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BANGLE THE DRUMS SLOWLY: If all you...

BANGLE THE DRUMS SLOWLY: If all you want is “Everything,” then congratulations--you’ve guessed the title of the long-awaited new Bangles album, due out next week. Produced by Davitt Sigerson, the record teams the all-girl quartet with an unlikely combo of outside songwriters. Tunes include “Make a Play for Her Now” (written by Vicki Peterson and Vinnie Vincent), “Eternal Flame” (Susanna Hoffs with Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly) and “Crash and Burn” (Vicki with Rachel Sweet). . . . From gold medals to gold records? That’s what Carl Lewis is hoping. The track star has signed with a pop management team (which also handles Narada Michael Walden), which is putting together deals for a Lewis album (he released one in Europe last year), an autobiography and (of course!) a T-shirt deal. . . . Michael Jackson’s camp is denying a Rolling Stone report that when the pop eccentric was in Ireland, he visited the Emerald Isle’s fabled Blarney Stone, but refused to kiss it, claiming a fear of catching AIDS or “something worse.” Jackson’s publicist says the popster was never there. . . . Paging guitar fans: If you didn’t get your fill from the recent Eric Clapton/Mark Knopfler pairing, watch for I.R.S. Records’ upcoming “Night of the Guitar” tour, which hits the Greek Theatre Oct. 28. The all-star show features such guitarslingers as Alvin Lee, Robbie Krieger, Randy California, Leslie West, Ronnie Montrose, Steve Howe, Pete Haycock and Steve Hunter. . . . Speaking of guitar greats: When Clapton was in town, he made surprise appearances at both an Elton John show and a Little Feat date, where he helped propel the band through a rousing version of “Apolitical Blues.”


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