LATEST: THE Spice Girls are already planning to cash-in on their widely anticipated LIVE 8 reunion - by releasing a GREATEST HITS album.

The SPICE UP YOUR LIFE stars - Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, VICTORIA BECKHAM, MELANIE BROWN and EMMA BUNTON - are set to reform to play alongside acts including Sir Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey and SIR Elton John at the Hyde Park concert on 2 July (05).

Despite reports earlier this week (31MAY05) that the girl group had been axed from the event, singer Brown has confirmed they are all keen to play and revealed plans for a Greatest Hits release to coincide with the historic event.

Scary Spice says, "We'll get back together because we all want to.

"I know everyone is up for it.

"There is going to be a Greatest Hits Album and we've got loads of new songs that nobody has heard yet."

The girls are also reportedly planning to release a new single penned by song-writer RICHARD STANNARD, who was responsible for several of their hits - including their debut chart-topper WANNABE.

A reunion would be the first time the full five-piece has performed since 1998.

05/06/2005 14:35