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DURAN DURAN, NEW ORDER, THE CURE, ABC, PET SHOP BOYS, DEPECHE MODE and SPANDAU BALLET are all featured on a forthcoming 3-CD album of vintage 80s remixes. The release, the second in the already popular 12"/80s series, will come out on June 27th. This release also involves tracks from SOFT CELL, SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES, TEARS FOR FEARS, THOMPSON TWINS, HAIRCUT 100, HEAVEN 17 and VISAGE. THE HUMAN LEAGUE's epic single 'Sound Of the Crowd' has been covered by Kelly Osbourne as an extra track on her forthcoming US single 'One Word' which is due for release next week. HOWARD JONES, THE CURE, THE B-52s, MORRISSEY and INXS are among thirteen artists from the eighties who have had classic tracks remixed by contemporary remixers for a US compilation 'Future Retro' due for release on July 19th. The remixers involved include The Crystal Method, Scissor Sisters, Richard X and Sparks. Other artists remixed include ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, YAZOO, DEVO, ALPHAVILLE and GRANDMASTER FLASH.
AZTEC CAMERA frontman RODDY FRAME has announced a handful of UK dates in May, including four shows at London's Ronnie Scotts.
JASON DONOVAN will join BANANARAMA among a host of others at Gran Canaria's Gay Pride celebrations in May. Jason also has a handful of UK dates lined up throughout the year and is expected to announce a further run in the West End's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang shortly.ROXY MUSIC will play a show in Liverpool as part of the city's annual 'Summer Pops'. The recently reformed band will play at the Big Top Arena in July. SINEAD O'CONNOR will make a rare live appearance at the forthcoming 'Jammy Awards' in the USA. O'Connor will perform wth reggae legends Burning Spear on a bill that also includes BRUCE HORNSBY.
FIVE STAR are finally poised to release their much anticpated 2005 remix of 'System Addict'. The single is currently due in May.