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HALLOWEEN JACK IS A REAL COOL CAT
31st October 2005

David in 1974 David in 1974 Happy Halloween to one and all... and on this special occasion for all you DAVID BOWIE collectors out there - here are over one hundred incredibly rare HALLOWEEN JACK photographs taken by legendary 'Sunset Strip' photographer MARVIN RINNIG

Marvin took these fabulous shots at the Universal Ampitheatre, Los Angeles in September 1974 during David's 'The Year Of The Diamond Dogs' Tour.

Hope you enjoy these fabulous photographs... and what's more... you can purchase any of these 10x8 limited edition prints for an amazing $5.99 each!

There are also larger prints available: 11x4 @ $8.99 and 13x9 @ $11.99. There's even an extra two special offers available - Buy any 5 and get the 6th FREE... or Buy any 10 and get 3 more FREE of charge!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PHOTOGRAPHS


You can purchase online via PayPal or if you prefer email for order information at

Visit musikfoto.com and check out the amazing rare vintage photographs available.


SCARY MONSTERS NIGHT IN SEATTLE
26th October 2005

CHOP SUEY, Northwest Nightlife Support, Double Dutch, Nadamucho.com and Poster Giant Present SCARY MONSTERS: DAVID BOWIE Cover Night on Hallow's Eve (31st October)

Featuring performances by: The Pale Pacific, Voyager One, Mercir, Pleasurecraft, Izabelle, Mono in VCF, Half Acre Day, The Elephants, New Grey Area, Martian Memo to God, Speaker Speaker and The Beautiful Mothers.

With DJ Mamma Casserole spinning Bowie-era gems b/t sets!

FREE BAR TAB amazed to BEST COSTUMES... Bowie or Otherwise!

$5 Suggested Donation. 8 pm doors. All Proceeds to Benefit Hurricane Katrina Relief.

Venue: Chop Suey 1325 E. Madison St, Seattle, WA. Tel: 206-324-8000. More information at www.chopsuey.com website.

Update: Check out a news piece from nadamucho.com about the evening, along with the flyer for the event.


TAKE A QUICK BUTCHERS...
24th October 2005

The new BBC TWO series which tells the story of British pop music from the Sixties onwards began on Sunday. The first programme broadcast a few snippets of DAVID JONES from the Sixties. Next week, 'Oh You Pretty Things': the second in a four-part series that tells the story of British pop music and our changing attitudes to sex, gender and sexuality, which heavily features David and Marc Bolan. Make sure you don't miss next week's one hour programme on 30th October which starts at 9:00pm...

The latest German edition of MUSIK EXPRESS magazine from November contains a double paged picture of DAVID BOWIE with Arcade Fire from the Fashion Rocks 2005 show in their news section. The caption reads: 'Major Tom is back to Earth' - "I would have liked to stay all night on stage" says David Bowie after his comeback on 8th of September at Fashion Rocks - (from Bianca)...

PINK, actress Gina Gershon, Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland and former Warrant singer Jani Lane helped kick out the jams with DAVE NAVARRO's cover band, CAMP FREDDY, during a gig at the Empire Ballroom in Las Vegas on Saturday. Gershon joined the band for covers of the Pretenders' 'Brass In Pocket' and DAVID BOWIE's 'Queen Bitch', while Pink grabbed the mic for Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love'. Lane handled Ted Nugent's 'Cat Scratch Fever' and Alice In Chains' 'Man In The Box', and Weiland crooned during covers of his old band Stone Temple Pilots' 'Crackerman' and the Doors' 'Roadhouse Blues'. - From MTV)...

GAIL ANN DORSEY is currently playing live with GWEN STEFANI - Stuff.co.nz report: A capable five-piece backing band remained mostly in the shadows with the exception of bassist/backup singer Gail Ann Dorsey. Known for her work with DAVID BOWIE, Dorsey nearly stole the smoldering Isley Brothers - sampling 'Luxurious', taking over the vocals as Stefani descended into the stage for another costume change - [Read review here]...

Fashion photographer MARIO TESTINO appeared on BBC radio show 'Desert Island Discs' broadcast yesterday, listed DAVID BOWIE's 'Life On Mars?' and the Sid Vicious' cover of 'My Way' among his favourite tunes. (Ed. Nice combo)..

Freaky circus act JIM ROSE who for the last 14 years has been turning the traditional image of a circus on its head says that his career highlight was having buddy DAVID BOWIE sing 'Scary Monsters' to him during a concert. "I thought it was pretty cool," he said - [Read interview here]...

For those of you who emailed, posted and enquired about Gunslinger's Revenge the newly released DVD American version of 'Il Mio West' which features DAVID BOWIE as baddy gunslinger 'Jack Sikora' - just to confirm the movie IS in English/American language throughout...


OTHER BOYS CHECK YOU OUT...
23rd October 2005

David backstage 18th Oct 2005 TV ON THE RADIO who opened for Franz Ferdinand at the Theater at Madison Square Garden got a visit from David backstage. Photographed hanging backstage are David, Karen O and TV On The Radio.

More where that came from at the fabulous Last Night's Party website.

Today's THE OBSERVER newspaper features a piece written by Andy Pemberton who joined up with FRANZ FERDINAND on the road in the US.

...It was halfway through Franz Ferdinand's show last Monday (18th Oct) at New York's Madison Square Garden Theatre, that the band noticed a familiar-looking figure in the wings, tapping an expensively shod foot to the glam stomp of the Scottish quartet's latest single 'Do You Want To'. Earlier the Glasgow-based quartet had seen him poring over their setlist, expressing delight at some of the songs they intended to play that night.

'I spoke to him and I asked him if he'd ever been to Harlem,' recalls Franz Ferdinand's amiable guitarist Nick McCarthy three days later. 'He said the first time was, "When I was Ziggy." I thought, bloody hell, you really are that guy, aren't you?'

DAVID BOWIE, who's turned up to watch the band the last two times they've played in his adopted hometown of New York, is a committed Franz Ferdinand fan.

You can read the complete article 'Fairy tale of New York' over at the guardian.co.uk website.


DB: EXEC PRODUCER ON '30 CENTURY MAN'
23rd October 2005

DAVID BOWIE is Executive Producer for the forthcoming SCOTT WALKER documentary '30 Century Man: The Music of Scott Walker'.

Scott, responsible for some of the biggest hits of the 60s, he was once more popular than The Beatles and to this day his music has influenced the likes of David Bowie and Bono.

After heading the pop scene in the UK with his band The Walker Brothers, the American-born Walker has since become an eccentric recluse who never grants interviews and releases an album every 15 years. But somehow Stephen Kijak gained access for what he hopes will be a revealing doc about Walker.

"I met with his managers and they just liked our pitch," Kijak says of his idea to tag along as Walker works on his latest album. "We didn't want to do a retrospective on him, we wanted to look at him here and now, examine the music he's making today, and make a movie that felt like his music that pushed the boundaries."

Kijak also interviews the groups who've been influenced by Walker's work including Bowie (who's executive producer), Sting, Franz Ferdinand and Radiohead. "We've just been traveling with all sorts of Scott Walker vinyl and that's were the discussion goes," he says. "The guys in Radiohead had never seen them on vinyl before, they were like kids."

Produced through Kijak's Loop Filmworks and Mia Bays' UK-based Missing In Action Films, Kijak's currently filming interviews and Walker's studio sessions. Shot on DV by cinematographer/director Grant Gee, graphic design company Tomato are creating the graphics for the doc's music interludes.

From IndieWire.com website.


IMAN LAUNCHES NEW BOOK IN NYC
22nd October 2005

NAOMI CAMPBELL hosted IMAN's book release party at Cipriani, 23rd Street in New York City on Tuesday night, but arrived kind of late. Meanwhile, Iman and her rock god husband DAVID BOWIE took over, and couldn't have been more charming.

Iman's new book 'The Beauty of Color: The Ultimate Guide for Skin of Color', and those celebrating its release included Wesley Snipes, Rachel Roy, Damon Dash, Avril Lavigne, Jermaine Dupri, Fabian Basabe, Gayle King and Andre Leon Talley, Star Jones, Al Reynolds, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Diana Taylor.

Fashion Wire Daily reported: "I'm in the book and I'm so proud of it because Iman is one of my idols - she's an icon," model Ling said. "She's a role model for me; I've always looked up to her and what she's done for black models. So I'm so pleased and honored to be in the book."

Designer Rachel Roy is also a big Iman enthusiast. "She's a fabulous, fabulous role model," said Roy.

Tally: "I'm here because Iman has always been and always will be one of the great iconic beauties of our world," he replied from behind black Ray-Bans. "She's always been inspiring, not only because she's physically beautiful - it's all about her spirit, her soul. She is always been, to me, one of the great, great, great individuals of fashion and style."

Just then, the inspirational human being herself came floating down the animal print carpet on the arm of her husband, David Bowie. After posing for photographers, the glamorous couple - Bowie in a slim black suit, Iman in a yellow and orange chiffon Roberto Cavalli gown - swept into Cipriani's where throngs of beautiful people were being ogled by only slightly less beautiful people and sipping, yes, Bellinis under twinkling disco balls and glossy photos of the celebrities featured in the book.

Iman spotted Roy and Dash standing on the dancefloor and went over to say hello, introducing Dash to David and pulling Roy into a warm hug.

Iman came over and told us that the inspiration for her book "began back in the mid-70s when I started my career as a model and began seeing more similarities than differences among different ethnic groups. Let's face it: women of every race, nationality and background want the same thing - to look radiant and feel beautiful in their own skin. I wrote 'The Beauty of Color' as visual tribute, celebration and insider information for women from diverse backgrounds. When I came to the US, the beauty message was 'America celebrates the girl next door.' Well, not only has the girl next door changed, the whole neighborhood has changed!"

So who were her beauty icons growing up? "My mom," replied Iman without hesitation. And now? "Oh, God, it's diverse because it's never really about their style, it's about the women they are," the Somalian stunner said. "Like, Oprah would be a good example because she inspires us to be better."

Naomi Campbell swanned in about an hour later (three hours after the event began) - sporting a reddish-blond 'fro that matched Phillips' in size and circumference - though she missed Iman and Bowie, who had left just minutes earlier. Oh, well, better late than never.

You can read the full article at the Fashion Wire Daily website.

You can check out some photographs via the WireImage.com website from the evening.


WATCH MANCHESTER MOVE IN THE USA
22nd October 2005

Some of the highlights of DAVID BOWIE's live performance from his 2002 appearance at the Manchester MOVE FESTIVAL is to be shown on US television next month.

Rockers such as David Bowie, New Order, Madness, The Cure, Green Day, No Doubt and Morrissey join such newer acts as Suede, Elbow, Stereophonics, 22-20's, Electric Soft Parade, The Bees, Haven and Rial Schools at this four-day festival held in Manchester, England.

New TV channel SHOWTIME NEXT are to broadcast throughout November, David appears on the following dates...

       2nd November at 1:30pm ET
       3rd November at 3:00am ET
       6th November at 8:30pm ET
       7th November at 4:35am ET
     12th November at 6:00am and 3:55pm ET
     21st November at 2:15pm and 10:00pm ET
     25th November at 9:45am ET
     29th November at 1:99pm ET


If you're based in America you find out more details via the www.sho.com website.


NOT SURE IF YOU'RE A BOY OR A GIRL
22nd October 2005

BBC TWO in England launches a four-part documentary series tomorrow on October 23rd telling the story of British pop music from the Sixties onwards, and how it has expressed and changed attitudes to sex, gender and sexuality over the last 50 years.

Laid out by decade, the series called 'Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop' features the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, DAVID BOWIE, Marc Bolan, Led Zeppelin, The Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Adam and the Ants, Boy George, Duran Duran, George Michael, The Smiths, Kylie, Oasis, Blur and Robbie Williams.

From men with long hair to the modern metrosexual man, from screaming teenage girls to the empowerment of women, the series claims it is sex that has given British pop its unique edginess.

Exclusive contributions come from Marianne Faithfull, Sandie Shaw, Cilla Black, Dave Davies of The Kinks, Eric Burdon of The Animals, Cynthia Lennon, Yoko Ono, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Malcolm McLaren, Siouxsie Sioux, Marc Almond, members of Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran, Johnny Marr of the Smiths, Mels B and C from The Spice Girls, Justine Frischmann, Brett Anderson, Norman Cook and Germaine Greer, among many others.

The one hour programme is scheduled for the following dates: 23rd / 30th October and 6th / 13th November.

Thanks to DearieMe for the pointer.


TAKE A QUICK BUTCHERS...
21st October 2005

The auction for the BOWIE family charity lunchbox is now underway. You can now bid by visiting here... (see 9th Oct below for more information about The Lunchbox Auction)...

Legendary photographer MICK ROCK has also designed a lunchbox for the charity and you can now go and bid by clicking here...

DAVID BOWIE in the Sixties - I am making a television programme about London in the Sixties and am looking to interview anybody who saw Bowie playing at this time particularly around the Soho area. Do you think you can help in anyway? If you can please email Paul Keenan via

The main navigation bar of www.queenonline.com website now houses a direct link to the mobile section. Here you can purchase Realtones of classic QUEEN tracks which includes their number one collaboration with DAVID BOWIE 'Under Pressure' - (from Stephen)...


JAMMIN' JAVA TO HOST BOWIE TRIBUTE
20th October 2005

JAMMIN' JAVA a popular music venue/coffee shop in Vienna, will be hosting an open-mic tribute to DAVID BOWIE on Halloween night.

Open-mic regulars, Bowie fans and a handful of local bands and musicians (Brainfang, Fannery and Anthony Fiacco) will be performing a range of Bowie's music, drawn mostly from his '70s-era Ziggy Stardust period but including later hits such as 'Golden Years' and 'Let's Dance'. Audience members are encouraged to come dressed as Bowie, or '70s-era glam-rockers, for the costume contest following performances.

The event on Monday October 31st is free and runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jammin' Java is at 227 Maple Ave. in Vienna, VA 22180. The club's phone number is 703-255-1566.

More details and information can be found at the jamminjava.com website.


BOWIE SAY... FAUST AND DROWN?
18th October 2005

There are a couple of interesting DAVID BOWIE related items in the upcoming COOPER OWEN 'Music Legends' Auction to be held on 27th October at Madame Tussauds in London.

Lot 66 Just A Gigolo Sale 2142 Lot 66
David Bowie - Just A Gigolo 1/4 inch master tape in original The Music Centre box with handwritten track listing Bowie Say, New Mix of Bowie Say and Humming Chorus from Faust.

Not sold with copyright.

Estimate £800-£1,200



Lot 68 Mott The Hoope Master Tape Sale 2142 Lot 68
A 15 IPS 2 inch master tape for Mott The Hoople - One Of The Boys and David Bowie Drown.

Tracks listed on the original Olympic Sound Studios box are; Mott The Hoople One Of The Boys, Wild Heart Beats/Breathing, Breathing, One Of The Boys, Sulking and David Bowie Drown.

Not sold with copyright.

Estimate £1,300-£1,600

More details on bidding can be found at the cooperowen.com website.

(Ed. The 'Just A Gigolo' tape is obviously 'The Revolutionary Song' complete with Faust chorus. (I reckon 'Say' should read 'Jag' for Just A Gigolo - but I haven't got a clue about 'Drown' on the Mott tape).


FREE BOWIE TRIBUTE SHOW!
17th October 2005

Wanna go see DAVID BRIGHTON's tribute to DAVID BOWIE for free? Well you can on 29th October at the Pala Casino, in California. Showtime starts at 8:00 pm for a 90 minute show.

Venue Address:
The Grand Cabaret, 35008 Pala Temecula Road, Pala, CA 92059 USA
1-877-WIN-PALA (1-877-946-7252).

From David Brighton and the Space Oddity Band @ DavidBowieTribute.com


DIRECTORS LABEL VOL. 4 FEATURES DB
16th October 2005

DAVID BOWIE is featured in a special DVD series called 'Directors Label' that includes his video 'Jump They Say'. David Bowie insisted on wearing a suit and tie in this video that captures a sort of 60’s European corporate universe.

Check out the Directors Label Vol. 4 from director Mark Romanek by visiting directorslabel.com website.

From Natalie.


BOWIE ON THE BALL AGAIN
16th October 2005

Today's OBSERVER newspaper carries an article entitled 'How Bowie's moonage daydreams came true' by John Naughton. The piece mentions about DAVID BOWIE's thoughtful comments he wrote in the New York Times back in 2002 about the future of music.

You can read the article online over at the Observer website.


IMAN HONOURED AT CEMA AWARDS
15th October 2005

IMAN was honoured at the 2005 Cosmetic Executive Women Achiever Awards, sponsored by People Magazine, along with Jean and Jane Ford, Jill Granoff, Lynn Kirby, Jo Malone and Nina White.

Her husband was in attendance - sporting a grey tweed suit - at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on Friday 7th October.

You can check out some photographs at filmmagic.com website.

Thanks to Ardent for the pointer.


DAVID CHECKS OUT ANTONY IN NYC
15th October 2005

DAVID BOWIE and LOU REED turned up to watch ANTONY HEGARTY perform a sold-out show in New York City at the Carnegie Hall.

UK'ers will remember that Antony and the Johnsons won the coveted Mercury Prize for their excellent album 'I Am A Bird Now'.

Backstage David, Lou, Laurie Anderson, Bette Midler and Jimmy Scott were snapped with Antony. Check out the blog and nice backstage photograph at the huffingtonpost.com website.

Thanks to JackieC for the heads-up.


A NIGHT ON THE TOWN WITH CARLOS
14th October 2005

THE RELENTLESS THEATER COMPANY announces their third annual fundraiser this year to take place at The Chambers Hotel, New York this Tuesday October 18th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

The event, aptly named 'A Night on the Town,' will honour three women who have made a huge difference in the lives of others and are each legends in their own rights: Model, actress and fundraiser Sherry B. Brofman, along with celebrated make up artist to the stars, Paula Dorf and Rosalie Edson, who was recently listed as one of the top 12 woman business owners in the US.

The MC for the evening is guitar and songwriter CARLOS ALOMAR who has played on more DAVID BOWIE albums than any other six stringer.

Expected guests include Ben Vereen, Spike Lee, Tony Dennison and Theresa Rebeck along with some of the theater industry's most respected actors, writers and playwrights.

For more information please visit The Relentless Theater website


DIAMOND DOGS IN CANADA
13th October 2005

DAVID BOWIE tribute band DIAMOND DOGS are to perform at the Halloween Mask Ball at Le Lab Oratoire on 28th October. The venue at 5240 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, Canada kicks off at 19:30.

More details and information can be found at lab-oratoire.com website.


DAVID AND IMAN HELP OUT THE LUNCHBOX AUCTION
9th October 2005

Update: The auction for the Bowie family lunchbox is now underway. You can now bid by visiting here

DAVID BOWIE and IMAN along with assistance from their daughter LEXI have contributed towards the THE LUNCHBOX AUCTION.

The boxes will be on display at Wooster Projects in New York's Chelsea art district for a live auction, and then those remaining will be auctioned off on eBay on October 14th, beginning at 9:00 pm ET.

The Lunchbox Auction is a unique partnership between Food Bank For New York City and The Lunchbox Fund to benefit children's programs in New York City and South Africa.

Each lunchbox is reflective of the artists' personal expression and no two lunchboxes are alike. Whether you are an art lover who is looking for a wonderful new collectible, or simply a dedicated fan of the artist - you'll find this to be a diverse and extraordinary collection.

Over 100 top celebrities from the entertainment, fashion, art, music, literary and culinary worlds, have designed lunchbox art to be auctioned online to benefit children's programs. Some of the celebs include: Halle Berry, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Spike Lee, Cameron Crowe, Bono, Clint Eastwood, Liv Tyler, Flea, Patti Smith, Michael Stipe and Perry Farrell.

You can find out more information about The Food Bank For New York City at their website @ foodbanknyc.org and at The Lunchbox Fund website @ thelunchboxfund.org


DEBBIE, DAVID AND TONY: WHAT D'YOU SAY
5th October 2005

Reminder: Don't forget that tonight sees the start of a brand new radio series on BBC RADIO TWO entitled 'Classic Singles'. DEBBIE HARRY presents the first in an eight-part series exploring the most popular and influential singles ever released.

For this opening show, she examines DAVID BOWIE's "Heroes". Including interviews with Bowie and his producer Tony Visconti, describing how they recorded the track in Berlin.

The programme airs tonight 5th October at 22:00 to 22:30 GMT (30 minutes long).

You can listen in from anywhere in the world by visiting the Radio Two website


THE CALL OF THE WEIRD
4th October 2005

Over on THE INDEPENDENT Online website Deborah Ross interviews the inimitable LOUIS THEROUX about his new book 'The Call of the Weird'. During the interview, talk of DAVID BOWIE arises...

His father is Paul Theroux, the novelist and travel writer, so I wonder if Louis always thought he would write a book. Yes, he says, he did. "I always grew up with an assumption that I would be a writer. It was like taking over the family pub."

He first properly encountered his father's writing when he was 11 or so and read Mosquito Coast one day when he was off school sick. "I really did think it was an incredibly powerful book and I couldn't quite believe that my dad had written it." At one point, David Bowie optioned it, which was hugely exciting. "I was into Bowie and everyone at school [Westminster] was into Bowie, so I went and told them, and I thought it would make me the most popular boy in school, but if anything, it made me rather unpopular."

Bowie was my first crush, I say. He says his was Babs in Pan's People, if you don't count "my teacher at my primary school in Wandsworth. When she'd bend down to help with your work you'd try to see if you could look down her blouse." He accepts that his observational techniques have grown a little more subtle.

You can read the whole interview at news.independent.co.uk website.


NO BALANCE PALACE ON THE WAY
3rd October 2005

As mentioned in August here's the artwork and tracklisting for the forthcoming album from Danish band KASHMIR 'No Balance Palace'.

The album is produced by Tony Visconti and features DAVID BOWIE singing on the track 'The Cynic' and LOU REED on 'Black Building'. Released by Columbia/Sony Music (Cat. No. 82876727672).

The full tracklisting is as follows:

No Balance Palace      01. Kalifornia
     02. Jewel Drop
     03. The Cynic (with David Bowie)
     04. Ophelia
     05. Diana Ross
     06. The Curse Of Being A Girl
     07. She's Made Of Chalk
     08. Ether
     09. Snowman
     10. Black Building (with Lou Reed)
     11. No Balance Palace


You can pre-order No Balance Palace now or via these other two online stores - No Balance Palace at 18.99 Euros or No Balance Palace at 19.61 Euros.


QUICK A QUICK BUTCHERS...
2nd October 2005

IMAN will be discussing her brand new book 'The Beauty of Color' this coming Wednesday 5th October at 7:30 pm at Barnes & Noble, 2051 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-561- 3732. Iman will bring a make-up artist to demonstrate the techniques in the book. By the way, she'll be signing copies of the book only. so don't bring memorabilia - (Thanks to JackieC...

THE KILLERS performed DAVID BOWIE's 'Moonage Daydream' as one of their encores at the recent gig at Jones Beach last Friday night - (from Carl)...


UPCOMING BOWIE TRIBUTE GIGS
2nd October 2005

SPACE ODDITY David Brighton's Tribute To DAVID BOWIE returns to Los Angeles for a special show sharing the bill with Queen Nation - Tribute To The Music Of Queen on October 8th at Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Dr. Agoura Hills, CA (818) 879-5016.

Showtimes: 9:00 pm - Space Oddity. 10:00pm - Queen Nation (tribute to Queen). Admission $15,00 at the door. $10.00 with Discount ($5.00 off with printed discount email).

Space Oddity would like to offer Bowie fans a special $5.00 discount to the event. To request your discount, just email Space Oddity at:

Visit DavidBowieTribute.com for more information.

From David Brighton


Two gigs lined up in West Sussex for THE THIN WHITE DUKE David Bowie Tribute Band are performing at The White Knight in Crawley on October 15th at 9pm.

The second gig lined up takes place at The Ship Inn, East Grinstead on October 29th at 8.30pm.

They should be great nights, we've got more songs, new costumes. For more information on the band, and how to get to the venues visit thinwhiteduke.biz

From Scott.


MICK ROCK IN MANCHESTER
1st October 2005

To coincede with the current exhibition 'Rock 'n' Roll Icons: The Photography of Mick Rock which opened on 29th September at Urbis in Manchester there are several special events happening including.

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An exhibition tour of Rock 'n' Roll Icons

     Led by Mick Rock
     Saturday 1st and 8th October, 2 - 3.30pm
     £10 / £8 concs


'I am not in the business of documenting or revealing personalities. I am in the business of freezing shadows and bottling auras'. Mick Rock

Experience a unique and intimate tour of the exhibition with the legendary lensman himself - an opportunity to get up close and personal with the man who shot the 70s and visually defined some of the most iconic personas of the last 30 years.

The tour will be available to a limited number of guests, who'll get the inside and backstage stories behind Mick Rock's incredible body of work.

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Public Screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

     Saturday 29 October, from 8pm
     BBC Big Screen, Exchange Square
     Free

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this classic cult film and Mick Rock's role as its official photographer, Urbis is hosting a public screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Be sure to arrive early as seat capacity is limited; bring your own cushion and popcorn. Transsexual Transylvania style costume is optional!

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Mick Rock's Masterclass

     Sunday 9 October, 10am - 4pm
     £30 / £20 concs


Spend a day in the company of the one of the world's most eccentric and loved photographers, who was responsible for pioneering music video and art-directing the imagery of Ziggy Stardust and Queen.

Mick will pass on priceless tips and tricks, then set a mini project that will involve exploring the city and finding a new approach to tired rock 'n' roll imagery. The day will conclude with an informal critique and guidance from the master himself.

This day-long workshop is perfect for photography students, hobby-snappers or professional photographers looking for a burst of inspiration. There are only 40 places available, so booking is essential.

Participants are required to supply a digital camera with removable media.

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Rock 'n' Roll Anthems

     Performed by Chetham's School of Music
     Wednesday 30 November, 6.30 - 8pm
     £5 / £3 concs


Taking the Mick Rock exhibition and the rock 'n' roll icons it features as inspiration, the students from Chetham's have been working on their own arrangements of some seminal counter culture classics.

Featuring the best tunes of rock, punk and glam as you've only ever dreamed of hearing them, this will be an instrumental evening set in the foyer of Urbis, with Mick Rock on hand to offer anecdotes of high times spent with the original musicians.

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All tickets can be purchased by visiting the Mick Rock exhibition ticket desk located on Level One or by phoning 0161 605 8264.

Your event ticket will entitle you to free exhibition entry for the day that corresponds to your event ticket. Please note that although the exhibition is open until 6pm and that last admission is at 5pm.

More details and information can be found at urbis.org.uk website.

I guarantee the best £15 you'll ever spend this the new MICK ROCK / DAVID BOWIE book 'Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy Stardust' - out now and the price is a mere £15.00 - that's a 40% saving! Purchase NOW - be quick!


DEBBIE, DAVID AND TONY: WHAT D'YOU SAY
1st October 2005

Starting this month is a brand new radio series starting on BBC RADIO TWO entitled 'Classic Singles'. DEBBIE HARRY presents the first in an eight-part series exploring the most popular and influential singles ever released.

For this opening show, she examines DAVID BOWIE's "Heroes". Including interviews with Bowie and his producer Tony Visconti, describing how they recorded the track in Berlin.

The programme airs on Wednesday 5th October at 22:00 to 22:30 GMT (30 minutes long).

You can listen in from anywhere in the world by visiting the Radio Two website


PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE FOR BOWIE WONDERWORLD!
1st October 2005

Please Vote for BowieWonderworld The PEOPLE'S CHOICE awards are back! You decide the winners at the Digital Music Awards 05 now! They are looking for the best unofficial fan sites on the web in the past year as chosen by you! This is your chance to say your say.

All voters will be automatically entered in their free draw to win BT Broadband for a year and 100 music downloads courtesy of iTunes.

The shortlists will be announced in late September and you can vote for your favourite artists, music and sites of the past year.

The trophies will be handed out at the official Digital Music Awards ceremony in London at the Hammersmith Palais on October 18th.

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