Fact: Past American Idol winner David Cook has recorded a cover of Simple Minds' Don't You (Forget About Me), which will be used as the TV talent contest's new exit song and played as contestants are voted off the show.
Fact: Beyonce and THE Black Eyed Peas will be headlining a concert in Singapore next month (Sept09) to coincide with the country's Formula 1 Grand Prix and the first F1 Rocks Event. N.E.R.D, ZZ Top and Simple Minds will also perform over the three-days from 24 September.
Fact: Britain's 2009 Isle of Wight festival is set to be a real blast from the past with former stadium rockers Simple Minds joining the reunited ULTRAVOX, Neil Young and folk star JUDY COLLINS on the bill. THE Prodigy and Basement Jaxx will headline the weekend music event in June (09).
Fact: Simple Minds' 1985 hit DON'T YOU (FORGET ABOUT ME) is being used as the title for a new documentary about 1980s teen movies. The track was recorded for hit coming-of-age film THE BREAKFAST CLUB.
Fact: <p>Simple Minds legend CHARLIE BURCHILL's guitar is being auctioned on ebay by his former bandmate DEREK FORBES. The Yahama FG470S is being sold to raise money for a rare Washburn guitar. The top bid is currently $660 (GBP370). The auction ends tomorrow (16JAN06).</p>