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BOWIE ITALIAN EXCLUSIVE: PART FOUR
30th March 2010

David Bowie The Essential Collection Italy 2010 Part Four Part four of the DAVID BOWIE exclusive 2010 Italian collectors only box set entitled: 'The Essential Collection' is now on sale in Italy.

This fourth magazine features 'The Man Who Sold The World' and 'Low' CDs.

Released on the Sorrisi E Canzoni / EMI label (cat. 9770038156727), this official collectors only box set is available in conjuction with Italian TV guide magazine Sorrisi e Canzoni TV.

     Week 1: Ziggy Stardust and Let's Dance - (10th March)
     Week 2: Space Oddity and Young Americans - (16th March)
     Week 3: Hunky Dory and Aladdin Sane - (23rd March)
     Week 4: TMWSTW and Low - (30th March)
     Week 5: "Heroes" and Lodger - (6th April)
     Week 6: Pin Ups and Station To Station - (13th April)
     Week 7: Diamond Dogs and Scary Monsters - (20th April)
     Week 8: Tonight and Never Let Me Down - (27th April)
     Week 9: Ziggy Stardust DVD - (4th May)

If you are quick you can get hold of this latest issue #4 from this seller over on eBay

The same seller also has a small number of magazines #1, #2 and #3 available in his eBay store

(See 10th March news piece below for full details).


BOWIE GRACES RUSSIAN ESQUIRE
29th March 2010

Esquire magazine April 2010 As you can see DAVID BOWIE appears on the front cover of the Russian edition of ESQUIRE magazine.

This April 2010 issue 54 features: Amenities - rules of life, David Bowie, David Duchovny and Matt Groening and a five-minute guide to the bitten policemen.

I can't tell you much more, as my Russian is about as good as my Japanese.

More information is available at esquire.ru although it looks like they haven't updated for a while.


LIFE WITH DAVID BOWIE
26th March 2010

IMAN has been interviewed by Sowetan News talking about life with her husband DAVID BOWIE during the launch of Iman Cosmetics in South Africa.

One of the interview highlights...

"He is very funny and he keeps me entertained. He is curious and is interested in everything. I have learnt a lot about the arts through him."

"For all those who are wondering - does David wear make-up anymore? No he does not," says Iman laughing.

"Have I tested Iman cosmetics on him?," still laughing Iman says: "No."

You can read the complete interview here via sowetan.co.za


BOWIE VINYL RARITIES ON EBAY
25th March 2010

Hi from Australia. I have the following DAVID BOWIE vinyl rarities up for auction on eBay

     Laughing Gnome RARE UK Deram 45 EX cond
     Space Oddity UK Philips MONO 45 (BF1801)
     Space Oddity RARE NZ Philips 45 BF304201
     Holy Holy ULTRA RARE Aussie Mercury 45
     Do Anything You Say Pye Maxi 7" 7NX 8002
     Jean Genie RARE Aussie-only PIC CVR 45
     Laughing Gnome RARE Aussie Deram 45
     Rebel Rebel RARE Aussie-only 1974 RCA EP
     "Heroes" RARE Aussie-only PIC SLV EP
     Blue Jean RARE Aussie 7" PROMO PIC CVR


Close of Auction: Saturday 27th March 2010 (8:00PM AEDST) on eBay

Please email any enquiries to

From Matthew.


BOWIE ITALIAN EXCLUSIVE: PART THREE
23rd March 2010

David Bowie The Essential Collection Italy 2010 Part Three Part three of the DAVID BOWIE exclusive 2010 Italian collectors only box set entitled: 'The Essential Collection' is now on sale in Italy.

This third magazine features 'Hunky Dory' and 'Aladdin Sane' CDs.

Released on the Sorrisi E Canzoni / EMI label (cat. 9770038156727), this official collectors only box set is available in conjuction with Italian TV guide magazine Sorrisi e Canzoni TV.

     Week 1: Ziggy Stardust and Let's Dance - (10th March)
     Week 2: Space Oddity and Young Americans - (16th March)
     Week 3: Hunky Dory and Aladdin Sane - (23rd March)
     Week 4: TMWSTW and Low - (30th March)
     Week 5: "Heroes" and Lodger - (6th April)
     Week 6: Pin Ups and Station To Station - (13th April)
     Week 7: Diamond Dogs and Scary Monsters - (20th April)
     Week 8: Tonight and Never Let Me Down - (27th April)
     Week 9: Ziggy Stardust DVD - (4th May)

If you are quick you maybe able to still get hold of magazines #1, #2 and #3 available from this seller in his eBay store

(See 10th March news piece below for full details).


IMAN HONOURED WITH CFDA FASHION ICON AWARD
22nd March 2010

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) have announced the nominations for their 2010 Awards.

IMAN has been honoured with the Fashion Icon award, which is presented to an individual whose signature style has had a profound influence on fashion.

The annual CFDA gala takes place in New York on Monday 7th June at the Lincoln Center.

The CFDA Board of Directors also announced the late Alexander McQueen as posthumous recipient of its Special Tribute Award.

You can view the complete list of the CFDA 2010 Awards and nominees at the cfda.com website.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
20th March 2010

DAVID BOWIE sent a message of condolence to the family of singer/songwriter LESLEY DUNCAN who sadly passed away last week. As you may know, David and John 'Hutch' Hutchinson recorded their version of Leslie's 'Love Song' for a demo tape back in 1968 at Clareville Grove, Kensington for Bob Grace of Chrysalis Music - [Read here]...

Heritage Auction Galleries are auctioning a DAVID BOWIE contract from the movie 'The Man Who Fell to Earth'. Lot: 50035 is a twenty-five page agreement engaged Bowie to star in Nicolas Roeg's 1976 adaptation of the science fiction novel by Walter Tevis, dated August 7th 1975, signed by the singer/actor on page 24 in black ink. The contract states that the movie began filming with a start date of 2nd June 1975 for 12 consecutive weeks. David was contracted to receive a guaranteed sum of $75,000 which worked out as a salary of $7,500 a week for 12 weeks. Accompanied by James Spence Authentication auction LOA. Estimate: $600 upwards - [View here] - thanks to Stevee for the pointer.

ADAM BUXTON one half of the Adam and Joe comedy team has recorded a comedic version of DAVID BOWIE's iconic song 'Changes' in support of BBC 6 MUSIC digital radio station. Adam mimicks David and rewrites the song in his own style... Wuzza wuzza wuzza wuzza... For more details and to hear the song [visit adam-buxton.co.uk]...

You may recall the DAVID BOWIE cartoon sketch that TUNDE ADEBIMPE of TV ON THE RADIO drew for Sean T. Collin's David Bowie comic sketchbook a while back. Well now the design is available to purchase on a charity t-shirt for a mere $25 with the proceeds benefiting disaster relief in Haiti in conjunction with Partners in Health charity - View here]...


BOWIE ITALIAN EXCLUSIVE: PART TWO
17th March 2010

David Bowie The Essential Collection Italy 2010 Part Two Part two of the DAVID BOWIE exclusive 2010 Italian collectors only box set entitled: 'The Essential Collection' is now on sale in Italy.

This second magazine features the 'Space Oddity' and 'Young Americans' CDs.

Released on the Sorrisi E Canzoni / EMI label (cat. 9770038156727), this official collectors only box set is available in conjuction with Italian TV guide magazine Sorrisi e Canzoni TV.

     Week 1: Ziggy Stardust and Let's Dance - (10th March)
     Week 2: Space Oddity and Young Americans - (16th March)
     Week 3: Hunky Dory and Aladdin Sane - (23rd March)
     Week 4: TMWSTW and Low - (30th March)
     Week 5: "Heroes" and Lodger - (6th April)
     Week 6: Pin Ups and Station To Station - (13th April)
     Week 7: Diamond Dogs and Scary Monsters - (20th April)
     Week 8: Tonight and Never Let Me Down - (27th April)
     Week 9: Ziggy Stardust DVD - (4th May)

There are some magazines available from this seller in his eBay store.

(See 10th March news piece below for full details).


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
15th March 2010

The rather fab DAVID BOWIE documentary 'David Bowie: An Earthling at 50' will be braodcast on Sky Arts 1 in the UK at 12:00 on Sunday 21st March. Duration: 1 hour. Filmed in his New York studio, songwriter and musician David Bowie talks candidly to Alan Yentob about his life and work. Features classic archive tour footage. (Stereo)...

On the last day of this month 'Back Around The Clock', which features DAVID BOWIE from the Hits A Go Go programme is showing on SF1 in Germany at 9:30 CET...

DAVID BOWIE tribute band TIGERS ON VASELINE are performing on Saturday 27th March at Cafe Drummond, 1 Belmont Street, Aberdeen, Scotland AB10 1JR. Cost: 4. Show starts at 21:00 until 2:00am - [More details]...


SUCK ON THIS
15th March 2010

Brand new vampire flick SUCK features a killer soundtrack that includes DAVID BOWIE's 1973 cover of Them's 'Here Comes The Night' and 'Success' co-written with Iggy Pop on the Lust For Life album.

Also Iggy's 'TV Eye', Alice Cooper 'I Am A Spider', Lou Reed/Velvet Underground 'Sweet Nuthin' and The Rolling Stones 'Sympathy For The Devil'.

Directed by Rob Stefaniuk, the cast of Suck includes Iggy Pop, Moby, Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, Malcolm McDowell and Dave Foley.

Check out the Suck trailer below - looks interesting... sure to become a cult classic.




Suck receives its world premiere on 17th March at the film portion of Austin's South by Southwest.


IMAN: SUPERMODEL. BUSINESSWOMAN. ACTIVIST
14th March 2010

The world knows IMAN as a supermodel, a successful businesswoman with her own cosmetics company and as a fashion icon alongside her husband DAVID BOWIE.

That's only half the story. Iman also is a refugee whose family fled war in Somalia. In this exclusive interview in honour of International Women's Day, Iman shares her incredible story of leaving Somalia for Kenya, being discovered by a fashion photographer, and finding global fame.




For more details and information please visit enoughproject.org/iman-interview where you can read the whole interview.

From Alison Grady @ Enough Project


BOWIE EXCLUSIVE FROM EMI ITALY
14th March 2010

If you're still attempting to get hold of the first issue of the DAVID BOWIE exclusive 2010 Italian collectors only box set entitled: 'The Essential Collection' there are some available from this seller in his eBay store.

Released on the Sorrisi E Canzoni / EMI label (cat. 9770038156727), this collectors only box set was exclusively released in Italy today 10th March in conjuction with Italian TV guide magazine Sorrisi e Canzoni TV.

The second magazine goes on sale on Tuesday 16th March which features 'Space Oddity' and 'Young Americans' CDs, and the subsequent seven magazines weekly until 4th May 2010.

(See further below for full details).


BOWIE ON THE WORD, VISCONTI WITH THE WORDS
11th March 2010

The Word April 2010 Issue The April issue of THE WORD magazine as you can see features a characture of DAVID BOWIE on the front cover.

Inside producer TONY VISCONTI reminisces about David Bowie, Chris Salewicz reveals how The Runaways invented sex, and Mark Ellen locking horns with Nick Kent.

Plus there's Lady Gaga, Lou Reed, Rock Choir, The Best and Worst couples in entertainment, Gabriel Byrne, Rufus Wainwright, Dave Eggers, the Rules of book publishing, Tracey Thorn, Steve Lamacq, Richard Coles and Ayn Rand.

For more details check out WordMagazine.co.uk


BOWIE EXCLUSIVE 2010 ITALIAN RELEASE
10th March 2010

David Bowie The Essential Collection Italy 2010 EMI ITALY have launched the DAVID BOWIE exclusive 2010 Italian collectors only box set entitled: 'The Essential Collection'.

Released on the Sorrisi E Canzoni / EMI label (cat. 9770038156727), this collectors only box set was exclusively released in Italy today 10th March in conjuction with Italian TV guide magazine Sorrisi e Canzoni TV.

The idea is to collect all 9 magazine packages each week in the series, and you will have a full David Bowie 'Essential Collection' Italian box featuring a total of sixteen CD's and one DVD which are all exclusive Italian pressings licensed by EMI especially for this release.

The first magazine (part 1 of 9) comes packaged together with the first two CDs 'Ziggy Stardust' and 'Let's Dance', along with unique special collection box which measures 18cm x 15cm x 13cm.

These magazines will only be sold from select news stands for just one week each, and then retracted from the market again.

The second issue goes on sale on 16th March which features 'Space Oddity' and 'Young Americans' CDs, and the subsequent seven magazines weekly until 4th May 2010.

The full release schedule runs as follows:

David Bowie The Essential Collection Italy 2010      Week 1: Ziggy Stardust and Let's Dance - (10th March)
     Week 2: Space Oddity and Young Americans - (16th March)
     Week 3: Hunky Dory and Aladdin Sane - (23rd March)
     Week 4: TMWSTW and Low - (30th March)
     Week 5: "Heroes" and Lodger - (6th April)
     Week 6: Pin Ups and Station To Station - (13th April)
     Week 7: Diamond Dogs and Scary Monsters - (20th April)
     Week 8: Tonight and Never Let Me Down - (27th April)
     Week 9: Ziggy Stardust DVD - (4th May)


The first magazine cost 12.90 euros. Not sure about the cost of the subsequent magazines.

If you prefer check this eBay store there are a handful left.


CHERRY VANILLA: LICK ME
4th March 2010

Lick Me by Cherry Vanilla 2010 Cherry Vanilla and David Bowie 1974 CHERRY VANILLA has written a new book about her past entitled Lick Me: How I Became Cherry Vanilla (by way of The Copacabana, Madison Avenue, The Fillmore East, Andy Warhol, David Bowie and The Police), complete with foreword by Rufus Wainwright.

The publication is scheduled for release on 1st November 2010.

Cherry (aka Kathy Dorritie) was an employee of MainMan as DAVID BOWIE's publicist, wrote the Mirabelle My World columns on behalf of David, she was also a member of the Andy Warhol stage show 'Pork', as well as releasing two solo albums on RCA Records 'Bad Girl' and 'Venus D Vinyl'.

Thanks to Dietmar for the pointer.


MIKE GARSON INTERVIEW ON KFAI
3rd March 2010

Listen to an online interview with legendary pianist MIKE GARSON from the community Minneapolis radio station KFAI 90.3.

The 48-minute taped interview took place at St Paul Hotel in Minneapolis with DJ SLT posing the questions 11 days ago (20th Feb).

Mike chats at length about his long recording career, working with DAVID BOWIE, Mick Ronson, Nine Inch Nails, Ellington and his solo work.

Listen to the interview here - the interview starts at around the one-hour mark.


MICK RONSON - A CELEBRATION
2nd March 2010

Come along and join in our celebration of MICK RONSON in Hull on the 5th June at The Springhead and the following day 6th June at the The Welly.

Bands confirmed include: Lisa Ronson; The Paddingtons; The Rats - (featuring John 'Hutch' Hutchinson); Jesse Patterson, The Tracie Hunter Band; Leila And I; Tallulah Luna Bell; 'JJ'; The Rollin' Ronson Review, special guests and more bands to be confirmed, further information and ticket details to follow.

There is also an auction of signed items, rare vinyl, CDs etc. All money raised from this event will go towards the Mick Ronson Statue fund.


     5th June
     The Springhead, Aston Road, Willerby, Hull, HU10 6QT, England.
     Time: 19:00 hrs. Cost: TBA.
     The Rats, Lisa Ronson, Tracie Hunter, Jesse Patterson, 'JJ', 'The Rollin' Ronson Revue'.


     6th June
     The Welly, 105-107 Beverley Road, Hull, HU3 1TS, England.
     Time: 19:00 hrs. Cost: TBA.
     The Paddingtons, Lisa Ronson, The Jesse Patterson Band, The Tracie Hunter Band, Tallulah Luna Bell, Leila And I.



More details and information can be found at myspace.com/mickronhalloffame and mickronson.com

Hope to see you there... Suzi Ronson and Colin Blades.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
1st March 2010

One of the DAVID BOWIE signed promotional guitars to promote A Reality Live CD that was up for grabs sold for 561 after 7 bids...

TV show VH1 CLASSIC today aired The Very Best 10: DAVID BOWIE at 1pm, if you missed it the programme is repeated again tomorrow at 9am GMT...

SHARLEEN SPITERI's new album 'The Movie Songbook' released today features the DAVID BOWIE and GIORGIO MORODER song 'Cat People' (Putting Out Fire) and pretty damn good it is too - [More details]...

Former DAVID BOWIE collaborator JOHN 'HUTCH' HUTCHINSON is performing a solo gig at The Jolly Brewer, Lincoln, England at 8pm on Saturday 6th March - [More details]...

DAVID BOWIE's classic song 'Rebel Rebel' appears on the soundtrack on the forthcoming THE RUNAWAYS bio-pic. The movie, written and directed by Floria Sigismondi, starring Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning and Michael Shannon opens on 19th March...


LIMITED EDITION BOWIE PRINTS
1st March 2010

ST. PAUL'S GALLERY are a publishing company based in the UK and have produced under license fine art limited edition prints of three of DAVID BOWIE's finest early album covers.

'Hunky Dory', 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars' and 'Aladdin Sane' prints have all been signed by both the original cover artists / designers and David Bowie himself.

They were produced from the original artwork with the involvement of both Henry Wrenn-Meleck and DAVID BOWIE himself, with only 195 prints of each available worldwide.

     Hunky Dory Limited Edition Signed Print - Pencil Signed By David Bowie and Terry Pastor
     Ziggy Stardust Limited Edition Signed Print - Pencil Signed By David Bowie and Terry Pastor
     Aladdin Sane Limited Edition Signed Print - Pencil Signed By David Bowie and Celia Philo

For more details and information please visit the St Pauls Gallery website to order and view.


KEEP YOUR 'LECTRIC EYE ON EBAY
1st March 2010

Can't Help Thinking About Me promo Update: Bidding has now ended, with the items raising a very impressive price.

Listed up on eBay is the highly desirable advance promotional Pye Records 7" vinyl of DAVID BOWIE's 'Can't Help Thinking About Me', (7N 17020).

Not only that, this one comes complete with the very rarely seen original Pye Records 8"x10" promotional photograph that was sent out with this release.

Both the record and photograph are in excellent condition.

Bidding is at a mere 55 at present, but expect this to go for big money.






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