 'Frestonia' - in expanded editions on August 27th. Three of the albums will come out as 2CD sets but all six will feature bonus material including remixes, b-sides, live tracks and alternative versions. See the website for the full tracklisting of each album. MORE

RODDY FRAME has announced a one-off UK show to take place at London's Cadogan Hall on December 11th. The special one-man show will be his only UK theatre date this year. MORE

FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD will see a brand new compilation of 'remixes, editions, edits and experiments' released on August 6th. The 2-CD compilation covers material recorded between 1983 and 1987, including a number of tracks that have never been available on CD before, and carries the subtitle 'Archive Tapes and Studio Adventures Volume 1'. See the website for artwork and the full tracklisting. MORE

Former CABARET VOLTAIRE mainman STEPHEN MALLINDER will play a special DJ set at JOHN FOXX's upcoming London show at Cargo on September 5th. Mallinder's DJ set will be as part of his current project, Wrangler. MORE

PROPAGANDA will release a 'classics and rarities' compilation entitled 'Noise And Girls Come Out To Play - A Compact Introduction To???' on September 3rd via ZTT. See the website for artwork and the full album tracklisting. MORE

KRAFTWERK are to be celebrated in a new biography from music-writer David Buckley. 'Kraftwerk: Publikation' will be published on August 30th by Omnibus and will cover the influential German band's entire career and promises to examine 'the inner workings of this most secretive of bands' through discussions with sources close to the band - including former band members WOLFGANG FLÜR and KARL BARTOS (who also wrote the foreword) - as well as those influenced by their work, including GARY NUMAN, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, OMD and JOHN FOXX. MORE

GO WEST frontman PETER COX is currently making a new album which is being funded by fans via a special PledgeMusic initiative. Fans who support the project can choose the level of their support and will receive a range of exclusive items and opportunities in return, as well as following the progress of the album recording via exclusive updates. MORE

MICK HUCKNALL will play an intimate warm-up show at London's Scala on September 8th in preparation for his upcoming 'American Soul' shows at the Royal Albert Hall on September 19th and 20th. The show will be the first time Hucknall will perform any of the tracks from his new album 'Mick Hucknall sings American Soul' which will be released soon. MORE

INXS will release an expanded version of their classic 1987 album 'Kick' on September 17th in Deluxe (2-CD), Super Deluxe (3-CD + DVD), limited-edition 12" vinyl and digital formats. The DVD will feature previously unseen personal home-movie documentary footage which is previewed below, alongside videos and live footage. See the website for the full tracklisting. MORE

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