Newsbits…

Newsbits: Joseph spotted a sample from Under Ice on a CD mixed by DJ John Digweed. The track by Liquid Language is called Blue Savannah on the album 006 Sydney. The repeated lyric is “I’m speeding past trees” (thanks Joseph)…Peter Gabriel‘s back-catalogue has been re-released in digitally remastered form. Albums with contributions from Kate: Peter Gabriel 3 features “Games Without Frontiers” and “No Self Control” with Kate on BVs. So features “Don’t Give Up”, Shaking The Tree features “Games Without Frontiers” and “Don’t Give Up”. See Peter’s site here. (thanks to Michael Leitz)…Iarfhlaith Manny noticed that in the current issue of theRTÉ Guide (Irish radio and television listings) it said that this week 24 years ago, Kate gave an interview with the RTÉ Guide telling that her top 3 favourite albums were: 1. David Bowie “Young Americans”, 2. Anything by Eric Satie, 3. The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s” (thanks Iarfhlaith)…Hounds Of Love was voted number 50 in the BBC Radio 6 “Glorious 50” poll. Stone Roses by Stone Roses was number 1. Check it out here. (thanks to Cynthia Conrad)…TV Kanagawa in Japan hCara Dillons  - Hot Press piece on Kateave featured Kate on 14th June in a “Nothin but Piano” editon of “Sony Music Access” in which DJ Chris Tomoko showed videos of songs “with impressive piano sound”. They played This Woman’s Work. The show had contacted me for permission to mention my site, and I gladly agreed! See their site here. (thanks to Sozo for help)…SingerCara Dillon has written a piece for the 25th Anniversary issue of Ireland’s Hot Press magazine dated 3rd July. “..please, please can she record another album soon? People like her shouldn’t be allowed to retire!” The feature includes a large B&W pic of Kate, click on the image here for a scan of Cara’s article…Q Magazine had a jokey headline featuring Kate in their recent issue. P45 for Kate Bush?” The cash strapped Capitol/EMI/Virgin Group recently “re-structured”. So who’s in the firing line? On borrowed Time? Bryan Ferry, Billie, David Sylvian, Kate Bush – no new album since 1993’s The Red Shoes. Are her bosses prepared to keep waiting, standing ovation at last year’s Q Awards or not!” (thanks to Bill Richotte)…Barbara Ellen in The Observer UK newspaper was complaining that the arty Meltdown Festival was always hosted by men. This year’s host is David Bowie and he is rumoured to be playing Low in its entirety at his concert. Kate is pictured and mentioned as a possible female host of the festival along with a list of others including Tracy Chapman and Madonna (thanks to Andrew Thompson)…Ben on the guestbook writes: On Thursday 27th June Brian Kennedy chose Running Up That Hill as one of his Tracks Of My Years on BBC Radio 2. He raved on about how wonderful Kate is and especially Hounds Of Love. He also urged Kate to ‘release the new album soon’. (thanks Ben and thanks also to Jane Blackley at Brian’s official site, I’ve previously interviewed Brian, read the chat here)…

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Seán Twomey has been running the Kate Bush News & Information site since January 1998.
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