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Life on the road with David Bowie, from Siberia to New Mexico and beyond

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A Ziggy Stardust Bar Lands in London This Fall

The tribute to David Bowie's out-of-this-world character is located at one of the late singer's hangouts.<p>Fans of enigmatic musician and provocative …

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Watch David Bowie Present Aretha Franklin With Her 1975 Grammy Award

1975. Man, what a year.<p>David Bowie, in the prime of his Thin White Duke phase, was selected to present the award for the best female R&B performance …

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Bowie Producers Remember Classic Studio Sessions

Go behind the scenes with David Bowie collaborators Nile Rodgers, Tony Visconti and Ken Scott.<p>David Bowie died Sunday after an 18 month battle with …

New Version of David Bowie's "Zeroes" Released: Listen

Last week, a new David Bowie box set based around his 1980s recorded output, <i>Loving the Alien: 1983-1988</i>, was announced. The central attraction of the …

Beat Godfather Meets Glitter Mainman: William Burroughs Interviews David Bowie

William Seward Burroughs is not a talkative man. Once at a dinner he gazed down into a pair of stereo microphones trained to pick up his every munch …

David Bowie's 'Welcome to the Blackout' Is a Triumph

None<br>There have been mutterings of discontent since Parlophone/Warners took over the Bowie catalogue a few years ago, particularly from the audiophile …

The Literary Influences Behind Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’

Great songs aren’t written in a vacuum, as it were, and David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” is no exception. In a new book by Jason Heller entitled <i>Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded</i>, we get to see how certain sci-fi stories wended their way into young Bowie’s brain, …

David Bowie talks Burroughs, Iggy and Ziggy, 1982-83

What we have for you here are two early ‘80s interviews with David Bowie for the New Zealand TV show, Radio with Pictures. Though the conversations …

These Spontaneous Photos Of David Bowie And Movie Star Elizabeth Taylor Are Adorable

It was 1974 and American actress Elizabeth Taylor was working on an America/Soviet fantasy film called <i>The Blue Bird</i>.<p>The film would be shot on …

These Letters Between David Bowie And Stevie Wonder Show That They Thought Spider-Man Was The No. 1 Threat To Their Careers

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Nile Rodgers shares unreleased, bare bones demo of Bowie's 'Let's Dance'

To celebrate what would have been David Bowie's 71st birthday, Chic's Nile Rodgers shared this newly-mixed demo of the 1983 hit single, "Let's Dance."<p>…

Four inspiring quotes from the late, great David Bowie - Interview Magazine

DAVID BOWIE PHOTOGRAPHED BY HERB RITTS, INTERVIEW, MAY 1990.<p>It’s been two years since the world lost David Bowie—a very mortal death for a seemingly …

Throwback Thursday: David Bowie Plays ‘Dead Man Walking’

Blair JacksonJanuary 11, 2018<p>Yesterday (January 10) marked the second anniversary of the death of David Bowie, so we thought we’d mark the occasion …

This Unreleased Demo of David Bowie's 'Let's Dance' Might Be More Timeless Than the Album Version

Hear the recently released track with Nile Rodgers.<p>When David Bowie first played an early version of "Let's Dance" for Nile Rodgers in 1982, the Chic guitarist was not impressed. "I come from dance music," Rodgers told Bowie at the time. "You can't call that thing you just played 'Let's Dance.'"<p>So …

20 best David Bowie tracks – as voted by you

Click or tap to zoom into this image<p>This is an image <i>1</i> of 20<p>20. ‘Let’s Dance’.<p><b>20. ‘Let’s Dance’.</b> You voted for them and here’s the Top 20, starting …

The hidden meaning behind David Bowie’s final videos

David Bowie’s 24-year marriage to supermodel Iman was one of the most rock-solid unions in showbiz, ended only by his passing from liver cancer in …

David Bowie At A Moment of Transformation (1973)

Just over CSM’s shoulder: David Bowie and a railway guard, Paris, May 3, 1973 In <i>The Guardian</i>, photographer pal and hero Joe Stevens has picked a …

This Restaurant Is Secretly Serving David Bowie's Favorite Sandwich

Take your croque monsieur and put your helmet on.<p>In 1996, chef Luis Arce Mota was a dishwasher and de-facto cook at Greenwich Village's now-shuttered French Roast. The brasserie was essentially a pillar of the neighborhood, and it commanded a pretty high-profile clientele. One of its frequent …

Quiz: Can you tell the Bowie album from just one letter

How many can you get?<p>A musical chameleon and song writing extraordinaire, there’s no denying that David Bowie was an absolute legend. From his 1967 …

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EXCLUSIVE: 'I'm mad, I'm insane, and this is my way out of it.' David Bowie, who feared ending up like his schizophrenic brother who walked into a train, wallowed in sex and so much cocaine it had ‘eaten away his nose’

David Bowie never escaped the haunting streak of madness that ran in his family.<p>It was viewed as a curse and an accepted part of his family …

David Bowie - Cracked Actor: Live Los Angeles ’74 album review

Looking back, <i>David Live</i> was Bowie’s first stumble. Recorded at Philadephia’s Tower Theatre in haste, essentially to conjure up cash to support Tony …

David Bowie: Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles ’74) Album Review

The 1975 BBC documentary <i>Cracked Actor</i> captured David Bowie at his lowest point, hollowed out so exquisitely by drugs that you wince to look. Riding a limo through the California desert, he mouths Aretha Franklin’s’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” like someone half-starved: a dark speck …

48 behind-the-scenes photos of David Bowie filming ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ in 1975.

Sound + Vision: David Bowie plays ‘Low’ in concert, 2002

In 2002 David Bowie was in a very different place from he was when he recorded <i>Low</i> in Berlin twenty-five years earlier. Who wouldn’t be, after all? In …

Finally, you can watch David Bowie and Iggy Pop’s daytime TV appearance on ‘Dinah!’ in full

The August 1990 issue of SPIN—which came out closer to the Beatles’ appearance on <i>The Ed Sullivan Show</i> than to Lorde’s appearance on SNL a few weeks …

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A night spent hanging out with David Bowie and Iggy Pop: Ivan Kral tells us what it was like

<i>David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Ivan Kral in Berlin, 1979</i><p><b>This is a guest post by Ivan Kral, a musician/songwriter, as well as the director of The Blank</b> …

Placebo share rare footage of their time with David Bowie

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A Haunting Cover of the David Bowie Song ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ Played on a Korean Gayageum

Luna Lee, the talented musician who plays popular songs on her traditional Gayageum, performed a haunting version of the classic David Bowie song …