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AREA: 2 FESTIVAL DATES ANNOUNCED
29th April 2002

Moby's Summer Festival AREA: TWO TOUR which features DAVID BOWIE as co-headliner, along with Moby, Busta Rhymes, Carl Cox and Digweed is set to appear at the following venues from Canada down to Los Angeles..

     JULY 28th - Washington, DC - Nissan Pavillion
     JULY 30th - Philadelphia, PA - Tweeter Center
     JULY 31st - Holmdel, New Jersey - PNC Bank Center
     AUGUST 2nd - Wantagh, New York - Jones Beach
     AUGUST 3rd - Boston, MA - Tweeter Center
     AUGUST 5th - Toronto, Canada - Molson Ampitheater (No presale - tba)
     AUGUST 6th - Detroit, Michigan - DTE Energy Music Center
     AUGUST 8th - Chicago, Illinois - Tweeter Center
     AUGUST 10th - Denver, Colorado - Pepsi Arena-City of Lights (No presale - tba)
     AUGUST 13th - Los Angeles, LA - Verizon Ampitheater
     AUGUST 14th - San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Ampitheater
     AUGUST 16th - Seattle, WA - The Gorge (No presale - tba)


Members of BowieNet will also be available to obtain special tickets via davidbowie.com.

You can also obtain tickets via sponsors MTV2 before they go on sale to the public. Just visit mtv.com/bands/tourdates/area_two at 10:00 am (Local Time)* on Wednesday May 1st, for the presale password and instructions for buying tickets.

* Local Time means - tickets go on sale when it's 10:00 a.m. in the city where the venue is located.

See the 2002 performance listing page for all announced David Bowie appearances.

MANCHESTER GIG ANNOUNCED!
28th April 2002

Howzaat!... DAVID BOWIE has announced another UK gig in MANCHESTER for Wednesday 10th July. David kicks off this 'Move' festival event described as 'An Urban Music Event' which is to be held the Lancashire County Cricket Club ground in Old Trafford. Support bands are Suede, Morcheeba and Elbow.

The full line for the 4 day event is:

     10th July: David Bowie, Suede, Morcheeba, Elbow.
     11th July: Green Day, No Doubt, Less Than Jake, Rival Schools.
     12th July: Paul Weller, Ian Brown, Joe Strummer, Shed 7, Haven.
     13th July: New Order, Doves, SWR (Shaun Ryder), Alfie.

Tickets for the Bowie show (10th July) ARE NOT on sale yet but should be available sometime next week:

Tickets will be available as unreserved seating/pitch standing tickets available. Gates open at 3:30pm. Subject to licence. SJM Concerts, MCD and Metropolis Music Production.

Lancashire County Cricket Club, Warwick Road, Old Trafford, Manchester.
If you need directions on how to get there visit their official website at www.lccc.co.uk

(Ed. It's an excellent venue for outdoor gigs. Really intimate and cosy).

BOWIE CONCERT TICKET SALES
28th April 2002

To state that DAVID BOWIE concert tickets are selling "like hot cakes" at the moment is an understatement to say the least. I'm struggling to find any of the ticket outlets that haven't already sold out except for maybe Belgium.

The BowieNet members specially reserved tickets for Meltdown in London are now completely sold out, with the vast majority of BNet members obtaining tickets.

If you're planning on getting hold of tickets for the "soon to be announced" shows in Europe and USA then don't hang around - get in there fast. Don't forget that BowieNet members will have access to great tickets for the Area: 2 Festival Tour with Moby later this summer.

The Area 2 festival tour will cover the USA - from Canada down to Los Angeles. Expect quite a few shows to be announced.

There are several requests for tickets on the message boards and try eBay for obtaining tickets. Find Bowie items on eBay

HEATHEN 2CD JAPANESE RELEASE
27th April 2002

You can now pre order your copy of DAVID BOWIE'S eagerly awaited album Heathen due for release June 10th on ISO Records.

In the USA via Amazon you can pre order the album NOW and have it delivered right to your door on the day of release (11th June). Pre order NOW priced at only $13.99 and You Save: $4.99 (26%)

The tracklisting for Heathen (not in running order) includes: 'Sunday', 'Slow Burn', 'I Would Be Your Slave', 'Afraid', 'Marching', 'Wood Jackson', '5:15 The Angels Have Gone', 'A Better Future',' 'Heathen', 'Slip Away', and 'Everyone Says Hi'.

NBC TODAY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
27th April 2002

NBC's TODAY TV show have announced their 7th annual summer concert series line-up. These free, televised concerts are staged outside their midtown Manhattan studios.

The scheduled line up is: Wednesday: May 3, Sheryl Crow and guest; May 10, Train; May 17, Celine Dion; May 24, Bryan Adams; May 31, Shakira; June 7, Goo Goo Dolls; June 14th, DAVID BOWIE; June 21, Alicia Keys; June 28, Enrique Iglesias; July 5, Dolly Parton; July 12, Amy Grant with Vince Gill; July 19, One Hit Wonders; July 26, The B-52's; Aug. 2, Carole King; Aug 9, Mary J. Blige; Aug 16, James Taylor; Aug. 23, Dixie Chicks; Aug. 30, Elvis Costello; Sept. 6, Toni Braxton; Sept. 20, Santana and guest.

The performances are broadcasted live from the Rockefeller Center at 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. EST every Friday morning. Get there early to get a good spot.

NIMES TICKETS ON SALE
26th April 2002

Tickets for DAVID BOWIE'S performance at the Festival De Nimes in Nimes, France on July 14th are now on sale.

More shows in Europe and the US will be announced shortly.

FRANCE
FESTIVAL DE NIMES
LES ARENES DE NIMES (NIMES ARENAS)
JULY 14TH (Sunday)

Ticket price: 40 Euros
On-line booking details 0892 683 622
Credit card bookings in France 0892 683 622
or www.fnac.com or www.backstage.fr.
Credit card bookings outside of France 00 33 1 42 31 32 28 or same internet addresses.

ZIGGY 30TH ANNIVERSARY 2CD
26th April 2002

The 30th Anniversary Special Edition of THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS is to be released on JULY 1st 2002.

This special 2CD version features the original remastered album, along with a second CD comprising of Ziggy outtakes, unreleased material and a previously totally unheard version of 'Moonage Daydream', recorded during the original sessions at Trident Studios.

This special edition Ziggy CD is housed in special packaging which includes rare and unreleased pictures from the period, along with extensive sleeve notes.

The full tracklisting comprises of:

CD 1:
     01. Five Years
     02. Soul Love
     03. Moonage Daydream
     04. Starman
     05. It Ain't Easy
     06. Lady Stardust
     07. Star
     08. Hang On To Yourself
     09. Ziggy Stardust
     10. Suffragette City
     11. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide

CD 2:
     01. Moonage Daydream (Arnold Corns version)
     02. Hang On To Yourself (Arnold Corns version)
     03. Lady Stardust (Demo)
     04. Ziggy Stardust (Demo)
     05. John, I'm Only Dancing
     06. Velvet Goldmine
     07. Holy Holy
     08. Port Of Amsterdam
     09. The Supermen
     10. Round And Round
     11. Sweet Head (Outtake - Take 5)
     12. Moonage Daydream (Alan Moulder Mix)

News from TotalBlamBlam via BowieNet - click here for BNet news page with more information.

BOWIE RETROSPECTIVE IN NY AND LA
26th April 2002

And stomping along on this big Philip Johnson...

Ziggy at the Mars Hotel Rarely seen DAVID BOWIE performances and documentaries are to be screened in New York. The retrospective runs at the Museum of Television and Radio from 7th June to 15th September.

David Bowie: Sound + Vision will also feature outtakes, interviews and more than 50 videos from Bowie's career since 1964. The retrospective commemorates the 30th anniversary of Bowie's breakthrough album 'The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars'.

David Bowie Highlights include Bowie's appearance with the Spiders on the Old Grey Whistle Test, an early documentary of Ziggymania, promotional videos by Mick Rock, and the BBC's Cracked Actor documentary. It also feature Bowie's TV appearances on US variety shows Dinah! and Cher as well as Saturday Night Live. Rare German and Japanese TV concert footage will also be screened.

An audio listening series called Hazy Cosmic Jive featuring radio performances by Bowie will also form part of the retrospective, reports the MTR's official website, www.mtr.org.

On September 12th, 1991, The Museum of Television and Radio opened the William S. Paley Building at 25 West 52nd Street in Manhattan. The New York facility, designed by Philip Johnson, was conceived with attention to the specialized needs of a museum for radio and television programming.

Click here to read the full official press release.

Visit the Museum of Television and Radio official website for more details and information.

BOWIENET MEMBERS ONLY NYC SHOW
25th April 2002

The BOWIENET members only show at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City has been announced to take place on Monday JUNE 10th.

See the BowieNet news pages for full details and information. No date for ticket sales just yet.

If you want the chance to obtain tickets for this exclusive members only show you MUST be a member of BowieNet. Click on the banner below for more details about joining up with David Bowie's official website.

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MONTREUX TICKETS ON SALE NOW
25th April 2002

Tickets for DAVID BOWIE'S performance at this year's Montreux Jazz Festival are now available to purchase online via the Montreux Jazz Festival site.

David plays on 18th July at the Auditorium Stravinski at 20:30 as part of the 36th Montreux Jazz Festival.

C: standing place tickets are available at 79.00 Swiss Francs plus 10.00 Sfr for shipping and handling.

A MESSAGE FROM DAVID
24th April 2002

DAVID BOWIE emailed this message through to me today and asked if I would kindly post it for everyone to read.

I really appreciate you folks who were big enough to give a quick apology for 'tetchy' mails yesterday. It was a complete shambles and I felt so bad about it. I really am sorry as I wanted it to swing along so smoothly. thank goodness it seems to be operating OK again now though.

For folk going to either NY, London or any other of the Euro shows, we all are really looking forward to it and can't wait to play for you.


From db.

MELTDOWN BOWIE TICKET UPDATE
24th April 2002

Update on Bowie Meltdown ticket information at 3:25 GMT

Just so that everyone is still aware... there ARE still tickets available via BOWIENET to BowieNet members for DAVID BOWIE'S performance in London at the Royal Festival Hall on 29th June.

These remaining tickets are priced at $36.00. These tickets will be on sale until Sunday, April 28th or until they run out.

Tickets for all other acts are available via telephone from the RFH Box Office on 0207 960 4242 and also over the counter at the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London SE1.

Please see below for further details and information.

HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY!
24th April 2002

Very Happy 10th Wedding Anniversary wishes to DAVID and IMAN, who married during a civil ceremony in Switzerland, at the Lausanne Registrar Office this very day ten years ago on 24th April 1992. They then later held their wedding ceremony in Florence, Italy on 6th June 1992.

The traditional wedding gifts for the 10th anniversary are platinum or tin.


'THE NEW HEATHENS' NIGHT AT MELTDOWN
23rd April 2002

DAVID BOWIE is to perform a very special concert 'The New Heathens' Night at the Royal Festival Hall on 29th June in London for the 10th Annual Meltdown. Sharing the bill will be THE DANDY WARHOLS, followed by a DJ set from JONATHAN ROSS in the Ballroom.

Tickets for all of the acts confirmed so far, go on sale TODAY (23rd April) from 9:00am (GMT) by telephone from the Box Office at 0207 960 4242 and also over the counter at the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London SE1.

There will be a maximum of 4 tickets per person per show except for David Bowie and The Dandy Warhols which is limited to 2 tickets per person.

Royal Festival Hall
Box Office: Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX

By Telephone
+44 (0) 20 7960 4242
9:00am - 9:00pm Monday - Saturday, 9.30am - 9:00pm Sunday. Telephone bookings are subject to a transaction fee of £1.50. There is a call queuing system when lines are very busy. Payment can be made by Access, Visa, Amex, Diners and Switch.

Click here to read the full official press release.

PRE ORDER HEATHEN NOW!
20th April 2002

You can pre order NOW your copy of DAVID BOWIE'S eagerly awaited album Heathen due for release June 10th on ISO Records.

Pre order Heathen NOW


In the USA you can pre order the album NOW and have it delivered right to your door on the day of release (11th June). Pre order NOW priced at only $13.99 and You Save: $4.99 (26%)

The tracklisting for Heathen (not in running order) includes: 'Sunday', 'Slow Burn', 'I Would Be Your Slave', 'Afraid', 'Marching', 'Wood Jackson', '5:15 The Angels Have Gone', 'A Better Future',' 'Heathen', 'Slip Away', and 'Everyone Says Hi'.

HALLO BOWIE FANS!
20th April 2002

BowieNet newsletter - It's only been a few weeks since our last update, but there's even more great stuff coming your way from Davidbowie.com!

TICKETS
David has officially announced that he will be kicking off his European tour at the MELTDOWN festival in London. We've pulled the BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE for BOWIENET MEMBERS.

ONLY BOWIENET MEMBERS will have access to these tickets.

If that's not enough, BOWIENET MEMBERS will also have access to great tickets to the AREA: 2 TOUR with MOBY later this summer.

JOIN BOWIENET NOW and take advantage of this opportunity to get the best seats to see David LIVE!

ROSELAND 2002
Just when you thought the big concert news was over... David has officially announced that he will be doing another BOWIENET MEMBERS ONLY concert at the ROSELAND BALLROOM in NEW YORK CITY.

ONLY BOWIENET MEMBERS will have access this unique event.

This year's Roseland Show will feature a special "performance preview" of Bowie's new album HEATHEN.

JOIN BOWIENET NOW and take advantage of this rare opportunity to see David as you've never seen him before.

Not only will you get access to Roseland Tickets, you'll also get all the benefits of a BowieNet membership, including Bowie Radio, Special Chats, David's Personal Journals, and the entire BowieNet community. It's a virtual backstage pass to everything Bowie. Don't miss out on this special event! JOIN NOW

INSIDE 2001
INside 2001 is a special feature put together by the BowieNet Community capturing the best events, art, and happenings of the past Year.

We've put together a special "concentrated" version for you all to see. There's artwork, poetry, quotes from David, and more...

In addition to all the great Inside content, we've included 3 special bonus features previously unreleased to the public.

REBOOT
BowieNet's fresh for spring! We've redesigned our splash page to make it more user friendly and more informative. Now it's easier than ever to surf all the coolest Bowie stuff on the web!

Visit www.davidbowie.com today for a chance to win a LIMITED EDITION signed and numbered Ziggy 2002 lithograph!

HEATHEN
If you haven't heard, David's got a new album coming out. Heathen is scheduled to hit stores June 10th. For the complete scoop check the Davidbowie.com news for: 04/05/02 NEWS: MORE 'HEATHEN' DETAILS.

BOWIESTORE
It's always Member's Choice on BowieNet!

A while back we asked our Members to pick which BowieNet T-shirt design they liked best. They voted, and now you can buy the Official Davidbowie.com T-shirt in the BOWIESTORE.

While you're there, take a look around, you never know what you'll find...

There's a lot more than just this going on over at Davidbowie.com. We've just launched the Frank Ockenfels Gallery which showcases some of the most rare and beautiful images of David shot by world renown photographer Frank Ockenfels III.

From BowieNet.

JEAN GENIE... LET YOURSELF GO
18th April 2002

Photographer IAN DICKSON is now offering the images from his DAVID BOWIE photographic box set in digital form.

The prints are made on Hahnemule Photo Rag 188gsm digital ink jet paper, which is a specially made acid-free paper, using Epson LightFast inks. This combination should give an image fastness of at least thirty years.

Each print is signed and embossed with his personal stamp and they are available at £65 per print, inclusive of postage and packaging.

You can view the 'Jean Genie' Photographic Box Set here and read the background information of the gig at Newcastle City Hall from 2nd June 1972.

BOWIE TRIBUTE ACTS GIGS NEXT MONTH
18th April 2002

Tribute act LITTLE WONDER are playing a special hometown gig at The Freight House, Rochford, Essex on Friday 3rd May.

For those who haven't heard them, Little Wonder perform the music of David Bowie, fronted by Southend's own Tony Perry (Stars In Their Eyes finalist 2001). The seven piece band cover songs from every era of Bowie's history - from 'Space Oddity' through to 'Earthling' and 'hours...'. They have played to rave reviews all over the South of England. If the last time they played in Southend is anything to go by the gig will be a sell out, so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. The venue is small and only 350 tickets are being made available. Check www.changesbowie.co.uk for more information and to book tickets.

Bowie tribute act THE JEAN GENIE play The Venue, London on Friday 17th May, information and bookings tel: 020 8692 4077. The Venue, 2A Clifton Rise, New Cross, London SE14.

PULP BAD COVER VERSION OUT
17th April 2002

Bad Cover Version cover Out now in the UK is the new single releases from PULP. Released as two CD singles, CD1 and CD2 features the Heddon Street cover a la Ziggy Stardust. There's also the DVD release which features the promo video, the making of backstage footage and a photo gallery.

CD1: Bad Cover Version/Yesterday/Forever In My Dreams.

CD2: Bad Cover Version (video version)/Disco 2000 (by Nick Cave)/Sorted For E's & Wizz (by Roisin Murphy).

DVD: features the classic video for 'Bad Cover Version' and the making of the video.

The promo video shows an array of look-a-like rock stars singing along to the track in a spoof of the Band Aid charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas'. The look-a-likes include DAVID BOWIE, Kurt Cobain, Robbie Williams, Liam Gallagher, George Michael, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bono, Missy Elliot, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Kylie, Bjork, Gary Numan and even a bad Jarvis Cocker. Bowie sings his part with Kylie... "She's trying to replace me, but it'll never work" and then duets with George Michael.

The hilarious video was directed by lead singer Jarvis Cocker, which starts off with a tongue-in-cheek intro to the video claiming: 'On January 23rd 2002, the cream of the world's music talent gathered together in a West London studio to pay tribute to one of the most original and inventive bands of our time.'

Bad Cover Version [CD 1]
Bad Cover Version [CD 2]
Bad Cover Version [DVD]

The single is out now on Island Records.

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
16th April 2002

If you need the English translated pages there's a couple here available to help you plan for the Danish and Norwegian festivals DAVID BOWIE is performing at... Denmark Horsens (tickets go on sale next Saturday) and the Norway Quart Festival (tickets on sale NOW)...

BOWIENET AUCTIONS latest offering is a signed David Bowie proof of a new lithograph. Designed by the artist Rex Ray and signed by David Bowie, this is the artist proof sent to David for approval. This design will appear later this year on a signed, limited edition lithograph. Approximately 18" x 24". Besides getting yourself a genuine DB signature and a nice piece of art, you're also helping Save The Children charity - Find Bowie items on eBay...

Make sure you get your copy of NME this week. On sale today in the capital and the rest of the UK tomorrow. They are celebrating their 50 years with a special issue. The top 50 artists to have had an influence will be revealed but as a taster they now reveal the Top 10 - which also includes The Beatles, DAVID BOWIE, Oasis and Public Enemy. The list takes into account: Appearances on front covers. Volume and significance of features. Dominance of end of year writers polls. The response from our readers in the weekly letters page. The presence of their name and influence in the paper (e.g. the number of acts referred to as the new them, the endless questioning of other artists for their opinions of them, the terrible pun headlines on their name or song titles...). And the speed with which they took over. Bowie has the highest number of front cover shots of any artist. All twenty-one covers are reprinted along with specially written comments from David on each one. Check out the NME website...

Bowie tribute band CH-CHANGES play De Salon at the Oosthavenkade 9, Vlaardingen-centrum on Saturday April 20th. After last Sunday nights big success in the Vagabond, it should be another great night. The gig also features the great Roxy Music band Re-Make/Re-Model. The bands play between 23.00 and 2.00 at night. (from Shtratman)...


BOWIE'S HEATHEN SLEEVE UNVEILED
16th April 2002

Heathen cover Today ISO/Columbia records revealed the cover for DAVID BOWIE'S new album 'Heathen'.

The cover of the album, due for release on ISO/Columbia Records on June 10th, will feature a startling picture of Bowie by noted photographer Markus Klinko and his partner Indrani.

To complement the amazing shots of Bowie that were taken earlier this year in New York, David enlisted the innovative British designer Jonathan Barnbrook to provide an individual and original typeface for the sleeve.

Post-production work on the image's eyes was then carried out by photographer Markus Klinko's partner and computer whiz, Indrani.

'Heathen' will be Bowie's 25th album and sees him reuniting with producer Tony Visconti for the first time in 20 years, the album also sees appearances from Who guitarist Pete Townshend and Foo Fighter Dave Grohl.

To accompany the album Bowie will be embarking upon a series of live dates throughout Europe and the US more details of which will be announced soon.

From BowieNet.

3 MORE EUROPEAN DATES CONFIRMED
15th April 2002

Three more DAVID BOWIE performances have been confirmed during July in Europe - Norway 3rd July, Denmark 5th July and Belgium 7th July.

3rd July (Wednesday)
     Quart Festival - Norway
     Odderøya, Kristiansand, Norway
     Support: The White Stripes
     Tickets priced Nok 350
On sale NOW on 47 815 33 133 or online at www.billettservice.no
English version

5th July (Friday)
     Horsens - Denmark
     FriluftsScenen Lunden, Sundvej, 1DK-8700 Horsens
     Support: The White Stripes
     Tickets priced Dkr. 480
On sale April 20th (Saturday) from Horsens Ny Teater 45 75 60 23 44 or online at www.hnt.dk or www.billetmaskinen.dk
English version

7th July (Sunday)
     Seat Beach Rock Festival - Belgium
     Wellington Race Track, Koningin Astridlaan, 8400 Ostend, Belgium
     Support: No Doubt, Jamiroquai, Flip Kowlier and others to be announced
     Ticket 46 Euros
On sale NOW from www.fnac.com and www.seatbeachrock.be from May 15th (Wednesday).

More shows in Europe and the US will be announced shortly.

CH-CHANGES PLAY VAGABOND
13th April 2002

Tribute band CH-CHANGES play tomorrow at Vagabond, Nieuwe Binnenweg 99, in Rotterdam on Sunday April 14th at 20:00.

The band pays tribute to DAVID BOWIE, without trying to imitate him. As their singer says: 'that would be impossible, but I know his music for a really long time, including all those live versions, and we just love playing them'. Their set list includes hits as well as more obscure songs like 'Look Back In Anger', 'Survive' and 'Fantastic Voyage'.

From Shtratman.

PIMM JAL de la PARRA, 1965-2002 RIP
11th April 2002

People at U2log.com brought the sad news today that PIMM JAL DE LA PARRA has died at the age of 36. Many know his name as the author of David Bowie The Concert Tapes and U2 Live A Concert Documentary. Pimm also founded and edited the excellent Collectormania magazine.

Those who knew him, and many who didn't, are paying respects at U2log.com. If you were touched by Pimm, even if only through his book and magazine work, we encourage you to leave a few thoughts in his memory by visiting here

From Geraldin.

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11th April 2002

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ANOTHER DAVID BOWIE NYC SHOW
10th April 2002

David Bowie Announces Concert Date In Conjunction With New Album

David Bowie will play live in his adopted hometown of New York City in June in conjunction with the release of Heathen. The album comes out June 11, and Bowie will play the Roseland Ballroom that same week, although the actual date hasn't been announced yet.

The backing band for the show will include Bowie veterans Earl Slick, Mark Plati, and Gerry Leonard (guitar); Gail Ann Dorsey (bass); Mike Garson (keyboards); Sterling Campbell (drums); and new bandmember Catherine Russell (vocals/keyboards/percussion).

Heathen, the first release from Bowie's ISO Records, will be distributed by Columbia Records. It's his first studio album since 1999's 'hours...', and it reunites him with producer Tony Visconti, who worked on such Bowie albums as Space Oddity (1969), Diamond Dogs (1974), Young Americans (1975), and "Heroes" (1977), among others. Heathen features contributions from Pete Townshend, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, and Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess.

From Launch Music.

DAVID BOWIE AND BUSTA JOIN MOBY'S AREA 2
10th April 2002

DAVID BOWIE and Busta Rhymes will join MOBY as performers for his AREA: TWO Festival tour. The dates are not set as yet but the travelling festival is due to start in late Summer or early Autumn.

Moby has recently remixed 'Sunday' the opening track from David Bowie's eagerly awaited new album Heathen, due for release on 10th June on his own independent label ISO Records via Columbia.

Moby's own new album '18' is scheduled for release on 13th May, so expect to hear lots of new material during Area: Two festival.

Last year's Area: One festival took in 17 dates up and down the USA and Canada, including Atlanta, Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, New Jersey, Detroit, Toronto, Chicago, St. Paul, San Francisco, Vancouver, Seattle and Los Angeles.

If want to get an idea of what the Area: Two Festival is all about you can still visit the Area: One Festival official website at www.areafestival.com.

Read the RollingStone.com news article and on BowieNet.

CATHERINE RUSSELL DRIPS WITH TALENT
9th April 2002

Catherine Russell If you want to know a little more about new DAVID BOWIE band member CATHERINE RUSSELL she has been described as the queen of R&B, jazz, pop and gospel.

From Broadway to records and tour dates and commercials, she is dripping with sheer talent and vocal excitement. She was a featured chorus member in the Broadway production of 'Big River' and played many theatre roles in numerous off-Broadway productions.

'Cat' has worked with all the greats from Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan, Steely Dan, Madonna to Paul Simon. You can also hear Catherine's unique voice on spots for Bud Light, Oil of Olay, JC Penny, and Dairy Queen, among others.

Click here to listen to several RealAudio songs... 'American Express', 'Bud Light', 'Cadillac', 'Dairy Queen', 'Honda', 'Uniform Jeans' and 'JC Penney'.

BOWIENET MEMBERS SHOW
9th April 2002

The BowieNet show at Roseland Ballroom in New York City will be during the second week of June.

The line up will be: Sterling Campbell (drums), Earl Slick (guitar), Gail Ann Dorsey (bass), Mark Plati (guitar), Gerry Leonard (guitar), Mike Garson (keyboards) and newcomer Catherine Russell (vocalist/keyboardist/percussionist).

From BowieNet.

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
9th April 2002

Check out DAVID BOWIE on the Performance Channel today in the UK - three chances to see it - no excuses - 11:00, 17:00 and 23:00 GMT...

'Bargain Barry' has emailed to say that WOOLWORTHS are doing 'The Best Of David Bowie 1969-1974' CD for a mere £5.99 (from Barry)...

Also MVC record stores are doing 'Hunky Dory' for an incredible £4.99 - be quick - offer ends 17th April...

The ARTS LAB fan contribution section has some new wonderworldly words for your enjoyment. New pieces from Nevada Kerr, Russell Phillips and new contributor Baz Dedhevan. Thanks guys :) ...

Those of you with Nokia or Siemens mobile phones who want to be 'juvenile delinquent wrecks' can now tap out the following to impress everyone with DAVID BOWIE'S 'All The Young Dudes'.
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For Bowie collectors, anoraks and fans of Nick Berry (hi Blam) - during last Sunday's episode of HEARTBEAT on UK's ITV station you could hear db's 'The Laughing Gnome'. Big deal, so what? Ahh well it wasn't just your standard run-of-the-mill version though. It was basically a loop of the intro without any vocals so it made quite interesting listening! Behold it appeared not once, but twice on a ventriloquist's dummy for what it's worth! (from Martin)...

BOWIENET AUCTIONS latest offering is a signed David Bowie uncut poster proof. This poster was created by the artist Rex Ray to commemorate a concert at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City in June of 2000. This full-colour proof is signed by Rex and David and measures approximately 13 inches x 18 inches. Besides getting yourself a "real" DB signature and a nice piece of art, you're also helping Save The Children charity - Find Bowie items on eBay...


FREDDIE MERCURY TRIBUTE ON DVD
8th April 2002

The 1992 FREDDIE MERCURY 'Tribute For Life' Concert is due for DVD release on May 13th. The region 2 package will contain two DVDs. The first disc will contain the second half of the show only, whilst the second disc will be home to a host of extra features.

The benefit show from Wembley Stadium in London on 20th April 1992 brought together a whole host of stars. Highlights of the show for me were David and Annie Lennox performing an amazing version of Under Pressure, with Annie quite definitely star struck singing with one of her biggest idols. This benefit show also marks the final live performance from Mick Ronson, who performed with David and Ian Hunter on a memorable rendition of All The Young Dudes.

The track listing is as follows:

     Tie Your Mother Down - Queen/Joe Elliott
     I Want It All - Queen/Roger Daltry
     Las Palabras De Amor - Queen/Zucchero
     Hammer To Fall - Queen/Gary Cherone
     Stone Cold Crazy - Queen/James Hetfield
     Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen/Robert Plant
     Too Much Love Will Kill You - Brian May
     Radio Ga Ga - Queen/Paul Young
     Who Wants To Live Forever - Queen/Seal
     I Want To Break Free - Queen/Lisa Stansfield
     Under Pressure - Queen/David Bowie/Annie Lennox
     All The Young Dudes - Queen/David Bowie/Mick Ronson/Ian Hunter
     "Heroes" - Queen/David Bowie

     '39 - Queen/George Michael
     These Are The Days Of Our Lives - Queen/George Michael
     Somebody To Love - Queen/George Michael
     Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen/Elton John/Axl Rose
     We Will Rock You - Queen/Axl Rose
     We Are The Champions - Queen/Liza Minelli/Full Cast

Disc Two features a documentary made by DoRo about the event, including backstage footage and rehearsals, and features an introduction by Roger Taylor filmed recently. There is also a short piece on the Mercury Phoenix Trust and still photographs from fans and from the official photographers.

The television version of the documentary will be broadcast on May 25th on Channel Four and June 15th on VH1.

SUEDE ASKED TO PLAY MELTDOWN
8th April 2002

According to NME and Annova SUEDE have been approached to perform at DAVID BOWIE'S Meltdown festival.If confirmed, the band will play material from their new album, which is slated for a September release. This year's festival takes place between June 12th and 30.

A spokesperson for Suede told NME.com: "The band have been approached and are extremely interested. Suede are in the process of putting together their plans for the rest of the year as we speak."

From NME and Annova.

THE VOYEUR APRIL ISSUE OUT
8th April 2002

The April 2002 issue of THE VOYEUR is out now. In this issue you can read the second part of an interview Faye Upton had with Earl Slick exclusively for 'The Voyeur'. The questions for this amazing interview are conducted by Marcel de Groot. 'The Voyeur' is also very proud about the exclusive inside story they received from Mark Plati. In this 6 page article you can read about the Roseland Ballroom, Glastonbury Fair and the Toy recordings in a way you have never done before. Other items in this issue are:

     Watch out for 'The Voyeur'
     Welcome to 'The Voyeur'
     Adverts (buy and sell David Bowie items)
     Freaks (Dutch gossip magazine article)
     The Burnt Ash Primary School First Eleven (by Max Batten)
     Autographs, real or not real (questionable autions on eBay)
     Angie Bowie's Moon Goddess (by Antoine Loogman)
     CD Review (including promos, official and unofficial releases)
     Rarest ever 45? (Konrads unlisted 7")

Click here for a sneak preview of some of the pages in this issue.

If the above is tempting you to become a member or get yourself a copy, feel free to email 'The Voyeur' at thevoyeur@home.nl or visit their website at http://go.to/bowiefanclub.

From Peter Smit at The Voyeur.

HEATHEN FEATURES TOWNSHEND AND GROHL
5th April 2002

David Bowie's 'Heathen' To Feature Pete Townshend and Dave Grohl

Fri Apr 5, 7:37 PM ET

The upcoming DAVID BOWIE album features contributions from not one but two high-profile guitarists. Heathen, due June 10th on ISO Records/Columbia (June 11th USA), sees The Who leader Pete Townshend playing on the album's likely first single in the US, 'Slow Burn'. Bowie describes Townshend's performance as "the most eccentric and aggressive guitar I've heard Pete play, quite unlike anything else he's done recently."

Besides Townshend, 'Slow Burn' also features the Borneo Horns, the group that Bowie took on the road for his Serious Moonlight tour.

Townshend recorded his parts last October, when he and The Who played the Concert For New York City at Madison Square Garden. Townshend last recorded with Bowie on the song 'Because You're Young' from Bowie's 1980 album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps). Also laying down guitar parts for the album is Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.

The music on Heathen was produced and mixed by long time Bowie cohort Tony Visconti, but in addition, two remixes have been announced. Moby has reworked the album's likely opener, 'Sunday', while the French electronica team Air has reworked the song 'A Better Future'. Release information on the remixes will be announced soon, but they're not expected to be included on the album.

The tracklisting for Heathen (not in running order) includes: 'Sunday', 'Slow Burn', 'I Would Be Your Slave', 'Afraid', 'Marching', 'Wood Jackson', '5:15 The Angels Have Gone', 'A Better Future',' 'Heathen', 'Slip Away', and 'Everyone Says Hi'.

BOWIE ON THE BOX
1st April 2002

Ziggy and Woody Showing tomorrow evening (Tuesday) TOP OF THE POPS 2 250th show on UK BBC2 at 7:05pm features the top 20 all time favourite performances. Voting has been taking place of the TOTP website www.bbc.co.uk/totop2/.

DAVID BOWIE performing 'Starman' came in 12th place. Below is the top 20... Tuesday 20 through to 11 and Wednesday 10 through to 1.

     20: T. Rex - 'Get It On'
     19: Elvis Presley - 'Suspicious Minds'
     18: Kylie Minogue - 'Can't Get You Out of My Head'
     17: Backstreet Boys - 'Shape of My Heart'
     16: Roxy Music - 'Virginia Plain'
     15: Marillion - 'Cover My Eyes'
     14: Ultravox - 'Vienna'
     13: Oasis - 'Cum On Feel The Noize'
     12: David Bowie - 'Starman'
     11: The Cure - 'Lullaby'

     10: Abba - 'Waterloo'
     09: New Model Army - 'No Rest'
     08: The Sweet - 'Blockbuster'
     07: Adam & the Ants - 'Kings of the Wild Frontier'
     06: Celine Dion - 'My Heart Will Go On'
     05: Manic Street Preachers - 'Faster'
     04: Eva Cassidy - 'Over the Rainbow'
     03: Queen - 'Killer Queen'
     02: Madonna - 'Like A Virgin'
     01: Duran Duran - 'Rio'

(Ed. 12th place? My arse! Should've been top 3 easily).

JUST YOU AND YOUR IDOL
1st April 2002

After some recent technical difficulties, 'The Young American' web site is back up and running again. The site is dedicated to the activities of DAVID BOWIE in America in 1974 and aims to become a reference source for the period.

It is currently being updated every 2 weeks and future plans for the site include documenting the 'Young Americans' recording sessions as well as some revealing information about the recording of the Dick Cavett TV show.

The webmaster, Chris Carter, welcomes all contributions to the site - especially those which help verify actual concert appearances. The site can be found at www.theyoungamerican.co.uk.

EXCLUSIVE BOWIE PHOTO PACKS FOR SALE
1st April 2002

Last chance: The Beckenham Arts Lab Exclusive Photo Pack is only available for the rest of this week. So if you want to buy via the internet please do so now.

Alternatively you can order by post.

Customer Orders and Enquiries: 01326 569444. Fax: 01326 569555.

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HOW'S THAT SOUND MISTER?
1st April 2002

Remember last February and the news of the multi-track transfer and archival of the 'The Man Who Fell To Earth'? The reason for the project by SRT (Sound Recording Technology) in Cambridgeshire, UK is for the DVD release in early 2003 by Anchor Bay Entertainment. (2003 Jan-June).

The Man Who Fell To Earth, 16x9, THX, DTS, Dolby EX, Interviews, cc. Anamorphic 16x9 enchanced for widescreen TV, THX Mastering, DTS Soundtrack and Dolby Ex.

Anchor Bay Entertainment also have a UK market so hopefully it will be released worldwide.

Note the inclusion of interviews... I presume these will be the same ones used originally on the laserdisc release by Criterion. The laserdisc featured audio commentary by director Nic Roeg, David Bowie and co-star Buck Henry, deleted scenes analysis, with photos and continuity book excerpts. More than 100 production photos, costume sketches, and behind-the-scenes snapshots.

Thanks to GP for locating the Anchor Bay release info.





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