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WHAT'S REALLY HAPPENING IN MARCH - MONTHLY PLANNER


Q UP WITH 'CASH FOR QUESTIONS' FOR DAVID BOWIE
31st March 2000

'Cash For Questions' the monthly feature in Q magazine finally gets around to DAVID BOWIE in their July edition. (On sale in June).

Here's the deal. Only the sharpest, funniest, questions will be put to the Dame. £25 for each one printed - so include your name and address. Label all correspondence 'Cash For Questions: David Bowie'. Mail to:

Q Magazine, Mappin House, Winsley Street, London W1N 7AR.

Fax: (44 171) 0171 312 8247.

Email: q@ecm.emap.com

In the current issue (May), LOU REED faces a barrage of questions. There is also a great colour photograph of David and Lou, (which I've never seen before). One question to Lou from Christopher Ashton in Manchester asked...

"You once described Bowie as a "very nasty person". Was it satisfying to give him a slap when he declined the offer to do your album in 1979?"

"I NEVER described David as a nasty person. I think David's great. Friends have tiffs and you stay friends. If you weren't in public, no-one would know or care. It's odd they'll ask something like that when I did David's 50th birthday party (laughs). I mean. Jeez."

Also in this issue features 'When Rock Stars Go Crazy!', which nominates the top 100 greatest acts of rock 'n' roll folly. David gets his own "special" area rather than just one of the placements.

Q web site.

SPECIAL FEATURE AT THE ZIGGY STARDUST COMPANION
31st March 2000

This month Special Feature at the ZIGGY STARDUST COMPANION web site is a large gallery of over 60 magazine, book and newspaper Ziggy covers with links to the articles involved. Also check out the new competition running at the site as well as a new network for Ziggy Stardust fans to contact each other. These and other new features this month can be found at www.5years.com

From Mike Harvey.

ONLINE PHOTO EXHIBITION: 24 BOWIE PIECES TO VIEW
30th March 2000

The "25 Years Of Rock Paparazzi Pictures" by Philippe Auliac is a new exhibition opening in London and Paris this coming June. One hundred photographs of DAVID BOWIE, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Yoko Ono, Pink Floyd, Ringo Starr... and many more.

The exhibition demo web site is updated every week at www.multimania.com/auliac/index.html. Philippe has uploaded a total of twenty "must see" superb DB Photographs.

From Philippe Auliac.

EARL LINKS BACK UP WITH THE DUKE
28th March 2000

After an absence of some 17 years, EARL SLICK has re-joined DAVID BOWIE'S band. He flew in New York on Thursday to start rehearsals the following day, for the forthcoming New York City gigs and the Glastonbury Festival appearances in June.

The hint was given out a few weeks back when David mentioned in the BowieNet chatroom that he'd been on the phone to Earl.

The last time Earl was involved with David in a working capacity was on 'The Serious Moonlight Tour' back in 1983, when he stepped in at the last moment for Stevie Ray Vaughn. Amazingly, Earl had literally four days to learn the complete set. He sat in a Brussels hotel room with Carlos Alomar and "got things done". True professional or what?

Check out the official Earl Slick web site.

Info via BowieNet.

MR ZIGGY PLAYS ROME - ANOTHER GIG LINED UP
26th March 2000

Another fine concert last night in Rome, by the Italian band Mr. Ziggy And The Glass Spiders. From 'Moonage Daydream' to 'Hallo Spaceboy', with 'Cracked Actor' (new addition) and a jazzy 'Breaking Glass' that clearly shows that they are not just a "tribute band".

Next date in Rome: 21th April, Radio Londra Cafe.

From Gloria.

"ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY?"... DAVID TO READ OSCAR
25th March 2000

DAVID BOWIE is currently having talks with Galaxy FM Radio (FM 102) to record Oscar Wilde's book 'The Happy Prince'.

Neil Tennant of The Pet Shop Boys, is also in the pipeline to record another classic Oscar Wilde book 'Picture Of Dorian Grey'. Kylie Minogue has already narrated 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland', which is to be broadcast tomorrow at 10.00 p.m.

Galaxy FM Radio covers Wales, Yorkshire, the North-East, Birmingham and Manchester.

North-East (105-106)
Yorkshire (105)
Manchester (102)
Nottingham (1064)
Birmingham (102-2)
South Wales and the West (101)

You can listen to the station online at their web site.

From Channel 4 Teletext.

DAVID BOWIE NAMED ONLINE PIONEER OF THE YEAR
24th March 2000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DAVID BOWIE NAMED ONLINE PIONEER OF THE YEAR


The third annual YAHOO! Internet Life Online Music Awards will be held this year at Studio 54 in New York City on Monday, July 24th. The event will honor those visionaries, including individuals, web sites and companies whose substantial contribution to the developing world of online music has been, and continues to be profound.

The Yahoo! Internet Life Online Music Awards will pay tribute to well-established artists, up-and-coming bands and the pioneers of online music. Following on the heels of the tremendously successful production last year, this year's event continues to grow in scale with more awards and headline performers. David Bowie has been chosen as this year's Online Pioneer and will be performing live at the awards in New York City. Bowie fans can find out more by enlisting with Bowienet and www.davidbowie.com.

Yahoo! Internet Life hosted last year's awards at Studio 54 and offered an array of live performers such as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, Seal, Public Enemy and Wyclef Jean.

A nationwide appeal for Call for Entries opens March 22 thru April 21. Applicants are invited to register by logging on to the web site: www.yilmusicawards.com

This year's categories include:

Best Overall Music Site
Best News Site
Best Internet-Only Album
Best Internet-Only Single
Best Reference Site
Best Artist Site
Best Fan Site
Best Label Site
Best Unsigned Band Online
Best Live Music Event

Winners will be voted on by a select academy of influential leaders in the music, online and entertainment industries. The event will be cybercast live on the internet.

From BowieNet.

DAVID BOWIE AND HANSON DO THE NET BOP
24th March 2000

David and the Hanson Brothers DAVID BOWIE may not be touring this year, but that doesn't mean he's sitting around knitting booties as he and IMAN wait for the stork. The Thin White Web Entrepreneur has just added teen sensations Hanson to his list of web clients, which includes the New York Yankees (YankeesXtreme.com) and Baltimore Orioles (OriolesWorld.com). Bowie's UltraStar Internet Services has been working on a site to bring a new and improved Hanson to the unsuspecting world in anticipation of their new album, 'This Time Around', due May 9. At midnight on March 29, Hanson.net will go live, giving fans a peak at the new album which features guest appearances from Beck, John Popper and Jonny Lang...

From RollingStone.com.


E-BRIEFING: The news behind the Net.

Teen group Hanson, which like every other band already has a Web site, is signing on with David Bowie's Internet company to launch its very own Internet service provider.

Next week, Hanson is kicking off - what else - Hanson Net. For $14.95 a month, fans will be able to get their fill, including pictures, music and virtual backstage passes. Isaac Hanson, at 19 the elder statesman of the pop group, says the move is a natural for the three-brother band. The net "is a great thing to have, to supply information and media to your fans, to be able to activate that fan base, and to give them something extra."

Many of Hanson's fans already access the Web site, he says. Using Hanson as a Net provider as well, they'll be able to enjoy Hanson-customized Web browsers, tour news, audio and video - and the band will be able to communicate with the entire membership at once via e-mail. "We're into the whole Internet service and everything about it. I think there are a lot of opportunities," Isaac says. "It's just a really cool tool."

Rock vet Bowie made news last year when he launched his branded service provider, BowieNet. His customized service includes all sorts of information for fans, including a diary and personal pictures. And for the fan who wants to put his money where his mouse is, it now includes an online bank.

By Janet Kornblum Tech USAToday.com

HOLLY PALMER - LIVE CONCERT UPDATES
24th March 2000

Holly Palmer Singer HOLLY PALMER who recently sang back ups vocals on DAVID BOWIE'S mini 'hours...' promo tour, as well as appearing on the album, has more concert dates lined up in New York.

Two of the dates (31st March and 1st April) will also feature EMM GRYNER who also joined DB's promo tour.

Here's the concert schedule:

March 31st - Fez, NYC, NY (with Emm Gryner).
(380 Lafayette, under the Time Cafe).
April 1st - Fez, NYC, NY (with Emm Gryner).
May 2nd - Arlene's Grocery, New York City, NY.
(95 Stanton St. between Ludlow and Orchard).
May 9th - Arlene's Grocery, New York City, NY.
May 16th - Arlene's Grocery, New York City, NY.

Enjoy the shows. More information as it becomes available.

From webmaster Jason at Holly Palmer's web site

BOWIEWONDERWORLD.COM FREE EMAIL ACCOUNTS
23rd March 2000

Some extra information for everyone who has signed up for their free email account yourname@bowiewonderworld.com... you can include David Bowie related backgrounds to your emails.

If you haven't experimented with this feature yet, this is how you go about it. After composing your email - go to the base of the page, tick the html box and click on the drop down list of various backgrounds. There you will find the first batch of Bowie backgrounds added, after choosing your background, finally click on view to see your design. You can also add your own backgrounds, but don't forget to tick to box.

If you would like a FREE email address - i.e. "david@bowiewonderworld.com" Simply click on the link below... Hurry before someone else snaps up your nickname!

FREE @BOWIEWONDERWORLD.COM EMAIL ACCOUNT

(Ed. Lots of new features coming soon for the free email account subscribers).

THE DAVID BOWIE STORY - FINAL CHAPTER
23rd March 2000

The third and final episode of GOLDEN YEARS: THE DAVID BOWIE STORY on BBC Radio Two presented by Mark Goodier on Saturday, March 25th at 7.00 - 8.00 p.m. (GMT), concludes with David discussing his life and career from the 'Scary Monsters' period right up to the present.

Contributors include Culture Club's Boy George, writer of Buddha Of Suburbia Hanif Kureishi, Bob Geldof, Rick Wakeman and Roger Taylor.

Non UK listeners can tune into the BBC Radio 2 web site and hear it in RealAudio.

IMAN APPEARS IN THE APRIL EDITION OF VOGUE
22nd March 2000

IMAN JONES features in the US April issue of VOGUE magazine. Besides a rather gorgeous naked photograph of Iman, she gives an insight on how David and herself are handling the prospect of their little bundle of joy due this August. Iman confides that after first hearing the news David was floating around with such a blissed-out smile. She told him "People are going to think you are back on drugs!" Iman also goes on to say that she doesn't want to know the sex of the baby but David does. He says he's "too old to wait any longer."

(Ed's educated guess... Baby girl... 8lb 8oz... 15th August).

EMM GRYNER TO PLAY IRELAND AND NEW ALBUM DUE
22nd March 2000

EMM GRYNER backing vocalist on DAVID BOWIE'S recent 'hours...' mini promo tour is part way through composing her next record, as well as releasing 'Dead Relatives' which will be available on her web site before she begins touring with David again in June. Emm's 'Living Room Tour' continues with a gig on 7th April in Cork, Ireland, more gigs to be announced soon.

Visit the Emm Gryner web site.

NEW LONDON/PARIS PAPARAZZI PHOTO EXHIBITION
22nd March 2000

The "25 Years Of Rock Paparazzi Pictures" by Philippe Auliac is a new exhibition opening in London and Paris this coming June. One hundred photographs of DAVID BOWIE, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Yoko Ono, Pink Floyd, Ringo Starr... and many more.

The exhibition demo web site is updated every week at www.multimania.com/auliac/index.html.

From Philippe Auliac.

MACLEANS MAGAZINE COVER BOWIE
22nd March 2000

This month's issue of Canadian's MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE features DAVID BOWIE on the front cover, inside features a piece concerning music and the internet, and how musicians are utilising the internet to communicate with their fan base in novel ways.

You can read the full article on their web site.

ONLINE PHOTO EXHIBITION: 'PORTRAITS OF AN ERA 1960s-1990s'
21st March 2000

You are invited to visit "Portraits Of An Era: 1960s-90s" an online exhibition featuring by Fred W. McDarrah's celebrated photographic portraits of the last forty years. There are some beautiful photographs exhibited including a wonderful shot of DAVID BOWIE backstage at the Grammy Awards on 1st March 1975.

Fred comments:

"I photographed David Bowie at the Grammy Awards at the Uris Theatre in New York City. As you can see, he has two different colored eyes. One is blue, the other green. Bowie has not changed that much in all these years. He still sings beautifully."

Besides David, there are some wonderful shots of Martin Luther King, Jack Kerouac, Muhammad Ali, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Edward Hopper, Willem de Kooning, Robert F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, Elvis Presley, Robert Mapplethorpe and others.

To visit please click on www.greatmodernpictures.com.

This exhibition is also on display at their New York gallery March 9th - April 23rd, 2000.

Great Modern Pictures
17 West 24 Street, New York, NY 10010
Telephone: 212-242-2581.

NYC Business Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5.

Information from Bonita Lei.

STARDUST MEMOIRS: DAVID BOWIE IN THE NY TIMES
19th March 2000

In today's issue of THE NEW YORK TIMES magazine DAVID BOWIE grants himself a rare interview, and deconstructs three decades of rock-icon style - from Carnaby Street rags to Air Force uniforms, with some interesting intergalactic jumpsuits along the way.

You can read the "self" interview online by clicking here - just simply fill in the form and register. Some rather fetching new images included in a fourteen photographic slide show.

The New York Times.

THE SUNDAY TIMES: RICH LIST 2000
19th March 2000

Today's issue of THE SUNDAY TIMES contains their annual survey of Britain's one thousand wealthiest people. Their 'Rich List 2000' colour supplement features DAVID BOWIE in 292nd equal place with fortune of £100 million.

DAVID BOWIE: £100m 292nd=

The internet has found a fan in Bowie, 53, who last year became the first rock star to release an album - called 'hours...' - on the net before it hit the high street. But with his model wife Iman expecting a baby, perhaps Major Tom will find less time to indulge his love of cyberspace. Bowie is returning to live in Britain after 25 years in New York and Bermuda. He scored his first hit in 1969 and has never looked back. But 'hours...' was not a big success, and Bowie does not add to his income with vast American tours. He has plenty, though, from the 1997 "Bowie Bonds", which gave him £34m against future royalties. With various net ventures, such as the Bowiebanc.com bank, he is worth £100m. (1999: £100m, 227th=).

The complete 'Rich List 2000' can be viewed on The Sunday Times web site.

From The Sunday Times.

VH-1 BEST OF STORYTELLERS ALBUM OUT IN APRIL
19th March 2000

DAVID BOWIE, Elvis Costello, and Jewel are among the artists that appear on VH1 Storytellers, an album that compiles standout performances from the music station's popular live music and anecdote series. The disc will be out April 25 on Interscope Records, with proceeds going to the City Of Hope children's charity. VH-1 will also broadcast a video version of the album on May 3.

The tentative track list for VH-1 Storytellers is as follows:

..1. David Bowie, "China Girl"
..2. Stevie Nicks, "Edge of Seventeen"
..3. The Pretenders, "Chain Gang"
..4. Counting Crows, "Rain King"
..5. Dave Matthews, "Crash"
..6. Jewel, "Who Will Save Your Soul"
..7. Lisa Loeb, "Stay"
..8. John Popper, "Regarding Steven"
..9. James Taylor, "Mexico"
10. Sheryl Crow and Stevie Nicks, "Strong Enough"
11. Eurythmics, "Sweet Dreams"
12. Natalie Merchant, "Carnival"
13. Elvis Costello, "Just a Memory"
14. Bee Gees, "How Deep Is Your Love"

By Aidin Vaziri.

"TONIGHT MATTHEW I'M GOING TO BE... DAVID BOWIE!"
18th March 2000

Tonight's installment of UK ITV's 'STARS IN THEIR EYES' features one of the contestants performing as DAVID BOWIE. The programme on ITV starts at 8.05 p.m. with host Matthew Kelly. (532876).

Also don't forget there is a repeat showing of 'StoryTellers' on VH-1 at 11.00 p.m. (GMT).

GOLDEN YEARS: THE DAVID BOWIE STORY PART TWO
18th March 2000

GOLDEN YEARS: THE DAVID BOWIE STORY is an original three part radio documentary exclusively on BBC Radio 2, with the second installment airing today Saturday, March 18th at 7.00 - 8.00 p.m. (GMT), presented by Mark Goodier on FM 88-90.2

Non UK listeners can tune into the BBC Radio 2 web site and hear it in RealAudio.

GLASTONBURY 2000: LATEST UPDATES
18th March 2000

More acts tipped for the GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL include Elastica, Nine Inch Nails, Basement Jaxx, Mogwai and Paul McCartney. The Pet Shop Boys are confirmed to play on the Saturday, The Beta Band have confirmed for the Sunday evening on the second stage, along with Embrace who are second billing to DB on the Sunday night.

DAVID BOWIE is the headliner for the Sunday evening on June 25th, with Embrace as second billing. The event takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton on the weekend of June 23rd to 25th. Tickets go on sale towards the end of this month, priced at £87 for the full event.

DB ON TV: 100 GREATEST SONGS OF ROCK N' ROLL...
16th March 2000

DAVID BOWIE features in the '100 Greatest Songs Of Rock And Roll' programme to be shown on VH-1 on 24th March at 9.30 p.m. (EST).

VH1.com

DAVID MAKES HIS CHOICES FOR THE WEBBY AWARDS
16th March 2000

Crowning an extraordinary year in which the Internet set off seismic shifts everywhere from Hollywood to Wall Street to Main Street, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences today unveiled the nominees for the 4th Annual Webby Awards.

Shining a spotlight on the very best of the Internet's 800 million-plus Web sites, the Academy announced five nominees in 27 categories ranging from: Activism to Arts, Commerce to Film, and Music to Weird.

The Webby Awards are judged by The Academy, whose members include DAVID BOWIE judging in Music; actor Patrick Stewart in Travel; cyber-guru Esther Dyson in Activism; Simpsons creator Matt Groening in Humour; BCBG designer Max Azria in Fashion; Performance Artist Laurie Anderson in Arts; and Arianna Huffington in Politics and Law.

The following five web sites were chosen by David for the music section:

MUSIC

FarmClub
Sputnik 7
Napster
Wired Planet
Launch

You can read the whole press release here. Includes all the links to go surfing on the chosen sites. (Ed. Good luck Mahir!).

WEB MASTER REQUEST... TRADING POST AD
16th March 2000

Could the person who sent in the advertisement below for the BowieWonderworld TRADING POST please email me again...

'hours...' PROMO TOUR: I am looking for any photos, videos and live recordings from the 'hours...' promo tour, especially the Kit Kat Klub show in New York City. Have Bowie items to trade. Please send an e-mail.

(Ed. Apologies... your email went on a 'Fantastic Voyage'. In the meantime any enquiries to this advertisement can be directed to paul@bowiewonderworld.com).

IGGY POP IN SEVENTY-THREE 'DOUBLE DANGER'
15th March 2000

Out on 20th March, through the Bomp Archive is IGGY POP AND THE STOOGES "Double Danger" (BOMP) LP/2xCD, (BLP4076/BCD4076), a rare live Stooges recording! Two live recordings that capture the anarchic glory of The Stooges' final chapter. Straight outta the archives, a double CD featuring the best of two legendary 1973 shows at The Academy Of Music and Latin Casino. Neither concert has ever been released before, not even as a bootleg. Quality sound, liner notes, photos, etc. A single vinyl album featuring a selection of tracks from the double CD is available too.

For more information telephone: 0181 800 8110. Fax: 0181 800 8140.

Email: info@shellshock.co.uk for information.

GLASTONBURY 2000: OTHER ACTS TIPPED TO PLAY
15th March 2000

More acts tipped for the GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL include Elastica, Nine Inch Nails, Basement Jaxx, Embrace, Mogwai and Paul McCartney. The Beta Band have confirmed for the Sunday evening on the second stage.

DAVID BOWIE is the headliner for the Sunday evening on June 25th. The event takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton on the weekend of June 23rd to 25th.

MR RICE'S SECRET FILM DEALS MADE
15th March 2000

The American Film Market continues through Wednesday in Santa Monica. DAVID BOWIE starrer "Mr. Rice's Secret" has closed a number of territories for theatrical distribution. Panorama has grabbed the film for a fall release in the United States, while CCVAS in Scandinavia, British Sky Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, ARS Media in the former Yugoslav territories and Yeni Tual in Turkey have also made deals for the film.

Hollywood Reporter via BP.

LITTLE WONDER HERMIT CLUB GIG
14th March 2000

The tribute band LITTLE WONDER have a gig lined up on Saturday 18th March at The Hermit Club, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood, Essex, England. Tel: 01277 225266/216722.

From Simon Kinsler.

NOW YOU CAN GET 'BOWIE' IN YOUR EMAIL!...
12th March 2000

A brand new TOTALLY FREE service for visitors of BowieWonderworld.com

Sign up for your FREE BowieWonderworld email address

i.e. yourname@bowiewonderworld.com

First come - first served... Be quick before someone else snaps up your name!

Simply click on the link below and sign up now...

FREE BOWIEWONDERWORLD.COM EMAIL ACCOUNT


DAVID AND BRIAN ALONE IN A BLACK BOX
12th March 2000

Alone To those weary of hearing about black boxes in the context of air disasters, the news that Harmonia Mundi will be distributing BLACK BOX records in the U.S. is welcome indeed.

Black Box is a small cutting-edge British label founded in 1997 that features classical, jazz, and adult contemporary music from a band of young, intriguing, and sometimes offbeat artists.

They include two CDs, 'Alone' and 'On Fire' by Simon Haram, principle saxophonist for the London Sinfonietta and the Michael Nyman band. The highly emotive Alone, in which the sax sings impressively, includes music by DAVID BOWIE, Brian Eno, Arvo Part and Michael Nyman.

By Benjamin Ivry CDNow.

DAILY MAIL: THE RICH REPORT 2000
12th March 2000

Today's edition of UK's THE MAIL ON SUNDAY has a full colour supplement magazine listing Britain's 300 top millionaires.

Inside, along with a rather splendid full colour photograph of our David from the Astoria gig in London, the report lists DAVID BOWIE in equal 233rd position, worth a reputed £120 million. It reads:

At 53 David Bowie, a rock legend of 30 years, is about to become a father once again. He is also enjoying a renaissance creatively and financially. After pulling off his ground-breaking Bowiebond deal in which he sold the rights to his back catalogue to Wall Street investors, netting himself £34m, he has emerged as a major player on the internet and late last year staged the first ever rock show on the new medium.

He now has his own Internet bank, BowieBanc.com, and his beautiful model wife Iman complains that he doesn't go to bed at night because he's too busy surfing the Internet.

BowieBanc formed a partnership with Internet bank USA BancShares.com, aiming for a slice of the increasingly lucrative on-line banking market with a full online service including mortgages, bill payment facilities and current accounts, complete with Bowie-branded cheque books and credit cards. He has also raised a further £5m by selling his home on Mustique.

This year he will headline Glastonbury as a new young audience discovers Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and the Thin White Duke - all personas he has adopted on his records.

From The Mail On Sunday.

BOWIE ON BOWIE ON FASHION
11th March 2000

Rock legend and style icon DAVID BOWIE, now 53, will interview the less... er... mature David Bowie, in next Sunday's New York Times (March 19). According to sources, Bowie will be featured on the cover of the paper's Fashions of the Times magazine insert. Inside, he'll sit down er... with himself for an in depth Q and A session that explores his celebrated, and influential sense of style, from the '60s through the year 2000 (we're not quite sure how they're doing this, but we gather the elder Bowie will pose the questions, while the younger Bowie will respond with archived quotes from interviews and TV appearances... but we could be wrong). Bowie also selected all the archival photos from the various stages of his career.

From Spin.com.

HOUR'S WORTH OF DAVID ON VH1 TONIGHT!
10th March 2000

DAVID BOWIE appears on VH1 tonight 10th March, 11.00pm - 12.00, it doesn't state in the listings what the actual show is.... don't expect the Astoria gig footage cos it ain't.

Reminder: also don't forget THE HUNGER series showing tonight at 9.30 p.m. on the SCI-FI CHANNEL UK TV. Scroll down the page for more info.

Check out VH1.com

THE WORLD OF... DAVID BOWIE IN 'NOW' MAGAZINE
10th March 2000

This week's issue of NOW magazine, (the UK's Women's weekly magazine of the year) features DAVID BOWIE in a full colour page and half article, along with eight, yes eight, count them, shiny photographs. "The World of... David Bowie", feature is penned by Tim Ewbank.

"David Bowie: We look at the people in the life of the chameleon of rock" (Ed. Arrgghh! Stop calling him that!). Now magazine on sale now, 15th March issue, priced at 80p.

Thanks to BillB for the pointer.

NUDGE NUDGE, DAVID'S A JUDGE...
10th March 2000

Drum roll please... The nominees for the Webby Awards 2000 are to be unveiled on Tuesday, March 14th, 9.00 am EST. Hailed as "the Oscars of the Internet" by The New York Times and "a cybergeek lovefest" by MTV, The Webby Awards are the leading international honors for Web sites. Nominees and winners are selected by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, whose members include DAVID BOWIE, Esther Dyson, Francis Ford Coppola, and "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening.

This year, five nominees will be unveiled in 27 categories, from Arts to Weird, including five new ones for 2000: Kids, Personal Web Site, Activism, Services and Broadband.

More than 3,000 digerati from around the world are expected to attend the 4th annual Webby Awards, which will take place atop San Franciscoís historically-rich Nob Hill on May 11th, 2000. Continuing a Webby tradition, winners will once again be held to five words or less acceptance speeches.

For more information visit, www.webbyawards.com

HOLLY PALMER - MORE LIVE CONCERT DATES ANNOUNCED
10th March 2000

Singer HOLLY PALMER who recently sang back ups vocals on DAVID BOWIE'S mini 'hours...' promo tour, as well as appearing on the album, has more concert dates lined up in New York.

Two of the dates (31st March and 1st April) will also feature EMM GRYNER who also joined DB's promo tour.

Here's the concert schedule:

March 10th - The Lounge, NYC, NY. (158 West 72 - Broadway and Columbus).
March 17th - The Lounge, NYC, NY.
March 24th - The Dark Star Lounge, NYC, NY.
March 31st - Fez, NYC, NY (with Emm Gryner). (380 Lafayette, under the Time Cafe).
April 1st - Fez, NYC, NY (with Emm Gryner).
May 2nd - Arlene's Grocery, New York City, NY. (95 Stanton St. between Ludlow and Orchard).
May 9th - Arlene's Grocery, New York City, NY.
May 16th - Arlene's Grocery, New York City, NY.

Enjoy the shows. More information as it becomes available.

From webmaster Jason at Holly Palmer's web site

"REDNIK ASKS..." QUESTION NUMBER ONE RESULT
10th March 2000

Do you think DAVID and IMAN will have a baby girl or a baby boy? Go and have your say...

Result: 84% Baby Girl and 16% Baby Boy

(Ed. Check out the latest question via the BowieWonderworld.com Message Board.

SCI-FI CHANNEL UK TV TO SHOW NEW HUNGER SERIES
10th March 2000

David as Julian Priest Starting tonight Friday, 10th March, 9.30 p.m. on the SCI-FI CHANNEL UK TV is THE HUNGER series as part of their Season Two Premieres. Staring DAVID BOWIE as the character 'Julian Priest' and directed by Tony Scott, this is a "must watch" and thoroughly recommended.

A half-hour series dealing with need, desire and the terrifying results of consuming forbidden fruit. This anthology mingles the forbidden and. It is hosted by rock and film legend David Bowie, who suggestively introduces each episode with demented insinuations and appears again at the end, revealing the fearsome truth. There are morals here, but the corruption acquired while experiencing the show ensures you'll never learn a thing... except more about your dark side.

[Julian Priest Photo #2] [Julian Priest Photo #3] [Julian Priest Photo #4]

Check out the listings info for the screening of The Hunger series.

Info from EB.

UPDATE: NEW YORK SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE
10th March 2000

The DAVID BOWIE penned piece to be published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on March 19th is a completely NEW and different piece to the one that was published in Europe late last year. This new piece was commisioned by The Times for their magazine after they had read the popular European story.

Info via BowieNet.

MR ZIGGY AND THE GLASS SPIDERS - MORE GIGS IN ROME
9th March 2000

There are new dates for the Italian DAVID BOWIE 'tribute' band Mr Ziggy And The Glass Spiders on the 16th and 24th March, they're playing in Rome again... Check magazines for the venues.

Their line-up consists of Stefano Cannone (vocals, sax), Lorenzo Raparelli (bass guitar), Alessandro Bagagli (drums), Michele Ricciardi (keyboards) and Gianni Russo (guitar).

From Gloria.

QUEEN NIGHT ON CHANNEL 5 - WIN A GOLD DISC!
9th March 2000

CHANNEL FIVE TV in the UK are to stage a QUEEN evening on Sunday evening under name of 'Queen Jukebox' starting at 12.25. Containing various documentaries and concert footage, be on the look out for an interview appearance by DAVID BOWIE in one of the documentaries, along with the new video for 'Under Pressure'.

In the meantime, you can telephone vote for your favourite Queen song on the numbers below and win a Gold Disc, along with a Queen CD.

Vote for your favourite Queen song:

UNDER PRESSURE - 09066 800 613
The Invisible Man - 09066 800 614
Breakthru' - 09066 800 615
We Will Rock You - 09066 800 616
Let Me Live - 09066 800 617
We Are The Champions - 09066 800 618

Telephone calls cost no more than 30p. UK residents only.

Check out Channel 5's web site at channel5.co.uk

"REDNIK ASKS..." QUESTION NUMBER TWO
9th March 2000

In light of the forthcoming Ziggy 2002 project... which is your favourite track from DAVID BOWIE'S 'The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars' album? Go and have your say...

REDNIK ASKS...

(Ed. Or you visit via the BowieWonderworld.com Message Board.

DAVID TO APPEAR ON SUNDAY NEW YORK TIMES COVER
9th March 2000

DAVID BOWIE will appear on the cover of the SUNDAY NEW YORK TIMES magazine on Sunday 19th March, in a special edition entitled: "Fashions Of The Times', photographed by Frank Ockenfels. Inside is a BRAND NEW self penned piece by David commissioned by The Times, and not the European version previously published.

Info via BowieNet.

'hours...' THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE BOOK
9th March 2000

hours Book British Bowie fans ALEX ALEXANDER and PETE FOULSTONE have now completed their new collector's edition book concerning DAVID BOWIE'S recent promotional 'hours...' tour. 'hours...' The Definitive Guide' contains sixty four information packed pages, with well over 100 photographs, tickets, set lists and much more. All the concert, radio and television appearances for the 'hours...' album promotion are covered in detail. There is also a colour photograph included in the first 50 copies of the book.

Each numbered copy is available priced at £15.00 ($25) in Europe and £20.00 ($30) outside of Europe obtainable from Alex at:

Alex Alexander
143 Ferry Road, Eastney, Portsmouth, Hants, P04 9UD, UK

You can also check out Alex's first book from the Outside Tour here.

Info via Stephen King.

GOLDEN YEARS: THE DAVID BOWIE STORY
8th March 2000

GOLDEN YEARS: THE DAVID BOWIE STORY is an original three part radio documentary exclusively on BBC Radio 2 airing this Saturday, March 11th at 7.00 p.m. (GMT). Presented by Mark Goodier, the first of the series concentrates on his early career and recordings. With interviews with producers Ken Scott, Gus Dudgeon, as well musicians Mike Garson and Rick Wakeman. Songs featured include: 'Space Oddity', 'Life On Mars?' and 'Changes', as well as tracks from 'Ziggy Stardust'.

Non UK listeners can tune into the BBC Radio 2 web site and hear it in RealAudio.

CINEMA CLASSICS EVENT A SUCCESS
6th March 2000

CINEMA CLASSICS would like to thank the Bowie-militia for coming out to the screening of 'Cracked Actor'. The evening was a smashing success as devoted fans gathered from far and wide in their glam-gear to witness the epic Bowie-documentary. Watch this space for future Bowie-related events...

From Walter J Magnuson III and Antonio Farruggio.

'ROCK STYLE' IN NEW YORK EXHIBITION COLLECTIBLES
4th March 2000

The ROCK STYLE exhibition spotlights classic rock 'n' roll performers and their pervasive influence on fashion. More than 40 major rock artists who have influenced style from the 1950s to the present - including image icons such as DAVID BOWIE, Madonna, Mick Jagger, The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Bono - are represented by fashions lent by rock artists and drawn from the collections of The Metropolitan's Costume Institute and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland.

The exhibition is made possible by Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A., Inc. Additional support has been provided by Condé Nast and The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

The exhibition has been organised by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.

A range of collectible items from this exhibition are available for purchase. Check them out here.

About The Metropolitan Museum of Art:

In formation since 1870, The Metropolitan Museum's collection now includes more than two million works of art from all points of the compass, ancient through modern times.

The Metropolitan offers a number of exhibitions each year, as well as public programs such as concerts, lectures, films, gallery talks, walking tours and family, student and teacher programs.

Visit the Museum!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street.
New York, New York 10028-0198.
Recorded Information: 212-535-7710.
TTY: 212-570-3828.

www.metmuseum.org

Museum Hours:

Monday Closed.
Tuesday to Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The travelling exhibition finishes on March 19th, 2000. It then travels to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum in Cleveland opening May 12th through September 10th, 2000. After that, it goes to the Barbican Centre in London from October 4th through December 10th, 2000.

In total there are seven of David's costumes on display including the Natasha Kornilof designed clown outfit from the 'Ashes To Ashes' video; 'The Thin White Duke' costume and the Alexander McQueen designed Union Jack frock coat from 'Earthling', as well as three costumes from 'Ziggy Stardust'.

Collectible items from Rock Style www.metmuseum.org

MR ZIGGY AND THE GLASS SPIDERS!
4th March 2000

Even more DAVID BOWIE tribute bands... In Italy on 3rd March, in Rome to be exact, MR ZIGGY AND THE GLASS SPIDERS played a very good and exciting concert. The line-up consists of Stefano Cannone (vocals, sax), Lorenzo Raparelli (bass guitar), Alessandro Bagagli (drums), Michele Ricciardi (keyboards) and Gianni Russo (guitar). Eighteen songs ranging from 'Hallo Spaceboy' to 'Moonage Daydream'. A very nice band indeed, recommended!!

From Gloria.

THE OTHER JONES WINS BEST MALE BRIT
4th March 2000

The other JONES, (no not Tao or David), won the Best Male in the Brit 2000 Awards. The votes in the section were decided by the industry... so it doesn't mean anything anyway.

For the masochists amongst you, the ceremony will be broadcast on ITV tonight Saturday, 4th March at 9.00 p.m. till 11.10 p.m.

(Ed. I blame KelMar for this ;) hahahaha).

EXCLUSIVE DAVID BOWIE IN A SPIN!
3rd March 2000

SPIN MAGAZINE has a exclusive interview with DAVID BOWIE who talks about his latest venture into the world of video games! (Ed. David in fine comedy form for this one).

A couple of extracts:

What drew you to Omikron?

Two big French guys and a hairy Irishman descended upon my place of work and dazzled me with the embryonics. My son, Joe (27), also took it apart for me and deemed it 'very cool'.

Do you play any games yourself? If so which?

I'm pretty good at Twister.

Your wife is hot.

So's your mother... difference is Iman's in Omikron: the Nomad Soul as a character, a kind of gun-for-hire, along with some other very French females, some of whom inhabit the Red-Light district.

Check it out here at Spin.com

From Victoria DeSilverio.

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE BOWIE ALBUM OF ALL TIME
3rd March 2000

BoNINwie has started a favourite DAVID BOWIE album voting page. This is to shut up the critics and prove once and for all what the best Bowie album of all time is. The album with the most votes may win a web page in devotion to the album. You can go and vote for your choice at www.freevote.com/booth/boninwie.

(Ed. Yes I know Ziggy Stardust will win it but it's fun! Go vote).

From ~BoNINwie.

HOLLY PALMER REVIEW - "A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME"
2nd March 2000

Make sure you take a listen to the latest single release by HOLLY PALMER entitled 'A Rose By Any Other Name' (PRO-CD-4212-R). The track is taken from her forthcoming album 'Tender Hooks' on Reprise Records and produced by HOWIE B has got this reviewer smitten.

Holly Palmer ..."This is not a threat"... damn right it ain't! What a beautiful track. On the very first play, Holly's sensuous voice fills your head with all sorts of mischievous thoughts. Her soft whisperings compliment the "tingly" backing groove and takes you from 'fore' to 'play'. If this track doesn't get you in the mood, then nothing will... "This is how it should be"... (PK).

'Tender Hooks' is scheduled for release May 16th on Reprise Records, catalogue number 4/2-47361.

Visit Holly Palmer's web site.

YOU SAY IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY...
1st March 2000

It was on this day, March 1st, 1999, that MIKE GARSON'S Now! Music Network was launched! In addition to two special pieces of art, Mike has written a "special" poem to celebrate this milestone. Check out Mike's News Page at http://www.mikegarson.com/news for additional information.

Special thanks to BowieNet, BowieWonderWorld.com, TeenageWildlife.com, Yamaha, Peter Giles, Philippe Auliac, and others for providing content and helping to promote the site during the past year!

With over 30,000 visits, hundreds of e-mails, two BowieNet chats, four newsletters, a Stigmata inspired trivia contest, a GuestBook, an online album, and a "Requiem for the 20th Century," we had a great first year.

This year promises to be even better. We're working on a new look with an anticipated launch of July 29th, Mike's birthday. New features and content are also on the way.

We welcome your contributions and hope to develop an area to showcase the talents of budding musicians, writers and artists. And, of course, your ideas are appreciated!

FREE FLIGHT, the jazz-fusion group in which Mike performs, is on tour! There are several concerts scheduled, including:

March 18, Ft. Wayne, IN, Northrup Jazz Festival.
March 23-25, Indianapolis, IN, Bands of America Conference (Perf. on 24th).
April 1, Richmond, Kentucky, EKU Jazz Festival.
April 8, Devine, Texas, Devine Artists Series (Jim and Mike Garson Duo)
May 5, Youngstown, Ohio, Flute Festival.

From Matthew Gilbert, Webmaster Mike Garson's Now! Music Network www.mikegarson.com

MTV ASTORIA CONCERT BROADCAST TODAY?
1st March 2000

Lots of DAVID BOWIE on TV today! After the "on-off" MTV ITALIA intended broadcast of DAVID BOWIE'S Astoria, London gig, a Swedish newspaper is now reporting that MTV will show one hour's worth of footage from the gig today 1st March.

MTV France - 1st March have the following:

19.00 David Bowie: Live at the Astoria
20.00 David Bowie Special
20.30 Rockumentary David Bowie
21.00 Storytellers: David Bowie
22.00 David Bowie MTV Spot 10

Thanks to Ann-Sofi and Jio.

HOLLY PALMER - LIVE CONCERT DATES ANNOUNCED
1st March 2000

Holly Palmer Singer HOLLY PALMER who recently sang back ups vocals on DAVID BOWIE'S mini 'hours...' promo tour, as well as appearing on the album, has some concerts lined up in New York starting tonight!

Two of the dates (31st March and 1st April) will also feature EMM GRYNER who also joined DB's promo tour.

Here's the concert schedule for March...

March 1st - The Dark Star Lounge, New York City, 158 West 72 - Broadway and Columbus, NY.
March 10th - The Lounge, New York City NY.
March 17th - The Lounge, New York City, NY.
March 24th - The Lounge, New York City, NY.
March 31st - The Fez, New York City, NY (with Emm Gryner).
April 1st - The Fez, New York City, NY (with Emm Gryner).

Enjoy the shows. More information as it becomes available.

From webmaster Jason at Holly Palmer's web site

JEAN GENIE TRIBUTE SHOW: MORE GIGS ADDED
1st March 2000

JEAN GENIE the premier UK DAVID BOWIE tribute act has added several more UK gigs to their current tour.

4th March: The Roadhouse, Covent Garden. 0207 240 6001.
More information at www.roadhouse.co.uk

17th March: The Venue, New Cross, London SE14. 0181 692 4077.

1st April: The Arena, Worcester.

14th April: The Robin Hood 2, Bilston, West Midlands. 01902 497860.
More information at www.therobin.co.uk

This long established and much sought after band are currently offering a 'greatest hits' set with several costume changes, which enraptured the audience at The Dome, Whitley Bay last Saturday. Lead singer, John Mainwaring has the looks and voice to carry off an evening like this without the usual 'wince' factor. For a fun night out, go and sing and dance along!

If you would like to see 'Jean Genie' in your area, tell their agent at www.jfp.co.uk

Info from Spaceface.

COUNTDOWN TO THE BRIT AWARDS...
1st March 2000

Brits 2000 DAVID BOWIE has been nominated in the BRIT AWARDS 2000 in the BEST MALE category. The nominees for the Brit Awards 2000 were named at the press reception yesterday evening in London. The Best Male 2000 nominees listed are: DAVID BOWIE, Ian Brown, Sting, Tom Jones and Van Morrison.

DB Best Male Nominee Tomorrow night on ITV Thursday 2nd March 12.35 till 1.05 a.m. 'Countdown To The Brit Awards' Ant and Dec host the build up programme looking at the nominees.

The event is to take place at the Earl's Court Arena, in London, on 3rd March 2000. The ceremony will be hosed by Davina McCall and you will be available to watch via a web broadcast at the official Brits 2000 web site http://www.brits.co.uk and also live on Radio One. On the following day the ceremony will be broadcast on ITV on Saturday, 4th March at 9.00 p.m. till 11.10 p.m.

"REDNIK ASKS..." QUESTION NUMBER ONE
1st March 2000

Do you think DAVID and IMAN will have a baby girl or a baby boy? Go and have your say... (So far the vast majority of people think they'll have a baby girl).

REDNIK ASKS...

(Ed. Or you visit via the BowieWonderworld.com Message Board.



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