We lost David Bowie within the past 24 hours and as someone who has never really known a life without him, I had to get some form of thoughts down. Incoherent and clumsy, yes - but feel free to read them and share your memories, favourite songs, videos, live performances...whatever of Bowie in the replies.
Someone who is unashamedly true to themselves and never frightened of expressing or exploring any avenue in their mind or personality is left with nothing but a lack of barriers and a plethora of possibilities. David Bowie lived by less of a “why?” and more of a “how?” construct, which is what sits at the core of everything that made him such a genius to many.
David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.
Tony Visconti recently sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss David Bowie's forthcoming album ★ (pronounced Blackstar) and how they were heavily influenced byKendrick Lamar, that it features James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and a jazz quartet fronted by Donny McCaslin helped the process. Watch the video for the title track in the replies.
"We were listening to a lot of Kendrick Lamar. We wound up with nothing like that, but we loved the fact Kendrick was so open-minded and he didn’t do a straight-up hip-hop record. He threw everything on there, and that’s exactly what we wanted to do. The goal, in many, many ways, was to avoid rock & roll."
It's not Friday and someone is going to be mad that I'm posting something random on the homepage ... but that something is every David Bowie hairstyle from 1964 through 2014 in animated gif form. It comes from Helen Green and it's glorious.
David Bowie's highly anticipated new album, The Next Day, will be available in various formats including a deluxe CD and vinyl edition with bonus tracks. The album, Bowie's first in a decade, is released on March 11th in the UK and March 12th in North America.
01) The Next Day
02) Dirty Boys
03) The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
04) Love Is Lost
05) Where Are We Now?
06) Valentine’s Day
07) If You Can See Me
08) I'd Rather Be High
09) Boss of Me
10) Dancing Out In Space
11) How Does the Grass Grow?
12) (You Will) Set the World On Fire
13) You Feel So Lonely You Could Die
15) So She
17) I'll Take You There
18) God Bless The...
Tony Visconti, the producer of the forthcomingDavid Bowie album The Next Day, recently spoke to BBC news about the record and stated that it's a "rock album" with the first single "Where Are We Now?" being one of the "slowest" and "most reflective" songs on the album.
David Bowie has surprised everybody by announcing the release of a new album titled The Next Day, which is produced by Tony Visconti, on March 11th. Not only is this his first album in almost a decade (and the best news) but you can hear the brand new single and watch the video for the track titled "Where Are We Now?" in the replies and purchase it on iTunes now. Happy 66th birthday David Bowie!
01. The Next Day
02. Dirty Boys
03. The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
04. Love is Lost
05. Where Are We Now?
06. Valentine's Day
07. If You Can See Me
08. I'd Rather Be High
09. Boss of Me
10. Dancing Out in Space
11. How Does the Grass Grow?
12. (You Will) Set the World on Fire
To celebrate today's 40th anniversary re-release of David Bowie’s classic The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, we've teamed up with EMI to allow a user to win a vinyl copy of the record. Read the full press release with track listing information in the replies. As always, be the first person to reply to this thread and the vinyl is all yours.
David Bowie is set to release a new live album on April 26. Birthday Celebration - Live In NYC 1997 features duets with the likes of Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith (The Cure), Lou Reed and more. Head to the replies for the tracklisting and full list of guest appearances.
AbsolutePunk (as well as eight other websites) is taking part in a David Bowie scavenger hunt today. Go here for more information and be on the lookout for David Bowie in the replies on one of today's news posts in order to get one step closer to winning a prize package.
Go here to download Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' cover of David Bowie's "Memory Of A Free Festival". The track is taken from We Were So Turned On, a David Bowie tribute/cover double album benefiting War Child International. The album also features contributions by Duran Duran, Warpaint, Chairlift, A Place To Bury Strangers, and others, and is out on September 6th.