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Top 10 Rock Operas That Deserve A Stage Adaptation

The world has come a long way since the Who released Tommy in 1969. Tomorrow night, a stage adaptation of the Flaming Lips’ seminal 2002 rock opera Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots will premiere at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse. It’s not Broadway, but it is an indicator that the era of the rock opera… More »

By: Joseph Schafer / November 5, 2012 - 5:04 pm

CFCF – “Soul Love” (Feat. Austra) (David Bowie Cover)

Once a year, the roster of the Canadian indie label Paper Bag gets together to cover one complete classic album, with a different label act taking on each one of the album’s songs. Last year, it was Madonna’s True Blue. This year, they’ve all mobbed up to cover David Bowie’s 1972 glam-rock concept-album watershed TheMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2012 - 12:33 pm

The Top 20 Albums We’ve Been Waiting For Forever

In the June 2, 2012 issue of the NME, Kevin Shields said the long-awaited third album from My Bloody Valentine –- the first since 1991’s classic Loveless –- is imminent. The UK mag quotes Shields as saying the album will be released “sooner rather than later,” perhaps even this year.

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By: Lauretta Charlton / June 26, 2012 - 11:54 am

Tebowie (Tim Tebow + David Bowie) Returns

Tebowie returned to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night, with a version of “Ziggy Stardust” detailing Tim Tebow’s plight as the Broncos moved to acquire Peyton Manning. Oh, and how portentous this performance turned out to be; today, Tebow was traded to the Jets (UPDATE: Not so fast!), signaling an imminent Mark Sanchez collapse… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 21, 2012 - 2:34 pm

D’Angelo Covers “Space Oddity” In Paris

Y’all might have heard that D’Angelo is back, but so far, his performances are flexing more muscle than anyone could have anticipated. In Paris’ Le Zénith, D’Angelo covered David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and it’s a fairly special, if not somewhat straightforward, rendition where D’Angelo leads his band, the Testimony, on acoustic guitar. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / January 30, 2012 - 9:50 am

Watch Jimmy Fallon As David Bowie + Tim Tebow (Yes, TeBowie)

I know what you’re going to say and, believe me, I was skeptical also, but I can actually sign off on this: Jimmy Fallon channels Bowie and Tim Tebow as TeBowie, in which he stages a dialogue between Jesus and Tebow through an interpretation of “Space Oddity.” Jimmy clearly learned a lesson from John Parr,… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 13, 2012 - 12:40 pm

10 Classic Albums Released 10 Years Into A Band’s Career

It’s a new year, and every Thursday, we’re going to be publishing a new list in this space. You guys like lists, right? Good! For our first one, we got to talking about Guided By Voices, who just released a pretty great album about 25 years after their first one. And that raised the question:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 5, 2012 - 4:26 pm

The Horrors Cover David Bowie’s “Suffragette City”

Here we are with the Horrors, adepts of fashionable retro-rock synthesis, adeptly tackling Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust wham-bam-thank-you-mammer for Channel 4’s On Track… programme. It’s a live take, but recorded in LDN’s Metropolis studio with an ace mixer, something like a four-camera shoot, and a proper editing budget, so it looks and sounds as finely manicured… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 10, 2011 - 10:51 am

David Bowie (Jimmy Fallon) Covers “Pumped Up Kicks”

Here’s something we missed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon the night before last. Fallon and guest Joseph Gordon-Levitt, apparently friends in real life, got together to sing karaoke and do impressions of other singers. Fallon, as David Bowie, sang Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks.” JGL, as Axl Rose, sang Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2011 - 10:48 am

Watch Shins Play New Tune, Bowie Cover In Oregon

The Shins have a new lineup, a new label (Columbia imprint Aural Apothecary), and a handful of new tunes that will appear on the band’s long awaited, Greg Kurstin-produced fourth LP, due next year. Currently backing James Mercer on the road are Richard Swift, Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse), Yuuki Matthews (Crystal Skulls), and Jessica Dobson. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 10, 2011 - 11:40 am

Watch U2 Sing Bowie, Stones, Talking Heads

It happened last night (4/14) at an after-party at Bar Secreto in Sao Paulo following the final show of the band’s South American tour. Bono does “Psycho Killer” (with the assistance of Larry Mullen and Muse drummer Don Howard on percussion), the Edge handles “Let’s Dance” and “Miss You,” and Mullen offers his star tur… More »

By: brandon / April 15, 2011 - 5:28 pm

Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Do David Bowie & Bing Crosby

Instead of a punchline-filled sendup, Ferrell and Reilly (sorta) faithfully recreate David Bowie and Bing Crosby’s “The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth.” It’s mostly word-for-word, and outside the ending looks mostly shot-for-shot, but somehow their hammy mugging and makeup turn the holiday favorite into something filled with unexpected tension (sexual or otherwise). More »

By: brandon / December 13, 2010 - 5:32 pm

Zach Galifianakis Does Kind Of A Funny “Under Pressure” Lipdub

It’s Kind Of A Funny Story has a scene where main character Craig Gilner goes into a rock star fantasy while in music therapy class inside a mental hospital. Nurses and fellow patients, including Bobby (Zach Galifianakis) and Noelle (Emma Roberts) join him for a rendition of “Under Pressure.” Watch a clip of their fantasy… More »

By: jessica / November 11, 2010 - 4:57 pm

You Have One Week Left Win David Bowie’s Station To Station Deluxe Box

As a reminder, we’re giving away a copy of the deluxe box set edition of David Bowie’s 1976 classic Station To Station. Want it? Grab all the relevant details on the box and find out how to take it home by jumping over to our original Win David Bowie’s Station To Station Deluxe Box post. More »

By: brandon / September 29, 2010 - 9:03 pm

Win David Bowie’s Station To Station Deluxe Box

Next week, David Bowie’s re-releasing his odd, accessible, oddly accessible 1976 classic Station To Station with individually numbered deluxe box sets containing enough audio/video media, memorabilia, and collector’s ephemera to make any diehard blush. We thought it’d be a nice gift for one of you, so welcome to our first giveaway in awhile. (It’s our… More »

By: Stereogum / September 22, 2010 - 5:17 pm

Warpaint, Lewis & Clarke, A Place To Bury Strangers Cover Bowie

When we posted Vivian Girls’ cover of “John, I’m Only Dancing,” I mentioned it was part of the 2-disc We Were So Turned On: A Tribute To David Bowie, a compilation that also includes MGMT, Chairlift, Rainbow Arabia, and enough other people to necessitate two CDs (including Duran Duran). You’ll get a better sense of… More »

By: brandon / September 13, 2010 - 11:02 am

Vivian Girls Cover Bowie, Get New Drummer

The Vivian Girls revolving cast of drummers continues. Yesterday, as Sound Of The City noted, the Girls tweeted from the road about a lineup shift: “hey! we have an announcement! we have a new drummer named Fiona! we love ali and we will miss her dearly.” The bespeckled Ali Koehler’s been replaced by Coasting‘s Fiona… More »

By: brandon / July 14, 2010 - 10:54 am

What’s On David Bowie’s iPod?

Bowie selected the songs he listened to most in the last month, including tracks by Arthur Russell, GY!BE, Scritti Politti, Steve Reich, Amadou & Mariam, Linton Kwesi Johnson, and a some Chinese folk music. The man has taste (via PopCandy). More »

By: brandon / January 25, 2010 - 9:26 am

Read 20-Year-Old Bowie’s Response To First American Fan Letter

In 1967 the 20-year-old Bowie received a letter from a 14-year old girl in New Mexico and was so excited he immediately sat down and typed her a page-long reply. “My real name is David Jones … I hope one day to get to America.”… More »

By: brandon / December 3, 2009 - 9:34 am

Iggy, Bowie Get Legofied For Lego Rock Band

Rock Band seemed a lock to own fake-guitar-gamer discourse with their Beatles installment, but they didn’t count on Guitar Hero‘s classy Cobain maneuvering. Still, the battle for most ridiculous mock-musician timesuck springs eternal: Meet Lego Rock Band, the video game that finally allows you to pretend-play songs as lego versions of rock icons. You may… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 7, 2009 - 11:32 am