In news that would only signal The Cure frontman’s sad decline into pancake-faced irrelevance, Robert Smith is rumored to be producing tracks for Ashlee Simpson‘s next album, says The Guardian. Supposedly, Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy, who’s friends with both Smith and the Simpson grrrl, hooked it up. Tim Rice-Oxley of Keane has also distanced himself from Ms. Simpson. He denies any collaboration on the band’s website. “I don’t know quite where that came from. I have been asked to do quite a lot of things in the last few months, partly in the wake of the Gwen Stefani song, which is very flattering. It’s nice to be in demand, but the Ashlee Simpson thing is not something I’m planning to do.”

Along with Keane, Kanye West will be one of the acts playing the Diana memorial concert.(NME)

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.