Thursday, October 25, 2007

"Simply Red to split"

British pop supergroup SimplyRed are to split in 2009 once their current tour ends. Frontman Mick Hucknall has revealed the group's Stay album - released in March (07) - will be their last studio album but they're not ready to call it quits just yet. The "Holding Back The Years" singer says, "I've kind of decided that 25 years is going to be enough."
 Hucknall, the driving force behind Simply Red, reveals he decided to disband the group after recording a solo tribute to R+B legend Bobby `Blue' Bland. He says, "It's a solo project and I've really enjoyed it - so much that I feel the time has come now to just put a book-end to the (Simply Red) story. "I want to invent a new form of music... It's a big challenge but I can't do it under the name of Simply Red."
Simply Red scored their first hit in their native Britain way back in 1985 with Money's Too Tight (To Mention). The group's current single, "The World and You Tonight", will be their last. In 25 years, the group has enjoyed huge success around the world with albums like "A New Flame" and "Stars." They have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.

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