Living In The Eighties News.

BLOW MONKEYS frontman DR. ROBERT has announced his first London show for almost five years which will take place at Filthy McNastys on July 14th. In the meantime, Robert has been working on a duets album with soul legend PP ARNOLD as well as working on bonus material for a long awaited Blow Monkeys DVD.

KIM WILDE will release her long awaited new album in September. The release, entitled Never Say Never, will appear on September 8th but will be preceded by a brand new reworking of Kim's 1988 single "You Came" on August 14th.

WORLD PARTY have lined up an extensive US tour for July, August and September which will include two prestigious shows at LA's The Roxy in August.

HEAVEN 17's back catalogue remasters are to finally see the light of day on August 7th with the release of reworked, remastered and expanded versions of Penthouse and Pavement, The Luxury Gap and How Men Are. The releases have been produced with the full co-operation of the band.

ANNIE LENNOX is in the studio again working on the follow-up to her 2003 album Bare. The album is still in the early stages and no release date has yet been set.

THE CLASH frontman JOE STRUMMER is to be remembered in a unique way after having a music festival named after him. 'Strummerville Nights' was launched in London on July 5th as a way of showcasing new bands.

PETER GABRIEL has launched a "Shock The Monkey" remix competition via his www.realworldremixed.com website. Various parts of the song are available to download and anyone wishing to remix them can then upload their version of the song where they can be voted on with Gabriel choosing an overall winner from the final shortlist.

All material courtesy: remembertheeighties.com