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DAVID LIVE EXCLUSIVE RELEASE
28th June 2010

Dutch newspaper DE VOLKSKRANT is about to release a series of legendary live concerts. DAVID BOWIE's 'David Live' 2CD is also scheduled for release.

This series of well known CDs can be ordered with all the titles together in a box 'Legendary Live concerts' or separately, packaged in an extra wrapper. More details and information can be found over at webwinkel.volkskrant.nl

Thanks to Jean Henri for the pointer.

Update: Also the Belgian newspaper DE MORGEN (The Morning) is doing the same thing as above. On Saturday 31st July you can buy a copy of 'David Live' together with the newspaper if you cut out the coupon out of the newspaper and pay 6,95 euros extra. The CD is wrapped in a white cardboard cover and there's a box for all 12. More info on demorgen.be (legendarische livealbums).

Thanks to Peter De Craemer for the additional info.


IT AIN'T OVER...
22nd June 2010

The brand new movie 'The Kids Are All Right' directed by Lisa Cholodenko features two DAVID BOWIE songs on the soundtrack, namely 'Black Country Rock' and 'Win'.

The movie soundtrack gets its release on 3rd August and is available digitally on 6th July.

The tracklisting runs as follows:

     01. The Youth - MGMT
     02. Black Country Rock - David Bowie
     03. Sundown Syndrome - Tame Impala
     04. When I Grow Up - Fever Ray
     05. Out In The Woods - Leon Russell
     06. Milk Man - Deerhoof
     07. The New World - X
     08. Same High - Uh Huh Her
     09. Win - David Bowie
     10. Slippin' - Quadron
     11. All I Want - Joni Mitchell
     12. Knife - CSS
     13. Blues Alley - Geology featuring Yukimi Nagano
     14. Galatea's Guitar - Gabor Szabo
     15. Good Lovin' - Betty Wright

The movie which was a recent hit at the Sundance Film Festival stars Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson, Mark Ruffalo and the gorgeous Yaya DaCosta.

The movie hits selected theatres next month on 9th July. Check out the official website.


A SMALL PLOT OF LAND
22nd June 2010

Author and DAVID BOWIE fan DAVID BUCKLEY has a brand new website david-buckley.com available for your browsing pleasure.

Welcome to my website! After years of umming and ahhing, I have finally taken the step to claim a little piece of cyberspace for myself.

So, here goes... Over the coming months, you'll find news, competitions, monthly playlist and interviews (old and new) with pop people.

Please email me at if you want to be on my mailing list for updates etc.

But most of all, please keep popping back! You might find a whacky Bowie-related interview, an archive chat with an Eighties Pop God, or even an exclusive with someone new who's rather good.

From David Buckley.


I CAN'T READ
21st June 2010

There are several new DAVID BOWIE publications in the pipeline for this and next year... here's the low down...

David Bowie by Jeff Hudson First up and scheduled for publication on Tuesday 31st August 2010 is David Bowie by author Jeff Hudson. Published by Endeavour London Ltd, illustrated and hardcover bound containing 176 pages.

Synopsis: Bowie is a superbly illustrated account of the life and career of a rock icon. One of the great innovators, David Bowie created and inspired Glam-rock, Plastic Soul, the New Romantic Movement, Hard Rock, and half a dozen alternatives.

About the Author: Jeff Hudson has written or ghostwritten a dozen books, including several Sunday Times bestsellers, and has seen his work translated into ten languages. As a journalist he has interviewed the leading lights of the music industry, from The Rolling Stones and Oasis, to Bon Jovi and AC/DC, while as an author his credits include biographies of Queen, Led Zeppelin and The Kinks.

Endeavour London Ltd works in close partnership with Getty Images and has unique access to the Getty Images collections, so expect the majority of the content from that archive.

You can pre-order David Bowie by Jeff Hudson NOW and receive a 15% discount.


David Bowie: The Story Behind Every Song by Chris Welch For 2011 there is David Bowie: The Story Behind Every Song by Chris Welch, which presumably is an update to his previous publication of the same name. Hardcover containing 160 pages and is to be published next year by Carlton in February 2011.

You can pre-order David Bowie: The Story Behind Every Song NOW and receive an 11% discount.


Also next year on 3rd March is Starman: David Bowie - The Definitive Biography by Paul Trynka. This eagerly awaited bio will be available in both hardcover and paperback versions, 480 pages and published by Sphere.

Synopsis: David Bowie - famously described as rock's greatest chameleon - has lived an extraordinary life. From his early years in post-war, bombed out Brixton to a troubled later childhood in Bromley, to the decadent glamour of Ziggy Stardust to his controversial Berlin period, Bowie's life has been filled with drama. One of our most fascinating stars, his story has never been satisfactorily told until now. Paul Trynka has interviewed over two hundred friends, ex-lovers and fellow musicians in order to write the definitive biography of Bowie. The result is a compelling, intimate and revealing book that will appeal to Bowie's millions of fans around the world.

About the Author: Paul Trynka is the former editor of Mojo. He lives in South London with his wife and son.


MILE AFTER MILEY
19th June 2010

Well I always knew MILEY CYRUS had extremely good taste after naming her 2009 tour 'Wonder World'. Now she's gone one better by sporting a DAVID BOWIE 74 logo t-shirt during her performance in Central Park, New York City yesterday morning.

Miley performed several songs for her appearance on ABC's 'Good Morning America' and was also joined on stage by Bret Michaels for a rendition of 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn'.





You can see plenty of photographs and other video via aceshowbiz.com and the WENN website.


CRITERION TO RELEASE MCML
16th June 2010

Criterion Collection Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence THE CRITERION COLLECTION have just announced details of their 2010 DVD releases for September.

You'll be pleased to learn that Criterion #535 is the excellent 'Mr Christmas Mr. Lawrence' which stars DAVID BOWIE as 'Jack Celliers'.

The newly restored high-definition master movie is to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 28th September.

In this captivating, exhilarating skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima, David Bowie regally embodies the character Celliers, a high-ranking British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. Music star Ryuichi Sakamoto (who also composed this film's hypnotic score) plays the camp commander, who becomes obsessed with the mysterious blond major, while Tom Conti is British Lieutenant Colonel Mr. Lawrence, who tries to bridge the emotional and language divides between his captors and fellow prisoners. Also featuring actor-director Takeshi Kitano in his first dramatic role, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is a multi layered, brutal, at times erotic tale of culture clash that was one of Oshima's greatest successes.

Disc Features:
   New, restored high-definition master (with DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition).
   The Oshima Gang, an original making-of featurette.
   New video interviews with producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Paul Mayersberg, actor Tom Conti and actor-composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.
   Hasten Slowly, an hour-long documentary about author Laurens van der Post, whose autobiographical novel is the basis for the film.
   Original theatrical trailer.
   PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film writer Chuck Stephens and a 1983 interview with director Oshima by film writer Tadao Sato.

(Ed. I've noticed that the excellent Criterion DVD and Blu-ray editions of The Man Who Fell to Earth will be going out of print at the end of this month. If you've not got this grab it while you can - it's well worth it).


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

Guitarist magazine Mick Ronson Legendary guitarist MICK RONSON graces the front cover of GUITARIST magazine (July 2010) issue 330 is on sale now. Inside Charles Shaar Murray remembers DAVID BOWIE's king of Glam guitar Ronno celebrating forty years of this historic collaboration. Besides the seven-page feature 'Fallen Star', there is also a Mick Ronson Style File by Adrian Clark who explains the technique secrets of Ronno and also a full-page advert for Framus which Earl Slick is endorsing - [More details]...

Oz band CROWDED HOUSE performed their version DAVID BOWIE's epic 'Moonage Daydream' at the Apollo in Manchester last month. Guesting was ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr and Connan Mockasin. Apparently they had performed the track in Aberdeen during the soundcheck at the Music Hall and a little bird tells me that Neil Finn wants to record it for release. Watch and listen here - [thanks to Malcolm B for the pointer]...

David Bowie lookalike Turn-based fantasy strategy game DISCIPLES III: RENAISSANCE due for release this month. Playing the game you assume the role of one of the Lords of Nevendaar. In the episode 'The Legions of the Damned' one of the characters bears a striking resemblance to a certain DAVID BOWIE aka Aladdin Sane - or is it just me erm fantasising?

Disciples III: Renaissance will be available on PC in Europe during June 2010 and North America in July 2010. Check out the official website at disciples3.com...


WE SAW A MINOTAUR
10th June 2010

Two privately-owned DAVID BOWIE prints are available for the art collectors out there, to be sold either as a pair or separately.

They are both from the split set 4 of the 14 sets of We Saw A Minotaur - A New Play By Joni Ve Sadd

We Saw A Minotaur - A New Play By Joni Ve Sadd: A Prelimary Sketch and The Complete Text prints by David Bowie Both are numbered 4/14 as both are from set 4 of 14 sets. They are dated 1994 and signed by his Rockgodliness!

As you might be aware, there were 14 sets of 17 prints and set 4 was deliberately split and framed at the instruction of David Bowie and his art dealer Kate Chertavian.

The fact that one day someone might want to collect them all would bump up value if you are buying for an investment. They are really beautiful to just treasure which was my intention, but alas fate the bounder has decided I have to sell.

They are titled (embossed) 'A Preliminary Sketch' and 'The Complete Text'.

'The Complete Text' is a crouching minotaur and is really beautiful, the other 'A Preliminary Sketch' is small black and white images similar to something a design artist or photographer would produce for an example layout board.

The photographs obviously don't do justice to the quality of the prints with the colour much more vibrant, its just the light I took them in.

The prints are available at £750 for EACH plus postage (as these will be valuable one day when someone wants to collect the set). As I SAY I will SPLIT them if necessary.

Please email me for further details and information at


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
9th June 2010

BBC RADIO 2 have unveiled details of their forthcoming cultural documentaries. Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp will tell the story of glam rock on 29th June at 10pm in 'The Glory Of Glam', with contributions coming from DAVID BOWIE, Bryan Ferry and Noddy Holder...

Digital radio station BBC 6 MUSIC have start rebroadcasting THE DAVID BOWIE STORY - archive listening for the first 3 parts are now on their site via BBC iPlayer in case you missed any - [More details]...

Last night DAVID BOWIE turned up to see JEFF BECK perform in New York City for Les Paul's 95th Birthday with 'Special Intimate Performance' at the Iridium Jazz Club on Broadway. Jeff teamed up with Imelda May's band: Leo Green, Darrel Higham, Al Gare and Steve Rushton for the gig. Also performing were Stray Cats front man Brian Setzer and Gary U.S. Bonds. Apparently there will be a DVD produced of the entire event scheduled for release around December/January 2011. Check out backstage photographs from the event over at gettyimages.com website and also at zimbio.com....

AL GARE double bass player with Imelda May wrote in his blog about the NYC gig last night... 'The whole thing for me was overshadowed by the presence of DAVID BOWIE sitting in front of me the whole dig, met him after and he was tres cool, we had a conversation about nervous norvus!?' You can read the complete blog entry here - (thanks to Nelson on the BW MB for the pointer)...


I AM AN ICON
8th June 2010

IMAN and DAVID BOWIE were in attendance at the 2010 CFDA Awards in New York's Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall last night.

Iman wore a beautiful black Giambattista Valli gown with four large diamond bracelets and David was dressed to the nines in a tux with a snazzy black gauzy scarf.

Iman was there to accept the CFDA industry's 'Fashion Icon' award which was presented to her by actress Isabella Rossellini.

Iman thanked her parents "for giving me a neck longer than any other girl on any go-see anywhere in the world" and thanked everyone present "for the right to finally say to my husband, 'Move over. You're not the only icon in the house.'".

Afterwards Iman told reporters that David has started calling her "icon" and exits every room she's in backwards, bowing and repeating, "Icon, Icon, Icon."

Check out the links below for photographs and various reports from the event...

BBC / washingtonpost.com / socialitelife.celebuzz.com / hellomagazine.com / holymoly.com / dailymail.co.uk

zimbio #1 / zimbio #2 / rexfeatures.com / patrickmcmullan / gettyimages.com / wireimage.com / photo.wenn.com


FLASH MOB IN PARIS
7th June 2010

A flash mob of French DAVID BOWIE fans did their thing at Parvis de Beauborg in Paris, France on 2nd June.





You can also check out some great photos taken by Louis Mallet during the event over at louismallet.com

Thanks to Michael and Ade for the pointers.


BW COMPETITION WINNER
7th June 2010

Many thanks to everyone who entered the latest BW competition to win a copy of the soon-to-be released DAVID BOWIE - Rare And Unseen DVD from Wienerworld Ltd.

Congratulations to the randomly chosen winner... SOPHIA DJILI who correctly answered '1973'.

If competitions aren't your bag you can pre-order David Bowie - Rare And Unseen [DVD] NOW and receive an enormous 63% discount!

Note: The scheduled DVD release date is now 2nd August.


CONGRATS TO DAVID AND IMAN... AND ZIGGY
6th June 2010

Today marks the 18th anniversary of DAVID and IMAN's wedding ceremony at Saint James Episcopal Church, in Florence, Italy.

The best man was David's son Duncan with chief usher Alan Edwards. Iman's maid of honour was her best friend Bethann Hardison.

Besides their immediate family, among the sixty-eight invited guests were Yoko Ono, Brian Eno, Bono, Eric Idle, Geoff MacCormack, George Underwood, Herve Leger and Thierry Mugler.

You can click here to read an article from Hello! magazine entitled 'The Wedding of David Bowie and Iman' in the BW archives.

Today also marks the 38th Anniversary release of the immortal 1972 album 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars'.


LATEST BW COMPETITION
6th June 2010

It's your last chance to enter the current BW competition where you can win yourself a copy of the soon-to-be released DAVID BOWIE - Rare And Unseen DVD from Wienerworld Ltd.

ENTER THE COMPETITION HERE


This competition ends tonight at 12:00 midnight GMT on Sunday 6th June.

If competitions aren't your thing you can pre-order David Bowie - Rare And Unseen [DVD] NOW and receive an enormous 63% discount!


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
5th June 2010

Digital radio station BBC 6 MUSIC are rebroadcasting THE DAVID BOWIE STORY starting 7th June at 3:00am GMT. The opening episode of this 13-part/13 hour documentary entitled 'The Apprenticeship' looks at his beginnings in the music industry, followed by 'One Man Against The World' on 8th June. It looks like each programme is broadcast at 3am UK time and runs through each night until 19th June - [More details] and bbc.co.uk/iplayer...

IMAN is interviewed by The New York Times which appeared online yesterday. 'Iman: Not Just Another Pretty Face' - [Read here]...

DAVID BOWIE's song 'Kooks' has been covered by Danish singer ANNA FAROE on her debut album 'Because I Want To' - from 96dbFreak...

Singer KATIE MELUA performed an interesting live version of DAVID BOWIE's 'Ziggy Stardust' on BBC Radio 2 show Drivetime last week for their Great British Songbook Library - [View here] - from Steve Dunn.

Alternative Rock band SLANGIN BETTY have just released their debut CD 'Sunset BLVD'. The album was produced by STACY HEYDEN former DAVID BOWIE and IGGY POP guitarist and Billboard's #1 producer). Recorded in Encino, Irvine and Mission Viejo, CA. The project features some of Los Angeles top studio musicians (including Stacy on guitar). Gordy Price and Chuck Freeman (vocalist/writers on the project) commuted back and forth from Yorktown, VA to Los Angeles, CA for 4 years to complete the album. Whilst recording the project they stayed at various hotels on Sunset Blvd, and got to know local celebrities on the strips many venues. Many of the songs were inspired by their visits to the Strip. They found it only fitting to name and dedicate this CD to all their friends on Sunset Blvd and Los Angeles - [More details]...


LET YOURSELF GO
5th June 2010

Jean Genie handwritten lyrics Update (24/6/10): The price realised was an impressive £9,375 ($13,809).

Auctioneers CHRISTIE'S have a rare page of lyrics written by DAVID BOWIE for 'The Jean Genie' up for auction this month.

Their Popular Culture: Rock and Pop Memorabilia auction takes place on 24th June in South Kensington, London.

Lot Description: David Bowie: A rare page of lyrics in David Bowie's hand for Jean Genie, from the album Aladdin Sane, 1972, the 18 lines in black ballpoint pen on lined notebook paper, signed and inscribed Jean Genie '72 Bowie - 11x8½in. (28x21.5cm.); accompanied by documents concerning the provenance.

Lot Notes: According to the documents which accompany this lot the lyrics were given by Bowie to Neal Peters the President of the official David Bowie Fan Club in the USA from 1973. These lyrics and the accompanying paper work have been seen and acknowledged by the David Bowie Archive.

Sale Information: Lot 16 / Sale 5554 has an estimate of £1,000-£1,500.

More details and information can be found over at christies.com


BRIAN DUFFY: REST IN PEACE
5th June 2010

Sad news to report the passing away of a true legendary photographer BRIAN DUFFY.

Brian aged 76, passed away last Monday (31st May) after battling a degenerative lung disease.

He began his career as a fashion photographer at Vogue magazine in 1957, and shot superstars such as DAVID BOWIE, Debbie Harry, Michael Caine, Charlton Heston and Paul McCartney during his career.

Daily Telegraph: [Read here] and BBC News: [Read here].

Go to duffyphotographer.com and view some of the wonderful photographs he took.


DAVID CELEBRATES 46 YEARS RECORDING
5th June 2010

Liza Jane sheet music Today marks the anniversary of DAVID BOWIE's first ever single release 'Liza Jane' credited to Davie Jones with The King Bees, which was released 46 years ago today, 5th June 1964 on the Vocalion Pop label (V 9221).

Featuring seventeen-year-old Davie Jones (vocals and saxophone), George Underwood (guitar), Roger Black (guitar), Francis Howard (bass) and Robert Allen (drums).

Although credited to Leslie Conn, David's then manager who negotiated a one-single deal with Decca Records, George Underwood said the song was originally a old Negro spiritual that the band played around with and came up with this R'n'B song.

Leslie Conn's recollection of the events in 1997:

"I can tell you that I have got a pretty retentive memory, but that is something I can't clearly recall. I used to write songs except that I don't write music and I don't play piano. When the boys were jamming to kind of come up with some ideas to make a record, they came up with some six bar blues, which everyone uses. As they were doing that, I came up with my own idea, which came from nowhere, and we improvised and the song came together. I mean, I would never take credit for something that I never did and I know David wouldn't have agreed for me to sign the contract as writer if he had wrote it himself. I would never have stolen someone else's song on principle. I know that I'm quite vague on that and I can't be absolutely sure how it all came about, but I know that I did come up with a lot of ideas. As for the production of the song that was most certainly me, I arranged and organised the whole thing and I always produced the material I was arranging with Decca at that time. George Underwood is definitely wrong on that point.

"There is a funny story while were still on the subject of 'Liza Jane'. When David and I parted company I went off to live and work in Majorca for a few years and one day I was on the phone to my mother and she said, 'what shall I do with those records I have in the garage' which were a few hundred copies of 'Liza Jane'. So I replied, 'Throw them out', and she did. The last time David came up here he said, 'Have you got any of those records we made, you know they're worth over a hundred pounds each!' I told him I got my mother to throw them all out! We had to laugh."

Backed with 'Louie Louie Go Home', written by Paul Revere and Mark Lindsay, which was incidentally pencilled in as the A-side, both songs were recorded in a seven-hour session at Decca Studios in Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead.

The single was re-released by Decca in September 1978 (catalogue number F 13807) and beware there are counterfeit Vocalion copies in circulation. Produced in the USA in 70s, the tell-tale difference between the original and the illegal pressings is the matrix number. On the original 1964 issue the matrix number is machine stamped on the vinyl and on the fake copies it is handwritten.

The official press release for the single from the press room of the Dick James Organisation in May 1964 read...

INTRODUCING DAVIE JONES WITH THE KING-BEES... AND THEIR FIRST DISC 'LIZA JANE'

Pop Music isn't all affluence. Just ask new seventeen year old recording star Davie Jones. Time was (two months ago, in fact) when he and his group were almost on their uppers. No money, bad equipment. Then Davie had a brainwave. "I had been reading a lot in the papers about John Bloom," says Davie. "So I put pen to paper and wrote him a letter." David told Bloom that he had the chance of backing one of the most talented and up-and-coming groups on the pop scene. All he had to do was advance the several hundred pounds it requires to outfit a pop group with the best equipment.

Davie didn't get the money, but he did get a telegram next day from John Bloom giving the phone number of Artist's Manager Leslie Conn. Davie got in touch, he was rewarded with a booking at Bloom's Wedding Anniversary Party. "We were a dismal failure", recalls Davie. "It was a dinner dress affair and we turned up in jeans and sweat shirts and played our usual brand of rhythm and blues. It didn't go down too well. Still we'll know better next time."

However, all's well that ends well. Leslie Conn liked the earthy type of music the group played, arranged an audition with Decca Records which resulted in a contract and the first release by David Jones with the King-Bees. "Liza Jane", released by Decca (Vocalion 9221) on June 5th.

DAVIE JONES WITH THE KING-BEES MET AT BARBERS

Davie Jones met up with his four member backing group the King-Bees when he visited his local barber shop in Bromley. In between clips he got chatting to the four lads, also there to be sheared, about their musical interests, and before you could say "Short back and sides", they decided to join forces.

The group specialise in hard-driving, uncompromising R & B, a brand of music that has won for them a dedicated following in the London area, a following which should soon be spreading throughout the length and breadth of England on the strength of their first disc.

"LIZA JANE", is a beaty, action packed disc which features the direct no-holds-barred Davie Jones vocal delivery. The King-Bees supply a hard core, R & B backing and the whole thing is crowned by a catchy chorus featuring the line "Little Liza Jane".

DAVIE JONES - Seventeen years old, fair haired Davie first got interested in pop music when he was ten. His father's secretary (Davie's father in P.R.O. for Dr. Barnardo's homes) who had previously worked for a disc company, sent Davie a 'Demo' copy of a new Little Richard disc. As the phrase goes, Davie was "knocked out", and when he had scraped together a few pounds of his pocket money, bought a plastic saxophone. Eventually he progressed on to the real thing. Lessons were the next step. "My idol on saxophone has always been Ronnie Ross", says Davie, "So I looked up his name up in the phone book and asked him if he would give me lessons." Ross agreed, but after Davie played him a few bars Ross's comment was: "Right now we can start working on you, that was bloody awful!" Davie gave up his music to take his G.C.E. at 15, then left school and joined an advertising agency as a commercial artist, where he still works.

When he left school Davie was able to concentrated on his music again, this time mainly as a vocalist, playing dance halls and clubs in and around the Bromley area. Then came the hair-cut and the letter to John Bloom...

Davie's favourite vocalists are Little Richard, Bob Dylan and John Lee Hooker. Apart from the saxophone he also plays the guitar. He dislikes Adams apples, and lists as his interests Baseball, American Football and collecting Boots. A handsome six footer with a warm and engaging personality, Davie Jones has all it takes to get to the show business heights, including... talent.


LATEST BW COMPETITION
2nd June 2010

Still five days to go in the current BW competition where you can win yourself a copy of the soon-to-be released DAVID BOWIE - Rare And Unseen DVD from Wienerworld Ltd.

ENTER THE COMPETITION HERE


This competition ends at 12:00 midnight GMT on Sunday 6th June.

If competitions aren't your thing you can pre-order David Bowie - Rare And Unseen [DVD] NOW and receive an enormous 63% discount!


INSIDE - THE SOUND OF THE DIVIDED BERLIN
1st June 2010

Inside - The Sound of The Divided Berlin Taking place this month on Tuesday 8th June sees the debut of a new Italian show dedicated to the legendary Berlin Trilogy.

'Inside - The Sound of the Divided Berlin', produced by Ondesferiche, features a selection of tracks from DAVID BOWIE's masterpieces 'Low', "Heroes" and 'Lodger', all performed live, accompanied by action art and projections that aim to take the audience in the late 70's Berlin, "a city cut off from the world" as Bowie said.

The setlist features some of the most beautiful and haunting instrumental tracks ever, like 'Subterraneans', 'Neuköln' and 'Weeping Wall', and rock gems like 'Joe The Lion', 'Repetition' and the inevitable "Heroes".

The show debuts Tuesday 8th June in Asti, Italy, at the Palazzo Alfieri, as part of 'Passepartout', one of the main literature festivals in Italy, promoted by the Asti Library.

Since 2004, the festival has a different theme every year, around which shows, concerts, meetings and laboratories are built. This year's theme is the fall of the Berlin Wall, and this sounded like the right occasion to create a music event about the Berlin Trilogy.

Live Band: Alexander Macinante, Matteo Curallo, Manuel Daniele, Edoardo Accornero. Projections and 'Sand Art': Licio Esposito. Show starts at 10 p.m., free admittance.

More details and information will appear shortly on passepartoutfestival.it

From Alexander Macinante.


DAVID BOWIE: RARE AND UNSEEN DVD
1st June 2010

David Bowie - Rare And Unseen DVD As first mentioned on here in February, I've now got a little more information about the forthcoming DAVID BOWIE - Rare And Unseen DVD from Wienerworld Ltd scheduled for release next month.

Next month sees the release of a brand new DVD entitled 'Rare and Unseen: David Bowie'. The fifth title of this exclusive and all new DVD collection for fans, we take an inside look at the British actor, producer and musician for five decades: David Bowie.

Most famous for his alter-ego, the ostentatious, androgynous 'Ziggy Stardust' during the glam-rock era of the early 1970s, Bowie has continually reinvented his music and image and is regarded as an influential innovator, particularly in rock music and is regarded as one of the most multi-talented musicians in the world.

Told through missing-believed-wiped archive interviews and rare and unseen footage, this insightful DVD is a worthy addition to any Bowie collection. Items genuinely unseen and never before appeared on DVD including film from the ITN archive. Includes lost and now restored TV interviews from the past and rare film of the singer talking about his career. A must for the die-hard fan!


     Title: David Bowie - Rare And Unseen [DVD]
     Format: PAL / Region 2
     Number of discs: 1
     Studio: Wienerworld Ltd
     DVD Release Date: 2nd August 2010
     Run Time: 75 minutes



Watch this space this coming weekend to win yourself a copy of this brand new DVD release with another BW competition giveaway.

If competitions aren't your thing you can pre-order David Bowie - Rare And Unseen [DVD] NOW and receive an enormous 63% discount!


ECHO BOWIE SUMMER TOUR
1st June 2010

Dutch DAVID BOWIE tribute band ECHO BOWIE have announced details of their upcoming 2010 Summer Festival Tour.

Echo Bowie are one of the most respected David Bowie tribute bands in the world. Next to headlining many international David Bowie fan meetings, the five-piece band gigs around Holland all through the year, playing to an ever growing community of international David Bowie and Echo Bowie fans.


     June 5th
     ZOEV Festival Etten Leur, Holland at 22.00 hrs. (CET)

     July 10th
     Tribute Festival Spa, Belgium at 16.30 hrs. (CET)

     July 16th
     Big Rivers Festival Dordrecht, Holland at 22.00 hrs. (CET)

     August 22nd
     De Parade Amsterdam, Holland at 22.30 hrs. (CET)



The band will play their versions of many Bowie classics such as Ziggy Stardust, Fame and Ashes To Ashes, but also renditions of fan favourites like Cat People (Putting Out Fire), Slip Away and New Killer Star.

More online Echo Bowie:
     myspace.com/echobowie
     echobowie.nl (Hyves)
     Echo-Bowie Facebook






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