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    Wed, 20 May 2009 11:18:27

    Echo and the Bunnymen Become 'Coolest Band in the Universe' - By being sent up into space

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    • Echo & the Bunnymen - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31:  Ian McCulloch of the band Echo and the Bunnymen performs as part of the Laneway Festival, set in the lanes and streets of the Sydney College of the Arts in Rozelle on January 31, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.
    • Echo & the Bunnymen - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31:  Ian McCulloch of the band Echo and the Bunnymen performs as part of the Laneway Festival, set in the lanes and streets of the Sydney College of the Arts in Rozelle on January 31, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.
    • Echo & the Bunnymen - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31:   Ian McCulloch of the band Echo and the Bunnymen performs as part of the Laneway Festival, set in the lanes and streets of the Sydney College of the Arts in Rozelle on January 31, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.

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    NASA astronaut Timothy Korpa has asked to air Echo and the Bunnymen's classic Ocean Rain album on his next mission. In a press release, band frontman Ian McCulloch said, "Now it's official. We are the coolest band in the universe. As a kid I dreamt of being an astronaut, and now in a way it feels like I'm fulfilling that dream. I cannot wait to hear from Tim what it is like to listen to 'The Killing Moon' in the actual glow of the moon."

    Indeed. In related news, Ocean Rain will be reissued in a deluxe form on May 30, tacking a DVD doc and a live 2008 performance of the record onto its original pressing.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    05.20.09



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