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DAVID BOWIE IN HIS OWN WORDS
30th December 2015

David Bowie In His Own Words DVD DVD scheduled for release on Friday 22nd January entitled: DAVID BOWIE: In His Own Words via I.V. Media.

This documentary DVD features a collection of interviews with the iconic rock star from throughout his career.

Synopsis: While the average pop or rock star, however gifted in their chosen field, is not usually a raconteur, a fascinating speaker or a great wit, there are a select few individuals from the world of music who can knock 'em dead with a few choice expressions or any number of quotable statements. One such artist is David Bowie; always right on the money when it comes to music, Bowie is equally at home talking about the fate of the planet, making wild but intriguing predictions about the future, chatting about the path of music from hereon or discussing any number of writers, poets, philosophers or artists who have inspired him.

The filmed interviews and conversations collected together on this DVD are superb examples of such debates, with Bowie on form on anything and everything he feels passionate about over more than 90 minutes of footage. Taken from right across the man's career, this film will prove a delight to Bowie fans everywhere.

Specifications: Format: Colour / DVD-Video, NTSC / Language: English / Region: Region 2 / Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1 / Run Time: 92 minutes.

You can pre-order David Bowie - In His Own Words NOW.


NEW YEARS EVE PARTY WITH SPACE ODDITY
30th December 2015

Taking place in California tomorrow night is a NEW YEARS EVE PARTY! at the Encore Dinner Theatre featuring DAVID BOWIE tribute act David Brighton's Space Oddity.

* Dinner options * Full bar * VIP and Private tables available * and much more * Festive and/or 70's dress encouraged.

Line-up and order: Wild World Tribute - Cat Stevens / Atlantic Crossing - Rod Stewart / David Brighton's Space Oddity - David Bowie / Kenny Metcalf - Elton John The Early Years.

Address: 690 El Camino Real, Tustin, California 92780, USA. 6:30pm - 1:00am.

Ticket prices starting at $50 per person. Capacity is limited and this show will sell out.

Check out the FB event page for full details and information.


I CAN SEE THE MAGAZINES...
30th December 2015

David Bowie Tentaciones magazine David Bowie Teraz Rock magazine DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of Polish magazine TERAZ ROCK for their January issue.

The front cover blurb translates as: 'Silent Prince' and inside there is a three and a half-page feature, plus a full page album review, which awards ★ with 5 out of 5 stars.

Another lovely shot by Jimmy King, the 1/2016 magazine goes on sale today (30th December). This monthly magazine will be available on newsstands, in their website shop and in an electronic version.

For more details and information, pop on over to the terazrock.pl website.

In Spain, DAVID BOWIE is the cover star of TENTACIONES (Temptations) for their January issue. Features a Sukita "'Heroes" shot. Inside are four-pages with many photographs.

In Germany, David Bowie graces the ROLLING STONE magazine front cover for their January issue. Although the free cover-mounted CD features 'Star' inspired artwork, David doesn't appear on the disc. Their website translates as 'David Bowie: Everything so beautifully bleak here. 2016 begins with a bang: After ten years of silence now followed by the second album within 24 months. Andy Greene talks with Bowie producer Tony Visconti, on the shoulder and tells of the secret work on a very surprising album'. More details at rollingstone.de website.

The new issue of RECORD COLLECTOR magazine (issue 449 January 2016) contains a DAVID BOWIE feature on the making of Aladdin Sane plus a review of his new album. (Cover features The Beach Boys).

The special edition MOJO BOWIE magazine is now on sale in Barnes & Noble across the USA. Includes 2 Bowie art prints and new album inside story - [Sneak peek video].


BLACKSTAR RELEASES
30th December 2015

David Bowie Blackstar CD versionDavid Bowie Blackstar Vinyl version Only 9 more days to go!

Released next month is the brand new DAVID BOWIE album entitled ★ (pronounced Blackstar) will be available in both CD and vinyl formats, as well as Digital download. All formats are available to pre-order NOW!

The album is released on Friday 8th January 2016 which as you know is David's birthday.

The tracklisting and running times are as follows:

       01. Blackstar (9.57).
       02. 'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore (new version) (4.52).
       03. Lazarus (6.22).
       04. Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) (new version) (4.40).
       05. Girl Loves Me (4.51).
       06. Dollar Days (4.44).
       07. I Can't Give Everything Away (5.47).
       08. Blackstar (Video) (9.57) - (digital download version only). (Video) (9.57).

You can order now and receive a pre-order price guarantee on both the CD and vinyl versions.

The Japanese CD digipak edition of Blackstar (Cat. No. SICP-30918) is also now available to pre-order.

Pre-order links:
[★ CD] [★ Vinyl LP] [★ Digital album]

Reminder: Don't forget, the day before the album release on Thursday 7th January the official world premiere of the promotional video for 'Lazarus' takes place.

In the video, directed by Johan Renck, David is seen wearing the black outfit with the white painted stripes that he originally wore back in 1975 for the Station To Station album and tour press coverage.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
28th December 2015

The next BOWIE BALL takes place on 7th January in Chicago, USA. Full details available at bowieball.com...

On this day, 43 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed in Stretford, Manchester at The Hardrock in 1972. "I believe in education - educate me!"...

On this day, 48 years ago, saw the opening night of the 'Pierrot In Turquoise' play at the Oxford New Theatre, England in 1967. Starring Lindsay Kemp as 'Pierrot', DAVID BOWIE as 'Cloud' and Jack Birkett as 'Harlequin'...

DAVID BOWIE profile published in The Sunday Times. New album review in Culture magaszine section next week - [Read here]...

DAVID BOWIE album 'Blackstar' album reviewed in the MAIL ON SUNDAY by Tim de Isle. Album of the Week: Four stars..


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
25th December 2015

Merry Christmas 2015


Wishing everyone, everywhere, a very Merry Christmas

Have a Cool Yule! I hope you all receive everything you ever wish for

Very Best Wishes from Paul aka Rednik



LAZARUS TICKET LOTTERY
23rd December 2015

David Bowie and Ivo van Hove at Lazarus rehearsals The NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP and TODAYTIX have announced the $25 CheapTix mobile lottery for LAZARUS - for performances beginning Monday, 28th December.

You can enter to win up to two $25 tickets to Lazarus through TodayTix the theatre ticket app. This initiative replaces the previously announced in-person lottery in an effort to increase access to tickets.

Once you download the TodayTix app from the App Store or the Google Play Store, you can enter to win each day starting at 12:01 AM. Winners are notified via push notifications 3-4 hours before the selected performance begins. Winners will be offered the opportunity to purchase up to two $25 tickets, and can pick up their tickets at the NYTW box office beginning one hour prior to curtain.

HOW TO ENTER:
1. DOWNLOAD THE TODAYTIX APP: Available in the App Store and Google Play Store.

2. ENTER THE LOTTERY: Beginning at 12:01 AM each performance day starting December 28, you can enter the lottery from the TodayTix app on your phone, once per performance.

3. KEEP PLAYING: If you don't win on the first try, don't give up! You may enter once per performance for another chance to win up to $25 CheapTix tickets.

Lottery tickets and seat locations are subject to availability and are non-transferable. The winner must claim their tickets via the app and pick up at the NYTW box office with their photo ID beginning one hour prior to curtain.

MORE WAYS TO GET TICKETS.
At every performance, there is also a cancellation line that begins two hours prior to curtain. Cancellation tickets are full price, subject to availability, and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be advised that the cancellation line is outside the theatre, so please dress accordingly.

New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, New York. Box Office 212-460-5475.
Website: nytw.org


DAVID BOWIE: ELUSIVE GENIUS
22nd December 2015

David Bowie: Ongrijpbaar Genie David Bowie: Ongrijpbaar Genie Available now is a brand new DAVID BOWIE Dutch book entitled: David Bowie: Ongrijpbaar Genie which translates as: 'David Bowie: Elusive Genius'.

Published this month in The Netherlands, it contains 248-pages, although written in Dutch, it features plenty of unseen photographs from 1969, 1974, 1976 and 1983.

If you are planning on visiting the David Bowie Is exhibition at Groninger Museum, you will also find the book on sale in the museum shop.

For a sneak preview of the photographs and what else is featured inside, check out the Facebook page

From Jeroen.


BOWIE AT THE BEEB ON VINYL
22nd December 2015

davidbowie.com have exclusively announced details of BOWIE AT THE BEEB Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set scheduled for release on 26th February.

The set contains thirty-nine tracks on FOUR vinyl discs contained in a lift-off lid box and features a full colour twenty-page booklet.

This vinyl version features 'Oh! You Pretty Things', broadcast September 1971, which was previously exclusive to the Japanese CD release in 2000.

Completely exclusive to this collection is the once lost 'The Supermen' from the Sounds Of The 70s Andy Ferris session, broadcast in March 1970. Performed by The Hype, this recording was only rediscovered during the research for the original CD set and remained unreleased until now.

You can pre-order Bowie at the Beeb - Vinyl Box Set NOW.

From davidbowie.com


PATRICIA ELLIOTT - REST IN PEACE
21st December 2015

Incredibly sad news to report the passing of Tony Award winning actress/singer PATRICIA ELLIOTT on Sunday, aged seventy-seven years of age.

Patricia starred alongside DAVID BOWIE in the stage play 'The Elephant Man' in 1980/1981 on Broadway, where she wonderfully portrayed 'Mrs. Kendal'.



Patricia Elliott - (July 21st 1938 - December 20th 2015) - Rest in Peace.


MICHAEL C. HALL ON NBC
21st December 2015

Two nice pieces of filmed interview and scenes from Lazarus courtesy of the NBC NEW YORK website.

MICHAEL C. HALL talks Off-Broadway's 'Lazarus'.: Fans of DAVID BOWIE are filling the house at the New York Theatre Workshop in the East Village. 'Lazarus' is a kind of sequel to 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' and stars Michael C. Hall.

Anchor David Ushery talked with Hall about Bowie, the musical and why he chose to work Off-Broadway.



Michael C. Hall ('Dexter', 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch') tells David Ushery what it was like to work with David Bowie in the sold-out off-Broadway hit 'Lazarus' at the New York Theatre Workshop.



LAZARUS ON TLSWSC
18th December 2015

On CBS TV show THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT last night featured a performance of 'Lazarus' by MICHAEL C. HALL, with some of cast members of Lazarus and the band.

Before the show, Michael did a funny trailer...



"Hello it's me David Bowie. Ziggy Stardust, The Thin White Duke and now in my most outlandish persona yet, acclaimed actor Michael C. Hall. Don't recognise me? Well I've had a plastic surgeon make some changes."



This second song taken from the ★ album, is the brand new single by DAVID BOWIE which is officially released today - you can digital download it now.

The promotional video for this track is to be premiered on 7th January.

Pre-order links:
[★ CD] [★ Vinyl LP] [★ Digital album]


I'M SO HIGH IT MAKES MY BRAIN WHIRL
17th December 2015

In case you are in late in and missed the premiere radio playing of DAVID BOWIE's brand new single LAZARUS - don't fear you can listen to it here...



The song officialy released tomorrow (18th) will be available after midnight via digital download

The promotional video for the single will be premiered on 7th January.

The USA premiere event happend via NPR MUSIC - you can listen to it here, along with a downloadable interview by Bob Boilen with TONY VISCONTI and DONNY McCASLIN - 'David Bowie Fulfills His Jazz Dream' - [Listen/Read here].


LAZARUS (David Bowie)

Look up here, I'm in heaven
I've got scars that can't be seen
I've got drama, can't be stolen
Everybody knows me now

Look up here, man, I'm in danger
I've got nothing left to lose
I'm so high it makes my brain whirl
Dropped my cell phone down below

Ain't that just like me

By the time I got to New York
I was living like a king
Then I used up all my money
I was looking for your ass

This way or no way
You know, I'll be free
Just like that bluebird
Now ain't that just like me

Oh I'll be free
Just like that bluebird
Oh I'll be free
Ain't that just like me.


LAZARUS PREMIERES TODAY ON BBC RADIO 6
17th December 2015

Reminder: As if you need reminding... DAVID BOWIE's brand new single LAZARUS gets its premiere airing in about hour or so on BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC on the Steve Lamacq show.

Steve's show begins at 4pm, I'm told the single will be played at 5.15pm (GMT) in the UK - LISTEN IN HERE

Over in the US the premiere is via NPR MUSIC - LISTEN IN HERE

You can pre-order the new single (6.22) which is released TOMORROW via digital download NOW!


DAVID BOWIE FEATURED IN ROLLING STONE FRANCE
17th December 2015

Rolling Stone France January 2016 DAVD BOWIE graces the front cover of ROLLING STONE magazine in France for their January/February 2016 issue (number 81).

A beautiful front cover shot by Jimmy King, with David wearing a stylish Givenchy star stripe t-shirt with 4 and 7 on the sleeves.

Inside, there is a full page and column review of his forthcoming album ★ released on January 8th via ISO/Columbia Records/Sony.

Also there is an eight-page feature covering interviews with some of the musicians who perform on the new album.

If you can read French - check out the ★ album review HERE or if you prefer English translation.

Both the digital and paper version are available now. More details and information can be found over at the RollingStone.fr website.

Pre-order links:
[★ CD] [★ Vinyl LP] [★ Digital album]


DAVID BOWIE OFFICIAL ARTIST APPROVED ALBUM ART
16th December 2015

BOWIEWONDERWORLD has teamed up with ATHENA to bring you twelve DAVID BOWIE Official Artist Approved Album Cover Artworks.

Athena, the poster company, is back with a brand new range of never before framed larger than life classic album covers.

All are fully licensed with the artists and bands, the range at present includes: David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Queen, The Jam, Black Sabbath, Elbow, Green Day, and more.

All titles are available in two sizes 46x46cm or 61x61cm and come complete with a charcoal mount, black frame, authenticity sticker and a presentation gift box.


David Bowie Official Artist Approved Art


The eleven David Bowie album cover prints currently available are:

• Hunky Dory
• The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars
• Aladdin Sane
• Low
• Let's Dance
• Tonight
• Never Let Me Down
• Black Tie White Noise
• 1.Outside
• Earthling
• Reality

There are a great range of bands available shortly including The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Florence and The Machine, Lady Gaga, Roxy Music, U2, with more added weekly.

Check out the AthenaArt,com website to view what is currently available.


LAZARUS SINGLE RELEASED ON FRIDAY
16th December 2015

David Bowie by Jimmy King davidbowie.com have announced the second DAVID BOWIE single LAZARUS from the forthcoming Blackstar album is to be released digitally this Friday 18th December.

Lazarus gets its premiere playing TOMORROW Thursday 17th December at 5.15pm (GMT) in the UK on BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC via the Steve Lamacq show and in the US via NPR MUSIC.

Premiere airings...
BBC Radio 6 Music Steve Lamacq show (UK) - LISTEN IN HERE
NPR Music (USA) - LISTEN IN HERE

You can pre-order the new single (6.22) and album via digital download NOW!

Listen to two teasers of the new track below...


A second snippet has been uploaded - LISTEN HERE


THE DB 2016 UK CONVENTION
16th December 2015

The DAVID BOWIE 2016 UK CONVENTION events page is now live on Facebook.


The David Bowie 2016 UK Convention


The annual David Bowie UK Convention is a celebration of the music and the genius that is David Bowie. Nine amazing acts, raffle, merchandise and lots of fun, come along and join the Bowie love...

The two-day convention takes place at The Queens Hall, 125 London Road, DERBY, England, DE1 2QQ on Friday 13th May (6pm-2pm) and Saturday 14th May (12pm-2am).

Programme of events:

Friday 13th May - 18.00 till 2.00 am
Stipe
Rebel Rebel
Bowie-oke
Heroes - indie:Alt anthems

Saturday 14th May - 12 noon till 2.00am
Bowie Contingent
Phil Backhouse
Faerground Accidents
Birthrite
Luxury Stranger
Spizz Energi
Aladdinsane
Heroes - indie:Alt anthems

Tickets are on sale NOW. Friday only £12... Saturday only £28... BOTH days Weekender £35.

Contact Jimster Draper for purchasing tickets via Facebook or email him at or 07856969873.

Visit the DB 2016 UK Convention FB page for continued updates.


TMWFTE IN GLASGOW
16th December 2015

The GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL 2016 have announced there is to be a special 40th Anniversary screening of THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH.

The movie directed by NIC ROEG and starring DAVID BOWIE will be shown inside the Space Zone on the spectacular full dome screen of the Glasgow Science Centre Planetarium.

This special event takes place on Tuesday 23rd February. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (17th Thursday) from 12 noon.

Vist glasgowfilm.org website for ticket purchases and more details.


FREAK OUT IN A MOONAGE DAYDREAM
16th December 2015

Friends of Sims: Celebrating 20 Years of Listening Texan musician CHARLIE SEXTON has recorded a fabulous version of DAVID BOWIE's 'Moonage Daydream' for inclusion on a new Friends of SIMS charity compilation release.

The 14-track album entitled: 'Friends of Sims: Celebrating 20 Years of Listening' is a collection of cover songs spans a wide array of artists including David Bowie, Iggy Pop, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Nick Drake, Gram Parsons, Ozzy Osbourne, Bob Dylan, Judas Priest, Neil Young and more.

The tracklisting runs as follows:

01. 'Refugee' - Sally Allen.
02. 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' - Sabrina Applicator & Paul Leary.
03. 'Moonage Daydream' - Charlie Sexton.
04. 'Love' - Laura Scarborough.
05. 'She' - Jeremy Nail.
06. 'She's About A Mover' - Chris Layton.
07. 'Rip This Joint' - The Happen-Ins.
08. 'I Thank You' - Doyle Bramhall II.
09. 'War Of Man' - Jeremy Nail, Sally Allen, Savannah Welch, Kyle Ellison.
10. 'Black Eyed Dog' - Ian Moore.
11. 'Gimme Danger' - Alejandro Escovedo.
12. 'Breaking The Law' - Broken Teeth.
13. 'Diary Of A Madman' - Kyle Ellison.
14. 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue' - Pariah.

Priced at a mere $15, profits go to Austin mental health nonprofit SIMS - please visit their website @ simsfoundation.org.

Listen to a preview here...



D&I ARRIVING AT THE LAZARUS PREMIERE
16th December 2015

Check out these fabulous photographs taken by LOPEY who attended the LAZARUS premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop in New York on Monday 7th December.

Lopey managed to take a great image as a smiling DAVID BOWIE and IMAN arrived at theatre, as well as Susan Sarandon, Tony Visconti and Kristeen Young.

David Bowie and Iman arrive at Lazarus premiere    David Bowie and Iman arrive at Lazarus premiere    David Bowie and Iman arrive at Lazarus premiere

Susan Sarandon at Lazarus premiere    David Bowie leaving the Lazarus premiere    Tony Visconti at Lazarus premiere

Courtesy of Lopey [bowiefun.com].


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
15th December 2015

DAVID BOWIE Is exhibition... The V&A curators praise the Groninger Museum as blockbuster exhibition opens in the Netherlands - [Read here]...

DAVID BOWIE's soon-to-be released album ★ (pronounced Blackstar) gets a five-star review in the French magazine ROCK & FOLK for their January 2016 issue. Reviewed by JÉRÔME SOLIGNY, you can read a portion supplied in English over at davidbowie.com...

'Ground control to Major Tim'... and the Speaker of the House JOHN BERCOW tells singing MPs: "None of you can match DAVID BOWIE" - [View here]...

CULTUREFILE From #brandalism to the art of DAVID BOWIE's new album ★ designer JONATHAN BARNBROOK blends commerce with activism - [Listen here]...


NEW LAZARUS PREMIERE PHOTOS
14th December 2015

Check some new lovely photographs taken by PAULA SCIUK who attended the LAZARUS premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop in New York on Monday 7th December.

All the photographs were taken as David, Iman and actors Michael C. Hall and Cristin Milioti left the theatre.


David Bowie at Lazarus Premiere    David Bowie at Lazarus Premiere    Iman at Lazarus Premiere

Cristin Milioti at Lazarus Premiere    Michael C. Hall at Lazarus Premiere    Michael C. Hall at Lazarus Premiere

Courtesy of Paula S.


LAZARUS SINGLE RELEASED ON FRIDAY
14th December 2015

David Bowie by Jimmy King davidbowie.com have announced the second DAVID BOWIE single LAZARUS from the forthcoming Blackstar album is to be released digitally this Friday 18th December.

Lazarus gets its premiere playing on Thursday 17th December at 5.15pm (GMT) in the UK on BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC via the Steve Lamacq show and in the US via NPR MUSIC.

Premiere airings...
BBC Radio 6 Music Steve Lamacq show (UK) - LISTEN IN HERE
NPR Music (USA) - LISTEN IN HERE

You can pre-order the new single (6.22) and album via digital download NOW!

Listen to a 15-second teaser of the new track below...




OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
14th December 2015

DAVID BOWIE NEW SINGLE 'LAZARUS'
SINGLE RELEASED DIGITALLY DECEMBER 18th
TAKEN FROM ★ THE NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
★ ALBUM OUT JANUARY 8th 2016 ON ISO/COLUMBIA/RCA RECORDS
'LAZARUS' CAST TO PERFORM SINGLE DECEMBER 17th ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

David Bowie's new single 'Lazarus' taken from the album ★ (pronounced Blackstar) will be released digitally on December 18th.

'Lazarus' is the only track on ★ also featured in the stage production 'Lazarus' written by David Bowie and Enda Walsh and directed by Ivo Van Hove, which opened December 7th in New York to great critical acclaim: The New York Times raved "Ice-cold bolts of ecstasy shoot like novas through the glamorous muddle and murk of Lazarus, the great-sounding, great-looking and mind-numbing new musical built around songs by David Bowie," while Rolling Stone hailed Lazarus as a "Surrealistic Tour de Force... milk-swimming, lingerie-sniffing, gin-chugging theatre at its finest."

And on December 17th, following the single's U.S. premiere via NPR Music, the theatrical interpretation of 'Lazarus' will make the leap from stage to screen, when Michael C. Hall and the musicians from the musical perform the song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Meanwhile the first single from ★ continues to draw universal raves from the likes of NPR ("one of the most adventurous living artists still pushing himself"), Billboard ("strange, fabulous and fascinating"), and most recently The Los Angeles Times ("a gorgeous work and more evidence that Bowie's late-career reinvention continues").

★ is released January 8, 2016 on ISO/Columbia Records.

Pre-order links:
[★ CD] [★ Vinyl LP] [★ Digital album]


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
13th December 2015

Unfortunately both LAZARUS performances at NYTW were cancelled today due to a cast member who is really sick...

Tickets go on sale soon for the DAVID BOWIE UK Convention at The Queens Hall, Derby, England. The event takes place over two days, Friday 13th May and Saturday 14th May 2016. Confirmed acts include: AladdinSane, Spizz Energi, Luxury Stranger, Birthrite, Phil Backhouse, Stipe and Bowie Contingent...

DAVID BOWIE's 'Golden Years' was playing on CORONATION STREET on Friday night...

A special late addition LAZARUS made the TIME magazine Top 10 plays of 2015! Congratulations! - [More details]...

On this day, 43 years ago, MICK ROCK films DAVID BOWIE performing 'Space Oddity' in New York at RCA Studio 3 for the reissued single...




DAVID BOWIE IS OPENS TOMORROW
10th December 2015

The DAVID BOWIE Is exhibition opens to the public TOMORROW in Groningen, Netherlands.

The exhibition runs from Friday 11th December 2015 until Sunday 13th March 2016.

For more information and to purchase your tickets online visit davidbowie-groningen.nl website.


David Bowie Is



BLACKSTAR CD and VINYL RELEASES
10th December 2015

David Bowie Blackstar CD versionDavid Bowie Blackstar Vinyl version Released next month is the brand new DAVID BOWIE album entitled ★ (pronounced Blackstar) will be available in both CD and vinyl formats, as well as Digital download. All are available to pre-order NOW!

The album is released on Friday 8th January 2016 which as you know is David's birthday.

The tracklisting and running times are as follows:

       01. Blackstar (9.57).
       02. 'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore (new version) (4.52).
       03. Lazarus (6.22).
       04. Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) (new version) (4.40).
       05. Girl Loves Me (4.51).
       06. Dollar Days (4.44).
       07. I Can't Give Everything Away (5.47).
       08. Blackstar (Video) (9.57) - (digital download version only).

You can order now and receive a pre-order price guarantee on both the CD and vinyl versions.

The Japanese CD digipak edition of Blackstar (Cat. No. SICP-30918) is also now available to pre-order.

Pre-order links:
[★ CD] [★ Vinyl LP] [★ Digital album]


DAVID ARRIVING AT LAZARUS
9th December 2015

Check out more photographs of DAVID BOWIE arriving at the opening of LAZARUS at the New York Theatre Workshop in New York on Monday night.

For all you fashionistas out there... David is wearing a Alexander McQueen dark navy and silver skull polka dot evening scarf.

David Bowie arriving at Lazarus    David Bowie arriving at Lazarus    David Bowie arriving at Lazarus    David Bowie wearing Alexander McQueen scarf

Photos by AKM-GSI Splash via mirror.co.uk


LAZARUS ON CBS TV
9th December 2015

Late Show With Stephen Colbert CBS TV have announced that cast members from the theatre production LAZARUS by DAVID BOWIE and ENDA WALSH will perform on the LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on Thursday, 17th December at 11.35pm CET.

Other guests scheduled to appear on the broadcast are director Michael Moore, and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power.

For more details check out cbs.com website when it becomes available.

From broadwayworld.com website.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
9th December 2015

A new photograph of DAVID BOWIE and director IVO VAN HOVE during the Lazarus rehearsals taken by Jan Verweyveld appeared in the Belgian newspaper Tijd last Saturday. The same image appears again for a new interview with Ivo where he reveals that David, besides rehearsals, also attended some of the preview shows... IVH: During previews of 'Lazarus' he often sat beside me in the hall. No one saw him sat there! 'I can behave very well so nobody sees I'm there, he would say.' - [Read here] - (Thanks to Regina for the pointer)...

(Ed. For all you fashionistas... David is wearing a feather and flowers embroidery wool-silk v-neck jumper by Alexander McQueen).

Check out an interview with Bermudian actor NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER published today in THE ROYAL GAZETTE newspaper - 'Actor relishes role in Bowie musical' by Owain Johnston-Barnes. Highlights include: 'Nick said that when he auditioned for the role, he was asked to sing the classic DAVID BOWIE song 'All The Young Dudes' - a song which he now sings as part of the show. "It was just me, the casting director and a video camera," he said. "I thought I would have to go for a callback, but a few weeks passed and I didn't get a call so I thought I didn't get the part. Then they called me up saying they wanted me to be involved with the show." Throughout the rehearsal process, he said that Bowie had urged him to make 'All The Young Dudes' his own, saying that it wasn't about the words or the notes he was singing, it was about the mood they were creating.' - [Read here]...

The DAVID BOWIE Is exhibition opens this Friday (11th December) at the Groninger Museum, 9711 ME Groningen, Netherlands. Here's a handy check-list of related events courtesy of David Bowie op Klompen...


NEW DAVID BOWIE BILLBOARD
9th December 2015

David Bowie Blackstar billboard 2 A second DAVID BOWIE ★ billboard has gone up overnight in London.

This second one promoting the ★ album is located in the same place at the junction of Hammersmith Road and North End Road, London W14, right next to Olympia London.

Pictured underneath the huge billboard is a clearer version of the JONATHAN BARNBROOK ★ design for more clarity.

The soon-to-be released album entitled ★ (pronounced Blackstar) is available in both CD and vinyl formats, as well as digital download, are all available to pre-order NOW!

From davidbowie.com


LAZARUS OPENING NIGHT REVIEWS
8th December 2015

The sold-out theatre production LAZARUS written by DAVID BOWIE and ENDA WALSH had its opening night a few hours ago and guess who turned up?





Check out the various reviews below...

North Jersey: Theatre Review: 'Lazarus' - [Read here].
Shock Till You Drop: David Bowie's TMWFTE Musical 'Lazarus' - [Read here].
Variety: 'Lazarus,' with Michael C. Hall and Music by David Bowie - [Read here].
Slate Magazine: There's a Showman, Waiting in the Sky - [Read here].
Deadline Hollywood: David Bowie's Searing 'Lazarus' Brings The Man Who Fell To Earth Back From The Dead - [Read here].
The Village Voice: The Man Who Fell To Earth Rises Again in 'Lazarus'... or does he? - [Read here].
Rolling Stone: David Bowie's 'Lazarus' Is Surrealistic Tour de Force - [Read here].
The Wrap: David Bowie Revisits 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' - [Read here].
Huffington Post: Aisle View: David Bowie Falls to Earth - [Read here].
The New York Times: David Bowie Songs and a Familiar Alien in 'Lazarus' - [Read here].
The Guardian: Bowie's baffling starman lands off-Broadway - [Read here].
Vulture Magazine: 18 Bowie Songs, Cristin Milioti, and Michael C. Hall, in Lazarus - [Read here].
Newsday: Stirring sequel to David Bowie's 'Man Who Fell to Earth' - [Read here].
New York Daily News: David Bowie jukebox musical trippy and trying - [Read here].
Hollywood Reporter: 'Lazarus': Theatre Review - [Read here].
NBC New York: Bowie Songs, Old and New, Power 'Lazarus' at NYTW - [Read here].
Chicago Tribune: Space oddity: 'Lazarus' is Bowie on Broadway - [Read here].
Time Out New New York: Lazarus: Theatre review - [Read here].
amNY: David Bowie's baffling avant-garde musical - [Read here].
ABC News: David Bowie Classics Propel Imaginative 'Lazarus' - [Read here].

Update: At the end of the performance, David joined everyone on the stage, took a bow and applauded the cast members. [Photos here].

The 4 new David Bowie songs in the production are entitled: 'Lazarus', 'When I Met You', 'No Plan' and 'Killing A Little Time'.

David's son DUNCAN JONES tweeted: @ManMadeMoon I'm so, SO proud of dad and the entire team behind LAZARUS! A wonderful, unique little gem in the theatre world. #LazarusNYTW


THREE EXTRA LAZARUS DATES
7th December 2015

Due to unprecedented demand, NYTW have announced a final extension of three additional performances for Lazarus on Monday, January 18th at 8pm, Tuesday, January 19th at 8pm, and Wednesday January 20th at 8pm.

The final performance of Lazarus on January 20th, 2016 will benefit NYTW's artistic development and education programming. Tickets are $1,000 (includes one ticket to the final performance plus a VIP invitation for two to NYTW's upcoming production of Red Speedo) and $2,500 (includes one ticket to the final performance plus access to an after-party celebrating the run and a VIP invitation for two to NYTW's upcoming productions of Red Speedo and Hadestown). Funds raised at this one-night only event support NYTW's Artist Workshop activities through which nearly 2,000 artists develop more than 80 projects each year and their Education Initiatives including Learning Workshop, Mind the Gap, and Public Programs that serve over 1,600 students of all ages. All tickets to the benefit performance include a tax-deductible contribution.

Visit nytw.org for full details and ticket purchases.


'SUE' NOMINATED FOR GRAMMYS
7th December 2015

Nominated in the 58th GRAMMY Awards in the 'Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals' category are:

       Shelly Burg: 'Be My Muse'.
       Patrick Williams: '52nd & Broadway'.
       Otmaro Ruiz: 'Garota De Ipanema'.
       Maria Schneider: 'Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)'.
       Jimmy Greene: 'When I Come Home'.

The awards ceremony takes place on 15th February 2016.


ESQUIRE: STYLE HEROES
4th December 2015

Esquire January 2016 David Bowie In the UK DAVID BOWIE graces one of the front covers of ESQUIRE magazine for their January/February 2016 issue.

There are five different collectors' covers celebrating stylish musicians.

The collectible front covers are: David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, John Lydon, Mick Jagger and Kurt Cobain.

The front cover blurb states: 'Style Heroes', and as you can see it features a shot of David from 1983.

Check out the esquire.co.uk website for more details when available.



AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
4th December 2015

Must read! Wonderful interview with JASON LINDNER in ROLLING STONE magazine. DAVID BOWIE Keyboardist on Making of Blackstar album - [Read here]...

WARNING: CONTAINS BIG SPOILERS! Published in BEDFORD AND BOWERY is '10 Things We've Learned About DAVID BOWIE's New Musical, Lazarus' by Daniel Maurer - [Review here]...

WARNING: ANOTHER HUGE SPOILER! If you take a look around YouTube you may come across a low-quality audio recording of MICHAEL C. HALL performing the brand new DAVID BOWIE song 'Lazarus' from the theatre production. Go find it if you really need to...

The DAVID BOWIE Is exhibition opens next Friday (11th December) at the Groninger Museum, Netherlands - [More details]...

Check out the first part of a lovely interview with ROBIN CLARK and CARLOS ALOMAR - Finding Success Before 'Fame' - [Read here]...

HOLY HOLY have just added a new Canadian date to their upcoming North US tour for Tuesday 19th January at the Hard Rock Cafe, 5705 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2H 6T3 - [More details]...

The band who perform in the DAVID BOWIE / ENDA WALSH theatre production of LAZARUS at New York Theatre Workshop are: Fima Ephron (Bass), Lucas Dodd (Tenor and Bari Saxophones), Henry Hey (Musicial Director/Keyboards), JJ Appleton (Guitar 2 and Keyboard), Chris McQueen (Guitar 1), Karl Lyden (Tenor and Bass Trombones) and Brian Delaney (Drums). As I'm sure you are aware, previews are currently taking place, with the opening night on Monday 7th December - [More details]...

Now I know how to pronounce 'Groningen' correctly. Opens on 11th December - [View here]...

Broadcast on Noord Vandaag [30-11-2015] - RTV Noord was a piece about the upcoming DAVID BOWIE Is exhibition. Starts at 2.18 - [View here]...


REST IN PEACE SCOTT WEILAND
4th December 2015

Incredibly sad news to report the passing of SCOTT WEILAND :(

Sending our sincere condolences to his family and all his friends.




DUBLIN BOWIE FESTIVAL
2nd December 2015

Rebel Rebel Irish Bowie Birthday BashRebel Rebel Irish Bowie Birthday Bash The Irish Bowie Show REBEL REBEL are throwing their annual DAVID BOWIE Birthday Bash this January 9th & 10th at The Grand Social in Dublin.

Special guest GERRY LEONARD is lined up to both guest with the band on the Saturday, and also perform a SPOOKY GHOST gig on the Sunday, as well as giving a talk about being Bowie's Musical Director.

David's record company is also involved, and some nice prizes will be available over the two days.

More detailed information available at thegrandsocial.ie website.

Check out 'Rebel Rebel David Bowie Greatest Hits Show' @ rebelrebeltribute.com and on their Facebook page

If anyone is interested in selling, trading or swapping Bowie collectables there - stalls are available for anyone who is interested. Contact for more details.

From Peter Quinn.


LAZARUS: INSIDE REHEARSAL
2nd December 2015

Just published on vulture.com is an article entitled: 'Inside Rehearsal for DAVID BOWIE's New Alien Musical' by Rebecca Milzoff.

Director IVO VAN HOVE talks about the production and there are some nice photographs of the cast and one of the writers.

Check out some of the rehearsal photographs by Jan Versweyveld...


David Bowie, Ivo van Hove and Michael Rau - Lazarus rehearsal  Cristin Milioti (Elly) - Lazarus rehearsal  Lazarus rehearsal. Photo by Jan Versweyveld  Lazarus rehearsal. Photo by Jan Versweyveld

Lynn Craig (Maemi) - Lazarus rehearsal  Cristin Milioti (Elly) - Lazarus rehearsal  Michael Esper (Valentine) - Lazarus rehearsal  Sophia Anne Caruso (Marley), Michael C. Hall (Newton), Michael Esper (Valentine) and Director Ivo van Hove


You can read the whole article over at the vulture.com website.


CHARLIE POLLOCK & FRIENDS IN CONCERT
2nd December 2015

Charlie Pollock Actor/Singer CHARLIE POLLOCK who is currently performing in the DAVID BOWIE / ENDA WALSH theatre production of LAZARUS brings some of his fellow cast to perform a free concert in Maplewood, New Jersey.

The 'Charlie Pollock & Friends' concert takes place on Monday 14th December at the Columbia High School Auditorium at 7.30pm.

Scheduled to perform are: Kevin Kern (Finding Neverland), David Josefsberg (Honeymoon in Vegas), Krystina Alabado (Lazarus, American Idiot), Krista Pioppi (Lazarus, Spring Awakening), Brynn Williams (Lazarus, Bye Bye Birdie), his world-class band of players and many more.

The event is to raise money for The Vanessa Pollock Music Initiative which benefits music education throughout SOMSD through the Achieve Foundation.

To reserve your tickets CLICK HERE - the concert is FREE with a suggested donation of $20/ticket.

Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All ages welcome.

You can read more details over at the villagegreennj.com website.


INTIMATE TALES OF ZIGGY
1st December 2015

Record Collector magazine January 2016 As mentioned on here several weeks back DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of RECORD COLLECTOR magazine for their #448 Christmas issue cover.

No spoilers as to what's inside, but the front cover blurb boldly states: 'Bowie: Intimate Tales of Ziggy'.

As you can see, the cover shot is an early Ziggy shot by Brian Ward.

On sale Thursday 3rd December, the magazine also featured in this issue are: Happy Mondays, John Fogerty, Steve Harley, Hugh Cornwell, a free 2016 calendar, plus much more.

For more details and information on this fabulous collectors' magazine pop on over to recordcollectormag.com website.


BLACKSTAR CD and VINYL RELEASES
1st December 2015

Released next month is the brand new DAVID BOWIE album entitled ★ (pronounced Blackstar) will be available in both CD and vinyl formats, as well as digital download. All are available to pre-order NOW!

David Bowie Blackstar CD version    David Bowie Blackstar Vinyl version

The album is released on Friday 8th January 2016 which as you know is David's birthday.

The tracklisting is as follows:

       01. Blackstar.
       02. 'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore - (new version).
       03. Lazarus.
       04. Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) - (new version).
       05. Girl Loves Me.
       06. Dollar Days.
       07. I Can't Give Everything Away.
       08. Blackstar (Video). (digital download version only).

Order now and receive a pre-order price guarantee on both the CD and vinyl versions.

The Japanese CD digipak edition of Blackstar (Cat. No. SICP-30918) is also now available to pre-order.

Pre-order links:
[★ CD] [★ Vinyl LP] [★ Digital album]


PSYCHEDELIC SUBURBIA
1st December 2015

Psychedelic Suburbia: David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab by Mary Finnigan The memoirs of MARY FINNIGAN entitled: Psychedelic Suburbia: David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab are to be published next month on 8th January 2016 by Jorvik Press in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Written by freelance journalist and friend MARY FINNIGAN, the book tells the story of DAVID BOWIE's pivotal year 1969.

Containing 188 pages and features some amazing previously unpublished photographs.

About the Author:
Mary Finnigan was born in Manchester, England just before the start of World War II. Marrying an older man at eighteen, she produced two children before bolting to London, where she landed a job as a fashion writer on the Daily Mirror. Her print journalism career included feature writing at the Daily Sketch, Daily Express and freelance work at the Sunday Times. During a five-year holiday from the five-day week she met David Bowie. This book tells the story of their adventures together in Beckenham. Returning to journalism, she worked as a reporter, editor and producer at Visnews, Independent Radio News and the London Broadcasting Company. She now contributes to national newspapers, online publications and BBC radio. Mary lives in Bristol in the west of England with her partner, Chris Gilchrist. She has three adult offspring and three granddaughters.

You can pre-order Psychedelic Suburbia: David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab NOW!


MOJO MAGAZINE BOWIE SPECIAL
1st December 2015

Mojo magazine The latest issue of MOJO magazine is a rather nice piece of packaging.

DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of the folder, inside there is a DB collectors' cover magazine plus two quality frameable prints.

Articles include 'The Day After The Next Day' where TONY VISCONTI gives Keith Cameron the low-down on the new ★ album and 50 years of working together.

'Space Aces' features all the musicians who worked on ★ album, 'Send in the Clown' looks back on David's Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) 1980 album.

Last but not least, is a two-page review 'To boldly go', which awards ★ with 4 stars.



Well worth buying - this latest issue of Mojo is on sale now. Check out the mojo4music.com website.






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