Living In The Eighties News.

CULTURE CLUB are apparently looking for a new singer. An advertisement from Belerion Records has been circulating on the internet which states that the "original members of Culture Club are searching for a unique star vocalist" and are not interested in BOY GEORGE clones but instead want a "charismatic & unique performer in his or her own right with something truly fresh, contemporary and original to offer." The advert also states that the singer is wanted for a world tour and TV series in 2007.

GRACE JONES, STATUS QUO, THE JAM and SQUEEZE will all have albums released as part of Universal's new CD Story series. Each release will compile singles, key album tracks, fan favourites and b-sides across two CDs in hardback book style packaging featuring extensive sleevenotes and classic and rare pictures.

DURAN DURAN have sparked speculation about the direction of their new album with the announcement that they are working with urban hip-hop producers. The album, which is tentatively scheduled for a January release will retain an identifiably Duran Duran sound according to the band's NICK RHODES.

ROXY MUSIC have announced that they ARE working with founding member BRIAN ENO on their forthcoming album of new material, although Eno is not expected to appear at any of the bands upcoming live shows.

THOMPSON TWINS fans are campaigning for the band's catalogue to be reissued via the launch of a new website dedicated to getting their label to commit to the releases which have been rumoured to have been on their provisional schedule for some time.

THE CURE continue their reissue series with the release of massively expanded versions of their The Top, The Head On The Door and Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me albums as well as ROBERT SMITH's side project THE GLOVE's album Blue Sunshine (a collaboration with SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES' bassist STEVE SEVERIN).

TONY HADLEY has started to confirm autumn shows to support his much anticipated Passing Strangers swing-inspired album. The shows, which will feature the former SPANDAU BALLET singer backed by a seventeen-piece band, kick off in October and continue until the end of the year.

All material courtesy: remembertheeighties.com