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28th June 2007

Fashion designer KEANAN DUFFTY launches a new limited-edition mens' wear collection called 'The Bowie' on 15th October.

Available exclusively from TARGET these tuxedo jackets, dress shirts, jeans and rocker t-shirts, inspired by DAVID BOWIE, will be available through till Christmas Eve at most Target stores and online at the target.com website.

Duffty, a Yorkshire-born musician-turned-designer, now based in New York, has always believed music and fashion go hand-in-hand. His men's wear collections are infused with innovative fabrics, rock-and-roll elements and British iconography.

David backstage at Roseland Ballroom 19th So how did David end up wearing one of Duffty's shirts? The maroon and black cross shirt that David is wearing on these photographs were taken backstage at the Roseland Ballroom, New York City on 19th June 2000.

This particular shirt was part of his Winter 200 Collection Futuristic/Historic collection. The inspiration was drawn from a futuristic vision of Space Crusaders, Medieval Knights, Monks and the sci-fi epic 'Dune'. Each piece has "This clothing could save your life" on the label and the designs have been described as 'Street Couture'.

Iman and David backstage at Roseland MARK PLATI was going to wear the shirt - which belonged to him - for the Roseland show, but EARL SLICK had been given a similar coloured shirt for Father's Day and it was decided that Earl should wear his shirt. Mark went on stage in blue instead.

After the show David needed a clean shirt for the 'meet and greet' and thus Mark's shirt was the only one that was left. Mark eventually got to wear it at the Glastonbury Festival.

Check out Keanan Duffty's website slinkyvagabond.com - the name borrowed from a line in David Bowie's 'Young Americans'.

27th June 2007

Peace Thru Art Bowie Plate The WHATEVER IT TAKES charity has the next DAVID BOWIE 'Peace Thru Art' designed item lined-up and now ready for pre-ordering.

The David Bowie Churchill China 8 inch plate is priced at a mere £9.99, with all proceeds going to '21st Century Leaders' and 'Save The Children' charities as chosen by David himself.

Peace Thru Art Bowie Plate Each plate measures 8" x 20.5cm in diameter and comes complete in a special presentation gift box.

You can pre-order now - stock of this item is expected next month on 21st July - order now to avoid disappointment.

Also available in the Bowie 'Peace Thru Art' design series are:

     Mug Price: £9.99 Available Now
     Blue Wristband Price: £2.99 Available Now
     Green Wristband Price: £2.99 Sold Out (some still available via Virgin Megastores)

Please visit whateverittakes.org for more details and information.

25th June 2007

THE GLASS SPIDER 1987 concert gets the 2007 DVD special treatment and is available in two versions, either as a single DVD, with twenty-two 2007 digitally remastered tracks and also as a 'Special Edition' release. The Special Edition has an extra Double CD, containing twenty-five live tracks.

As you know the concert was recorded in November 1987 in Australia at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

Guest guitarist Charlie Sexton joined the band for the encores of 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' and 'White Light / White Heat'.

The Glass Spider SE 2007 DVD DVD - Standard Edition:
     01. Intro / Up The Hill Backwards (2007 Digital Remaster)
     02. Glass Spider (2007 Digital Remaster)
     03. Day-In, Day-Out (2007 Digital Remaster)
     04. Bang Bang (2007 Digital Remaster)
     05. Absolute Beginners (2007 Digital Remaster)
     06. Loving The Alien (2007 Digital Remaster)
     07. China Girl (2007 Digital Remaster)
     08. Rebel Rebel (2007 Digital Remaster)
     09. Fashion (2007 Digital Remaster)
     10. Never Let Me Down (2007 Digital Remaster)
     11. "Heroes" (2007 Digital Remaster)
     12. Sons Of The Silent Age (2007 Digital Remaster)
     13. Band Introduction (2007 Digital Remaster)
     14. Young Americans (2007 Digital Remaster)
     15. The Jean Genie (2007 Digital Remaster)
     16. Let's Dance (2007 Digital Remaster)
     17. Time (2007 Digital Remaster)
     18. Fame (2007 Digital Remaster)
     19. Blue Jean (2007 Digital Remaster)
     20. I Wanna Be Your Dog (2007 Digital Remaster)
     21. White Light/White Heat (2007 Digital Remaster)
     22. Modern Love (2007 Digital Remaster)

DVD and 2CD (Special Edition)
     01. Intro / Up The Hill Backwards (2007 Digital Remaster)
     02. Glass Spider (2007 Digital Remaster)
     03. Day-In, Day-Out (2007 Digital Remaster)
     04. Bang Bang (2007 Digital Remaster)
     05. Absolute Beginners (2007 Digital Remaster)
     06. Loving The Alien (2007 Digital Remaster)
     07. China Girl (2007 Digital Remaster)
     08. Rebel Rebel (2007 Digital Remaster)
     09. Fashion (2007 Digital Remaster)
     10. Never Let Me Down (2007 Digital Remaster)
     11. "Heroes" (2007 Digital Remaster)
     12. Sons Of The Silent Age (2007 Digital Remaster)
     13. Band Introduction (2007 Digital Remaster)
     14. Young Americans (2007 Digital Remaster)
     15. The Jean Genie (2007 Digital Remaster)
     16. Let's Dance (2007 Digital Remaster)
     17. Time (2007 Digital Remaster)
     18. Fame (2007 Digital Remaster)
     19. Blue Jean (2007 Digital Remaster)
     20. I Wanna Be Your Dog (2007 Digital Remaster)
     21. White Light/White Heat (2007 Digital Remaster)
     22. Modern Love (2007 Digital Remaster)

CD 1
     01. Intro / Up The Hill Backwards (Live)
     02. Glass Spider (Live)
     03. Day-In, Day-Out (Live)
     04. Bang Bang (Live)
     05. Absolute Beginners (Live)
     06. Loving The Alien (Live)
     07. China Girl (Live)
     08. Rebel Rebel (Live)
     09. Fashion (Live)
     10. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (Live)
     11. All The Madmen (Live)
     12. Never Let Me Down (Live)

CD 2:
     01. Big Brother (Live)
     02. '87 And Cry (Live)
     03. "Heroes" (Live)
     04. Sons Of The Silent Age (Live)
     05. Time Will Crawl (Live)
     06. Young Americans (Live)
     07. Beat Of Your Drum (Live)
     08. The Jean Genie (Live)
     09. Let's Dance (Live)
     10. Fame (Live)
     11. Time (Live)
     12. Blue Jean (Live)
     13. Modern Love (Live)

Background: In 1987 Bowie took his most spectacular and extravagant tour since 'Diamond Dogs' on the road to the massive stadiums of the world. He promised fans an event "overflowing with make-up, costumes and theatrical sets", and his Glass Spider tour did not disappoint. The show opened in Rotterdam in May and began with 4 dancers falling from the belly of a 50ft high spider complete with illuminated, flashing legs that straddled the stage. The whole event was what Bowie described as "ultra theatrical" with "fragments of film, projected images" and "a slight narrative form... it's almost what I believe a modern musical should look like".

You can purchase the Glass Spider DVD Special Edition now.

25th June 2007

I've just heard what is probably the best-ever mash-up of two DAVID BOWIE songs.

Created by the legendary producer and musician TONY VISCONTI he has mashed-up 'Win' from the Young Americans album along with 'The Loneliest Guy' from Reality to create 'Win The Loneliest Guy'.

Go check it out and take a listen on Tony's MySpace pages @ http://www.myspace.com/tonyviscontiprods

23rd June 2007

The Words and Music of David Bowie Ready for publication at the end of this month is THE WORDS AND MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE by author James E. Perone.

In this comprehensive analysis of David Bowie's career, author James Perone examines the many identities and styles Bowie has developed over the years, and in so doing provides a stunning chronicle of creativity at work.

After a biographical introduction, chronologically arranged chapters discuss the singer's fascinating - and iconoclastic - body of work. A discography and annotated bibliography conclude the book.

About the Author: James E. Perone is the series editor for 'The Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection'. He is Professor of Music at Mount Union College, where he teaches American music, music theory, and clarinet.

The hardcover published by Praeger is available now to pre-order in the United Kingdom and US/World priced around $44 / £25.

22nd June 2007

Bobbie Peru live Manchester based band BOBBIE PERU are planning on recording several DAVID BOWIE songs as soon as they return from gigs in the US next month.

The band formed last year in Manchester when the lead singer relocated to the UK from the States to pursue a musical career.

Progressing from his earlier solo acoustic soundscapes, ROBERT GENOVESE (Lead Vocal/Guitar) gathered a collection of local musical talents (DING [PJ Harvey/The Fall/Frank Black] - Bass, CHRIS INSLEY - Guitar and DAVIS EVASON - Drums) to form Bobbie Peru, and began to blow minds.

The US dates lined up next month are:

     July 5: Lit Lounge 93 Second Avenue, New York City, NY 10003.
     July 6: Cafe Nine 250 State Street, New Haven, Connecticut.
     July 7: Club Midway 25 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009.

The US dates are followed by local gigs in and around the Manchester area.

You can help Bobbie Peru perform on the closing day of the Manchester International Festival by voting on the BBC website.

Hundreds of bands applied to perform at the festival. There is now a shortlist of seven bands listed in the 'Unknown Pleasures' bill.

The free all-day event takes place at Salford Quays on 15th July - please vote here - voting closes on Friday 6th July.

Their new single '1971' is available now and their debut album is due for release in August. Check out the new promo video...

For more details and information on Bobbie Peru check out their website and myspace pages @ Bobbie Peru and Ding (The Bastard On Bass) where you can listen to several exclusive tracks.

22nd June 2007

David Bowie Diaries 1973 Can anyone out there help BW with the DAVID BOWIE 'My World' columns that appeared in MIRABELLE the seventies teenage girls magazine?

I recently discovered that very first one was actually published on July 21st 1973 and not 5th May 1973 as previously thought. Therefore I've gone through every single diary I have in my archives running through to 3rd May 1975 with the known dates confirmed from the magazine covers. Plus a lot of help from people selling Mirabelle magazines on eBay.

After over thirty years of searching, purchasing and photostat donations, I reckon I'm now only 4 columns missing from a total of 94.

David Bowie Diaries 1974 Is there anyone out there with any of the columns glued in a scrapbook or magazines hidden away in a trunk in the attic? If so, any help on confirming the remaining dates would be more than helpful.

If you have any Mirabelle magazines in your possession please could you email me the opening line of the Bowie 'My World' column and date if known.

A list of confirmed dates July 1973 - May 1975 appear here along with the opening line of each column with date unknown.

Thanks to Martyn for informing me about the French/Canadian publication 'Les papiers de Ziggy Stardust' - I thought I'd solved all the unknown dates all in one go - unfortunately the dates in the book have been used from this website and I'm still none the wiser.

Thanks Rednik

22nd June 2007

Tomorrow night NO RADIO RECORDS present their 5th anniversary dance party DAVID BOWIE vs TALKING HEADS at the Lost Dog Cafe in Itaca, New York.

Venue: Ithaca, New York
The Lost Dog Café
106-112 South Cayuga Street, Ithaca, New York 14850.
Telephone: (607) 277-9143
Website: lostdogcafe.net

22nd June 2007

'What We Do Is Secret' is the new movie debut from director Rodger Grossman which documents the speed of life career of 70s punk rocker DARBY CRASH.

Shane West of E.R. fame portrays The Germs frontman, who died of a heroin overdose on 7th December 1980.

DAVID BOWIE was the template for Darby's ambition, he was intrigued chiefly with the lyrical style of DB's work and based his on-stage performance heavily on Iggy Pop.

Writer-director Grossman struggled for 15 years to bring this project to fruition. The final key element for the movie came when music coordinator Howard Paar, along with Pat Smear and Grossman wrote a letter to David Bowie and convinced him to license his epochal 'Five Years' and 'Rock 'n' Roll Suicide' to the production.

The movie screens on Saturday at the Mann Festival as an entrant in the Los Angeles Film Festival's Narrative Competition.

View the official movie trailer and below that is an outrageous must-listen version of 'Hang On To Yourself' and 'Forming' performed live by Darby Crash (aka Bobby Pyn).

22nd June 2007

Maureen Robinson Eighty-one year-young actress JUNE LOCKHART, arguably TV's most famous space wife has been interviewed on the Palm Beach Post website.

In the interview to promote the ROBOFEST event at the South Florida Science Museum this coming weekend she is asked...

You once said your number one goal in life was to meet DAVID BOWIE. Did you ever meet him?

Her reply: No, in fact, just yesterday, I read a wonderful review about his new CD. I have an abiding admiration of this man who is so brilliant. I was in the front row of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium when he made his first appearance here in this country in the early '70s. I think he's wonderful and most prophetic.

June is best remembered for playing 'Maureen Robinson', the gorgeous "space mum" in the 'Lost In Space' classic TV series on CBS in the States.

You can read the whole interview here

20th June 2007

David Brighton SPACE ODDITY David Brighton's tribute to DAVID BOWIE have several performances lined-up for this month.

First up on 22nd June they play the Barona Valley Ranch Casino Show in Lakeside, California, followed on the 30th at the Pala Casino Spa Resort in Pala, California.

     June 22nd - 23rd: Barona Valley Ranch Casino.
     Show times begin at: 9:00pm (2 sets).
     1932 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside, CA 92040, USA. Tel (619) 443-2300 - Directions

     June 30th: Pala Casino Spa Resort. The Grand Cabaret.
Show time: 8:00pm.
     11154 HWY 76, Pala, CA 92059, USA. Tel 1-877-WIN-PALA (1-877-946-7252) - directions

Check out davidbowietribute.com and myspace.com/davidbowietribute.com for more details and information about the band.

19th June 2007


Claus Kuntz The small obstacle of being detained at Her Majesty's Pleasure has clearly not deterred impresario/producers LARRY CREEM and ARTIE CRAY from returning to Komedia with this compellingly deranged homage to all-things David Bowie in the shape of The Return Of... The Belated Happy Birthday Mr Bowie Show.

"It's been a bit of a logistical inconvenience..." understates Creem from the squalid cell where he and Cray are serving 'time' for a slight misunderstanding with the Inland Revenue. "...Not least because we have had to smuggle contracts and cash in and out of the prison inside cakes and pies... Very messy..." But against these seemingly insurmountable odds Creem and Cray have put together a show to whet the appetite of anyone who has ever had the slightest flirtation with the work of The Thin White Duke. Old favourites from their previous show will be joined by shiny new acts...

Once again the evening will be hosted by Europe's self-proclaimed 'Number 1 Bowie-freak', Claus Kuntz - (in England primarily to perform his Bowie-inspired mime/theatre production of Kemp-ing Ungefähr in The Kuntz Tent at the Glastonbury Festival) - and The Return Of... The Belated Happy Birthday Mr Bowie Show will again star some of Berlin and Brighton's best comedy talent:

Germany's foremost erratic dance-troupe Fraulein Gottfried and New Gyration (Hot Gossip - without the Gossip), extremely dangerous Mississippi-miscreants - The Dum Dum Boys, the insightful philosophical ramblings of Baby Warhol, supplier to the building trade Doug Windrush, the awe-inspiring Mervyn Hamlish and his Wall of Trousers (much like Pink Floyd's 'The Wall', but with rather less brickwork), Man-Of-Pipes - Donal O'Dugley, 'Van' is his middle name and, coincidently, he lives in a van - Rinus Van Birdengine, St John Haverford-West and his butler, Mr Butler, and if they haven't split-up again - Tonbridge Well's boyband sensation - Bowiezone - and much, much more...

"A hilarious tribute to the oddest man in pop... A show unlike any other... Pure Jean Genius..." - The (Brighton) Argus - January 2007.

These acts, and others, will be augmented by short extracts from '155 Hauptstrasse', a film that tells the true story of Bowie's years in Berlin sharing a small flat with Iggy Pop. There will be prizes of questionable Bowie-memorabilia for the best Bowie-Look-A-Likes (get your costumes at ReVamp and receive 10% off) and, if you're hungry, there will be Bowie-related food on the menu.

Amongst Brighton's comedy alumni giving their dignity the night off will be Alastair Kerr (Dyball and Kerr - Treason Show), Chris Cresswell (Voodoo Vaudeville), David Mounfield (The Ornate Johnsons) and Richard Dyball (Dyball and Kerr).

THE RETURN OF... THE BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR BOWIE SHOW visits Komedia on Friday 29th June at 9.00pm. Tickets are £10 and are available at komedia.co.uk/brighton or from the Box Office on 01273 647100 (booking fee applies).

From Larry Creem (Producer) and Chris Challis (Press and Communications Officer).

19th June 2007

CHARITY FOLKS current have an exclusive DAVID BOWIE print taken by acclaimed photographer Antonin Kratocvil in their auction. The photo donated by Antonin is to help Tony Bennett's online Aid Darfur auction. You can bid now via charityfolks.com...

Check out an archived online vintage interview with DAVID BOWIE over at Crawdaddy! - [Read and Listen]...

17th June 2007

Yellowbeard DVD YELLOWBEARD finally gets a Region 2 DVD release on 30th September from MGM Home Ent. (Europe) Ltd.

Co-written and acted by Monty Python's Graham Chapman and David Sherlock, directed by Mel Damski and stars fellow Python's Eric Idle and John Cleese, with Peter Boyle, Spike Milligan, Cheech and Chong, Madeline Kahn, Peter Cook and Marty Feldman.

The 1983 pirate comedy also stars DAVID BOWIE in his uncredited cameo role as 'The Shark'.

You can pre-order Yellowbeard NOW and receive a 25% discount.

David Bowie in Mexico Released last month in the US on 15th May is the independent documentary GROUP MADNESS: THE MAKING OF YELLOWBEARD directed by Michael Mileham and Phil Schuman.

David Bowie as The Shark Synopsis: Rare and funny film: Mike Medavoy said "Group Madness is funnier than the movie (Yellowbeard)". When Yellowbeard was announced in pre-production filmmakers Michael Mileham and Phil Schuman were looking to make a behind the scenes film with a "hook". They got the "hook" and the biggest collection of wacky comics ever assembled since 'Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World'.

The filmmakers negotiated unprecedented terms that allowed complete access to the stars anywhere anytime and first class accommodations with the stars. What happened was an amazing intimacy with the stars resulting in a remarkable film. The film contains an original song written and performed by Harry Nilsson. In the few showings of this film, great praise was given by some notable people. This is a must see film at a low price. Enjoy.

Priced at a mere $12 you can order your copy via filmbaby.com website - [View trailer featuring Bowie].

16th June 2007

The BBC News 24 technology programme CLICK which covers the Internet, computers, technology and the like covered The WEBBY Awards in New York City, where as you know DAVID BOWIE received an award last week.

The programme shows David at the awards bash, showing all footage from him walking onto the stage, the complete speech and then exiting.

You can catch further repeats of this 30-minute programme today, tomorrow and Monday:

BBC News 24
16th Saturday 11:30 and 20:30 / 17th Sunday 4:30, 7:35 and 15:30 / 18th Monday 00:30

The BBC Click website will shortly have this new programme available for viewing on their webpage

15th June 2007

The legendary KEN SCOTT makes a personal appearance at the Rozsa Centre (University of Calgary, Canada) on Sunday 17th June.

As you know, Ken produced and engineered the classic DAVID BOWIE albums (Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars, Aladdin Sane and Pin Ups), as well as being engineer on Space Oddity and The Man Who Sold The World.

Presented by The Audites Foundation tickets are $28 in advance at Heritage Posters and Music and Campus Ticket Centre, or $32 at the door.

Also check out an interview online with Canadian magazine THE GAUNTLET [Read here]

14th June 2007

ELECTRONIC ARTS announced today the complete tracklisting in SKATE which is set for release in Fall 2007 on the PLAYSTATION®3 and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system.

Skate boasts 45 songs from some of the most influential and celebrated artists including DAVID BOWIE's classic track 'Queen Bitch'.

The game also features 18 exclusive tracks from mixing mastermind XXXChange, skateboarding's very own legend, Tommy Guerrero, as well as other world renowned DJs.

10th June 2007

Labyrinth Anniversary Edition DVD SONY PICTURES are to release a 2-disc Anniversary Edition DVD of LABYRINTH which contains newly rediscovered footage recovered from Jim Henson's home in England.

This genre-bending fairytale starring DAVID BOWIE as Jareth the Goblin King and JENNIFER CONNELLY as Sarah gets this special release treatment on 14th August.

The Anniversary Edition also includes 60 minutes of exclusive featurettes, including all-new interviews with executive producer George Lucas, as well as the film's creators, puppeteers, and others behind the magic.

With an astounding array of recently rediscovered footage, new high definition transfer and new stylised packaging make this DVD a must-own for a generation of film fans.

DVD Bonus Features:
     Newly rediscovered footage recovered from Jim Henson's home in England.
     60 minutes of featurettes, new interviews of the writers and performers behind the magic including:
       - George Lucas (Executive Producer)
       - Brian Henson (Hoggle/Goblin Voice/Puppeteer/CO-CEO, The Jim Henson Company)
       - Brian Froud (Conceptual Designer/Supervisor)
       - Karen Prell (The Worm/The Junk Lady/Firey 2)
       - Dave Goelz (Didymus/The Hat/The Guard/L. Doorknocker/Firey 3)
       - Mira Velimorivic (Jim Henson's Creative Assistant)
       - Gates McFadden (Choreographer)
       - Toby Froud (Toby)
       - Jane Gootnick (Senior Puppet Builder)

     Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC.
     Language: English
     Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
     Number of discs: 2
     Run Time: 101 minutes

You can pre-order Labyrinth (Anniversary Edition) NOW and save 25%.

9th June 2007

UK comedian DAVID BADDIEL writing about music and lyricists in THE TIMES newspaper comments that: 'DAVID BOWIE, far and away the greatest genius in popular music - his early words sound great but essentially don't mean much more than "It's the 1970s, it's grim, let's pretend we're from space!" On his 2002 album, Heathen, however, the song Everyone Says "Hi" sounds like a fairly light number about contacting a friend on holiday, until you rehear the opening lines... at which point, in a classical poetic movement, the whole meaning and power of the piece shifts - Read here]...

The Event Guide have a great interview and feature on DEVO who are about to embark on their first European tour since 1990. In the interview with Mark Mothersbaugh he is asked: Q: Having people like Bowie, Eno, Iggy Pop and Robert Fripp championing you very early on must have helped enormously? A: That was great, having people that we respected, people who inspired us, it was very gratifying to have them offering to help us, trying to nurture us. Brian Eno paid for our first album. You don't hear about that too often, so, that was a pretty amazing thing.

Even before they had landed a record deal, Devo had friends in high places. At their first New York show in July 1977, David Bowie came onstage to introduce the second set, announcing, "This is the band of the future. I'm going to produce them in Tokyo this winter". In the end, Brian Eno, put up all the dosh (covering flights, hotel and studio) to record the band's debut album ('Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!') in Germany, Bowie joining them on the weekend breaks away from shooting 'Just A Gigolo'. - Read here]...

6th June 2007

Today marks the 15th 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 35th Anniversary release of the immortal 1972 album 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars'.

Any self respecting Bowie fan should play the album right now - put on a pair of headphones and play it at "maximum volume". - and follow it up with 'Black Tie White Noise' which celebrates their marriage.

6th June 2007

David at The Webby Awards DAVID BOWIE was honoured with a lifetime achievement award from THE WEBBYS last night in New York City.

Presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the gala took placed at Cipriani Wall Street.

David received a standing ovation as he accepted the award.

The Webby's insist on a five-word limit on acceptance speeches - a rule that is rigorously policed by the audience for all except the special award winners.

"I only get five words?" Bowie asked, before continuing: "Shit, that was five. Four more there. That's three," winding up with: "Two," before rapidly exiting the stage.

The organisers of Facebook - the online community - who summed up the evening for most people in the room, with the neat acceptance speech: "I'm just here for Bowie."

Further reading at:

New Zealand Times: Bowie wows 2007 Webby Awards
News24 South Africa: Internet Stars Go Glamourous
ABC12: Webby Awards honours best of the Net
BBC News: BBC Celebrates
Yahoo News: Various news and Photos
WireImage: Photos and Photos #2

5th June 2007

Last night IMAN and DAVID were guests at the 2007 CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award ceremony at the New York Public Library.

Iman looked absolutely stunning in a red Donna Karan gown paired with an elaborate breastplate-like necklace by Robert Lee Morris. David looked the part dressed in black tux and bow-tie.

Other attendees included: Helena Christensen, Alicia Keys, Riyo Mori, Selita Ebanks, Sean 'Diddy'Combs, Vanessa Williams, The Olsen twins, Lily Cole, Marc Jacobs, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Barkin, and many many others.

You can check out some photographs from the event on the links below:

FashionWireDaily / Hello / Rex Features / WENN Photos / Wire Image

3rd June 2007

In the forthcoming movie AUGUST as mentioned last month, it's now been revealed that DAVID BOWIE plays the part of OGILVIE a hard-nosed British CEO. The movie tells the story of two brothers struggling to maintain their dot.com start-up company on Wall Street during August 2001, a month before the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Robin Tunney stars as Melanie, alongside other cast members including Josh Hartnett as Tom, Naomie Harris as Sarrah, Adam Scott as Joshua, Rip Torn as David and Andre Royo as Dylan to name a few...

Last week MARC ALMOND was a guest on the Ken Bruce Show 9.30am -12 noon and played his own version of DAVID BOWIE's 'The London Boys' from his new album Stardom Road which is finally released tomorrow - [from Sean]...

iTunes have made available a lot of 1980s DAVID BOWIE singles with all their rare B sides. For example 'Julie', 'Volare' and various remixes and dub versions. Definitely worth investigating. Check out and via download from iTunes - [from Roger]...

Former DAVID BOWIE band member CATHERINE RUSSELL who played on his A Reality World Tour is performing at the Rochester International Jazz Festival on June 14th...

Check out a video clip inspired by DAVID BOWIE's 'Rock 'N' Roll Suicide' and produced with the collaboration of the Italian fan club 'Velvet Goldmine' - You can find it on YouTube - [from Giorgio Magarò]...

2nd June 2007

The forthcoming KURT COBAIN biopic will feature two related DAVID BOWIE tracks... 'The Man Who Sold The World' and his collaboration with Iggy Pop 'The Passenger'.

As you know Cobain performed his acoustic version of TMWSTW on MTV's show Unplugged in 1993 and was released on their 'MTV Unplugged In New York' album the following year.

The soundtrack to 'Kurt Cobain About A Son' is scheduled for release on 11th September via Barsuk in the US and contains tracks that reportedly influenced the Nirvana frontman.

The film, is due to hit cinemas in late 2007.

2nd June 2007

Finishes this weekend... only a couple more days left for voting in the current BW poll...

The question now being asked is: 'Which is your favourite DAVID MALLET / DAVID BOWIE promotional video?'

So far the top five are placed as follows, 'Ashes To Ashes' is way out in front with 32.26% , followed by 'Boys Keep Swinging' 14.96%, 'Loving The Alien' with 7.91%, 'DJ' with 7.66% and China Girl 7.29% of the vote.


1st June 2007

Webby Awards This month DAVID BOWIE is to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award from THE WEBBYS presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

In recognition of his legendary career pushing the boundaries of art and technology, a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to rock icon and Internet visionary David Bowie. From BowieNet, the seminal Internet service provider he launched in 1998, to BowieArt, an innovative Website that connects the next generation of visual artists with art collectors worldwide, David Bowie has set the standard for musicians active online.

The 11th Annual Webby Awards Gala takes place on 5th June in New York City.

The star-studded ceremony with special guests and the celebrated 5-word acceptance speeches will be held for the second year in a row at the beautiful Cipriani Wall Street and include appearances by rock legend David Bowie, YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, and eBay President and CEO Meg Whitman.

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web's infancy, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 550-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities.

The Academy is an intellectually diverse organisation that includes members such as musicians David Bowie and Beck, Internet inventor Vint Cerf, political columnist Arianna Huffington, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, 'The Simpsons' creator Matt Groening, R/GA Founder and Chairman Robert Greenberg, Virgin Atlantic Chairman and Founder Richard Branson, and The Weinstein Company Co-Founder Harvey Weinstein. Members also include writers and editors from publications such as The New York Times, Wired, Details, Fast Company, Elle, The Los Angeles Times, Vibe, and WallPaper. The 11th Annual Webby Awards received over 8,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states and generated over 750 million media impressions worldwide.

Reflecting the tremendous growth of the Internet as a tool for business and everyday lives, the 11th Annual Webby Awards expands the mission of the Webby by honouring excellence in over 100+ Website, Interactive Advertising, Online Film and Video, and Mobile categories.

More details, information and ticket purchasing can be found at the webbyawards.com website.

1st June 2007

US residents get two DAVID BOWIE releases this month on 5th June from Virgin/EMI... the fantastic Young Americans Special Edition CD and DVD and The Best Of David Bowie 1980/1987: CD and DVD

The Young Americans Special Edition comes as a CD/DVD set with three bonus tracks. The DVD features newly mixed audio from producer Tony Visconti as well as video clips from a 1974 'Dick Cavett Show' performance and interview, as well as exclusive images and sleeve notes.

The CD and Bonus DVD tracklisting runs as follows:

Young Americans Special Edition DISC 1: CD
     01. Young Americans (2007 Digital Remaster)
     02. Win (2007 Digital Remaster)
     03. Fascination (2007 Digital Remaster)
     04. Right (2007 Digital Remaster)
     05. Somebody Up There Likes Me (2007 Digital Remaster)
     06. Across The Universe (2007 Digital Remaster)
     07. Can You Hear Me (2007 Digital Remaster)
     08. Fame (2007 Digital Remaster)
     09. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (2007 Digital Remaster)
     10. Who Can I Be Now? (2007 Digital Remaster)
     11. It's Gonna Be Me (With Strings)

     01. Young Americans (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital)
     02. Win (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital)
     03. Fascination (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital)
     04. Right (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital)
     05. Somebody Up There Likes Me (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital)
     06. Across The Universe (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital)
     07. Can You Hear Me (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital)
     08. Fame (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital)
     09. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital)
     10. Who Can I Be Now? (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital)
     11. It's Gonna Be Me (With Strings) (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital)
     12. Young Americans (2007 Digital Remaster)
     13. Win (2007 Digital Remaster)
     14. Fascination (2007 Digital Remaster)
     15. Right (2007 Digital Remaster)
     16. Somebody Up There Likes Me (2007 Digital Remaster)
     17. Across The Universe (2007 Digital Remaster)
     18. Can You Hear Me (2007 Digital Remaster)
     19. Fame (2007 Digital Remaster)
     20. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (2007 Digital Remaster)
     21. Who Can I Be Now? (2007 Digital Remaster)
     22. It's Gonna Be Me (With Strings)
     23. 1984 (Live On The Dick Cavett Show)
     24. Young Americans (Live on The Dick Cavett Show)
     25. Dick Cavett Interviews David Bowie

The Best Of David Bowie 1980-1987: Sight and Sound also comes as a CD/DVD, but this DVD consists entirely of Bowie's videos from this era, two of which have not seen release before now.

The tracklisting runs as follows:

The Best of David Bowie 1980-1987 CD:
     01. Let's Dance (Single Version)
     02. Ashes To Ashes (Single Version)
     03. Under Pressure
     04. Fashion (Single Version)
     05. Modern Love (Single Version)
     06. China Girl (Single Version)
     07. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (Single Version)
     08. Up The Hill Backwards (1999 Digital Remaster)
     09. Alabama Song
     10. The Drowned Girl
     11. Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (Film Version Single Edit)
     12. This Is Not America (David Bowie and the Pat Metheny Group)
     13. Loving The Alien
     14. Absolute Beginners (Single Version)
     15. When The Wind Blows
     16. Blue Jean
     17. Day-In Day-Out (Single Version)
     18. Time Will Crawl
     19. Underground (Single Version)

The Best of David Bowie 1980-1987 DVD:
     01. Ashes To Ashes
     02. Fashion
     03. Under Pressure
     04. The Drowned Girl (previously unavailable)
     05. Let's Dance
     06. China Girl
     07. Modern Love
     08. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
     09. Blue Jean
     10. Loving The Alien
     11. Absolute Beginners
     12. Underground
     13. When The Wind Blows (previously unavailable)
     14. Day-In Day-Out
     15. Time Will Crawl

You can pre-order both Young Americans Special Edition and The Best Of David Bowie 1980/1987: CD and DVD now.

Alternatively, if you can't wait you could grab hold of the European versions which were released last month - Young Americans Special Edition and David Bowie - The Best of 1980/1987: +DVD

1st June 2007

Here's a sneak preview for BW visitors of just some of the photographs taken by PHILIPPE AULIAC to be shown in the upcoming 'Point Ephemere Performance' in Paris, France on Saturday 9th June.

Point Ephemere Performance: Bowie, Pop and Reed

You can also view and print out the catalogue of events via their website.

Best wishes Philippe Auliac.


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