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AND NOW HERE’S THE NEWS: Rock’s No....

AND NOW HERE’S THE NEWS: Rock’s No. 1 party-animal, David Lee Roth, will be back on the airwaves next month for a special “4th of July Barbecue” radio special airing on the Westwood One Radio network. The two-hour special (which airs here on KMET-FM) will be taped poolside at Roth’s home and feature the world premiere of Roth’s new album, as well as songs by such Roth-faves as the Stones, Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top. We’ll give you a tip about one tune you can expect to hear on the new record--Roth has covered the Frank Sinatra gem, “That’s Life.” . . . The Miami Sound Machine, which has had two consecutive Top 10 singles, is aiming for No. 3 in a row with the ballad, “Words Get in the Way,” just released on Epic Records. The song’s B-side is called “Movies,” which seems apt, since the group has a pair of new songs in two current sound tracks: “Suave,” which is in “Cobra,” and “Hot Summer Nights,” which is in “Top Gun.” . . . We had a feeling that Simply Red’s carrot-topped crooner Mick Hucknall was a big soul fan, especially since his band sounds like they learned how to play from an O’Jays songbook. So it comes as no surprise to see Hucknall collaborating on some new songs with veteran Motown tunesmith Lamont Dozier. . . . Cyndi Lauper has recorded a cover version of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin’ on” for her next album. . . . Watch for Tina Turner to pop up on a couple of songs on the next Eric Clapton record. . . . And how big a hit was the Bangles’ “Manic Monday”? Big enough to be used as background music in a recent disco scene from the popular soap “One Life to Live.”


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