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Blur on Letterman

BLUR are set to appear on the David Letterman Show on March 29th, the night before their new album, "13", is released in the U.S.

Belle and Sebastian to Rerelease Tigermilk

BELLE & SEBASTIAN will be rereleasing their debut album "Tigermilk" in May. The album, which has long since been out of print, will be remastered and will now be available on CD for the first time.

Boo Radley Breakup Update

A slight addendum to the BOO RADLEYS break-up. The following message was sent to the Boo Radleys Message Board (www.boardhost.com/boards/ workshy) today from Boo guitarist/songwriter Martin Carr:

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The Farm Sue The Macarena Guys

File this under funniest tale of the decade. We were wanting to post this over the weekend, but the news of the Boos split took precedence. BUT, it's now time for a good laugh, for THE FARM have sued LOS DEL RIO, claiming that the popular rendition of "Macarena" is a little too similar to The Farm's own "Higher and Higher." Two thoughts: (A) We've often heard tales of The Farm's massive Latin American fanbase (erm...), and (B) who on Earth would WANT to claim responsibility for the Macarena??? Regardless, the suit goes to High Court in the coming months...

Boo Radley's Split

Otherwise known as BLACK FRIDAY, with the news that THE BOO RADLEYS have split up. The following message, from Boo guitarist and songwriter Martin Carr, appeared on the band's message board earlier today:

Tibet Freedom Concert Updates

The big news for this week is that the 1999 TIBET FREEDOM CONCERT will be not one, but four shows, taking place June 12th and 13th in Chicago, Amsterdam, Sydney, and Tokyo. No details regarding the lineup for the shows have surfaced yet.

Cardigans Bass Player Won't Tour the US

THE CARDIGANS are in the news this week with word that bass player Magnus Sveningsson will not be with the band for their upcoming U.S. tour. It's unclear if he will be rejoining the band later in the year. The Cardigans also release a new single (at least in the U.K.) on February 22nd, when "Erase/Rewind" hits the shelves.

Mogwai's Album Title

MOGWAI return with a new album in March, entitled "Come On, Die Young". When we have an exact release date, we'll let you know.

One Dove Frontwoman Goes Solo

DOT ALLISON, the singer from long-ago one album wonders ONE DOVE is set to embark on a solo career in 1999. A mega-limited edition single, "Tomorrow Never Comes" is out now, with her first proper single, "Mo' Pop" planned for later in the year.

The Chemical Colaborations

The CHEMICAL BROTHERS are set to release their new album with a little help from their friends. NOEL GALLAGHER, BERNARD SUMNER, and MERCURY REV have contributed to the new album which is set to be released in May of this year.