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 11 hours ago.

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Tuesday 20th January

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Saturday 17th January

  • Helen Green's reinventions of David Bowie – in pictures

    A lifelong fan of David Bowie, illustrator Helen Green has captured the star’s many reinventions with 29 mini-portraits. The images, which span 50 years from 1964, were put together for Bowie’s 68th birthday this month. “I’ve grown up with Bowie’s music, and many of his albums are my all-time favourites,” says Green. “The way he has collected ideas and characters has always fascinated me.” Her favourite Bowie moment is his Ziggy Stardust performance on Top of the Pops. “He was dressed in a Freddie Burretti quilted jumpsuit with spiky red hair, and he looked otherworldly. When I saw the outfit at the V&A in 2013 I was mesmerised.” See more of her work at helengreenillustration.com

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Friday 9th January

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Wednesday 7th January

  • Vinyl’s difficult comeback

    Can the creaking machinery of the few remaining record pressing plants cope with demand?

    On an industrial estate in Röbel, 90 miles north of Berlin, the vinyl presses at the Optimal factory were grinding and pumping away. They made a percussive racket – regular clunks, wheezes, and hisses, underlain by a droning hum – and created a distinct aroma, sharp and metallic, suggestive of steam engines and old cars: not instantly recognisable to a British visitor like me, perhaps, but the singular smell of things being made. My guide to the Optimal plant was its operations director, Peter Runge. Together, we watched copies of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ Live From KCRW tumble from one of the machines. Across a narrow aisle, a press dedicated to seven-inch records was spitting out copies of The Boy From New York City, a 1964 single by the Ad Libs, a soul group…

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’15 Jan 6 Tue

Tuesday 6th January

  • Gaz Coombes of Supergrass releasing new solo LP (streams)

    by Bill Pearis

    Have started Supergrass when he was 16, Gaz Coombes has 22 years in the music biz under is belt and has yet to hit 40. (He'll be 39 in March.) Gaz is set to release his second solo album, Matador, on January 26. He made the record at his home studio, playing everything himself. Like recent solo works by Thom Yorke and Damon Albarn, Matador mixes downtempo electronics and moody soundscapes but filtered through Gaz's glammy leanings and pop sensibilities. The record just recieved 5/5 stars in the new issue of MOJO. You can check out first single "20/20" and snippets from the whole album below.

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Sunday 4th January

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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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