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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

Antony, Bono, Courtney, Scarlett, Rufus & Friends @ Carnegie Hall, NYC 10/4/09

Last night Carnegie Hall hosted the biggest assortment of megastars this side of the Orpheum for a (RED)NIGHTS charity show, benefiting the Global Fund’s efforts against the African AIDS epidemic. The night was billed as “Hal Willner Presents: An Evening With Gavin Friday and Friends,” and it turns out that the erstwhile Virgin Prunes frontma… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 5, 2009 - 11:33 am

New TV On The Radio – “Heroes” (David Bowie Cover)

We mentioned War Child’s Heroes and offered a listen to the contributions from Lily Allen and Hot Chip. Remember the concept behind the compilation: 15 “ultimate icons” chose a song from their own back catalogs and chose a new act to cover it. David Bowie chose TV On The Radio to take on the collection’… More »

By: brandon / January 26, 2009 - 4:48 pm

Thom Yorke’s Grammy Commercial Celebrates The Music That Makes Him

Proving the latest batch of NARAS nominees is less a momentary fluke of good taste and more a concerted effort to Matter In 2009, the Grammys are blowing out this year’s show with the most self-consciously hip advertising campaign to date. What that means, alongside subway posters of Lil Wayne and Chris Martin, is a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 19, 2009 - 11:06 am

Cat Power Covers David Bowie To Sell Cars

Chan Marshall is really into covers. She, of course, has The Covers Record and its Starbucks-ready sidekick Jukebox as well as some Cat Stevens coverage for the love of diamonds and Nerves coverage for Cingular. Now, for another commercial, she’s put her imprint on David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” for the new 2009 Lincoln MKS. The… More »

By: brandon / September 2, 2008 - 2:28 pm

David Bowie On David Bowie: “I’m Still Enamoured Of This Song And Would Give You Two ‘Modern Loves’ For It Any Time.”

We’ve spoken about that recent electro-tinged Bowie covers album Life Beyond Mars. Well, the man himself one-upped the comp with a free CD that appeared with the Sunday Daily Mail. Bowie selected his favorite Bowie. As he put it in the accompanying liner notes:

For this CD compilation I’ve selected 12 of my song… More »

By: brandon / June 30, 2008 - 5:19 pm

A Dozen Electronic(ish) Artists Cover David Bowie

As he moves further into his 60s, David Bowie’s ability to remain not just relevant but inspiring across multiple scenes and genres is getting more impressive. Of course, just because you dig the man doesn’t mean you’ll tap into his chameleonic brilliance, boring indie-rock dude. There’s a new, electro-focused 12-track Bowie tribute Life Beyond Mars. More »

By: brandon / May 28, 2008 - 9:50 am

New Scarlett Johansson Video – “Falling Down”

The first single from Tom Waits tribute Anywhere I Lay My Head is the the least bad. It’s got David Bowie. And now, a proper music video in which we live a day in the life of The Sexiest Woman Alive, 2006. “I stopped watching about ten minutes into the makeup chair sequence,” writes Gabe… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 29, 2008 - 11:02 am

New Scarlett Johansson (Feat. David Bowie) – “Falling Down”

Another week, another taste of Scarlett doing Waits. Nothing’s changing about our feelings on this record: it is barely average, with decent-to-good Sitek production, forgettable vocals, and fabulous guest spots. We listened to it at Joe’s Pub over the winter and stand by our premature evaluation, right down “Falling Down” being the least bad song… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 21, 2008 - 3:28 pm

Arcade Fire Cover Bowie, Lennon At Cleveland Barack Rock Stop

There’s a great point here to be made for future political campaigns: If you’re going to have a band perform some 11th hour concerts in support of your candidate, make sure the internet loves that band like it does Arcade Fire. Because while most blogs and music news sites want to steer clear of endorsing… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 4, 2008 - 3:10 pm

Heroes Taps Wilco, Death Cab, My Morning Jacket, The Jesus & Mary Chain For Soundtrack

Heroes doesn’t normally give us a lot of reasons to mention it, as pop music is rarely incorporated into their scenes about staving off the apocalypse. There was that one time where some girls were double-dutching to M.I.A.’s “Boyz” (before Kala became the Reminder of dance music) but that hardly seemed worth a post. Usually… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 28, 2008 - 7:42 pm

Scarlett Johansson And Dave Sitek Premiere Tom Waits Tribute Album In NYC

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Only for the sexiest woman alive would we slosh around the East Village in this winter mess for a listening party. Last night at Joe’s Pub, Stereogum got a preview of Scarlett Johansson’s forthcoming Tom Waits covers album, a project we’ve been tracking for well over a year. Anywhere IMore »

By: Stereogum / February 13, 2008 - 12:37 pm

The ‘Gum Drop Volume XVIII: Hear New Hello, Blue Roses, Win Lots Of Bowie

As you may remember, Destroyer dude, Swan Laker, and the sexiest New Pornographer this side of Neko Case, Dan Bejar teams up with girlfriend, the visual artist Sydney Vermont, to create the pastoral-rock duo Hello, Blue Roses. The twosome’s full-length debut The Portrait Is Finished And I Have Failed To Capture Your Beauty is out… More »

By: Stereogum / January 2, 2008 - 1:18 pm

‘Gum Drop Giveaway #18

Fittingly, we launch the New Year with a packed box set that collects the five most recent studio albums (plus over 60 bonus tracks) by the perennially ageless David Bowie. More »

By: Stereogum / December 31, 2007 - 8:00 pm

Unearthed Bowie Mugshot

Leave it to the ageless David Bowie to look stunning in a mug shot. The Smoking Gun dug up a picture of Ziggy taken in March 1976 after a show in Rochester, New York. The crime? Felony possession of herbal jazz (right, pot). Via The Smoking Gun:Bowie, 29 at the time, was nabbed along with… More »

By: Stereogum / November 9, 2007 - 12:12 pm

Do The Conchords Fly On YourTube?

Summer TV is killing us — so dire our plight that we’ve actually seen every single John From Cincinnati (after watching the first 20 minutes post Sopranos finale, we swore that’d never happen). Suddenly, that John and his magic trousers are totally engaging, in that anything-to-suppress-these-LOST/Office-reruns blues. ANYWAY, what happened to HBO? We still have… More »

By: Stereogum / July 6, 2007 - 6:37 pm

David Bowie Has Got A Way With Five Words

Last night in NYC, the Webbys held their 11th Annual award presentation ceremony, for which winners were limited to five-word acceptance speeches. Even the Thin White Duke, who won for “Webby Lifetime Achievement Award,” had to play along — and he did so in royal fashion. Via Times Online:Bowie, accepting his award, said: “I only… More »

By: Stereogum / June 6, 2007 - 3:31 pm

David Bowie: Cracked Actor, High Line Curator

For one week beginning this Wednesday, the first annual High Line Festival will take place at venues near and not-so-near the High Line, a pigeon shit encrusted, 22-block strip of elevated railroad running from Gavnsevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 34th St. set to become a nightlighted, foliage-fettered public park in the sky. Though… More »

By: Stereogum / May 7, 2007 - 5:42 pm

David Bowie: Cover To Cover, Highline Festival

The Thin White Duke turned 60 this year, marking a logical point for reflection on a career that’s as influential as ever, from an artist who still dictates taste with his words, concert attendance, and lustrous body of work. But this officially sanctioned comp of artists covering Bowie classics is flat out disappointing! Though maybe… More »

By: Stereogum / March 27, 2007 - 10:42 am

On Replacing Our Heroes With American Idols

Interesting quote from Tony Visconti, the legendary producer at the helm for such David Bowie albums as Space Oddity, Heroes, and Young Americans, discussing the chances an artist like Bowie would have in today’s music climate (via What did you make of the 1970s scene?

TONY VISCONTI: It was the most creative period… More »

By: Stereogum / February 14, 2007 - 10:19 am