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Happy Birthday Duncan! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUNCAN!!!
30th May 2008

Wishing you a very Happy 37th Birthday Duncan!

Have a great day and I hope you get everything you wish for

Many happy returns and best wishes from

Rednik and everyone at Wonderworld


POUR ME OUT ANOTHER PHONE
27th May 2008

Update: This release is now set for 2nd June. Also note that it will be deleted after one week, so be quick!

MORRISSEY is to release a live cover version of the classic DAVID BOWIE 1973 track 'Drive-In Saturday' this month on 7" vinyl.

Morrissey The track was recorded live at the Orpheum Theater, Omaha, Nebraska on 11th May 2007.

The song will feature on the upcoming release 'All You Need Is Me', which is one of two new songs to feature on the recent greatest hits compilation.

Across the numerous formats for the release will be another two new tracks, titled 'My Dearest Love' and 'Children In Pieces'.

'All You Need Is Me' is scheduled for release on 19th May in the following formats:

     ALL YOU NEED IS ME - Released 19/05/2008
     CD single Track 1: 'All You Need Is Me'. Track 2: 'Children In Pieces'
     7" #1 Side A: 'All You Need Is Me'. Side B: 'My Dearest Love'
     7" #2 Side A: 'All You Need Is Me'. Side B: 'Drive-in Saturday' (Recorded live)


Morrissey is currently working on a new studio album, set to be released in the autumn.


ZIGGY AT THE CLASSIC ALBUMS FESTIVAL
26th May 2008

A heads up for this special gig at The Portland Rock Bar this coming Friday 30th May...

Every Friday and Saturday throughout the month, the Portland Rock Bar has been playing host to the country's finest tribute bands, performing a classic album in its entirety.

THE THIN WHITE DUKE will close the Festival with a one-off performance of DAVID BOWIE's classic 1972 album 'The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spider From Mars'.

The Classic Albums Festival takes place at the Portland Hotel, 153 Portland Road, Hove, England BN3 5QJ.

Cost: £5 on the door. Start time: 9.30pm

Get there on time to catch everything from the opening drum beat of 'Five Years' to the final chord of 'Rock 'N' Roll Suicide', plus a second set of Bowie classics to round off the evening! We hope to see you there.

More details and information can be found at thinwhiteduke.biz

From Scott (aka Nature_Boy).


DIAMOND DOGS IN THE USA
26th May 2008

DAVID BOWIE US tribute band DIAMOND DOGS are to perform next month on 6th June at Tuscan House, Middleborough, Massachusetts, USA. The show kicks off at 21:00.

The band are: Michael Richard / Vocals. Bill Gildea / Bass. Bill Gear / Guitar. Lulu on the keys. Sam Haddix / Guitar and Lee Rothstein / drums. More details are available on their MySpace page located at myspace.com/diamonddogsusa

From Jessica.


LIFE BEYOND MARS
20th May 2008

RAPSTER RECORDS are to release a collection of DAVID BOWIE covers for their project 'Life Beyond Mars: Bowie Covered'.

The twelve-track CD is slated for release on 8th July in the US and will include Bowie covers from a whole host of electronic artists including Matthew Dear, Carl Craig, Joakim and Au Revoir Simone.

The full tracklisting runs as follows:

Life Beyond Mars: Bowie Covered      01. Au Revoir Simone - 'Oh! You Pretty Things'
     02. Heartbreak - 'Loving The Alien'
     03. Kelley Polar - 'Magic Dance'
     04. Leo Minor - 'Ashes To Ashes'
     05. Carl Craig Presents Zoos of Berlin - 'Looking For Water'
     06. Drew Brown - 'Sweet Thing'
     07. Matthew Dear - 'Sound And Vision'
     08. Susumu Yokota - 'Golden Years'
     09. The Emperor Machine - 'Repetition'
     10. Joakim and The Disco - 'A New Career In Town'
     11. Richard Walters and Faultline - 'Be My Wife'
     12. The Thing - 'Life On Mars?'


Check out the Rapster Records website @ rapsterrecords.com - hopefully there will be a micro-site set up online for this release.

Update: Micro-site now online @ lifebeyondmars.com


PLEASE TRIP THEM GENTLY
14th May 2008

There's not so much news about so here's something to give everyone a giggle.

Below are several attempts by various fans all with way too much time on their hands doing their DAVID BOWIE thang.













Thanks to TalentedChild for the pointers.


TAKE A QUICK BUTCHERS...
13th May 2008

You can exclusively hear the debut album 'Anywhere I Lay My Head' by SCARLETT JOHANSSON which features DAVID BOWIE singing backing vocals on 'Falling Down' and 'Fannin Street'. Visit imeem.com to hear 30 seconds of each track. If you sign in you can listen to the complete songs...

Reminder... Don't forget that MORRISSEY releases 'All You Need Is Me' on 7" #2 vinyl single featuring the DAVID BOWIE classic 'Drive-In Saturday' (live version) via Polydor on Monday...

Check out the high definition trailer for the forthcoming movie AUGUST which stars DAVID BOWIE, Josh Hartnett, Naomie Harris, Rip Torn and Adam Scott. The movie hits US theatres on 11th July. Courtesy of Trailer Park via MySpace pages - [View here]...


WHERE THERE'S A WILL, THERE'S A WAY
4th May 2008

Guildford-born actor MICHAEL CUOMO who stars in the upcoming movie 'Will' alongside DAVID BOWIE, Lisa Kudrow and Vanessa Hudgens is interviewed by the Baltimore Sun.

One question asked was: 'Where do you go from here?'

"...I also just finished work an a Hollywood feature, 'Will', directed by Todd Graff, who did 'Camp.' This is his big Hollywood debut. It should be out next February, sort-of a rock 'n' roll coming-of-age story.

"I play the art teacher in high school. It stars Lisa Kudrow, Vanessa Hudgens, from 'High School Musical'. David Bowie's in it, and his music is all over the film."

You can read the whole interview here.


Movie Synopsis: Will Burton (Gaelan Connell) is used to being bullied or completely ignored by his schoolmates, so when cool and popular former cheerleader Charlotte Banks (Alyson Michalka) starts inviting him to hang out with her, the quirky teenager is stunned and so is his doting single mom Karen (Lisa Kudrow). Impressed by his eclectic knowledge of music, Charlotte, a gifted singer-songwriter, asks Will to manage her fledgling rock band. The goal: go head to head against her egotistical musician ex-boyfriend Ben (Ben Wheatley) at a regional battle-of-the-bands.

Unsure of what he's getting himself into, Will agrees to help Charlotte's off-beat trio, eventually expanding it with a crew of like-minded outcasts. Against all odds, the group's sound starts to come together and their prospects for success look bright. Even more amazingly, Will's loser status finally seems to be a thing of the past; he even has a potential romance brewing with a kindred spirit named Sa5m (Vanessa Hudgens), a classmate with untapped musical talents. But when Charlotte is faced with a family tragedy, she suddenly breaks off her friendship with Will and quits the band, leaving their competition chances in tatters. With Will's new-found self-confidence on the ropes and the contest almost upon them, he and the band must choose whether to admit defeat or face the music and stand up for what they believe in.


Movie Plot Summary: Will centres on a high school outcast and a popular girl who form an unlikely bond through their shared love of music. Assembling a like-minded crew of misfits, the friends form a rock group and perform in the battle of the bands competition at their school.

Teenager Will Burton (Gaelan Connell) lives in his head, and his head is filled with music. When his mum Karen Burton (Lisa Kudrow) gets a new job in New Jersey, Will starts his junior year at a new school only to find the old cliques still apply, but rock-n-roll rules the scene. Perpetually a misfit, Will strikes up a friendship with like-minded outsider Sa5m (the 5 is silent) (Vanessa Hudgens). They are both surprised when the school's "it" girl, Charlotte (Aly Michalka) recruits Will to help assemble a band to compete in 'Bandslam', a battle of the bands that is 'Texas High School Football BIG'. Charlotte's ex-boyfriend Ben Wheatly (Scott Porter) is poised to win with his band Glory Dogs - Springsteen wannabes down to their hats. For the first time in his life, Will finds he is uniquely suited to not only participate in something, but to truly make a difference. With music as the great equalizer, WILL is a movie that proves love, friendship, and music can all rock your world.


CPO ANNOUNCES 2009 LOW SYMPHONY
3rd May 2008

Here's one for your 2009 diaries in Canada...

From Mendelssohn, to DAVID BOWIE, to Tchaikovsky and Lord of the Rings, the CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA will continue its ongoing quest to capture the imagination of new and veteran concertgoers alike with its 2008/2009 lineup.

"Passion and energy," says CPO music director Roberto Minczuk, when asked to describe the season of classical fare he's planned. I used to say, 'That which is good, you have to do more of."

Featured in the CPO playlist, made public yesterday, features one particular highlight for Bowie fans.

The Low Symphony by minimalist master PHILIP GLASS as you know based on 'Low' by David Bowie and Brian Eno is to be performed on 16th and 17th January 2009.

You can read the complete article over at Calgary Herald website.


TAKE A QUICK BUTCHERS...
3rd May 2008

Sending very Happy Birthday wishes to LINDSAY KEMP have a wonderful day!...

Collectors grab a bargain... ASDA are currently selling DAVID BOWIE The Deram Anthology 1966-1968 CD for a mere £2.50. The package is a renewable, recyclable and biodegradable jobbie with a paper foam tray, the same as the 2008 Australian issue...

LEMON magazine are to publish a special DAVID BOWIE tribute issue in the not too distant future. Lemon is "Pop Culture With A Twist", a new breed of magazine that stakes its claim at the intersection of 60s-70s Pop and 21st Century hyper-culture. Designed and produced with obsessive attention to every last detail, each issue of Lemon is pure Pop Art. Check out lemonland.net...

Happy Birthday wishes to drummer STERLING CAMPBELL have a banging day!...

NORTHERN KINGS - Finland's premier symphonic power metal supergroup - are not your average covers band. Featuring four operatic male vocalists performing classic tracks in their own unique symphonic rock style which really must be heard to be believed. The 4 members are all successful frontmen in their own right; singing in a handful of the biggest Finnish metal acts of recent times (Nightwish, Teräsbetoni, Tarot, Sonata Arctica and Charon). Their new record Reborn is released in the UK on Monday 16th June and features, among others, a critically acclaimed awe inspiring cover of DAVID BOWIE's 1980 classic 'Ashes To Ashes'. For more info, a full album tracklisting, and to hear songs from their MySpace - click here...

The first single to be released from the forthcoming SCARLETT JOHANSSON album is 'Falling Down' which as you know features DAVID BOWIE on backing vocals. The single UK release is on 5th May and comes in 7" vinyl format. The Tom Waits covers album 'Anywhere I Lay My Head' is scheduled for release on 20th May and features David on another track 'Fannin' Street'. Spinner.com have an exclusive online listen of the track - US residents only [Listen here]...


POUR ME OUT ANOTHER PHONE
2nd May 2008

Update: This release is now set for 2nd June. Note that it will be deleted after one week, so be quick.

MORRISSEY is to release a live cover version of the classic DAVID BOWIE 1973 track 'Drive-In Saturday' this month on 7" vinyl.

Morrissey The track was recorded live at the Orpheum Theater, Omaha, Nebraska on 11th May 2007.

The song will feature on the upcoming release 'All You Need Is Me', which is one of two new songs to feature on the recent greatest hits compilation.

Across the numerous formats for the release will be another two new tracks, titled 'My Dearest Love' and 'Children In Pieces'.

'All You Need Is Me' is scheduled for release on 19th May in the following formats:

     ALL YOU NEED IS ME - Released 19/05/2008
     CD single Track 1: 'All You Need Is Me'. Track 2: 'Children In Pieces'
     7" #1 Side A: 'All You Need Is Me'. Side B: 'My Dearest Love'
     7" #2 Side A: 'All You Need Is Me'. Side B: 'Drive-in Saturday' (Recorded live)


Morrissey is currently working on a new studio album, set to be released in the autumn.


VOTE IN THE CURRENT BW POLL
1st May 2008

Last week to place your vote in the current BW poll...

The question being asked is: 'Which is your favourite track from the DAVID BOWIE album 'Pin Ups?'

So far the top three choices are as follows: 'Sorrow' in front with 27.04%, followed by 'See Emily Play' with 22.33% and thirdly 'Friday On My Mind' with 11.48% of the vote.

[BW POLL: WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE TRACK FROM PIN UPS? - VOTE HERE]



A STAR WHO FELL TO EARTH
1st May 2008

A Star Who Fell To Earth You may remember several years ago (Dec 2004) two DAVID BOWIE publications entitled 'Never Get Old - David Bowie: Man Of Ch-Ch-Changes Part 1 and Part 2' by Dutch author WIM HENDRIKSE.

Well after quite a few years of hard labour, last week Wim's Dutch language Bowie-biography was published: 'David Bowie. Een Ster Die Op Aarde Viel'.

It is the first biography ever originally written in Dutch. The title translates in English as ''A Star Who Fell To Earth'.

This week the book promotion started and Wim has already completed the first three interviews and today sees another interview to be broadcast on Dutch radio.

The books can be ordered at: gopher.nl website.

For Dutch visitors: 'David Bowie. Een Ster Die Op Aarde Viel' is de eerste oorspronkelijk Nederlandstalige biografie die over deze markante en intelligente superster is geschreven.

Volgens Hendrikse is de biografie completer dan wat er tot nu toe is verschenen over de man die al 23 studioalbums op zijn naam heeft staan. 'David Bowie. Een ster die op aarde viel' is de eerste oorspronkelijk Nederlandstalige biografie die over deze markante en intelligente superster is geschreven. Auteur Wim Hendrikse - zelf Bowie-fan van het eerste uur - is er op onnavolgbare wijze in geslaagd een betrouwbaar en vooral compleet en up-to-date beeld te schetsen van het leven van David Bowie, koning van de Glitter Rock en trendsetter van de jaren zeventig.

From Wim Hendrikse






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