With Kate Bush set to take the stage this week in London for her first full concerts in 35 years, the BBC on Friday night aired an hour-long documentary “The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill,” featuring archival footage, plus new interviews with fans including John Lydon, Elton John and more.
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With Kate Bush’s historic return to the concert stage now just a week away, the stage-shy singer this morning asked fans not to film or photograph her upcoming 22-date run of London performances, writing on her website, “I very much want to have contact with you as an audience.”
Kate Bush’s shocking return to the stage later this year will be even bigger than initially announced, with the singer yesterday adding seven more dates to her run of London shows that begin in late summer, meaning Bush’s first live dates in 35 years will now span a 22-performance run.
The famously stage-averse Kate Bush — who, until now, has toured just once, in 1979 — today shocked fans worldwide by announcing “we will be performing some live shows this coming August and September.” More specifically, Bush confirmed a run of 15 concerts at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.
Peter Gabriel this week finally will release the long-planned companion to his 2010 covers album Scratch My Back, a new 12-track compilation called And I’ll Scratch Yours that features many of the artists he covered on that original album returning the favor by covering his songs.
Synthpop duo Erasure will get festive this fall with a brand-new holiday album called Snow Globe that will include both original compositions and “seasonal classics” — a collection that singer Andy Bell says led him to rediscover his “inner choirboy.” The album is set to be released Nov. 11.
In our latest round-up of links, we offer up a 50-minute webcast of Depeche Mode’s album-launch concert in Vienna last month, full streams of new albums from Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch and Dead Can Dance, plus news of a high honor for Kate Bush.
Our latest collection of links includes the ongoing dispute between Morrissey and the Staples Center over its meat offerings, news that Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore has recorded with R&B star Frank Ocean, and some vintage video from Fine Young Cannibals and Kate Bush.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we’ve rustled up a “120 X Ray” segment on the incomparable Kate Bush that aired as part of the Jan. 21, 1990, show, about three months after the release of her sixth album The Sensual World. The interview is spliced up with some weird, conversational voice-over.
The series launched this summer, and, so far, titles are available on Joy Division/New Order, The Smiths, Cocteau Twins and David Bowie. Next month sees publication of a title on Kate Bush, with books due in spring and summer 2013 on Abba, My Bloody Valentine, Kraftwerk, PIxies, R.E.M. and Roxy Music.
This week’s round-up of headlines includes items about The House of Love, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Elizabeth Fraser, Robert Smith, World Party, My Bloody Valentine, New Order, Billy Bragg, The Stone Roses, Bob Mould, PiL, Paul Weller and more — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape.
As it’s now Aug. 12 in most parts of the world, Kate Bush’s new “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” [2012 Remix] has gone on sale through digital retailers around the world — although there’s still no sign of it on the U.S. versions of iTunes or Amazon.com. Nevertheless, you can hear the 5:31-long track via ATRL.
Amid rumors that the stage-shy singer somehow will participate in Sunday’s London Olympics closing ceremony, Kate Bush apparently is set to release a new remix of her best-known hit, ‘Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God).’ A listing for a 2012 remix of the song was up on Amazon.co.uk, although it’s now been removed.