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2015

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David Bowie, Aerosmith Pen Songs for 'SpongeBob Musical'

August 31, 2015

A surprising collection of musicians will write songs for an upcoming theatrical production of SpongeBob SquarePants, dubbed The SpongeBob Musical. David Bowie, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Cyndi Lauper, Flaming Lips, John Legend and T.I. will...

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Professor to Dress as David Bowie for a Year for 'Research'

August 18, 2015

A professor from England's Kingston University will be dressing as each David Bowie persona for the next year in an effort to better understand the elusive rock star. Along with Bowie's unique garb, film and cultural studies professor Will Brooker will...

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Hear David Bowie's Rare, Original 'Holy Holy' From 1971

July 3, 2015

David Bowie will kick off a series of box sets later this year with the 10-album Five Years: 1969 – 1973, which includes a two-disc compilation of non-album singles, rare versions of songs and B sides called Re:Call 1. One of the most notable outtakes...

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See 'OITNB's Big Boo Sing David Bowie With Conan

June 17, 2015

When Orange Is the New Black actress Lea DeLaria isn't playing the show's ever-butch Big Boo, she's often singing jazz. Her upcoming album, House of David, features her jazzy takes on the oeuvre of David Bowie, and when she stopped by Conan Tuesday, she...

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David Bowie to Release Giant Box Set 'Five Years 1969-1973'

June 23, 2015

David Bowie has announced the first in a series of box sets to showcase his lengthy, diverse career. Five Years 1969-1973 will come out on September 25th via Parlophone and will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally. Five Years will be a comprehensive...

2014

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Watch David Bowie's Noir-Inspired New Video

November 13, 2014

David Bowie's "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)" has been given a suitably noirish new video directed by Tom Hingston and Jimmy King. Filmed in London and New York, the clip features the song's eerie lyrics, as well as footage of Bowie and...

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Watch the David Bowie Cover From 'American Horror Story'

October 9, 2014

It's a show that features conjoined twins, a boy with lobster hands and a terrifying, murderous clown, yet the strangest part of Wednesday night's American Horror Story: Freak Show premiere came when Jessica Lange's Elsa performed a rendition...

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New David Bowie Songs Featured on Career Compilation

September 9, 2014

David Bowie will release two new songs this fall along with a career-spanning compilation, Nothing Has Changed, which contains hits and previously unreleased tracks from his 50-year career. One of the new tracks, the nearly eight-minute-long "Sue (Or...

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David Bowie and Cher Duet

June 5, 2014

Before mashups jammed together songs that previously hadn't shared the same area code, people in search of cross-pollinating musical thrills had to make do with the Vegas-style medley. And in this six-and-a-half minute performance from November 1975,...

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Help Fund D.A. Pennebaker's Film About Animal Abuse

May 15, 2014

D. A. Pennebaker — the filmmaker behind the famed 1967 Bob Dylan documentary, Don't Look Back — and his longtime partner Chris Hegedus have started a Kickstarter to fund their latest project, Unlocking the Cage, which chronicles the work...

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David Bowie's 'Heroes' Reimagined by Janelle Monae

April 2, 2014

Ask Janelle Monae if she was scared or nervous to cover David Bowie's iconic "Heroes" as part of Pepsi's 2014 "Now Is What You Make It" campaign and the answer is blunt and resolute. 'Heroes' Makes Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All...

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Bowie Plays For Howard Stern

February 4, 2014

Howard Stern's 60th birthday concert at Hammerstein Ballroom last week was one of the great parties of the year, with incredible performances by John Fogerty, the Black Keys, Dave Grohl and Steven Tyler with surprise guest Slash. That's not even mentioning...

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Bowie, Arctic Monkeys Up for BRIT Awards

January 9, 2014

The BRIT Awards nominations are out, and it's a good year for newcomers. Disclosure and Bastille lead the pack with four nods each, and the dance-pop groups will face off against each other in all of their categories: British Breakthrough Act, British...

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Hear David Bowie's Dizzying New Song

November 10, 2014

David Bowie will be putting out two newly recorded songs, "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)" and "'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore," as both a digital single and 10-inch vinyl release this month. The latter track, a dizzying collage of chaotically arranged drums,...

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5 Things We Learned at the Amazing 'David Bowie Is' Exhibit

September 23, 2014

Over his multi-dimensional, culture-encompassing five-decade career, David Bowie has proved himself many things: glamorous rock star, sultry singer, boundary-pushing performance artist, sexual icon. But upon experiencing David Bowie Is – the massive...

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Gary Oldman Goes Off on Political Correctness in New Interview

June 24, 2014

Gary Oldman held nothing back in a wild interview with Playboy, where he expounded on everything from reality TV to political correctness to his defense of controversy-prone actors Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin. It's enough to put John Mayer's 2010 fiasco...

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Watch David Bowie Explain Ziggy Stardust

May 19, 2014

"I never really felt like a rock singer or a rock star or whatever," David Bowie said about his Ziggy Stardust period in a 1988 interview. "Now I realize that from '72 through to about '76, I was the ultimate rock star. I couldn't have been more rock...

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BRIT Awards 2014's 10 Essential Moments

February 19, 2014

Arctic Monkeys and One Direction were the big winners at the 2014 BRIT Awards in London tonight, taking home two gongs apiece. Unlike last year's slick-but-uncontroversial show, the 2014 event occasionally harked back to the unpredictability of the BRITs'...

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David Bowie Reissuing 'Rebel Rebel'

January 14, 2014

Next month marks the 40th anniversary of David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel," and Parlophone Records will mark the occasion by reissuing the single as a limited edition 7" picture disc. The A-side will feature the original single mix of the song, which has never...

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