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 “soon.” When news broke a few weeks ago that unreleased material will appear on the Bowie greatest hits collection Nothing Has Changed, it tempered expectations that the Thin White Duke might have an entirely new project in the works. But no, Bowie “definitely” does have another album coming “soon,” The Next Day producer Tony Visconti reiterated in a new interview with CNN. “There’s gonna be another album, definitely,” was Visconti’s exact quote.
The revelation came in the context of a report about Visconti’s performance of Bowie’s 1970 album The Man Who Sold The World this Saturday alongside drummer Woody Woodmansey, the last surviving member of Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust-era backing band the Spiders From Mars. Visconti played bass and Woodmansey played drums on The Man Who Sold The World, roles they’ll both reprise in the tribute show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory will handle vocals. Watch the full segment here.
UPDATE: Visconti says he was misquoted.
CNN, I didn't say new Bowie album 'soon'. I quoted THE MAN who said 'More Music Soon' on Bowienet. That music is Sue.
— Tony Visconti (@Tonuspomus) September 20, 2014