Kula Shaker Singer Quits

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Kula Shaker singer/guitarist Crispian Mills has announced

he is leaving the British rock band for a solo career. "I have loved my

time with Kula Shaker and have experienced more than I could ever have

imagined," Mills wrote in a posting on the band's website (www.kulashaker.co.uk).

"We've had an excellent time and been a very tight band, but there comes

a time when you want to do your own thing." The remaining members have

not yet announced their plans, according to the site. Their Columbia

Records spokesperson could not be reached at press time. Mills wrote that

he's been writing songs since the release of Kula Shaker's Peasants,

Pigs and Astronauts (1999) and has "lots of songs ready."