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DAVID LEAVING BBC RADIO THEATRE
30th June 2000

First lot of photographs of DAVID BOWIE leaving the BBC Radio Theatre in London last Tuesday evening (27th). Thanks to EB for taking the snaps. Loads of photographs from over the last two weeks to follow over this weekend.

David aims his marker David outside BBC Radio Theatre Smile John!

Photographs copyright of Steph.

DAVID BOWIE TAKES THE UK BY STORM, SUMMER 2000
30th June 2000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DAVID BOWIE TAKES THE UK BY STORM, SUMMER 2000

"He's had many pretenders to his crown as the Godfather of Cool. But even those young enough to be his grandchildren could identify an original, a one-off" - Richard Wallace - Daily Mirror June 27th 2000.

Some 30 years on from his debut Glastonbury performance in '71, David Bowie stole this year's prestigious festival and has earned his place in the rock 'n' roll history books with one of Glastonbury's most definitive performances. Promoter Michael Eavis, who has booked acts like Radiohead, Oasis, Elvis Costello, Blur and REM over the years described David's set as; "one of the best appearances in the history of the event".

Bowie, resplendently dressed in a 3/4 length one-of-a-kind Alexander McQueen jacket (not too dissimilar to his Hunky Dory look) held his audience captive with a set that included killer tracks from his accomplished 30 year career, including Life On Mars?, Changes, Let's Dance, Under Pressure, Heroes, Fame, China Girl, Ashes To Ashes, Ziggy Stardust, Rebel Rebel, and from more recent years, crowd pleasers such as Hallo Spaceboy and I'm Afraid Of Americans. Artists such as The Dandy Warhols, Kelis, Happy Mondays and Embrace were tripping over themselves to watch the 2 hour strong set from the side of the stage. Out front in excess of 120,000 people stretched as far as the eye could see, resembling nothing so much as a medieval gathering of the clans.

So far reaching were the effects of David's Glastonbury performance that UK papers looked somewhat like Bowie fanzines the following day. Even the notoriously critical 'credible' British music press had to take their hats off to David and cited him as this year's highlight. NME chose David as the Pyramid Stage pick of the day and reported; 'DAVID BOWIE, Blimey he's good. No, better than that, David Bowie bloody well patented pop music, and we all forgot.'

Following a set that many would claim impossible to better, David rocked an intimate audience just days later at a special show for the BBC, to be broadcast on TV later this year. Entertaining this specially invited crowd (faces in the audience included Russell Crowe, Meg Ryan, Lulu, Bob Geldolf, Richard E. Grant, Simon and Yasmin Le Bon amongst others) David filled the evening with amusing anecdotes of his past antics including many ribald tales that are best left in the BBC archives! The set was varied and included previews of some new interpretations of 60's songs, such as 'The London Boys', that he is planning to record.

Preparations for both events weren't easy amidst rumours that David would be forced to cancel due to his laryngitis but in typical David Bowie fashion he rose above it all to give arguably two of the best performances of his career.

In what's been a very special week for David in the UK he has more than proved why he has been at the top of his game for some 30 years now. He has shown himself to be as relevant now as he has ever been.

From Outside Organisation.

GLASTONBURY DIRECTOR'S RIGHT TO REPLY...
29th June 2000

In reply to UK newspaper The Independent's cynical review of Glastonbury, Martin Elbourne the Music Director of the festival has had a letter published in today's edition of the paper (06/29/00).

"Sir: In his review of Glastonbury (27 June) Steve Jelbert writes that "Dame David Bowie must have been ecstatic at a huge offer to play a greatest hits on the last night".

David Bowie received the usual fee we pay our Sunday night headliner which is nearly a tenth of what he could have got from Reading or V. No conditions were attached to the set he was to play. In the event myself and many thousands did enjoy a wonderful greatest hits set.

MARTIN ELBOURNE
Music Director
Glastonbury Festival
Redhill, Surrey.

From PaulB.

BOWIE DVD MOVIE RELEASES DUE OUT!
29th June 2000

Two movies due for release on the DVD format in the next two months are: 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence' released on 17th July starring DAVID BOWIE as Jack Celliers and in August 'Christiane F.'

From Second Sight.

DAVID BOWIE STORE NEW ITEMS AVAILABLE NOW!!!
29th June 2000

JUST IN - All of the hard-to-find DAVID BOWIE imported CDs you've been searching for! UNBELIEVABLE! Tons of Bowie CDs that you probably didn't even know existed. We have very limited quantities of some of these releases, so order today before supplies run out and you have to wait for them to come in again!

Go to the official store and check out:

Survive Part 1 CD Single (England).

Survive Part 2 CD Single (England).

The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell CD Single (Australia).

hours...' 2 CD Set (France).

Survive CD Single (Spain).

CHANGESBOWIE CD (France).

Earthling CD (Germany).

The Buddha Of Suburbia (OST) CD (Germany).

I Dig Everything (The 1966 Pye Singles) CD (England).

I Can't Read CD Single (Australia).

Never Let Me Down CD (England).

1.Outside Version 2 CD Set (Australia).

1.Outside CD (Japan).

Singles Collection 2 CD Set (Holland).

Singles Collection Vol. 1 CD (Australia).

Singles Collection Vol. 2 CD (Australia).

Thursday's Child Part 1 CD Single (England).

Thursday's Child Part 2 CD Single (England).

The Very Best Of 1969-1974 CD (Japan).

Thursday's Child CD Single (Sweden).

Video Collection (Japan).

Ziggy Stardust (Soundtrack) CD (Japan).

CHANGESBOWIE CD (Japan).

I Can't Read CD Single (Japan).

"Heroes" Symphony CD (Japan).

'hours...' CD (Japan).

1.Outside 2 CD Set (Japan).

Glass Spider Tour '87 Laser Disc (Japan).

Earthling CD (England).

We have are a limited supply of these imported, collectible CDs so get them at a special price while you can!

In an effort to thank our list members for their support, BowieStore wants you to be among the first to be able to take advantage of the following incredible music merchandise blowout sale:

www.SuperstarSuperSale.com is offering UP TO 90% OFF ON OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE from a wide variety of your other favorite recording artists!!! That's right! We're practically giving away a ton of really cool T-shirts, hats, posters, imported CDs and much more.

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At these prices, the supplies won't last very long... so go to www.SuperStarSuperSale.com and grab some incredible deals before all of the good stuff is gone!

From David BowieStore.

"THE HEROES" WHAT'S HAPPENING...
29th June 2000

Just to let you know, "THE HEROES" are going into the studio to record four new performance tracks including a cover of The Boomtown Rats 'Like Clockwork'. They opened the Music For Life Concert at the M.E.N. Arena in January with a stunning version of 'What Else' - HEROES of course.

Also, the original tracks on the album have been receiving rave reviews and plays on small pirate and community stations across the north west of England.

We were gobsmacked the other day when we had people qeueing in the foyer of the Tameside Theatre for autographs - now that's what we call development. Also - The Heroes are to play in the open air at Hyde Park - Hyde on Sunday 30th July - its a free concert that attracts between 10 and 12 thousand people.

We have also been asked to open the ZION CENTRE - a state of the art theatre complex for the development of multi culture and arts in Moss Side, Manchester - date not yet known - so it's busy busy busy.

PS... Mel C is the proud owner of our cover of "Heroes" and we are quite chuffed about that.

You can read some background information about the "The Heroes" who got official recognition from David Bowie and BowieNet by clicking here.

From Terry Snowden.

DAVID BOWIE ENTERTAINS THE STARS AT THE BBC!
28th June 2000

A star-studded audience saw DAVID BOWIE perform a special concert for the BBC. Bowie, fresh from his triumph at Glastonbury Festival, played the gig on Tuesday for a select audience at Broadcasting House in London.

Among those who turned up to see the legendary artist were Hollywood superstars Russell Crowe and Meg Ryan. British pop veterans Lulu, Simon Le Bon and Bob Geldolf, also attended, along with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels actor Nick Moran.

They witnessed a mixture of old classics and newer material, in a set that was enthusiastically applauded.

Ashes To Ashes, Fame, All The Young Dudes and Wild Is The Wind were interspersed with tracks from Hours - Bowie's latest album, with every song a winner.

Duran Duran singer Le Bon told BBC News Online: "The show was fantastic. David Bowie looked great.

"The band was tight and the audience was really up for it. Despite the obvious problems with David's throat, he was able to deliver a moving performance. "The only irritant was the BBC staff who wouldn't stop talking during the songs."

Bowie is enjoying a bit of a renaissance at the moment and anyone who thought he may have lost it has been proved wrong by two stunning gigs in the space of three days.

The BBC show will be broadcast on both television and radio in September.

Read the full piece at the BBC News Web site.

NME REVIEW: SCARY MONSTERS AND SUPER FREAKS!
28th June 2000

Pyramid Stage Pick Of The Day:

DAVID BOWIE Blimey, he's good. No, better than that, David Bowie bloody well patented pop music, and we all forgot. "Did he play any old stuff," is the stock enquiry later on, to which we take a deep breath and begin: he did the bleedin' lot, mate. His first three songs alone indicate the breadth and intent of this fantastic performance: 'Wild Is The Wind (overwrought, magnificently so); 'China Girl' (camp, Jimmy's tune; rumours that Iggy was due for a guest appearance proved as reliable as the previous day's Paul McCartney-joins-Travis effort); and 'Changes' (age-old and sounding brand new). Looking like a vitrified Barbie doll, the Grand Dame of Britpop goes off on one, pure and simple, jigging around the stage like your pissed uncle at a wedding. "I haven't been here for 30 years!" he giggles. "And I'm having a f**king great time!" Come the encore and he's abandoned any semblance of cool, leaping up and down and exhorting a stunned crowd to sing along to "Heroes". And amid it all, there's one weird moment: during 'Little Wonder', the video screens flash an image of the pensive, watching Michael Eavis, before reimposing diamond Dave. It's positively spooky. Until the finale, a common consensus maintained this to be one of the best ever Glastonbury Festivals, but only in spite of the music. David Bowie changed that. Indeed, with this unforeseeable bravura effort, Bowie saved Michael's bacon. No little wonder indeed.

By Keith Cameron nme.com

GLASTONBURY 2000 PROGRAMME: STARDUST MEMORIES
28th June 2000

DAVID BOWIE, SUNDAY, 10.20PM - This year won't be Bowie's first visit to the Festival. Mark Paytress, author of BowieStyle, reports on his legendary set at 1971's Glastonbury Fayre.

He's been Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, the Thin White Duke and, more recently, an internet pioneer. But a long-haired folkie serenading a sleepy crowd as dawn broke over Glastonbury? Yes, that was David Bowie too.

Typically, he still managed to stand out from the crowd. "He looked completely different to everybody else because he was smarter than the rest of us," remembers underground luminary Jeff Dexter, who introduced Bowie's early morning set. While the Festival audience relaxed in faded denims and T-shirts, Bowie swanned around the place in a huge pair of Oxford bags, a floppy hat worthy of Ascot, a long cloak and women's shoes.

It was 1971: Glastonbury was in its infancy, and so too was Bowie's career. He'd had some success with 'Space Oddity' in 1969, but seemed unable, unwilling even, to capitalise on it. Instead the rising star for whom great things had been predicted during 1970 became virtually invisible, playing a handful of shows and taking a nonchalant attitude to recording.

While Bowie was struggling to find his creative focus, the embers of hippie culture continued to flourish into the new decade. After the first Glastonbury, in September 1970, headlined by Marc Bolan, Andrew Kerr and Arabella Churchill took the reins for a grander five-day Glastonbury Fayre event in June 1971.

Jeff Dexter began booking acts before passing the buck to John Coleman, music editor at Frendz magazine. Between them, they rustled up a host of freak faves including Gong, Traffic, Hawkwind, Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come - and David Bowie. "I'd met David through Mick Ronson after I'd praised Mick's guitar playing on a Mike Chapman album." says Coleman. "We'd been out for dinner a couple of times, so I rang him and asked if he wanted to play. At that point, he was definitely into alternative lifestyles. But he was also in the process of turning into Ziggy Stardust and his new manager Tony DeFries wasn't keen on him doing this hippie festival at all."

Glastonbury '71 saw the arrival of a pyramid-shaped stage built on a ley line. Entrance was free and the vibe was good. However, when the police slapped a 10.30pm curfew on the music, that meant logistical headaches for Coleman. "David was due to play on the Tuesday night at nine, before Traffic, but the schedule was so chaotic I said to him, 'How do you feel about playing at 4.30 in the morning as the sun comes up'. He loved it, but Tony DeFries hated my guts."

At Glastonbury, he performed alone, with an acoustic guitar, a keyboard and, briefly, a zonked-out Swedish girl who'd wandered onstage to add some impromptu backing vocals - much to Bowie's amusement. That wasn't the only interruption. "Something blew on stage and there was a cacophony for about five minutes while he tried to get something out from between the keys of his keyboard." remembers Coleman. A cold breeze played havoc with his guitar-playing too.

According to original documentation, Bowie previewed several songs from his forthcoming 'Hunky Dory' album, including 'Oh! You Pretty Things', 'Quicksand', 'Kooks' and 'Song For Bob Dylan'. Also listed are Jacques Brel's 'Port Of Amsterdam' and 'Memory Of A Free Festival', Bowie's tribute to the open-air festival he played in Beckenham in August 1969. As he performed that song, "the sun came over the hill and lit him up and everybody warmed to him," remembered long-time pal Dana Gillespie.

"It was absolutely wonderful," remembers John Coleman. "People were waking up and running down the hillside so they could hear him. Everyone was smiling all over their faces and clapping and cheering. He was very charismatic." David, who earlier that year had declared that rock be "tarted up, made into a prostitute, a parody of itself", clearly dug the simple early morning vibe too.

In August 1972, a triple album was released in order to help pay off festival debts. Meanwhile, Bowie had become Ziggy Stardust, the most talked-about parody in rock. His festival-going minstrel days, however brief, were already forgotten and his management company refused to allow any part of his set to appear on the record. David hadn't entirely forgotten his Glastonbury experience, because he donated an impromptu 'Spiders From Mars' version of 'The Supermen' for inclusion on the album. This turned out to be his parting gift to the festival spirit, though more recently, he's returned to the open-air circuit with a vengeance, a return that climaxes in his headline appearance at Glastonbury 2000.

By Mark Paytress.

DAVID BOWIE AT THE BBC RADIO THEATRE - SET LIST
27th June 2000

DAVID BOWIE at the BBC Radio Theatre, BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London.

FINAL RECORDING ORDER - BOWIE AT THE BBC
RX: 27 JUNE 2000 - RADIO THEATRE, BH

1. WILD IS THE WIND
2. ASHES TO ASHES
3. SEVEN
4. THIS IS NOT AMERICA
5. ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
6. ALWAYS CRASHING IN THE SAME CAR
7. SURVIVE
8. THE LONDON BOYS
9. I DIG EVERYTHING
10. LITTLE WONDER
11. THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD
12. FAME
13. STAY
14. HALLO SPACEBOY
15. CRACKED ACTOR
16. I'M AFRAID OF AMERICANS
Encore:
17. ZIGGY STARDUST
THE JEAN GENIE (instrumental fill in)
18. ALL THE YOUNG DUDES
19. STARMAN
20. "HEROES"
21. LET'S DANCE

An awesome performance tonight by David and the band, even more so considering David was clearly under the weather with 'half a bronchitis on top of the laryngitis' and a ticklish throat. As ever the professional, he kept soldering on, with the aid of a breathing type menthol thingy-inhaler... he even joked around doing impressions from the 'Blue Velvet' movie.

The performance will be shown on BBC Television around September to coincide with the 2CD BBC Bowie At The Beeb release.

(Ed. Reviews to follow later today).

THE PRESS GOES BOWIE CRAZY...
27th June 2000

Well, out of all the Glastonbury acts this weekend DB is getting the biggest headlines and more column inches than any others in the UK press.

Today, The Mirror (page 3) features a full page review and the 1970 "mans dress" shot outside Haddon Hall, next to a shot from Sunday night (I did the same thing by getting out that picture and holding it to the TV shouting "look, I told you!"), and then chronicles various Bowie hairstyles over the years, from 1965 to 1999. It also prints the full set list. Choice quote "the introductory bars of a typically eccentric show opener, the 1975 ballad Wild Is The Wind, induced a roar like rolling thunder - and he'd not even left the wings."

The Times "2" pull-out supplement headlines "The Hero's Return" with analysis from David Sinclair and Catlin Moran. There's a few WWW links (inc. BowieWonderworld), and 6 small pictures from '69 through to '99. The article is very critical of the BBC TV coverage. Choice quote "it will be remembered as the occasion at which Bowie won new respect".

Finally, The Independent "Tuesday Review" has a full page dedicated to Glastonbury, with Bowie pictured amongst the acts. No choice quotes though as it spends most of the article slagging off the festival in general.

And on the TV side of things, cable channel UK Drama is re-running the whole of The Buddha Of Suburbia tonight, starting at 9pm.

From SimonG.

BOWIE IS THE STARMAN IN 30TH GOLDEN YEAR
27th June 2000

They came from all over the country for some of the best music in the land and, for once, the sun shone on Glastonbury Festival for its 30th anniversary. A downpour on Thursday afternoon was all the rain that fell - just enough to muddy the ground for those that missed the infamous 1997 mudbath.

When DAVID BOWIE appeared last night it was to play into a balmy summer's evening before a record 100,000-plus crowd.

Organisers said the audience had been swelled by as many as 15,000 people who got in without paying, either by climbing over or tunnelling under the 14ft high fencing.

For organiser Michael Eavis, the appearance of Bowie was the highlight of the festival. The last time the superstar played here, it was 1971 - the second year of Glastonbury.

The run-up to this year's festival was plagued by problems after top bands Radiohead and Oasis announced they would not be performing. Mr. Eavis, who first hosted the event on his farm at Pilton, Somerset, in 1970, said he had been worried it might make a loss this year.

However, the presence on the bill of acts such as Travis, the Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim ensured the event sold out by Thursday. It was, according to Mr. Eavis and others, the best festival yet and crime figures were slightly down on last year. A total 1,322 offences were reported to police during the three days compared with 1,400 last year. There were 1,047 thefts from tents, 115 robberies and 43 thefts from cars. Police sized large quantities of ecstasy, LSD, amphetamines and cannabis. A total of 207 people were arrested and 73 were charged.

The event has a turnover of around £7.5 million, a proportion of which goes to Oxfam, Water Aid, Greenpeace and other charities.

By David Fisher News North-West.

Set List:
Wild Is The Wind
China Girl
Changes
Stay
Life On Mars?
Absolute Beginners
Ashes To Ashes
Rebel Rebel
Little Wonder
Golden Years
Fame
All The Young Dudes
The Man Who Sold The World
Station To Station
Starman
Hallo Spaceboy
Under Pressure
Encore:
Ziggy Stardust
"Heroes"
Let's Dance
I'm Afraid Of Americans

(Ed. Great show - great crowd... hands up who noticed db's jacket was very similar pattern to the shirt he wore at his first Glastonbury appearance in 1971?).

DAVID DOES FOUR SONG PERFORMANCE ON TFI FRIDAY
24th June 2000

On the final episode of the current series of TFI FRIDAY, on UK's Channel 4, DAVID BOWIE opened the show with an excellent rendition of 'Wild Is The Wind' and closed the show with a singalong 'Starman'.

He then treated the audience with two more songs... a great version of 'Absolute Beginners' and a wonderful rocking 'Cracked Actor'.

Wearing a pair of black drainpipe trousers, white/grey polo neck jumper, polished black shoes and a long tailed Dandy grey coat he looked as kewl as a cucumber.

(Ed. A spokesperson for Channel 4 said they will be broadcasting the two unseen songs during the next and final series of TFI Friday in September).

BOWIE FANS GLASTONBURY MEETING POINT
24th June 2000

Glasto Site Map For DAVID BOWIE fans who want to meet up at the GLASTONBURY 2000 festival, there has been a meeting point set up for 4.00 p.m.

If you look at the site map, not far behind the Pyramid Stage you will notice "THE MEETING POINT".

There will be a message board there (a REAL one with wood and cork!) so if you want to leave any messages etc for your mates you can stick 'em up.

(Ed. There's no truth to the rumour that Blam is selling bog rolls at £10 each... they are in fact £15).

DAVID TOP OF THE A LIST MAGAZINE
24th June 2000

DAVID BOWIE gets his funky little boat race on the cover of THE A LIST magazine supplement in yesterday's DAILY MIRROR. The full page article entitled: 'A Lad Still Insane' by Richard Wallace, it shows a full colour photograph from the recent 16th June show at Roseland, along with some thoughts about the Glastonbury 2000.

If you are real quick and nip down to your local newsagents in the morning you might be able to grab a copy before they get returned.

DAVID ON TFI FRIDAY TONIGHT
23rd June 2000

DAVID BOWIE makes a guest appearance on TFI FRIDAY tonight (23rd June). Set your video recorders for 6.00 pm, Channel 4 and the repeat showing around 11-ish. Hopefully David and the band will perform three songs same as last time.


LONDON'S TIME OUT COVER FOR DAVID
22nd June 2000

Time Out cover DAVID BOWIE is this week's cover star on London's TIME OUT magazine, with a journal of life in New York, and the build up to (primarily) Glastonbury, and the Roseland shows.

A few snippets:

Smile! "JUNE 9... I hate to waste the energy of a show-honed band so I've asked one and all if they would like to make an album immediately we get back to New York. All are in agreement that they'd like that very much, so I've pulled together a selection of songs from a somewhat unusual reservoir and booked time in a studio. I still get really elated by the spontaneous event and cannot wait to sit in a claustrophobic space with seven other energetic people and sing till my tits drop off."

He also writes about Woody Allen's movie 'Small Time Crooks' stating "this has got to be the worst screenplay this year". At home with Iman "Sunday nights in our house have been monopolised for the last few weeks by a riveting TV series called 'The Corner'", and how the rehearsals are developing with the band - Earl Slick "he is still all fire", and how Em and Gail suddenly produce clarinets!!!

Thanks to SimonG.

MORE ROSELAND BALLROOM SHOW REVIEWS...
21st June 2000

Read the latest raving reviews from these various web sites:

Spin Online | Rolling Stone | VH-1 | Wall Of Sound

From BowieNet.


BOWIE AT ROSELAND BALLROOM PICTURES
20th June 2000

D. Emerson has pictures of Monday's show, the fan picnic, DAVID BOWIE and band entering backstage at Roseland and more at his web site.

Take a look: http://www.geocities.com/coyote_sunrise/

From D. Emerson (Thanks much DE! - Ed).

DAVID BOWIE IN FIRST LOOK TOP TEN
20th June 2000

www.FirstLook.com has a Top Previews section for music singles. Here is the Top 10:

1. Britney Spears - Oops!.. I Did It Again.
2. Lara Fabian - I Will Love Again.
3. The Crosswalk - Vile.
4. Westlife - Miss You.
5. John Mellencamp - Key West Intermezzo.
6. Britney Spears - Oops!.. I Did It Again.
7. Christina Aguilera - I Turn To You.
8. Christina Aguilera - I Turn To You.
9. Marc Anthony - I Need To Know.
10. David Bowie - Something In The Air.

Go to FirstLook.com.

From BowieNet.

BOWIE'S VOICE OK FOR GLASTONBURY
20th June 2000

A spokesperson for DAVID BOWIE told nme.com that a short bout of laryngitis led to the cancellation at Roseland Ballroom in New York. However, he said, Bowie was sufficiently recovered for his scheduled performance last night (June 19).

"Everything's fine, it was just a one-off," he said. "Glastonbury is in no danger."

Bowie will close this weekend festival, headlining the Pyramid Stage on Sunday night (June 25).

From nme.com


GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL WEBCASTS AND BROADCASTS
20th June 2000

Here are your sources for media coverage of the Glastonbury Festival which runs from the 23rd through the 25th of June.

Webcasts From the Festival:

Live web streaming of the festival (23rd-25th of June) will be available HERE.

You'll need Quicktime to watch the webcast, so pick it up now!

Broadcasts From the Festival:

Radio Avalon - Broadcasting Live news information and festival music.
GWAP.org - The official web site will be providing a news and essential information service for WAP phone users
BBC Radio 1 - Interviews with performers and live coverage of the festival
BBC Radio 4 - A series of 4 programmes in the run up to the festival
BBC TWO - Television coverage of the festival live from the site, plus last years performances in the week before and a documentary about Michael Eavis.

From the Glastonbury Festival Official Web site.

BOWIE WOWS NYC FAN CLUB AUDIENCE
20th June 2000

It really pays to be a DAVID BOWIE fan these days. Not only can one surf the Internet in style courtesy of the artist's own Internet portal (www.davidbowie.com - a service of his company, UltraStar), members of the service are showered with such perks as Monday's (June 19) intimate, private concert at New York's Roseland Ballroom.

Read the full story at the Billboard Web site.

From Billboard.com.

MONDAY NIGHT ROSELAND SETLIST
19th June 2000

DAVID BOWIE performed his "BowieNet Members Only Show" at The Roseland Ballroom tonight, wowing fans, in spite of his bout with laryngitis on Saturday. Post your review of tonight's show on the BowieWonderworld Message Board!

Here is the setlist that was performed 19/06/00:

Main Set:
Wild Is The Wind
China Girl
Changes
Stay
Life On Mars?
Absolute Beginners
Ashes To Ashes
The Jean Genie
Cracked Actor
Little Wonder
This Is Not America
Fame
All The Young Dudes
The Man Who Sold The World
Station To Station
Starman
Hallo Spaceboy
Under Pressure

Encore:
I Dig Everything
The London Boys
Heroes
Let's Dance
I'm Afraid Of Americans

Info via various show-goers, much thanks again to you!

MONDAY SHOW IS A GO!
19th June 2000

Any BowieNet member that had a ticket (or tickets) for Saturday's show and did not purchase or receive tickets for the Monday members show, need only show their Saturday tickets (or confirmation) at the BowieNet will-call window at Roseland on Monday after 4:00 pm and you will be admitted.

Info via BowieNet.

SATURDAY SHOW AT ROSELAND CANCELLED
17th June 2000

After an amazing near three hour performance last night, unfortunately, David sang his voice out and woke up with laryngitis.

After attempting treatment throughout the day, regrettably, David remains unable to speak.

Tonight's show (Saturday, June 17th, 2000) at the Roseland Ballroom has been CANCELLED. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

Ticket Master will refund all Ticket Master purchases.

If you ordered by phone, refunds should be called in. If you purchased from an outlet, please go to the outlet for a refund.

All BowieNet members will be refunded as they were charged.

Direct from Ticket Master Site: ALL REFUNDS MAY BE OBTAINED AT POINT OF PURCHASE. TICKETS ORDERED BY PHONE OR ONLINE MAY BE MAILED TO: TICKETMASTER CUSTOMER SERVICE - PO BO 62429 - VIRGINIA BEACH VA - 23466-2429.

We are hopeful that Monday's show will go on as scheduled.

Info via BowieNet & Ticketmaster.

(Best wishes to David, for a speedy recovery and a wonderful show Monday. - Ed).

FIRST NIGHT ROSELAND SETLIST
16th June 2000

DAVID BOWIE performed an astonishing two and a half hour, 25-song set to 3,000 fans at The Roseland Ballroom tonight. Any who wish to post their take on tonight's gig, for those who were unable to attend, can do so on the BowieWonderworld Message Board.

Here is the setlist that was performed 16th June 2000:

Main Set:
Wild Is The Wind
Life On Mars?
Golden Years
Changes
Stay
China Girl
Survive
Absolute Beginners
Ashes To Ashes
Rebel Rebel
Fame
This Is Not America
All The Young Dudes
Starman
The Man Who Sold The World
Under Pressure
Station To Station
First Encore:
Seven
Thursday's Child
The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell
Hallo Spaceboy
Second Encore:
Ziggy Stardust
Heroes
Let's Dance
I'm Afraid Of Americans

Info via various show-goers, much thanks to you!

HAVE A QUESTION FOR EARL SLICK?
16th June 2000

EARL SLICK, lead guitarist for this week's gigs with DAVID BOWIE, will be interviewed during his stop with Bowie's tour in England. If you have any questions you would like to ask Mr. Slick, please email them to faye@slickmusic.com

Go to slickmusic.com

From Faye Upton of Slick Music.

BOWIE NOMINATED & PERFORMING AT YAHOO! INTERNET MUSIC AWARDS
15th June 2000

Yahoo! Internet Life readers and Web surfers submitted nominees in ten categories - 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, and best live music event - which were pared down to five nominees per category by the magazine.

Winners will be voted on by the "Academy," a group of influential leaders in the music, online, and entertainment industries. In addition, DAVID BOWIE -- founder, producer, and web developer for Internet entertainment company UltraStar, and creator of BOWIENET, the first ever artist produced and designed ISP -- will receive the online pioneer award.

BOWIE will also perform live at the July 24 awards ceremony at New York's Studio 54 nightclub, which will be cybercast live on the Internet.

For more information on the Yahoo! Internet Life Music Awards, visit the Official Web Site.

Info via Billboard Online.

ROSELAND BOX OFFICE TICKET INFORMATION
15th June 2000

The Roseland Box Office will now be open from 4:00 pm until showtime. So go there early to pick up your tickets! At approximately 6:00pm, there will be a BowieNet Will Call Booth set up, where you can also pick up your tickets. Look for 'BowieNet Will Call' signs at the venue.

Info from BowieNet.

SAY HELLO TO YOUR NEW WEB MISTRESS
14th June 2000

While I'm off visiting New York City for the DAVID BOWIE shows - VAL, that's Raven to most of you... will be looking after BowieWonderworld and keeping up with the latest news and photographs for the next week or so.

If you have any Bowie news or photographs etc you can still use the email address paulkinder@bowiewonderworld.com to send stuff in. Val has full access to all email and the web site contents for updates, etc.

OMG I just thought... don't be sending any porn or she'll smack you one.

Thanks everyone... Be good and look after her. See you all soon.

From Paul (Web master).

(Val... I've left the door on the latch and the key is under the mat xxx).

BOWIE BAND LINE UP FOR FORTHCOMING SHOWS
13th June 2000

For those of you who don't already know, here's the official band line up for the three New York City gigs, Glastonbury Festival 2000 and several television appearances.

David Bowie - guitar and vocals.
Earl Slick - lead guitar.
Mark Plati - guitar and bass.
Gail Ann Dorsey - bass, guitar, clarinet and vocals.
Sterling Campbell - drums.
Mike Garson - piano and keyboards.
Holly Palmer - percussion and vocals.
Emm Gryner - keyboard, clarinet and vocals.

Information via BowieNet.

BOWIE FANS MEETS AND GREETS IN NEW YORK CITY
12th June 2000

If you're attending any of the DAVID BOWIE gigs in New York City at the Roseland Ballroom and want to meet up and greet with Bowie fans from all over the world, here's some events and happenings that have been arranged.

Bowie art at Faces and Names Bowie Cyberfan Get-Together.
Faces and Names [Web site]
161 W. 54th Street, New York.
Friday June 16th around 11-11.30pm.
Go and register at TeenageWildlife if you plan on attending.

Picnic In the Park.
Sheeps Meadow Central Park.
Sunday June 18th from 1pm to 4pm.
For full information check out KelMar's page Picnic In The Park, Baby.

Cinema Classics
323 E 11th Street, New York City.
Friday 16th, Saturday 17th, Monday 19th. For information e-mail: cinemaclassics@excite.com

Also David Emerson has added some real helpful links on his web site for people travelling to NYC.
Check it out - New York Travellers

(Ed. Oooo not long to go now).

LIKE THE VIDEO FILMS WE SAW....
11th June 2000

CINEMA CLASSICS will be hosting a post-concert reception for June 16, 17, and 19. The cafe will be open exclusively to concert-attendees with the screening-room playing rarely-seen DAVID BOWIE television appearances.

Cinema Classics, 332 E 11th St, New York City.
For directions e-mail: cinemaclassics@excite.com

From Antonio Farruggio and Walter J Magnuson III.

DAVID BOWIE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
11th June 2000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DAVID BOWIE: 'SEVEN' RELEASED 17TH OF JULY 2000

July 17 sees the release of 'Seven'. 'Seven' is the third single to be lifted from David's 1999 critically acclaimed top 5 album 'hours...'. This, Bowie's 23rd studio album, has already enjoyed success with the two hit singles 'Thursday's Child' and 'Survive'. The success of 'hours...' throughout Europe has ranged from a Number 1 album in Israel to Gold status in Italy.

'Seven' instantly became a live favourite on David's European promotional tour at the end of last year. Fitting in perfectly amongst classics such as 'Life On Mars', 'Drive In Saturday' and 'China Girl'. The track is also very in keeping with 'hours...' and it's themes of loss and regret set to a strong melody-driven soundtrack which make it one of David's most seemingly personal offerings to date.

Formats will include a mix from Marius De Vries (famed for his work with Madonna) and an extra special reworking form Beck. The pair have been mutual fans for sometime now and hit it off instantly when they spoke about working together.

After finishing 1999 with an exceptionally special show at the London Astoria (audience included Jagger, Townshend, Norman Cook and a Spice Girl amongst others!) David will back to headline and wow audiences at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

'hours...' is now available on Virgin Records to buy in record stores nationwide.

From BowieNet.

Full tracklisting details here.

GENESIS: AND THEN DAVID CREATED ZIGGY...
10th June 2000

The June issue of RECORD COLLECTOR magazine has a news piece about the Ziggy Stardust 2002 project entitled: "Stardust King", along with a interview with MICK ROCK about his new publication.

STARDUST KING: Bowie to celebrate Ziggy's 30th?

Rumours suggesting DAVID BOWIE will mark the 30th anniversary of his classic "Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars" album in 2002 gained strength with the announcement of a limited edition book of photographs.

Gossip over whether Bowie is to commemorate the event has been rife recently, with some sources claiming that the star will even tour again under the guise of his most famous alter-ego. Speaking exclusively to RC, photographer Mick Rock - who shot some of the definitive Ziggy moments, along with promo films for "Jean Genie" and "Life On Mars?" - revealed that he is currently working on a Bowie book with fine-art publishers Genesis to celebrate the anniversary.

"Bowie's pretty cool, and I have a good relationship with his business people too. For one thing, you're only dealing with David, and we also have a relationship were it's only about my Ziggy Stardust pictures of him. We have a trust that goes back many years, even though we haven't done much work for quite a while. The main thing is that but I've ever f**ked David in any way shape or form, and he doesn't trust everybody, but knows I'm a gentleman."

Magnificent Creature Rock first hooked up with Bowie in early 1972, "when he got the haircut. I've got some super-early pictures of him in his Ziggy Stardust mode and it's relatively unsophisticated compared to that magnificent creature he later became".

The photographer also revealed that he has re-acquired the rights to the promo films that he made of Bowie in the early 70s, and holds onto a great deal of footage: "I didn't get paid for the films, I just received expenses. David in his infinite wisdom, since he acquired control over his career, has actually given me back the rights to those videos. He's turned me onto a few sales, but I actually have a ton of all this footage, and David and I are talking about doing something for 2002 from the Ziggy period."

Rock also recalled the inspiration for the character's name: "I remember the first interview I ever did with David, he told me the inspiration was Iggy Pop (Iggy/Ziggy), and the Lonesome Stardust Cowboy, [sic Legendary] who was a very bizarre American country and western singer who mostly sang out of tune. That was his story anyway!"

Also in this months Record Collector there's a short take interview with Mick Rock by Martin O'Gorman, on the subject of his new Iggy Pop book.

Some highlights of the interview:

"Was 1972 a busy year for you, with your work with Bowie?"

Now I look back, yes. But obviously at the time, one is young and brainless and one doesn't know anything really. So I was just following my nose. No one I met knew who the f**k David Bowie was at that time. I just picked up on him by accident almost, and being young and not needing money particularly, I was just following things I was interested in. So I went along and took a few pictures and did a couple of interviews with him, because in those days I would do that as a way to get more money. You could do the interview, write a piece and illustrate it with a photograph. In fact I did it with a number of people in those days - Lou Reed, Freddie Mercury, Syd Barrett, Mick Ronson - a lot of characters in those days.

"You met Iggy Pop through Bowie?"

Through David. David was the linchpin, he was the key for me. Even though at that time, he wasn't really very well known and no one was that interested. It was all through instinct and luck, and maybe something was written up in the stars somewhere.

Iggy was managed by Tony DeFries, who was Bowie's manager. I think the first meeting was at this veggie restaurant in Westbourne Grove, where everyone used to sit on the floor. I know Marc Bolan and Steve Took were aficionados of that place. Anyway, we had a party there to welcome Iggy to England, and that was there I first said hello to him.

The Raw Power exhibition runs at The Scala, Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London until 1st July. Raw Power: Iggy And The Stooges 1972 is out now from Creation Books.

You can also order the book online here.

BABY SHOWER ALTERNATIVE: SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND
9th June 2000

Save The Children In lieu of bringing gifts for IMAN and DAVID BOWIE'S baby-on-the-way, the expecting couple would prefer donations be made to their favourite cause, Save The Children. Here is a bit of info from Teenage Wildlife about how this idea came to be: About 10 days ago, fan Terri Stiffler wrote in to suggest that the upcoming New York concerts would be a good venue for fans who wanted to donate gifts for Iman and David's imminent addition to the family. After some detective work and phone calls by Terri to the Roseland Ballroom, the head of promotions at Roseland called back yesterday with the following message:

"After checking with David Bowie's management, we were informed that Iman is requesting that in lieu of bringing baby presents for her and David, if people would instead make donations to Save The Children, which is one of the many charitable organizations that she feels very strongly about that she is directly working with."

There are many options to donate money or assist in other ways at the Save The Children web site. Alternatively, you can make purchases via the Greater Good list of online stores with a guaranteed 5% of your cost being donated directly to Save The Children. Ed: Thanks to Terri for her idea and follow up on this cause.

From Teenage Wildlife and BowieNet.

ILLUSTRATED db DISCOGRAPHY v11.0 UP AND RUNNING
9th June 2000

The Illustrated db Discography version 11.0 is now up and running. Added is an previously unknown 9'20" remix of 'Cat People' from 1982, which you can also listen to in Real Audio! In this version of the discography only a "low bandwidth" version is available, but in the next update people with fast connections will be able to listen to a better quality version as well. Furthermore, the new Pirates sections has been updated (Greatest Hits First Presentation, Christiane F., 'hours...' and two MP3 collections), plus Ava Cherry And The Astronettes' People From Bad Homes, a fourth promo CD-single of 'Jump They Say', and entries for VH1 Storytellers and The Filth And The Fury have been added.

Forthcoming in the next couple of updates: outtakes that used to live on the shadowman site. I will master them from the original sources and put them up as Real Audio files.

From Ruud Altenburg - Illustrated db Discography.

UNTITLED 1, 2 AND 3 SOLD AT AUCTION FOR $950
9th June 2000

Congratulations to CAMERACHIARA who successfully bid the amount of $1100 for the 3 DAVID BOWIE contributed pieces of artwork to the 'Take Home A Nude 2000' auction for the New York Academy of Art.

See below for full news story.

TOM AYRES PASSES AWAY AGED 67
9th June 2000

TOM AYRES who brought DAVID BOWIE to RCA Records and became a mover and shaker in the music industry, died May 30th in his Shreveport, LA., home at age 67.

Rock star Bowie pays tribute to Ayres in a yet-to-be-released documentary.

"David Bowie gives credit to Tom as the man who brought him to RCA Records,'' said Rodney Bingenheimer, a Los Angeles radio personality and Ayres' partner in the 1970s-era attraction Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco.

Ayres' role in Bowie's career also was noted in the biography "Stardust: The David Bowie Story,'' which recounted a time when Bowie lived with Ayres in a mansion previously owned by actresses Lillian and Dorothy Gish. The new documentary will debut in January at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Ayres, a Sabine Parish, LA., native, worked for Hanna-Barbera Productions, ABC Records, Columbia Records, United Artists, Kama Sutra Records, Buddha Records and RCA Records, among others.

His busiest days as a producer were during the 1960s and '70s, when he brought local talent including Victoria Williams to the attention of peers in recording business. "He's one of these guys that nobody has ever heard of, but the record business wouldn't be able to operate without them,'' said Los Angeles music writer Todd Everett. Ayres produced the Dartells' early-'60s hit "Hot Pastrami'' and played bass in the Johnny Burnette Quintet. He also worked with the Sir Douglas Quintet and with singers Ultra Violet and Gene Vincent.

From Hollywood (Variety).

'TAKE HOME A NUDE 2000' NY ACADEMY AUCTION TODAY
8th June 2000

DAVID BOWIE has again contributed artwork towards the 'Take Home A Nude 2000' auction for the New York Academy of Art. Besides being Honorary Chairperson, David has completed three simple pieces of work based around 'pregnancy'. David, using his distinctive manner scanned the images and then modified them on his computer.

Lot #508235
David Bowie Untitled (1, 2, 3).
3 computer generated prints, 2000 11 x 8.5 inches.
Signed.
Estimate: 400-800 USD.

You can view and bid via this link Lot #508235 David Bowie

Other works will be included by artists such as Joseph Beuys, Vincent Desiderio, Kiki Smith, Mark Tansey, Cecily Brown, Stephen Hannock, Tony Scherman, David Mann, Judy Cotton, Gregg Kreutz, Peter Drake, Mark Mennin, James Croak, Sol Lewitt, Carlo Maria Mariani, Jock Sturges, Sally Gall, Bruce Weber, Philip Pearlstein, Todd Oldham, Lesley Dill, Andres Serrano, Christo, Wolf Kahn, Alvin Booth, Robin Tewes, Jasper Johns, Edward Schmidt, Eric Fischl and William Wegman.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Academy through scholarships and programs. The New York Academy of Art was founded by artists, scholars and patrons of the arts dedicated to improving fine arts education in the United States. The school's aim is to provide students with a mastery of classic, traditional techniques of drawing, painting, and sculpture, while fostering the optimal conditions for vital contemporary art.

New York Academy of Art
111 Franklin Street (between West Broadway and Church Street), TriBeCa, New York City.
The auction takes place today 8th June, auction starts at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Take Home A Nude web page.

MOBY'S TOUCHSHRIEK JOKE WAS A WHALE OF A LIE
7th June 2000

MOBY has announced that he made up the story about his 'Knob Touch' game which appears in this month's Q magazine. Speaking to Radio One after Wednesday's DanceStar awards - where he carried away the DanceStar of the year award and the gong for Best Album - the diminutive joker said, "The funny thing about Knob Touch, every now and then I'll do an interview and I'll say something completely outlandish to see if it'll actually get printed. So Knob Touch is this thing that some friends of mine talked about. I don't know if they've ever actually done it, and the truth is it was kind of a joke that's taken on a life of its own!"

(Ed. Funny as hell, but surely no one actually believed him did they?).

ZIGGY STARDUST ALBUM 28 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TODAY
6th June 2000

Today - 6th June is the 28th Anniversary of Ziggy's release. Incidentally I've updated and new material for June 2000 can be found here at What's New? - http://www.5years.com/new.htm.

From Mike @ The Ziggy Stardust Companion.

LITTLE WONDER TRIBUTE BAND GIG
5th June 2000

Next Saturday, 10th June, the DAVID BOWIE tribute band LITTLE WONDER have their next gig lined up at The Grand Hotel in Essex.

Saturday June 10th - The Grand Hotel, Leigh Broadway, Leigh on Sea, Essex, England.

Doors open 8.30 p.m. - For details contact our web site at www.changesbowie.co.uk

About the band: Formed in the Summer of '98 'Little Wonder' play Bowie covers from the early days of 'Ziggy Stardust' up to 'Survive' from the latest album. A studied rework of some of David Bowie's best material: 'Let's Dance', 'China Girl', "Heroes" and 'Space Oddity' are all included in a ninety minute set performed by a group of musicians who share a deep appreciation of Bowie's music. No dodgy wigs, platform shoes or makeup, just lashings of fine music with just a hint of PVC, leather and gold brocade which all add up to give you a real flavour of Mr. Bowie's music.

Recent gigs include Waterside '98, supporting Hot Chocolate and 5ive, a Live Music benefit in aid of Firemans Relief and a number of self promotion gigs all of which sold out. If you appreciate Bowie's music listen to the band, if you don't, you will.

Little Wonder are: Tony Perry (Vocals), Si Kinsler (Guitars, Vocals, Percussion), Lorna Stephens (Keyboards), Jim Harris (Guitars), Nigel Turner (Bass, Vocals), Dave Allen (Drums), Michael Cain (Tenor Sax) and Pete Marriott (Tenor Sax).

Upcoming gigs include:

Sat 10th June: The Grand Hotel - Leigh , Essex.
Sat 22nd July: Stone Sailing Club, Bradwell, Essex (Private Function).
Fri 22nd Sept: Runymede Hall, Benfleet, Essex (TBC).

From Simon Kinsler www.changesbowie.co.uk.

FUNKY LITTLE BOAT RACE FEATURES ON SELECT AND Q
4th June 2000

Select July issue DAVID BOWIE gets his funky little boat race on two UK music magazine covers for July... On sale now in the UK is the July issue of SELECT. The magazine features David on the front cover surrounded by other Glastonbury headliners Chemical Brothers and Travis, along with the festival's guru Michael Eavis. Inside there is a twelve page special feature all about the festival, basically on how to survive it!

Q July issue Also on sale in the UK now is the July issue of Q magazine, which this month features David in their special 'Cash For Questions' section. David recently answered the questions on 3rd May in New York during rehearsals for his upcoming shows. A mighty six page read, along with some wonderful new photographs taken by Jake Chessum of David with his Apple Mac laptop and really girly hairstyle ;) , very similar in style to his 1971 Hunky Dory period. The intro piece written by the excellent Peter Kane, along with some of the archive photo captions are incredibly witty and had me ROTFL-ing. From the sackfuls of mail received, Q chose the sharpest and funniest questions to be put to db. Besides getting your name in print, each person receives £25 for their editorial input. Can't be bad... or can it?

A sample of the questions asked included:

"On Soul Love it sounds like you sing "The dawn of bacon-sharing". Is this a better line than whatever you actually sing?" (from Andrew Tuttle, East Dulwich).

"The best drug you've ever taken is...?" (from Katy Williams, London).

"Do you get any royality payments for Noel Gallagher's continual rewritings of 'All The Young Dudes'?" (from Daniel Brown, Birmingham).

"Why do all rock stars read Nietzche and go a bit funny for a bit?" (from Rick Purse, Ipswich).

"Ever been mistaken for someone else?" (from John Allanson, Liverpool).

"If you had a can of spray paint in your hand, what would you write on the wall right now?" (from Paul Kinder, Cheshire).

"What did you say to Lou Reed that made him thump you in a restaurant in the '70s?" (from Derek Carroll, Dublin).

"Have you ever written a song and gone, 'Buggered if I know what that means'?" (from Katherine Charles, Bath).

There's also an great interview inside with MOBY entitled "Moby's Dick", where Moby explains and reveals his hysterical celebrity party game called "Knob Touch". David features in one of the photographs snapped with Moby.

(Ed. David I was hoping you'd spray 'Chime Youngdong Rinpoche was 'ere' - LOL).

SIGNED MICK ROCK BOOKS ON SPECIAL ONLINE ORDER NOW
2nd June 2000

We're pleased to announce that a limited number of copies of the book 'RAW POWER: IGGY POP AND THE STOOGES 1972' are now available for purchase online at our Web site. This is MICK ROCK'S long-awaited book of his classic photographs of Iggy. Price: $45.

Each copy is autographed by Mick and, upon your request, he will add a personal dedication.

'Raw Power' has not yet been released in the U.S. As the gallery representing Mick's original photographs in New York, we made special arrangements with him to offer it to our customers. Every Iggy fan is going to want a copy.

For details and order form please visit www.greatmodernpictures.com.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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

Summer hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm

Best regards, Robert Keil.

ADOBE'S SOUND AND VISION VERSION TWO
1st June 2000

Check out an exclusive interview with DAVID BOWIE on Adobe's web site. As part of their web center features they concentrate on the new BowieNet V2. There's also a rather fetching BowieNet V2 shockwave piece of work.

Adobe Web Center Features - Sound And Vision, Version Two.

From Val. (Ed. Even sQueakie gets a mention).

REMINDER: JOOLS HOLLAND SHOW ON US TV TODAY
1st June 2000

Today and the following two days, US residents finally get the opportunity to see DAVID BOWIE'S appearance on the top UK music show LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND. BBC America are to show three programmes starting today June 1st, 2nd and 3rd at 11.00pm-12.00am ET.

Also this month sees the Bravo Profile: David Bowie on the 21st at 11.00 a.m. ET.

There's so much going on this month - you may find it easier to check out what's happening via the Monthly Planner for June.

JO WHILEY SHOW DISCUSS BOWIE'S STYLE
1st June 2000

The guests on last night's UK C4's JO WHILEY SHOW... Moby, Lene Nystrom (from Aqua) and Armand Van Helden were asked for their opinions on DAVID BOWIE'S style.

After showing several video clips including "Heroes", Ashes To Ashes and Hallo Spaceboy... the conversation went a little something like this:

Jo Whiley: "Moby what do you make of David Bowie? Are you a big fan?"

Moby: "Yeah. Probably one of the first records I ever got was a David Bowie compilation. And I'm proud to say he's one of my neighbours now."

Jo Whiley: "Really?"

Moby: "From the roof of my building I can see his penthouse."

Jo Whiley: "I have an image of you with your binoculars here at this point". (laughing).

Lene: "Yeah I do! Yes I was going to say that." (laughing).

Moby: "Not quite that... telescope actually. But the thing that I love most about him is he's just a phenomenal songwriter and I know this sounds just like bad music talk cliche but he has a beautiful voice, and he wrote wonderful, wonderful songs and the fact that he was so stylish and changed himself so often, aesthetically that's fascinating, but what affects me more than anything else is just the fact that he wrote such remarkable songs."

Jo Whiley: "Lene"

Lene: "I've never been a big David Bowie fan but what I find very fascinating is his image changing. I find the way he looks now he's never looked that good before, he really looks well."

Jo Whiley: (To Moby) "Your official press release says, I think, that you've got one pair of pants, a pair of track suit bottoms, a track top and that's it. And I'm sure that you were wearing that last time I interviewed you."

Moby: "Probably."

Jo Whiley: "So is that true? Is having no style a style of it's own?"

Moby: "I don't know. I mean I wish... the thing is.. I mean somebody like David Bowie he's got... y'know he's very attractive and he's got a nice head of hair so he can push himself in different stylistic directions. It's like I just don't have that much raw material to work with.

Jo Whiley: (laughing).

Moby: "...and I've... in the past like I've tried to go out and buy nice clothes and whatever... I just look absurd."

Jo Whiley: Armand. Through all of Bowie's stylistic changes he's always been able to have this element of cool."

Armand Van Helden: "I just look at David Bowie... he's an entity unto himself. And the thing I like best David Bowie the most I think is... he asked to be on Soul Train.

Jo Whiley / Moby: "Yeah".

Armand Van Helden: "...that right there, he gets all the love right there. White artist... in a white market was like straight up yo 'How can I be on Soul Train?' Everyone on Soul Train was like 'You ain't black', he's like 'But this is a black... this is a r 'n' b bluesy type feel song, 'Why what's up?'. He was like the first white artist... and he was straight up... he came up to the mic... he was like... it was hot man. That's the type of thing that I like David Bowie for. Specifically things like that y'know.


THIRD SINGLE 'SEVEN' RELEASED IN FIVE FORMATS
1st June 2000

The highly anticipated release of DAVID BOWIE'S third single from 'hours...' album 'SEVEN' which includes a remix by BECK is to be released on 17th July. It is to be issued in three UK CD formats, along with two international additional formats.

UK CD1:
..Seven (Marius de Vries mix).
..Seven (Beck mix).
..Seven (Demo Version).

UK CD2: (Limited Edition with a Free Poster).
..Seven (Album version).
..I'm Afraid Of Americans (Nine Inch Nails version).
..I'm Afraid Of Americans (video).

UK CD3: (Limited Edition with 4 free postcards) (All tracks live from the Kit Kat Klub).
..Seven
..Something In The Air.
..The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell.

Additional Formats (International).
International Multi-track (slimline).
..Seven (Marius de Vries mix).
..Seven (Beck mix).
..Seven (Live Kit Kat Klub).
..Seven (Album Version).
..I'm Afraid Of Americans (Nine Inch Nails version) + Enhanced element 'I'm Afraid Of Americans' Video.

International 2 Track (Pouchette).
..Seven (Marius de Vries mix).
..Seven (Beck mix).

Official release information via BowieNet.

THREE NEW BOOKS PUBLISHED THIS MONTH...
1st June 2000

This month sees the following new books published, along with the US publication release of 'Raw Power' the Mick Rock Iggy Pop publication.

Bowie Style by Mark Paytress and Steve Pafford. 160 pages, fully illustrated in colour, paperback. ISBN 0-7119-7722-4, £19.99 or less, June 2000.

Read the press release here and order the book online here.

Strange Fascination: David Bowie by David Buckley, publication Date: 8th June 2000, priced: £10.99 or less, Revised and Updated Paperback - 608 pages, Virgin Publishing; ISBN: 075350457X.

Read the press release here and order the book online here.

Published today in the US today is the excellent 'RAW POWER: Iggy & The Stooges 1972' which is the latest publication from photographic legend MICK ROCK. Published in UK on 2nd May and 1st June in US, priced at £17.95 and $24.95 respectively. You can order the book online here.


BOWIE FANS GRAB CASH FOR QUESTIONS
1st June 2000

Reminder... On sale in the UK any day now is the JULY issue of Q magazine, which this month features DAVID BOWIE in their 'Cash For Questions' section. From the sackfuls of mail received, Q chose the sharpest and funniest questions to be put to db. Besides getting your name in print, each person receives £25 for their editorial input. Can't be bad.

Check out the Q web site.

'TAKE HOME A NUDE' AUCTION HAPPENING
1st June 2000

DAVID BOWIE has again contributed a piece of artwork towards the 'Take Home A Nude' auction for the New York Academy Of Art. David has completed three simple pieces of work based around 'pregnancy'. The auction takes place on 8th June in New York, USA.


BBC GLASTONBURY WEB CAM ONLINE NOW
1st June 2000

Thinking of going to Glastonbury this year? Why not check out the BBC Glasto cam, where you can watch the festival coming together right now! You can even see the Pyramid Stage being built where DAVID BOWIE is set to play.

BBC Glasto Cam.

Pyramid Stage: Headliners... Friday Chemical Brothers, Saturday Travis and Sunday DAVID BOWIE. Also confirmed to play the Pyramid stage are Embrace, The Happy Mondays, The Wailers and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Other Stage: Confirmed acts include amongst others, Moby, Nine Inch Nails, Leftfield and Basement Jaxx. Dance Tent: Confirmed acts on Friday include Manchild, Junkie XL, Dave Clark. Saturday sees Bentley Rhythm Ace and Rhinocerose, while on Sunday confirms include Kelis, Gilles Peterson and Mint Royale. Jazzworld Stage: Confirmed are Groove Armada, Morcheeba, Reprazent and Horace Andy. The New Bands stage headliners will be Flaming Lips.

New facilities and improvements for this years event include extra camping space, extra security, better drainage and a new bus station. Tickets for the 23rd-25th June festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton are available for purchase now priced at £89.

Official Glastonbury Festival Web Site



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