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Freddie Mercury Reimagined as Comic Book Heroes

Pop culture thrives on superheroes, both fictional and real. This isn’t unique in human history. Read most any collection of ancient myth and literature and you’ll find the same. The demigods and chieftains beating their chests and talking trash in the Iliad, for example, remind me of macho professional wrestlers or characters in the Marvel and DC universes, cultural artifacts indebted in their various ways to classical legends. One thread runs through all of the epic tales of heroes and heroin...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Darth Vader, Prince, Billy, Bowie, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, Todd Alcott, Comics/Cartoons

10 Record Store Day 2019 releases you’re gonna want include David Bowie, Janis Joplin and more

Record Store Day is like Easter. It comes every spring, usually in April. And it’s packed with cool treats that come in a rainbow of colors – eggs and candy for Easter, colored vinyl LPs for Record Store Day. And while we can’t guarantee what the Easter Bunny will bring to your door this year, we can tell you about the exclusive and limited releases featured in Record Store Day 2019, which arrives on Saturday, April 13 this year. We scoured the catalog of new music – or sometimes old music in fr...
Tags: Music, Sport, Indianapolis, Bbc, UPS, Things To Do, Soccer, David Bowie, Bill Murray, Jesus, Scarlett Johansson, Janis Joplin, Rolling Stone, Jack White, Al Green, Eric Clapton

Vans just launched a new David Bowie collection

Vans is immortalizing David Bowie (even more) with its new “Off the Wall” Vans x David Bowie line. The temporary collection dropped Friday and consists of T-shirts, hats and sneakers (in both adult and toddler sizes) and takes inspiration from a variety of Bowie’s greatest albums, including “Aladdin Sane” and “Ziggy Stardust.” With fans eager...
Tags: Fashion, David Bowie, Bowie

Vans X Bowie collection is finally here and it's perfect for all you pretty things

The must-have collection is finally here to commemorates the legends life and works of the Starman [Author: Harriet Flook]
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David Bowie Songs Reimagined as Pulp Fiction Book Covers: Space Oddity, Heroes, Life on Mars & More

In the last year, screenwriter Todd Alcott’s hobby has blown up into a legit side career. This Etsy seller isn’t peddling kombucha SCOBYs, letter pressing new baby announcements, or repurposing old barns for use as cutting boards. No, Alcott’s crafty fortunes fall squarely at the intersection of pulp fiction and rock and roll, with classic song titles, lyrics, and other cunning references replacing the cover text of pre-existing vintage paperbacks. David Bowie’s lifelong fascination with space ...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, Music, Design, Etsy, College, New York City, David Bowie, Mars, Bowie, Facebook Twitter, Alcott, Ayun Halliday, Todd Alcott, Bob Dylan Radiohead As Alcott

A Guide To Lady Gaga's Massive Tattoo Collection

Long before Lady Gaga (née Stefani Germanotta) landed a Las Vegas residency, she was performing in dive bars in New York wearing nothing but handmade bedazzled bras and fishnet stockings. Since then, she's become known for embracing her body in all its forms — along with the tattoos that cover it.Gaga's ink might be particularly buzzy right now (especially because one of her latest may or may not be a subtle tribute to A Star Is Born co-star Bradley Cooper), but the star has actually had most o...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Japan, New York, California, John Lennon, Maine, Bradley Cooper, David Bowie, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Lady Gaga, Las Vegas, Jackson, Ellen Degeneres, Gaga

The Amazing Isolated Drums of Dennis Davis, David Bowie’s Master Drummer, Revisited by Producer Tony Visconti

“Look Back in Anger” is an underrated Bowie song on an underrated Bowie album (Lodger) but it’s always been a favorite because of the fury and thunder of the backing band. And the MVP of that six person group is drummer Dennis Davis. A member of Roy Ayers’ jazz-funk group at first, he joined Bowie’s session/touring band during the Young Americans sessions and stayed through Scary Monsters. He’s that most perfect of drummers too: endlessly inventive, yet never gets in the way of the funk....
Tags: Google, Music, College, Davis, Brian Eno, Dennis, Bowie, Tony Visconti, Facebook Twitter, Adrian Belew, Visconti, KCRW, John Bonham, Bonhams, Roy Ayers, Hikaru

Listen to David Bowie hear a touching birthday message from Scott Walker

On January 8, 1997, David Bowie became quite emotional after hearing happy birthday message from the pioneering pop/experimental musician Scott Walker, who died yesterday. It was a touching moment then and even moreso now that both of these inimitable forces of avant-garde art/music are gone. Turns out that Walker's birthday was the following day: "I'll have a drink to you on the other side of midnight. How's that?"
Tags: Video, Music, News, David Bowie, Musicians, Scott Walker, Birthdays, Bowie, Walker

The new Vans x Bowie collection: Can you identify the album cover that inspired each design?

Not that I’ve been sitting around waiting for another hot new Vans collab, but then the Vans x Bowie sneaker collection was announced, and suddenly I’m Konmari-ing my existing sneaker collection, and setting up a calendar alert for April 5. CMP is an rstyle affiliate Think you can identify the references for each of the shoe […]
Tags: Fashion, Music, Shopping, Pop Culture, Women's Shoes, Bowie, Cmp, Konmari, Gifts For Women, Gifts For Men, Father's Day Gifts, Men's Shoes, Gifts For Geeks, Gifts For Teens + Tweens

'Ashes to Ashes' Is the Second Half of Chris O’Leary’s Deep Dive into all Things Bowie

For those who have ever wondered if a blog can become a book, Chris O'Leary would respond with a hearty yes: his blog, Pushing Ahead of the Dame yielded two books. The current edition, Ashes to Ashes, begins in 1976, as David Bowie and Iggy Pop are planning to escape the dregs of life in Los Angeles and set up shop in Berlin. O'Leary adds a quick note to bring the reader up to date, had they missed his first volume, Rebel Rebel (Zero Books, 2015) covering Bowie's creative work from 1964 to 1976....
Tags: Music, New York, Review, Berlin, America, Los Angeles, Experimental, Book Review, Pop, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Nile Rodgers, Electronic, Blackstar, Repeater, Simon

Ten year old son of the late, great drummer, Dennis Davis, interviews Tony Visconti about his father's work with Bowie

This is so wonderful. Hikaru Davis is the son of the late session drummer, Dennis Davis, who died in 2016. Among many others, Davis played with Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Roy Ayers, and Iggy Pop. But he is most famously remembered as one of David Bowie's drummers, playing on Bowie's 70s records, from Young Americans to Scary Monsters. When Davis died, his son, then ten (now 13) decided that he wanted to know more about his father and what made him a great drummer by interviewing friends and ...
Tags: Post, Music, News, New York City, David Bowie, Davis, Documentaries, Dad, Rolling Stone Magazine, Bowie, Tony Visconti, Tony, Visconti, Hikaru, Dennis Davis, Hikaru Davis

How To Prepare For A Post-Album Music Industry [Keith Jopling Of MIDiA]

The album is not dead, but it is fading away; and stats shared by MIDiA analyst Keith Jopling confirm the trend. Adults that claim to listen to whole albums monthly, stands at just 16% according to Q4 ‘18 data from MIDiA, a drop from 22% in the previous quarter. ______________________________   By Keith Jopling, MIDiA’s Consulting Lead from the Music Industry blog. This is a follow-up piece to What’s Next In Playlist Innovation? Every week I’m still excited to check out the lates...
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David Lee Roth explains jazz using The Beatles.

The Van Halen frontman was asked by Joe Rogan to explain jazz:“…We will do it in the old Beatles style, here is the best way to go for somebody that’s interested [in Jazz]. The old Lennon note and McCartney note. The McCartney note is always kinda happy... There’s a darkness among those last three notes. That’s where you get a little bit of pepper in the chocolate, ya know. It’s a little wistful, a little melancholy and when you put them together it doesn’t sound like they do but if I could I wo...
Tags: Law, John Lennon, Happiness, Metaphor, Paul Mccartney, Jazz, Thelonious Monk, John, Beatles, Mccartney, Lennon, Leonard Cohen, Van Halen, Bowie, PAUL, Cohen

Bowie knives, Ranch Girl, Cincinnati chili beer: News from around our 50 states

Jennifer Lawrence’s personal bourbon in Kentucky, a dog surviving on skunks in California, and more            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Jennifer Lawrence, News, California, Kentucky, Usa Today, Cincinnati, Bowie

In 1999, David Bowie knew the internet would change the world

David Bowie was well known as a rock star, but somehow his other interests and accomplishments remain obscure. In this 1999 interview, he explains why he knows the internet is more than just a tool and why it was destined to change the world.He launched his own internet service provider in 1998, BowieNet. It ceased operations in 2006.When you think of the brilliant minds who understood what a game changer the internet was going to be back in the '90s, you probably don't think of David Bowie. Thi...
Tags: Music, Technology, Internet, Social Media, Journalism, Bbc, Computers, Jeremy Paxman, Innovation, David Bowie, Tony Blair, Bowie, BBC Newsnight, Paxman

Tosh Berman's Playlist for His Memoir "Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman's World"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Tosh Berman's memoir Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman's World offers fascinating insight into the life of the author's artist father and the Beat and hippie art scenes of Los Ange...
Tags: Music, La, Wikipedia, Russia, Berlin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, James Brown, Neil Young, David, United States, Bob Dylan, Morocco, David Bowie, James Bond, Brian

Trump supporters and protesters gear up for president's El Paso rally – live

Beto O’Rourke addresses counter rally as president is set to make the case for a border wallDisagreements on immigration policy have imperiled prospect of a dealSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.07am GMT The El Paso County Coliseum was quickly filling up for President Trump’s first rally of 2019. 12.39am GMT With just a few hours to go before President Trump’s rally in El Paso, protesters and supporters have gathered with signs and chants.On media call, Fernando Gar...
Tags: Republicans, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, El Paso, Bowie, Fort Hood Texas, El Paso County Coliseum, Fernando Garcia, Trumps, Beto O'Rourke

Grammys 2019 fashion sparkles, literally, with bejeweled dresses, jumpsuits and more

Awards shows are known for their flash and glam, but the 61st annual Grammy Awards took it to a literal level at Staples Center in Los Angeles Sunday, Feb. 10. The red carpet was full of sparkling stars wearing shiny dresses, glittering bling and more. (It also had plenty of big hats.) And the glitter didn’t stop once the show started, either, with Lady Gaga wearing a Bowie-esque bedazzled jumpsuit for the performance of “A Star Is Born” power ballad “Shallow.” Mark Ronson, from left, Andrew...
Tags: Kacey Musgraves, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Katy Perry, Dolly Parton, Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Mark Ronson, Meghan Trainor, Lady Gaga, Will Smith, Grammy Awards, Staples Center, Ashlee Simpson

David Bowie: Finding Fame review – a truly tough watch for fans

Still think of Bowie as the last word in cool? You’ve obviously forgotten his novelty single about gnomes, his dire mime days ... and his cover of Chim Chim Cher-eeThe verdict on David Bowie’s first demo for the BBC with his mid-60s combo The Lower Third was disastrous. “The singer,” went the report, “is a Cockney type but not outstanding enough.” You can almost hear the author wiping his lorgnette disdainfully on his smoking jacket.The band’s underwhelming Kinks and Who knock-offs were woeful e...
Tags: Television, Bbc, Culture, Pop and rock, Television & radio, David Bowie, Bowie, Mary Poppins, Chim Chim Cher

David Bowie: Finding Fame review – a pretty tough watch for fans

Still think of Bowie as the last word in cool? You’ve obviously forgotten his novelty single about gnomes, his dire mime days ... and his cover of Chim Chim Cher-eeThe verdict on David Bowie’s first demo for the BBC with his mid-60s combo The Lower Third was disastrous. “The singer,” went the report, “is a Cockney type but not outstanding enough.” You can almost hear the author wiping his lorgnette disdainfully on his smoking jacket.The band’s underwhelming Kinks and Who knock-offs were woeful e...
Tags: Television, Bbc, Culture, Pop and rock, Television & radio, David Bowie, Bowie, Mary Poppins, Chim Chim Cher

Brits in Hot Weather #11: Brand New Friend, Leisure Society, Guest Singer, Dancing on Tables, FEET

Welcome to the first Brits in Hot Weather of 2019. It seems like a long time since the last one but in that time I have managed to make all my trousers not fit. Quite a feat. So now we all head into 2019 properly, it feels like the perfect time to kick off PopMatters first roundup of the year. As ever, we bring you five songs from five British artists to bring a little warmth as we enter the business end of winter. This week we have fizzing, pop-punk from Brand New Friend, candid indie from ...
Tags: Feature, Music, UK, England, Pop, Daily Express, Edinburgh, Derry, Coventry, Feet, Indie Pop, Bowie, Don, Dunfermline, Indie Rock, Hemming

David Bowie’s longtime pianist, who lost nearly everything in the Woolsey Fire, will celebrate the icon at three Southern California shows

Pianist Mike Garson calls from Amsterdam – at least he thinks that’s where he is, the longtime David Bowie sideman jokes. Traveling by bus through Europe on the tour called A Bowie Celebration it’s sometimes hard to know where you are when you wake after the overnight journey to the next city in another country. But Garson was definitely in Cologne, Germany the previous night with a band that includes other veterans of Bowie albums and tours. And the reaction of fans in that city mirrored those ...
Tags: Europe, Music, Casinos, Los Angeles, Sport, David, Things To Do, Soccer, Normandy, Amsterdam, David Bowie, Mars, Frank Sinatra, Rick Springfield, Taj Mahal, Southern California

David Bowie’s Son is Not Happy About That Biopic, Which Doesn’t Have the Music Rights

The other day, we brought you news of a young David Bowie biopic in the works called Stardust. Now, Bowie’s son, filmmaker Duncan Jones, has weighed in, and he doesn’t seem very happy about it. As Jones tells it, the movie doesn’t have any rights to Bowie songs, which means it’ll be a David Bowie movie without David Bowie music. And honestly, does anyone want to see that? Quick recap: they’re making a young David Bowie movie, starring Johnny Flynn as the rock ‘n’ rollin’ bitch himself. The f...
Tags: Movies, America, David-bowie, Johnny Flynn, True Story, Jones, Duncan-Jones, Stardust, Bowie, Jena Malone, Marc Maron, Christopher Bell, Angela Barnett, Duncan Jones Bowie, Gabriel Rang, Bavid Dowie

David Bowie Doc Director Races to Include Rediscovered Ziggy Stardust Footage

Francis Whatley said making “David Bowie: Finding Fame” – his third film about the rock star – has given him a chance to tell the story of the singer’s earlier years, which was previously denied him. But the race is on to restore what is believed to be the first TV footage of Bowie as […]
Tags: News, Global, Bbc, David Bowie, Bbc Studios, Bowie, David Bowie Doc Director Races, Francis Whatley

Uh, The David Bowie Movie Won't Have Bowie's Music In It

By Cedric Voets  Published: February 01st, 2019 
Tags: David Bowie, Humor, Bowie, Cedric Voets

Young David Bowie Movie Will Tell the Origin Story of Ziggy Stardust, Johnny Flynn to Star

With Bohemian Rhapsody cleaning up at the box office (and earning Oscar nominations to boot), it was only a matter of time before a David Bowie movie reared its glittery head. Stardust is that movie, and it will star Johnny Flynn as the young Bowie making his first visit to America in 1971. Marc Maron will also appear in the film as Bowie’s publicist, and Jena Malone will play Bowie’s wife at the time, Angie. But can anyone really capture the essence of David Bowie (other than Tilda Swinton)? ...
Tags: Movies, America, Star, David-bowie, Johnny Flynn, Tilda Swinton, Salon Pictures, True Story, Stardust, Bowie, Iggy Pop, Ziggy Stardust, Jena-Malone, Thin White Duke, Marc Maron, Christopher Bell

Quiz of the Week: What Bowie character is in the news?

It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world during the past seven days?
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Quiz of the Week: Which Bowie character is in the news?

It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world during the past seven days?
Tags: News, Bowie

Johnny Flynn Cast As David Bowie In New Biopic Stardust

David Bowie is the latest rock star to get the biopic treatment. A film called Stardust is in the works, which will follow Bowie's first trip to America in the early 1970s, which kicked off the invention of his Ziggy Stardust persona. As Deadline reports, Johnny Flynn will play the Bowie role. The … More »
Tags: Music, News, America, David Bowie, Johnny Flynn, Bowie, Ziggy Stardust

Stardust: Johnny Flynn to Play Young David Bowie in New Film

Stardust: Johnny Flynn to play young David Bowie in new film Johnny Flynn (Beast) is set to portray a young David Bowie in the upcoming movie Stardust, Variety has confirmed. The film will center on the rock star’s first visit to the U.S. in 1971. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = goo...
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