Newsbits…

Newsbits: Brett Anderson from Suede appeared on the Channel 4 programme RISE on the 17th Sept. When asked the first single he ever bought was he replied “Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights”. He then went on to say he was completely mad about Kate (thanks to Rafferty on the guestbook)….Greg Kearney in Toronto writes: “Just happened upon the new “Paramount 90th Anniversary” compilation CD. It features “This Woman’s Work“, sandwiched between mega-hits from Saturday Night Fever and Titanic. A good barometer of our gal’s ever-rising stock in the U.S, “She’s Having a Baby” is not, after all, a prime jewel in the Paramount crown.” (thanks Greg)….while the new live DVD from David Gilmour (out this month in the UK, November in the US) does include the track Comfortably Numb alas it is NOT the version with Kate from earlier this year (John on the guestbook adds “The DVD is of the June ’01 gig with extras from the Jan ’02 shows.”)….vote for Kate (yet again!). BBC Radio 2 are organising yet another of those all time Top 50 charts of number one hits, so run, don’t walk, to this site and vote for Wuthering Heights. If you go into the “Presenters  Choices” link, you will see that DJ Simon Mayo picks WH as his favourite and says “When the vocals started I just stopped and looked at the radio.” Radio 2 are also using a  snippet of WH with Simon Mayo’s quote to advertise the poll (thanks to Boolbar)….Swan fom the French site says “the soundtrack to the TV series Alias includes “This Woman’s Work” – in the second episode titled “So It Begins” (thanks Swan)….Mark B writes: “In the current edition of UK’s Record Collector there is an interview with Claudia Brucken (ex Propaganda) currently working on new material which includes a new version of Running Up That Hill, also mentioned is promos having been released of  Hammer Horror by PHATS….The September 2002 issue of Classic Rock magazine includes an  interview with Joe Elliott (Def Leppard). On the subject of the new album ‘X’ he says “with this record we’ve taken snippets of Linkin Park and we’ve taken snippets of others, but its not just the modern stuff. I mean, Kate Bush pushed the boundaries of pop music, and we still steal from people like her and Peter Gabriel – people who sold lots of records but who were sonically challenging and appealing.” (thanks to Malcolm Calder)….Ernest Stoddart saw Kiki & Herb‘s live show: “I went to see Kiki and Herb at the Soho Theatre last night and they were very funny and manic. They sang versions of Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart, Radiohead’s No Surprises and Patti Smith’s Horses amongst others. Included in the show was a version of Moments of Pleasure. The show has been extended to the 30th August. A must see at only £12″….Ernest also had this news for bargain hunters: “Most of Kate’s albums can now be found at bargain prices in the record stores. Virgin are selling the Red Shoes and The Sensual World at a sale price of only £3.99 while FOPP a new record store in Covent Garden London has all albums from The Kick Inside through to Hounds of Love for only £5 each.” (thanks Ernest)….

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