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Danny Boyle wanted Bowie biopic

19 Apr 2019

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Danny Boyle wanted to make a biopic about David Bowie. The 'Trainspotting' filmmaker and 'Millions' screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce had penned a "wonderful" script about the 'Space Oddity' singer – who died of cancer in January 2016 – but the pop…

Nile Rodgers compares Dua Lipa Abbey Road session to working with David Bowie

5 Apr 2019

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Nile Rodgers has compared Dua Lipa to David Bowie and Madonna. The legendary producer paired up with the 'New Rules' singer for a live session at London's iconic Abbey Road Studios this week as they work on the instrumentation for the pop star's…

David Bowie's Starman demo up for auction

12 Mar 2019

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David Bowie's 'Starman' demo is up for auction. A collection containing one of the first recorded versions of the hit song will be sold at Omega Auctions in Merseyside tomorrow (13.03.19), and it is expected to fetch over £10,000. The demo…

Norah Jones 'freaked out' when she met David Bowie

23 Feb 2019

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Norah Jones "freaked out" when she met David Bowie. The 39-year-old jazz singer was a huge fan of the late musician but when she met him at a Vanity Fair party in 2003, she was too shy to suggest a duet. When asked in the new issue of MOJO…

New David Bowie doc highlights career failures

2 Feb 2019

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David Bowie was blasted by the BBC as an "amateur-sounding vocalist who sings wrong notes and out of tune". A new documentary, 'David Bowie: Finding Fame', is set to air on BBC Two next week and will chart the music icon's rocky path to fame and the…

David Bowie was 'vulnerable and scared'

1 Feb 2019

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David Bowie was "vulnerable and scared" of abandonment. The late 'Space Oddity' star's life will be the subject of a new BBC documentary 'Finding Fame', and his cousin Kristina Amadeus has opened up on the musician's mental health during the…

Johnny Flynn cast as David Bowie in new biopic

1 Feb 2019

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Johnny Flynn is set to portray David Bowie in a new biopic. The 35-year-old South African-born musician-and-actor – who starred in the Netflix series 'Lovesick' and is known for his work on the British comedy 'Detectorists – has been cast as the late…

Rare David Bowie demos set for vinyl release

8 Jan 2019

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David Bowie's earliest known versions of 'Space Oddity' will be released for the song's 50th anniversary. The timeless 1969 track – which was included on the late rock icon's self titled second album – will be celebrated as part of the upcoming…

David Bowie feared assassination attempt in Ireland

22 Dec 2018

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David Bowie feared he would be assassinated by a sniper at a concert in Ireland. The 69-year-old star passed away in 2016 after a secret battle with cancer but Irish musician Christy Dignam, of rock band Aslan, has revealed that David was terrified…

Mick Woodmansey was 'unaware' of David Bowie's drug use

17 Dec 2018

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Mick 'Woody' Woodmansey says he was "unaware" of David Bowie's drug use. The 67-year-old drummer was part of Bowie's alter ego, Ziggy Stardust's backing band in the early 1970s – which consisted of Woodmansey, guitarist Mick Ronson and bass guitarist…

The 'David Bowie is' exhibition has been immortalised in virtual reality

20 Nov 2018

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David Bowie has been immortalised in virtual reality. The record-breaking 'David Bowie is' exhibition became the most visited touring exhibition in the history of the V&A, drawing over 2 million visitors across 12 cities and starting on January 8…

David Bowie wouldn't let Glastonbury set air live

26 Oct 2018

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David Bowie wouldn't let his Glastonbury Fesival headline set to be aired live in 2000. The late music icon – who tragically passed away aged 69 in January 2016 – played on the Pyramid Stage 18 years ago, but the BBC weren't allowed to show more than…

David Bowie's Glastonbury set to be released

2 Oct 2018

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David Bowie's legendary 2000 Glastonbury headline performance is to be released in full for the first time. The greatest hits set from the late rock 'n' roll legend is considered to be one of the festival's best ever Sunday night closing shows and it…

Seu Jorge brings 'Life Aquatic' Bowie tribute tour to London

26 Sep 2018

Singer famed by appearance in Wes Anderson's iconic film returns to the UK for a rare show

Brazilian singer Seu Jorge has announce he will play a rare UK show as part of his Bowie tribute tour in 2019. He will take to the stage for one night at the Eventim Apollo in London on Fri 8 Feb. Tickets for the show go on sale at 9am on Fri 28…

David Bowie's first-ever recording sells for over £39K

12 Sep 2018

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David Bowie's first-ever studio recording has sold for almost quadruple the asking price. The late music icon's never released 1963 demo of his first band The Konrads' track 'I Never Dreamed' features the vocals of a 16-year-old Bowie, and was…

Trent Reznor still misses David Bowie

25 Jul 2018

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Trent Reznor still thinks about David Bowie "all the time". The Nine Inch Nails singer knew his recent track 'God Break Down the Door' - on which he plays saxophone - would remind people of his late friend, who died of cancer in January 2016. He…

David Bowie's first-ever vocal demo set for auction

23 Jul 2018

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David Bowie's first-ever studio recording is expected to fetch £10,000 at auction after being found in a bread basket. The late music icon's never released 1963 demo of 'I Never Dreamed' with his first band, The Konrads, features the vocals of a…

David Bowie boxset featuring unreleased material set for release

19 Jul 2018

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A new David Bowie boxset is being released featuring unreleased material. Parlophone Records have unveiled 'David Bowie - Loving The Alien (1983 - 1988)', the next instalment of a series of boxsets covering the late 'Starman' hitmaker's career from…

David Bowie is VR experience in the works

17 Jul 2018

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The 'David Bowie is' exhibition is to be turned into a Virtual Reality (VR) experience for fans. The touring retrospective of the late music icon's life and collection of memorabilia drew in more than 1.5 million people around the world over six…

David Bowie: First Five Years documentary being made

16 Jul 2018

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David Bowies' early career is set to be the focus of a new documentary. The upcoming film 'The First Five Years' is being produced, and it will act as a prequel to 'David Bowie: Five Years' and 'David Bowie: The Last Five Years', which both aired on…

A Bowie Celebration extends due to demand

14 May 2018

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The acclaimed 'A Bowie Celebration' tour has been extended. The concerts honouring the late music legend - who sadly passed away after a secret battle with cancer in January 2016 - sees the 'Life On Mars' hitmaker's former collaborators, including…

Rare David Bowie records being released

1 Mar 2018

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Rare David Bowie recordings are set to be released for Record Store Day 2018. Fans of the late 'Space Oddity' rock star - who tragically lost his battle with cancer aged 69 in January 2016 - will get to celebrate the annual event on April 21 with the…

David Bowie Let's Dance demo release on his birthday

8 Jan 2018

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David Bowie's 'Let's Dance' demo has been released to mark his 71st birthday (08.01.18). An early version of the track from the late music legend's 1989 record of the same name was mixed after Chic star Nile Rodgers took a trip to the 'Starman…

Celebrating David Bowie coming to UK in 2018

26 Sep 2017

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'Celebrating David Bowie' is returning to the UK and Europe in January 2018. The tour honouring the late music legend - who sadly passed away after a secret battle with cancer in January last year - will see the 'Life On Mars' hitmaker's former…

David Bowie's Arabic rap

2 Sep 2017

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David Bowie recorded an Arabic rap on a song remixed by Tony Visconti. The 73-year-old producer - who worked with the late music legend throughout his career right until his death in January 2016 - has revealed the 1979 track 'Yassassin' originally…