David Bowie

Seeing David Bowie in 1972 | The New Yorker

In England, David Bowie may become—may already be—a real star, but in the American context he looks more like an aesthete using stardom as a metaphor. I’m not entirely happy with this conclusion; it seems almost ungrateful. A week ago, I went to see Bowie’s New York début at Carnegie Hall and ended …

Lou Reed

Firms that burn $1B a year are sexy but statistically doomed

<i>Five outliers — Chesapeake Energy, Netflix, Nextera Energy, Tesla and Uber — have collectively lost $100B in the past decade.</i><p>Yves Saint Laurent, Lady …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Brands risk backlash with tweets about Gord Downie's death

Fans of rock star, poet and Canadian troubadour Gord Downie began flooding social media with heartfelt tributes as soon as word emerged that the singer had died.<p>And among their tweets were some that appeared less than heartfelt — messages from corporate brands including Hudson's Bay and Chevrolet …

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Labyrinth

Does the 1986 film <i>Labyrinth</i> make you think of David Bowie or Jim Henson first? Henson directed the cast of humans and puppets, and Bowie played …

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Band Math: Plastic Bertrand + David Bowie = Noel Gallagher's New Single

Et voila! Noel Gallagher's latest. Enjoy. Kind of. by Sean NelsonThe long sight of the Noel. Lawrence WatsonI confess that I came around to Noel …

Noel Gallagher

Influences: Hiem

From Bowie to Matthew Dear to '70s Persian disco folk, the Sheffield synth duo guide us through some of the influences on new album 'Hotspace'.

Music

10 Music Icons Of The ’60s Rocked By Alien Encounters

The 1960s was one of the most memorable eras of the 20th century. It ushered in the civil rights movement, gave birth to the sexual revolution, and …

Gram Parsons

15 Kids Dressed As Celebs For Halloween Who Will Make You Go, “Spot On!”

These kids don't do basic Halloween.

Halloween

20 geeky facts you didn’t know about David Bowie’s masterpiece ‘Heroes’

To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Bowie’s iconic album ‘Heroes’ (October 14), here’s twenty of the geekiest facts about the record.<p>Click or …

Brian Eno

Freddie Mercury's Sudden Death Still Shocks Fans, Even 25 Years Later

Image Source: Getty / Steve Jennings<p>It was recently announced that Rami Malek will be taking on the role of the legendary Queen frontman Freddie …

Freddie Mercury

Margate deserves a David Bowie memorial as much as Brixton and Berlin

In the Père Lachaise cemetary in Paris, cannabis burns like incense at Jim Morrison’s grave. In Freddie Mercury's memory, there's a bleak statue on Lac Léman, Montreux. Some lay flowers where Marc Bolan's tree used to be, on Queen’s Ride, Barnes. For John Lennon, there's the ‘Imagine’ memorial in …

Pick up one of these ‘Labyrinth’ Christmas jumpers for the David Bowie fan in your life

We know it's October but c'mon, these are great.<p>As the festive season approaches, except a wave of novelty Christmas jumpers to be making their way …

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Jen's Gems: David Bowie, Middle Earth, & Lemon Head Babies!

It's Monday, <b>you need these smiles.</b> <br>***<br>Last week Neil Gaiman shared one of the sweetest things I've read in ages, but it wasn't written by him. It's …

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Hear Florence Welch’s Radio Documentary About the Making of David Bowie’s Heroes (Free for a Limited Time)

<i>Image by AVRO and Becky Sullivan, via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>As of this moment, you have 22 days left to stream a one-hour radio documentary hosted by …

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Alastair Riddell & Space Waltz: New Zealand’s answer to David Bowie were a teen sensation in 1974

Haling from Auckland, Space Waltz were a New Zealand glam band, fronted by singer/guitarist/songwriter Alastair Riddell. After a major TV appearance …

New Zealand

Todd Haynes Made Wonderstruck for People Who Love David Bowie and Oscar Wilde

The director of Carol returns with another New York movie—a rich homage to the '20s and '70s. Haynes talks to GQ about the movie and how to make a smart movie for kids.<p>Following the wild cult success of 2015’s <i>Carol</i>, director Todd Haynes returns with a children’s movie that’s as wondrous as its …

Oscar Wilde

On 40 Years of Heroes: David Bowie's life-affirming masterpiece

On October 14, 1977, David Bowie released his 12th studio album, <i>Heroes.</i> Despite having finally reached his dream of being a star, Bowie found himself …

Brian Eno

Bretos channels David Bowie for NBA season preview

Max Bretos trades the anchor desk for a trip through time as a hoops-loving David Bowie.

Raymond Weil - The Freelancer "David Bowie" is now available

This limited edition which was unveiled at Baselworld has just been released.

St Vincent is daring to imagine glam rock without men

With her new album MASSEDUCTION, she challenges long-held conventions around female queerness and glam rock alike<p>Ever since Marc Bolan paired virtuosic guitar solos with galaxies of eyeshadow in the early 1970s, glam rock has supplied an open arena for men, queer or otherwise, to revel in the …

Feminism

New book shows rare photographs of David Bowie as The Man Who Fell To Earth

To celebrate the 40th anniversary cult sci-fi movie The Man Who Fell to Earth, Taschen are giving fans a behind-the-scenes tour of the 1976 cult …

NME Album Club – Beck, St. Vincent, David Bowie

Friday Album Club: Tom and Dan talk about two new albums from this week, including Beck's latest album 'Colors' and St. Vincent's 'Masseduction' as …

Carmine Rojas “Joins Celebrating David Bowie” Tour

David Bowie’s collaborators are continuing to spread his legacy with the “Celebrating David Bowie” concert series. The tour will continue in 2018 …

Bass Guitar

BBC Radio 3 - Music and Memory, The formative effect of The Beatles, Bowie and The Stones

The music we discover in our teens hits us hard and lasts a lifetime. In this gorgeous short film, Ruby Wax, Neil Tennant and Bill Nighy discuss the formative effect that The Beatles, David Bowie and the Rolling Stones had on their younger selves.<p>The "reminiscence bump" is a psychological …

Marilyn Manson reveals what “ruined” his only encounter with David Bowie

Manson says 'Twin Peaks' actress Lara Flynn Boyle "fucked with" his "Bowie moment"<p>Marilyn Manson has recalled meeting David Bowie, claiming that <i>Twin</i> …

Marilyn Manson

Your copyright is your future. Control it!

I do not think that there are many issues that divide the photographic community so directly based on age as that of copyright. Many of those whose …

Creative Commons

'It's Sorrow You Can Jam To': St. Vincent On 'Masseduction'

Support the news<p>In the decade since her debut as St. Vincent, Annie Clark has earned some of the rarest honors a rock artist could hope for. Her 2014 …

Jack Antonoff

Marilyn Manson Talks David Lynch, Trent Reznor, and David Bowie on WTF With Marc Maron

The latest guest on <i>WTF with Marc Maron</i> is Marilyn Manson, who's been doing interviews to support his recently released album <i>Heaven Upside Down</i>. The …

Marilyn Manson

David Bowie and David Gilmour, Richard Wright Perform Pink Floyd's Debut Song 'Arnold Layne'

In a wonderful clip from the DVD set “David Gilmour: Remember That Night – Live at the Royal Albert Hall“, the legendary Pink Floyd guitarist along …

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