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30th November 2006

Pablo Jubany Argentina pop singer PABLO JUBANY is currently running THE BOWIE WEEK over at myspace right now and during this week he'll be uploading some of the Bowie covers his band have done through the years.

Some of the songs covered include 'The Wild-Eyed Boy From Freecloud', 'Buddha Of Suburbia' and 'You've Been Around'.

Pop on over to myspace.com/pablojubany and what Pablo Jubany has on offer.

29th November 2006

Bowie Bash 8 MOONAGE DAYDREAM the Italian DAVID BOWIE fan website are holding their 8th Bowie Bash in early January.

The annual gathering 2007 of David Bowie's fan clubs will be hosted at the Shindy Club of Bassano del Grappa on Saturday 6th January at h 23.30.

One of the most historic discos in Bassano will be populated by rock fans from all over Italy: doubles, onlookers and Bowie addicts. The line-up for the event include: the live performances of two bands who will embody the highlight of the meeting, with a first acoustic part followed by and electric set.

Beforehand Piol, well renowned singer and DJ, and then a brand new explosive band Super Sexy Boy 1986, will perform David Bowie classics of the early 70's, which embodies the Ziggy Era. The event will then proceed with a Glam-Rock DJ Session.

An exclusive dvd will be issued of the entire night, witnessing the uniqueness of the party. A great opportunity for all good music lovers and for those who want to get to know the rock that has grounded today's sound.

More information can be found at moonagedaydream.it

29th November 2006

Sound and Vision Photograph Exhibition Sound & Vision's DAVID BOWIE photo exhibit will be inaugurated on Wednesday 20th December at h. 22, within an exclusive entry only with invite.

The exhibit 'Excerpt of Passenger' will be inaugurated, an expo dedicated entirely to David Bowie, at the Jam Cocktail Bar in via Gamba a Bassano del Grappa.

It's a photo exhibit two years after the release of 'Passenger' - the White Duke Pictures by Philippe Auliac edited by Sound and Vision Editions.

Philippe Auliac, named the paparazzi of rock, decided to become a star photographer after seeing a Mick Rock snapshot from the final Ziggy Stardust concert. As a movie director, in 2000, he also filmed George Harrison's last appearance 'All Things Must Pass'.

The creation the photographic book 'Passenger', Auliac and Sound and Vision reopened the archive of the photographer in Paris, custodied for almost 30 years and denied to many editors, selecting the 75 unreleased photos which would later be published.

Speaking of the most creative period of Bowie, Auliac states: "I believe, that the period from Station to Station up to Scary Monsters is the most creative interesting one, for this reason I've declined the offers of many editors who wanted to publish all of my Bowie pictures. I have them from all the periods yet I didn't want to have a supermarket book. I therefore decided to publish with Sound and Vision, since the small editior has guaranteed me the maximum freedom. 'Passenger' is a photograph book on a specific character, not just another book on Bowie."

Beside the gorgeous pictures, the venue will tribute the White Duke, projecting videos and proposing the whole repertory of the end of 70's Berlin where Bowie and Brian Eno, wrote one of the most innovative and interesting periods in the history of rock.

The exhibit will remain open till the 7th January 2007.

More information can be found at moonagedaydream.it

From Philippe.

29th November 2006

A saxophonist who walked on the wild side and a group of punks that made TV history are all to feature in a new exhibition.

The borough's rock history will be charted in a new exhibition at Bromley Museum, due to open on December 11th.

A display charting DAVID BOWIE's early years in Bromley and Beckenham, where he invented his alter ego Ziggy Stardust, will feature in the exhibition.

It will include a jacket, as featured in the Bromley Times, which Bowie wore when performing with The Konrads and later The Riot Squd in the 1960s.

Other music heroes, including Peter Frampton, Billy Idol, Siouxsie Sioux and Bill Wyman, and Ronnie Ross (David's sax teacher from Orpington) - who played the solo in Lou Reed's 'Walk On The Wild Side' - will also feature.

Also at the exhibition in The Priory will be photographs and memorabilia from the punk movement, including information about the first Sex Pistols gig at Ravensbourne College in 1975.

The exhibition, at the museum in Church Hill, Orpington, runs from Monday, December 11, to Saturday, March 24, 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. For more details, telephone 01689 873826 or go to bromley.gov.uk

27th November 2006

Arthur and The Invisibles Check out the updated poster for ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES....

The new movie which features DAVID BOWIE as Maltazard is on Limited Release on December 15th, 2006 and National Release on January 12th, 2007 from MGM.

From the creative mind of talented filmmaker Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita, The Fifth Element), comes a larger-than-life, family adventure about a boy who, after his grandfather disappears, sets out to save his family home from emerging real estate developers.

Arthur learns that he must follow his grandfather's ancient clues to a vast treasure - and unlock the passageway to a spectacular new world filled with mysterious little people, so tiny they are considered invisible, and enlist their help. But once in the magical land, Arthur must join swords with a beautiful princess and a reckless army of defenders to save the land from the evil wizard. It seems like an impossible task, but as he discovers along the way, sometimes the smallest heroes can make the biggest difference.

Using a dazzling new combination of live-action and ground-breaking CGI technology, Arthur and The Invisibles is the story about the true meaning of courage and the endless power of imagination.

The movie also features: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Mia Farrow, Madonna, Snoop Dogg, Anthony Anderson, Chazz Palminteri, Freddie Highmore, Jason Bateman and Jimmy Fallon.

Also visit the rather fabulous arthur-movie.com website to view the movie trailer (which features DB) and also play an exclusive game trailer.

(Ed. Click on the thumbnail to view a large version of the poster or click here).

26th November 2006

The shortlist of the top ten British cultural icons in the BBC2 programme THE CULTURE SHOW have been announced.

The top ten are: David Attenborough, Alan Bennett, DAVID BOWIE, Kate Bush, Michael Caine, Stephen Fry, Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Kate Moss and Vivienne Westwood.

The voting has one day left to find the top three - let's make sure that DAVID BOWIE deservably wins this accolade.

To nominate David as your favourite icon, VOTE HERE

The first stage of voting closes at midday on Monday 27th November and the Top 3 will be announced on Saturday 2nd December.

The Top 3 icons are to be announced on the BBC website and on BBC Two's The Culture Show from 7.30pm. Voting to decide the winner commences.

Monday 11th December 2006 - Voting closes at midday.
Saturday 16th December 2006 - The winner of Living Icons is announced on the website and on BBC Two's The Culture Show from 7.30pm.

More details and information can be found at bbc.co.uk/cultureshow

25th November 2006

Update: Bidding has now started. David's donated footwear is a pair of white leather ankle boots.

A whole host of celebs including DAVID BOWIE, Chris Martin, Ringo Starr, Nina Persson, Johnny Marr and Lily Allen are to auction off their shoes for charity.

A number of pop stars have agreed to contribute trainers, high heels and boots to an online sale to raise money for the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) which takes a stand against the spread of small arms and light weapons in Africa.

MAG executive director Lou McGrath said: "The support from celebrities for the shoe auction has been fantastic and resulted in an impressive collection of footwear.

"The money raised will play a vital role in clearing the remnants of conflict, preventing injuries and deaths and regenerating communities. The money is especially needed for our work in Lebanon, where the UN estimates there are around 100,000 unexploded bombs at 359 separate sites."

The shoes are to be auctioned on eBay until 8th December.

For more information visit the magclearsmines.org website.

21st November 2006

© Rex: Lou Reed, Iman and David Bowie DAVID BOWIE and IMAN attended the New York premiere of 'The Fountain' last night at the Tribeca Grand.

The movie directed by Darren Aronofsky and stars Rachel Weisz and Hugh Jackman tells the story of a man who discovers the secret to eternal life.

The Fountain stretches across three time periods in the course of a millennium, beginning with the period of the Conquistadors in the 16th century, followed by a modern-day period of scientists in search of a cure for cancer, and into 26th century deep space toward a nebula.

In addition to the Central American influences, the astronaut period of the film was partially shaped by 'Space Oddity' and considered by Aronofsky to be the reason why the protagonist was named Tom.

Darren Aronofsky hoped that David Bowie, would record a "third Tom song" as the musical artist worked briefly with composer Clint Mansell during production, but the song was not recorded.

18th November 2006

The current issue of CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE contains a feature on 100 Icons of Rock which features an article on DAVID BOWIE written by RICK WAKEMAN - (from John)...

Legendary producer and musician TONY VISCONTI is the special guest on MARC RILEY's Mint BBC 6 radio show on Sunday 26th November at 22:00...

Widely published poet, arts writer, playwright and author PATRICIA SPEARS JONES read selected works to students at the University of Rhode Island this week. One of her new poems ie entitled: 'David Bowie Sings All you got to do is Win'...

17th November 2006

DAVID BOWIE has submitted his first music recommendations for NOKIA in his role as 'Music Godfather'.

He recommends recent releases from Jamie T and Tapes N Tapes through to New Young Pony Club and Hot Chip.

You can also checkout a couple of DB interviews - one covering subjects such as music recommenders, record stores, Berlin and New York - along with snippets from a conversation with film maker Wim Wenders.

Pop on over to the Music Recommenders website to read what David recommends.

16th November 2006

David Bowie signed poster Donated by EMI Records is a DAVID BOWIE 2006 signed Serious Moonlight poster that is up for grabs on eBay with all money being donated to the Children In Need Appeal.

Bidding ends tomorrow 17/11/06 at 18.34.

Please visit here to view a selection of items available for the appeal.

Charity's Mission Statement: BBC Children in Need supports children and young people in the UK - including those who have experienced sexual abuse, domestic violence, neglect, homelessness, addictions, and serious/terminal illness. Every penny received goes towards helping children and young people, as all administration costs, promotional materials, and salaries are paid for from the interest accumulated on the money raised.

From Nigel @ BBC Talent Right Group.

Update: The signed item raised a very impressive total of £300 for the Children In Need Appeal.

13th November 2006

Announced today on DAVID GILMOUR's music blog is the news that available for a limited period over the Christmas holidays - and dedicated to the memory of SYD BARRETT, who passed away in July - will be an 'Arnold Layne' single featuring two live versions of the song: one with DAVID BOWIE on vocals, the other with Richard Wright (both from the Royal Albert Hall performances).

Poignantly, it will also include a live acoustic cover of 'Dark Globe', from Syd's debut album, 'The Madcap Laughs'.

There will be a limited press of 7" singles in Europe and 10" singles in North America.

These will be available in all good record shops from 26th December.

The tracks will also be available for download from Christmas Day.

Thanks to Sean for the pointer.

11th November 2006

The shortlist of the top ten British cultural icons in the BBC2 programme THE CULTURE SHOW have been announced.

The top ten are: David Attenborough, Alan Bennett, DAVID BOWIE, Kate Bush, Michael Caine, Stephen Fry, Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Kate Moss and Vivienne Westwood.

The voting has now started to find the top three - let's make sure that DAVID BOWIE deservably wins this accolade.

To nominate David as your favourite icon, VOTE HERE

The first stage of voting closes at midday on Monday 27th November and the Top 3 will be announced on Saturday 2nd December.

The Top 3 icons are to be announced on the BBC website and on BBC Two's The Culture Show from 7.30pm. Voting to decide the winner commences.

Monday 11th December 2006 - Voting closes at midday.
Saturday 16th December 2006 - The winner of Living Icons is announced on the website and on BBC Two's The Culture Show from 7.30pm.

More details and information can be found at bbc.co.uk/cultureshow

10th November 2006

David Bowie performing at the Black Ball by Kevin Mazur DAVID BOWIE performed three songs at the Keep A Child Alive (KCA) Annual Black Ball Benefit in New York City at the Hammerstein Ballroom last night.

First up was 'Wild Is The Wind' with MIKE GARSON on piano, then 'Fantastic Voyage' complete with host Alicia Keys' backing band, followed by a duet of 'Changes' with Alicia.

You can view photos from the event via WireImage.com

Please visit keepachildalove.org website for more details and how you can help this worthy cause.

6th November 2006

Released today by Virgin TV is 'The Ultimate Bands: The Classic Anthems' double CD that features DAVID BOWIE's "Heroes" and 'Lust For Life' the DB collaboration with IGGY POP - you can purchase NOW for only £9.99...

The brand new movie directed by Christopher Nolan THE PRESTIGE (Cert 12A) which stars DAVID BOWIE as Nikola Tesla opens in cinemas through the UK this coming Friday, (10th) along with preview screenings on 8th and 9th at various cinemas. Check out the movie trailer here...

6th November 2006

DAVID BOWIE is to re-release most of his back catalogue early next year (2007). His earlier work, which dates from the late sixties to the eighties, will be released in three instalments.

The first collection will be released on 16th January and will feature 'Space Oddity', 'The Man Who Sold The World'. 'Hunky Dory', 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars', 'Aladdin Sane' and Pin Ups.

While the second and third collections include 'Diamond Dogs' and 'Young Americans' which will be released on 20th February and 12th March respectively.

4th November 2006

Hallo Spaceboy by Dave Thompson As mentioned way back at the beginning of the year is a new publication from Toronto Canada-based publishers ECW PRESS who worked with DAVE THOMPSON on a sequel to his fabulous DAVID BOWIE 'Moonage Daydream' book that was first published back in 1987.

The book was published on 2nd November (ISBN: 1550227335).

This sequel entitled 'Hallo Spaceboy: The Rebirth of David Bowie' captures the most recent 18 years of David Bowie's life, from 1987 onwards.

You can purchase Hallo Spaceboy: The Rebirth of David Bowie Now for only £8.57 saving a massive 34% discount.

3rd November 2006

Reminder: OBJECTIVE NORTH are currently developing an idea for a television programme called THE UNSEEN DAVID BOWIE.

The basic idea for the programme is to combine rare archive footage of David Bowie along with interview footage of music journalists and experts into a one hour show. In order for the programme to work though we need some genuinely unseen footage. By unseen we mean footage that has never been broadcast on television in the UK.

This is where we are hoping the fans of David Bowie might be able to help. Do you have any footage of Bowie that you believe to be unique, something that you own the copyright to? Be it backstage footage, performance footage or actuality, if you shot it then we are interested. If so please contact me at

We would be willing to pay a fee for any footage used and this is negotiable, also all footage suppliers will be credited at the end of the programme. Please be aware though we are only able to pay a fee to the copyright holder.

We are also interested in any still images you might have as well as moving footage. Again we would be willing to pay a fee should we use them in the programme.

Please contact me if you have any questions. Even if you don't have any footage that suits our purposes but you know of someone who does then we would love to hear from them or you.

Many thanks Joel @ Objective North.

3rd November 2006

Terry Pastor signing Ziggy Stardust artwork ST. PAUL'S GALLERY are a publishing company based in the UK and have just produced under license a fine art limited edition print of the 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars' album cover.

It was produced from the original artwork with the involvement of both Henry Wrenn-Meleck and DAVID BOWIE himself. There are only 195 prints available worldwide and each one is signed in pencil by David and Terry Pastor - the artwork creator who worked for George Underwood's company Main Artery.

     Ziggy Stardust - Pencil Signed By David Bowie and Terry Pastor
     Medium: Screenprint and Giclee on Somerset Velvet Enhanced, 330 gsm
     Artist: Terry Pastor
     Date: 1972. Published 2006.
     Signed By: David Bowie and Terry Pastor in Pencil
     Edition: 95 World Wide
     Atelier: Kaleidoscope, UK
     Dimensions: Print size 28" x 27", Image size 19" x 19"

Visit the St Pauls Gallery website to order and view other fine art publications with Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Who and many more.

From Symon Bland.

2nd November 2006

Voting is now well underway in the latest BW poll...

The question now being asked is: 'Which is your favourite DAVID BOWIE instrumental track?'...

'Warszawa' is well out in front with 21.84% of the votes, followed by 'A New Career In A New Town' (17.7%) and thirdly by 'Speed Of Life' with 13.40% of the votes.


1st November 2006

Iman I Am African David Bowie I Am African DAVID BOWIE is to perform "a couple of songs" for the Keep A Child Alive (KCA) Annual Black Ball to be held this month on Thursday 9th November at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

The event will be co-hosted by the Global Ambassador for Keep A Child Alive IMAN and ALICIA KEYS.

The evening will entail a cocktail hour, seated dinner, photo exhibit and silent auction.

The hallmark of the night will be extraordinary live performances by Alicia Keys, David Bowie, Angelique Kidjo, and more exciting artists.

This event is honoring Richard D. Beckman, president of Condé Nast Media Group; Partners in Health; and Carol Dyantyl of Ikageng Ministries in Soweto, South Africa.

Keep A Child Alive is an urgent response to the AIDS pandemic ravaging Africa. With 25 million already dead, the disease continues, wiping out whole societies, threatening economic infrastructure and devastating family structure.

Tickets for this event are on sale now via Ticketmaster. Pre-Concert Cocktail Party and Concert: $500 each - Doors open at 8:00pm. Concert: $250 each - Doors open at 8:30pm.

David and Iman both appear on the forthcoming poster campaign for the charity, which gives the message: I am African. Help us to stop the dying. Pay for lifesaving AIDS drugs that can keep a child, a mother, a father, a family alive. Visit keepachildalive.org to help.

The list of celebrities that appear so far in the Keep A Child Alive poster campaign, who were all photographed by Michael Thompson are: David Bowie, Iman, Alicia Keys, Gisele Bundchen, Liv Tyler, Alan Cumming, Tyson Beckford, Mischa Barton, Lucy Liu, Elizabeth Hurley, Lenny Kravitz, Elijah Wood, Gwenyth Paltrow, Heidi Klum and Seal, Richard Gere and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Please visit keepachildalove.org website for more details and how you can help this worthy cause.

1st November 2006

The Berlin Trilogy DVD Released this week is a brand new DVD release DAVID BOWIE - Under Review 1976-79 The Berlin Trilogy that was mentioned on here several months ago...

     David Bowie - Under Review 1976-79 The Berlin Trilogy (DVD)
     Additional Information Includes Rare Performance Footage Never Seen Before On DVD.
     Format DVD Region 2
     # Discs/Units 1
     Release Date 9/11/2006 by Nova Sales and Distribution
     Catalogue Number SIDVD512

Synopsis: By the mid 1970s David Bowie was the biggest pop star in the UK, but his personal life was in turmoil. In a bid to escape the chaos of his drug problems and to flea from the media spotlight, the singer eventually found his way to Berlin, where he started to work on what would become some of the most memorable and critically lauded recordings of his entire career.

With Low, "Heroes" and Lodger, Bowie stopped moving from persona to persona as he had previously done, settling instead on being simply himself. He began to blend the music he was hearing in his adopted homeland (Krautrock, Kraftwerk) with thrilling and often avant-garde methodologies as used by his friend and colleague Brian Eno.

David Bowie - Under Review 1976 - 1979: The Berlin Trilogy features live and studio performances by Bowie, rare interviews, and a host of other features, all interspersed with independent review and criticism from a panel of esteemed experts. These include; former members of both Neu! and Cluster (and key Bowie influences), Dieter Moebius and Michael Rother; broadcaster, journalist and ambient author of The Ambient Century, Mark Prendergast; ex-Melody Maker/Mojo scribe and Reviews Editor at Wire, David Stubbs; music expert and author Daryl Easlea; style aficionado, Paolo Hewitt amongst others.

Extras include: Extended Interviews, Special feature, 'Bowie After Berlin', Interactive digital David Bowie quiz, Beyond DVD section and more.

You can Purchase NOW RRP: £12.99. Our Price: £9.74. You Save: 25%.


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