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Digest: Boy George Announces Culture Club Reunion; Jimmy Buffett Recovers From Fall

Also: Lil' Kim and Kiss prepare new releases

January 27, 2011 11:30 AM ET
Digest: Boy George Announces Culture Club Reunion; Jimmy Buffett Recovers From Fall
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Culture Club Will Reunite in 2012
Boy George announced in an appearance on the television series BBC Breakfast that his old band the Culture Club will reunite and record a new album next year. In the meantime, the singer is promoting a new solo album titled Ordinary Alien due out next week in the U.K. [BBC]

Jimmy Buffett Recovering After Fall
Jimmy Buffett has been released from a Syndney hospital after striking his head in a fall from a stage yesterday. The singer is currently scheduled to peform in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday. [Reuters]

Lil' Kim Readies New Mixtape
Lil' Kim has announced that her new mixtape Black Friday will come out on Valentine's Day. The title song is diss track attacking Nicki Minaj. [Rap-Up]

Kiss Return to Studio
Kiss will begin work on their 20th album in March, and is planned for release sometime before the end of the year. The as-yet untitled record will be the band's first set of new songs in over a decade since 2009's Sonic Boom. [NME]

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