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Of simple and similar minds again

Simple_minds (If they really were simple-minded, they'd have come up with this idea years ago ...)

Pay no attention to the New Kids on the Block reunion. They'll soon be revealed for the weak soup they always were.

Instead, focus on this bit of bright news: The original members of Simple Minds have announced they'll reunite for the first time in 27 years and head off to the studio in June to record new material. Brian McGee, Derek Forbes, Mick McNeil, Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill made the announcement this week on the band's official website.

The reunion is described as a "nice experiment" by Kerr and Burchill, with the goal being to release at least two new tracks later this year. Good timing, considering the band's 30-year anniversary is around the corner.

"Of course I am excited with the prospect of working with the original line - up once more. I had always believed that the day would come when we would get the opportunity to do so," Kerr said. "We have a lot to live up to, but we intend to have some fun attempting to do just that."

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:33pm]


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