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Michael C. Hall Cast In David Bowie’s Lazarus Musical Featuring New Songs

Michael C. Hall has been tapped to star in David Bowie’s new off-Broadway musical, Lazarus, which was announced back in April. The production is based on Walter Tevis’ 1963 novel The Man Who Fell To Earth, which had a film adaptation in 1976 that Bowie starred in — Hall will be portraying the same part… More »

By: James Rettig / June 23, 2015 - 2:47 pm

Watch Foo Fighters’ Surprise Covers Set At A California County Fair

Last year saw Dave Grohl taking things to another level with his HBO documentary series and the massive, mainstream new Foo Fighters record, Sonic Highways. But that doesn’t mean Grohl and his crew are above turning up at a random county fair and playing a bunch of covers for an unsuspecting crowd. According to Reddit… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 13, 2015 - 2:55 pm

David Bowie Announces Lazarus, A Musical Play Based On The Man Who Fell To Earth

David Bowie is returning to the stage — but only as an author. The New York Times reports that Bowie collaborated with Once playwright Enda Nicola on a musical play called Lazarus. It’s loosely based on the 1963 Walter Tevis sci-fi novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, and though it’s not a direct re-telling,… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 2, 2015 - 1:11 pm

Hear James Murphy’s Cover Of David Bowie’s “Golden Years” For While We’re Young

While We’re Young is Noah Baumbach’s upcoming film about two 40-somethings feeling old and edgeless in Brooklyn. James Murphy scored the film, naturally, and we’ve heard small snippets of his contributions over the past month. Two days ago, Murphy premiered a gorgeous slice of ambient yearning called “We Used To Dance,” and today, we have… More »

By: Patrick Hosken / March 19, 2015 - 5:00 pm

James Murphy’s Score And Bowie Remix Included On While We’re Young Soundtrack Out Next Month

James Murphy scored Noah Baumbach’s forthcoming film While We’re Young, an undoubtedly romanticized illustration of what it’s like to be a youth living in Brooklyn, starring Adam Driver (of course) and Amanda Seyfried (Why?). The good news is that the Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock can be seen cradling a baby in the trailer, and the excellent… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 5, 2015 - 4:50 pm

Watch St. Vincent Discuss David Bowie At MCA Chicago

The Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago has been running their David Bowie Is exhibition since September and has put on a number of live events, including performances from Ty Segall and Kevin Barnes. Their latest event was a conversation with Annie Clark about Bowie, who she has cited as an influence since she began making… More »

By: James Rettig / January 4, 2015 - 1:36 pm

David Bowie Turned Down Coldplay Collab Because It Wasn’t Good Enough

During a video segment at last week’s BBC Music Awards, Chris Martin revealed that David Bowie turned down a guest spot on a Coldplay song, according to a report from NME. “One time I sent him a song to ask him to sing on it,” Martin said. “He called me and said, ‘It’s not one… More »

By: James Rettig / December 14, 2014 - 3:33 pm

Watch The Smashing Pumpkins & Die Antwoord’s Ninja Cover David Bowie

Billy Corgan has always shown an admirable commitment to random shit, but I don’t think he’s done anything quite this high on the “wait, what” scale since he dated Tila Tequila. At a Paris show over the weekend, Corgan and his Smashing Pumpkins played a rocked-up and virtually unlistenable cover of David Bowie’s 1975 almost-funk… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 10, 2014 - 4:44 pm

The Smashing Pumpkins Debut New Lineup, Bowie Cover, “Fuck You Anderson Cooper” T-Shirts In Chicago

At their show at Chicago’s Thalia Hall on Wednesday night, the Smashing Pumpkins debuted a new band lineup, played a bunch of songs live for the first time (including a cover of David Bowie’s “Fame”), and started selling merchandise that addresses Billy Corgan’s recent beef with Anderson Cooper. The new lineup — which features Rage… More »

By: James Rettig / November 28, 2014 - 10:48 am

Watch of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes Cover “Moonage Daydream” & “Hang Onto Yourself” At MCA Chicago’s “David Bowie Is” Exhibit

David Bowie’s career retrospective David Bowie Is made its U.S. debut at the Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago just about two months ago when it kicked off with an official “David Bowie Day.” In that time, it’s become a hotspot for celebrities to visit while in the city: Usher brought his kids there this week,… More »

By: James Rettig / November 21, 2014 - 6:06 pm

David Bowie – “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)” Video

David Bowie is about to release the new greatest-hits collection Nothing Has Changed, and it includes a new song in the form of the intense, jazz-inflected “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime).” Bowie also made a video for the song. Directors Tom Hingston and Jimmy King shot the whole thing in a back alley,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014 - 9:34 am

David Bowie – “‘Tis A Pity She Was A Whore”

David Bowie has a career-spanning retrospective called Nothing Has Changed coming out in about a week, and it includes the new single “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime),” which we posted last month. That song is about to come out as its own 10″ single, and it features a B-side called “‘Tis A Pity… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 10, 2014 - 8:39 am

Tombs – “Heroes” (David Bowie Cover) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

When NYC post-metal band Tombs covered David Bowie’s “Heroes,” they did two versions of the song: the traditional version, in which the whole song is sung in English, and “Heroes/Helden,” featured in the film Christiane F, in which the first half of the song is in English, and the second half in German. For the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 13, 2014 - 11:22 am

David Bowie – “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)”

“Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)” is the new David Bowie song to be included on the career-spanning retrospective Nothing Has Changed, recorded in a one-off session with Tony Visconti and the Maria Schneider Orchestra. (The song will also be released as a 10″ single backed by another new song, “‘Tis A Pity She’… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 12, 2014 - 10:55 am

Watch Ty Segall Cover Some David Bowie Songs Around Chicago’s “David Bowie Day”

Tuesday was the day that the David Bowie Is exhibit opened at the Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago, and mayor Rahm Emmanuel named it “David Bowie Day.” The next night, coincidentally enough, Ty Segall played a show in Chicago. Segall’s great, great new album Manipulator takes plenty of cues from Bowie’s glam era, and whe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 25, 2014 - 1:55 pm

It’s David Bowie Day In Chicago

Last week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared September 23rd (today) “David Bowie Day” in honor of the city’s connection with David Bowie Is, a career retrospective that is making its U.S. debut at the Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago. The exhibition has already been displayed in London, Berlin, Sao Paulo, and Toronto, and will ope… More »

By: James Rettig / September 23, 2014 - 9:24 am

Another New David Bowie Album “Definitely … Soon” Says Tony Visconti

Last year, out of nowhere, David Bowie returned to the public eye with The Next Day, his first album in 10 years and best in far longer. Although Bowie hasn’t been making a lot of public appearances in support of the record, a few months back he issued a vague statement promising more new music… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 19, 2014 - 2:12 pm

Watch The Previously Untold True Story Of David Bowie, Brian Eno, & Tony Visconti Recording “Warszawa”

Low is certainly one of David Bowie’s very best albums, but when it comes to backstory, no other album compares. As covered in Hugo Wilcken’s reverent 33 1/3 book, the thing was recorded when Bowie was at his creative peak and his mental/emotional bottom. Each track has its own amazing story, and among the most… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 16, 2014 - 11:32 am

New David Bowie Songs Featured On Greatest Hits Comp Nothing Has Changed

David Bowie has announced the release of a greatest hits compilation called Nothing Has Changed, named after Heathen album opener “Sunday.” The set is being released in honor of the 50th anniversary of the release of the first Bowie recording and will span from his first single, “Liza Jane,” all the way through new song… More »

By: James Rettig / September 9, 2014 - 9:01 am

David Bowie Promises New Music “Soon”

Last year, David Bowie broke a 10-year silence to release his album The Next Day, announcing the LP’s release only a few days before it was out. And that was a really good album! So it’s good to learn that we won’t have to wait another decade for more music from the man. As NMEMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2014 - 9:50 am
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