Living In The Eighties News.

THE JAM's former frontman PAUL WELLER will play an intimate show at London's Oxford Street HMV store on October 10th to mark the release of his new album All Is Now on the same day.

SOFT CELL singer MARC ALMOND will play twenty five UK shows as the special guest of former SQUEEZE mainman JOOLS HOLLAND. Almond, who is using the tour as a way of easing himself back into performing after last year's near fatal motorcycle accident, will provide guest vocals on the tour.

EURYTHMICS have made some changes to the release schedule of their new single and Ultimate Collection album as well as announcing the reissue of eight of their catalogue albums. The new single "I've Got A Life" will now be released on October 31st with the Ultimate Collection following on November 7th and the reissues on November 14th.

THE ALARM will release a brand new album in February. Under Attack, recorded at various times this year, will be released via EMI on February 20th. The band will also be playing a number of shows next year to promote the record, each one on the last Saturday of each month.

DURAN DURAN fans have organised an online petition to get the band nominated for a place in the prestigious Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006.

VAN HALEN are said to be the next band to search for a singer via the TV reality show Rock Star. INXS recently launched the show and last week announced the winner of their series who will record and tour with the band and the series featuring Van Halen is expected to be along the same lines.

MORRISSEY has signed a new contract with Sanctuary Records, the label he fell out with over his cancellation of this year's Isle Of Wight Festival. The former SMITHS frontman has almost completed work on recording a new studio album in Rome and the follow up to the million-selling You Are The Quarry is reported to be shaping up to be a full-on rock album.

SPANDAU BALLET will release their first ever live album on October 3rd, Live From The NEC is the partner release to the DVD of the same name although the track listing is different and was filmed at Birmingham's NEC in December 1986 as part of the band's "Through The Barricades" tour.

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