MUSIC NOTES: Spice World Redux

They’re baaaaaaaaack. But does girl power still rule?

Britain’s Spice Girls will have their eyes on top of the pop charts when they release their first new album in nearly two years.

Their master plan is to release their first single, “Holler Holler/Let Love Lead The Way” in October and follow that up with the release of the record in November. Each of the Spice Girls have attempted solo careers since the band split up, most of them have flopped.

“We are stronger after being apart for a while and we are very happy to have been back in the studio,” band member Mel C told the Reuters wire service.

PICKIN’ AND GRINNIN’: Folk music legend Pete Seeger can start fingerpicking again. According to news reports, Seeger’s prized 55-year-old banjo, which disappeared earlier this month, was found alongside a road in Rosendale, New York, by a motorist.

HAPPY HISTORY: Movie legend Dale Evans was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame this week. Evens, 87, the widow of Roy Rogers, spends her days writing inspirational books and hosting a religious TV talk show, according to news reports.