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KIM WILDE's hit 'You Came' has been covered by up and coming UK singer Baz for inclusion on his forthcoming debut album. MIDGE URE will release a DVD 'Sampled Looped & Trigger Happy On Tour' on May 2nd alongside 'soundtrack' album of the same name, each release will feature different performances from recent concerts.
GRACE JONES has been announced as the headline act at the forthcoming TDK Cross Central weekend at London's Kings Cross Freight Depot over the August bank holiday weekend. Jones will headline the Sunday 28 show. KRAFTWERK will release a new double CD live album, 'Minimum Maximum' on June 6th, featuring tracks recorded on their 2004 world tour.
NEW ORDER are among guests lined-up for the new series of UK TV show 'Later... With Jools Holland'. The series starts on May 13th. New Order will meanwhile release a new single 'Jetstream' on May 16th featuring Scissor Sisters' Ana Matronic on guest vocals with remixes from Arthur Baker, Richard X and Tom Neville.
DEPECHE MODE have tentatively scheduled their forthcoming new album for October, with a single preceding the release in September.
ONETWO, featuring OMD mainman PAUL HUMPREYS and PROPAGANDA singer CLAUDIA BRUCKEN, will do a signing session at London's Sister Ray record shop on May 6th at 4pm. The duo will also be joined by another of Claudia's musical partners ANDREW POPPY and the trio will be signing copies of OneTwo's excellent 'Item' EP and the recent Brucken/Poppy collaboration album 'Another Language'.
ORANGE JUICE are to release a compilation album of their very early recordings. 'The Glasgow School' will be released on July 4th and will feature rare material from their acclaimed Postcard Records era. THE PIXIES and BILLY IDOL are among artists confirmed to appear at this year's Lollapalooza Festival which will take place in Chicago's Grant Park in July.
NIK KERSHAW will release his first new material for several years on May 23rd when he releases 'Then & Now' an album featuring the best of his past material alongside a number of new tracks. THE WATERBOYS will release a live album, the band's first, in September featuring material recorded on their 2003 and 2004 tours and featuring material from their full band line-up and their three piece acoustic line-up.
PETE WYLIE has been in touch to say that he is not going to be part of the forthcoming DEAD MEN WALKING TOUR. THE MIGHTY WAH! mainman is currently working on a new album, 'Pete Sounds', as well as being involved in plans to reissue his catalogue and presenting and contributing to a number of TV shows.
SHAKATAK will play a rare UK show on June 19th at London's prestigious Smollensky's on The Strand.