News featuring David Bowie

The following news stories mention David Bowie. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 10 hours ago.

’14 Dec 17 Wed

Wednesday 17th December

  • Olof Arnalds released 'Palme,' opening for Jose Gonzalez on 2015 tour (updated dates & LP stream)

    As discussed, Jose Gonzalez is going on a 2015 tour, and since we last spoke it's been announced that Icelandic folk singer Ólöf Arnalds will be opening on both European and North American dates. That includes the NYC show happening April 10 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that one are on sale now. Full list of tour dates below.

    Olof's newest album, Palme, was recorded with longtime collaborator Skúli Sverrisson and múm's Gunnar Örn Tynes, and it came out earlier this fall via One Little Indian. You can stream that in full below, via The Line of Best Fit, and also head to that link to read Olof's own track-by-track thoughts on the record.

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Tuesday 16th December

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Thursday 11th December

  • T Rex: The Vinyl Collection review – proof that Bolan’s genius went beyond the hits

    Conventional wisdom says the T Rex catalogue was pretty patchy beyond those astonishing singles – but as this set proves, it’s more compicated than that

    A few weeks before his death in 1977, Marc Bolan gave an interview to a TV reporter. In its own way, it’s one of the great performances of his career. He was, in theory, on his uppers. Once a star of such importance that one of the Beatles directed a film about him, he was now presenting a teatime kids’ TV show. Between October 1970 and June 1973, T Rex had nine Top 5 hits, but Bolan hadn’t reached the top 10 since: his last single, Dandy in the Underworld, hadn’t made the charts at all. You’d never guess. Bolan looks and sounds amazing: funny, charming and wildly, ridiculously self-mythologising: punks certainly loved him, and the feeling was mutual (“Be more outrageous!” he counsels 1977’s…

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’14 Dec 10 Wed

Wednesday 10th December

  • 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 [...]

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  • Smashing Pumpkins and Die Antwoord cover David Bowie’s “Fame” — watch

    The two acts joined forces during a show in Paris over the weekend.

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  • David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed

    Nothing Has Changed, despite the exact nature of its target demographic being up for debate, remains a thrilling go-to for the semi-casual Thin White Duke observer, and is about as damn close to perfect as a Bowie anthology can get.

    Back in 2002, EMI decided to release the definitive go-to David Bowie compilation. But, because it's Bowie, the label went about defining the legacy of one of rock music's most seminal artists in the most peculiar of ways. In short, if you bought The Best of Bowie, check the top left corner of the CD inlay and see what flag is represented there, as that will define what track list you got. Given that Bowie…

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’14 Dec 8 Mon

Monday 8th December

  • David Bowie Treats "Young Americans" Single to 40th Anniversary Picture Disc

    David Bowie has been rolling out a series of 40th anniversary edition singles on 7-inch picture discs, and the latest of these is for his 1975 classic "Young Americans." The picture disc will be out on through Parlophone on February 23, which is 40 years and two days since it first came out in the UK. This record runs at 33 1/3 rpm (rather than the standard 45 that most singles play at), and it features a 2007 mix by Tony Visconti that has never appeared on vinyl before. There's also a string-assisted version of "It's Gonna Be Me" on the flip-side. This AA-side track was an album...Read More

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