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Lock of David Bowie's Hair Could Go for Thousands at Auction

June 21, 2016

Call it a modern-day relic. A clipping of David Bowie's bouffant blonde coiffure, circa Let's Dance, could fetch thousands this week at auction. The current bid is for $2,000 on Heritage Auctions, but The Associated Press is reporting that the Beverly...

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Songs on Trial: 10 Landmark Music Copyright Cases

June 8, 2016

Western music is made up of just 12 notes, which yield a practically infinite number of songs. That's the theory, at least. It's only natural that composers mimic what's been successful in the past, but as Robin Thicke and Pharrell learned the...

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Remembering the Debut Album David Bowie Tried to Forget

June 1, 2016

David Bowie released his debut album on June 1st, 1967, the same day as the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. He'd already been trying to become a pop star for years – his first single, "Liza Jane," had been released under the...

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Rare David Bowie Music to Premiere on BBC Doc

May 23, 2016

A collection of unreleased David Bowie music is set to feature in the second episode of the BBC4 docuseries The People's History Of Pop. Among the rarities unearthed for the program include Bowie's demo for "Space Oddity" featuring a different...

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See Flaming Lips' Mesmerizing 'Space Oddity' on 'Colbert'

April 20, 2016

The Flaming Lips visited The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Tuesday for a riveting, trippy cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity," which the band recently released as a digital single and music video. "My next guests fell from space, or Oklahoma,"...

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See Flaming Lips' Trippy 'Space Oddity' Video

April 15, 2016

The Flaming Lips have unveiled their video for "Space Oddity." For the clip, the band performed the David Bowie classic in an Oklahoma City church to a congregation of white balloons, with the group turning the house of worship into a vivid...

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Watch Wayne Coyne Sing 'Life on Mars?' Atop Chewbacca

April 1, 2016

The Flaming Lips, Michael Stipe, Pixies, Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and many more were among the artists to take the stage Thursday night at Carnegie Hall in the first of two all-star Music of David Bowie tributes. At the event, the Flaming Lips covered...

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See Michael Stipe Cover Bowie's 'The Man Who Sold the World'

March 30, 2016

Michael Stipe, who will stage a rare solo performance on March 31st and April 1st as part of the Music of David Bowie memorial concerts, made an even rarer late-night appearance Tuesday on The Tonight Show to preview what the former R.E.M. singer...

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Watch Chris Martin, Jimmy Fallon Duet Bowie's 'Life on Mars?

March 22, 2016

Chris Martin and Jimmy Fallon delivered a simple, but sweet, performance of David Bowie's "Life on Mars?" on The Tonight Show Monday. The pre-recorded clip found Fallon stumbling across Martin backstage at a piano and asking...

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Watch Win Butler Sing David Bowie's 'Fame' at All-Star Jam

March 7, 2016

Arcade Fire's Win Butler, Miguel, Hall & Oates' John Oates, Mumford & Sons, Skrillex, Mac Miller, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and more were on hand at the inaugural Okeechobee Festival Saturday for the fest's all-star PoWoW! In this pro-shot...

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See Spoon Members Cover Prince, David Bowie

May 26, 2016

Spoon's Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel paid tribute to Prince and David Bowie during an acoustic set at Mexico City's Festival Marvin. The musicians also debuted a new Spoon song. For their Prince tribute, the Spoon bandmates chose a more obscure...

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15 Legendary Unreleased Albums

May 18, 2016

Unreleased albums offer a tantalizing glimpse of an alternate rock universe just beyond our reach. Ultimately we're drawn to these tales not just for the music – which doesn't always live up to the hype – but because of the people who make...

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LCD Soundsystem Cover David Bowie's 'Heroes' at Coachella

April 16, 2016

The reunited LCD Soundsystem headlined the Friday night festivities at Coachella with a dazzling set that included a surprise cover of David Bowie's "Heroes." The spirited take on the Bowie classic served as LCD Soundsystem's penultimate song before...

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Bowie in the Outback: Inside Making of 'Let's Dance' Video

April 14, 2016

In 1983, David Bowie, video director David Mallet and a skeleton crew traveled from London to the town of Carinda, Australia – population: 194 – to make the video for "Let's Dance," the title track from the singer's best-selling album....

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See David Bowie's Mesmerizing 'I Can't Give Everything Away'

April 6, 2016

The mesmerizing, "positive" lyric video for David Bowie's "I Can't Give Everything Away" has been unveiled. The video was created by artist Jonathan Barnbrook, whose unique iconography and typeface are seen throughout the artwork of Bowie's ★ (pronounced...

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David Bowie Honored at Moving All-Star Carnegie Hall Tribute

April 1, 2016

Carnegie Hall's all-star tribute to David Bowie was nearly over when Chewbacca walked onto the stage and hoisted Wayne Coyne onto his sturdy shoulders. The Flaming Lips frontman was wearing what could best be described as a long, flowing white robe...

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Prince Covers David Bowie's 'Heroes' at Toronto Concert

March 26, 2016

Prince covered David Bowie's "Heroes" for the first time during the first of his two Toronto concerts Friday that saw the singer perform 55 songs over the course of the back-to-back shows. In addition to the Bowie tribute, Prince's early...

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See David Bowie's First Big Screen Role in 'The Image'

March 9, 2016

David Bowie's first big screen appearance in The Image, a short horror film that briefly screened between two porno films at a London theatre in 1967, has been unearthed. The David Bowie Archive had been in possession of the Michael Armstrong-directed...

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The Who Pay Tribute to David Bowie at New York Concert

March 4, 2016

The Who paid tribute to their "longtime fan" and friend David Bowie prior to the band's concert Thursday at New York's Madison Square Garden, with the venue also remembering the artist who both performed and frequented the arena. Prior to the...

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