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 within the last hour.

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Friday 18th April

  • Disco dystopia: what are the best apocalyptic albums?

    This month sees the 40th anniversary of the release of David Bowie's Orwell-inspired Diamond Dogs. From Gary Numan's 'machine' phase to Janelle Monáe's messianic android influenced by Fritz Lang's Metropolis here are some of the best end-of-days LPs

    This month sees the 40th anniversary of a transitional moment in David Bowies career: the release of the Diamond Dogs LP. His first set of original songs since "retiring" his Ziggy Stardust character (and firing his band, the Spiders from Mars), the record has its roots in a theatrical adaptation of George Orwells 1984 that Bowie had hoped to make, but which had to be scrapped when the writers estate denied him rights to the material.

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Monday 14th April

  • Nile Rodgers' Career Celebrated on New 'Chic & Beyond' Collection

    Since funk veteran Nile Rodgers got a big boost last year via his appearance on Daft Punk's massive Random Access Memories, the best of the rest of his career is now getting saluted via a new collection dubbed Nile Rodgers: Chic & Beyond. As that title alludes, the best-of set features a number of tracks from the '70s-formed disco-funk figures Chic, including their big hit "Le Freak," but the collection also serves to highlight Rodgers' "influence on popular music." This includes work he did with Sister Sledge ("We Are Family"), David Bowie ("Let's Dance") and Madonna ("Like...Read More

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  • Music Weekly podcast: Pete Paphides' Parallel History of Pop and Ed Sheeran's sexy new direction

    Pete Paphides goes back in time to ponder David Bowie's gnomic beginnings and bad outfits from the Beatles. Plus the Roots, Ed Sheeran and Boots in Singles Club Continue reading...

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’14 Apr 8 Tue

Tuesday 8th April

  • From E-Male to Ultimate Kaos: boybands that time forgot

    Pop is stuck in a vortex of nostalgia. With O-Town the latest in a long line of boybands to reform in recent months, Michael Cragg suggests some more potential comebacks

    Another day, another major music announcement. Forget David Bowie suddenly coming out of retirement or Beyoncé plonking a new album on iTunes at 5am, today it was announced that Multi million selling vocal group O-Town are not only back together (well, four of the original five at least), but playing a live show in London this summer. For those who had suppressed the memory of O-Town in order to deal with the pain of their 2003 split, they were the American boyband who weren't the Backstreet Boys or 'N Sync. Like their vest-wearing, bandana-bothering, highly choreographed fore-bearers, O-Town were created by music manager and convicted money launderer Lou Pearlman. Unlike those two bands, however, O-Town lacked outstanding charm and their…

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Tuesday 25th March

  • Connan Mockasin played last week's Liam Finn "murmuration" (video), doing it again this week w/ Love As Laughter

    Bath buds: Connan & Liam

    Liam Finn's "murmuration" residency at Union Pool comes to a close Tuesday night (3/25). Last week, Connan Mockasin dropped by to collaborate and video of that (including a cover of David Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes") is below. Connan is chilling in Brooklyn in between SXSW and his upcoming tour with Kirin J Callinan and will return for Liam's final murmuration with Loser's Lounge bandleader Joe McGinty on keys. Love as Laughter open the night and tickets are still available.

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