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More Rock Opera Reviews

Over the last couple of months, I've posted several new rock opera reviews over at www.rock-opera.com. These include: Crack The Sky - Machine (2010)The best rock band you've never heard of with one of their best albums ever. CTS combines the best elements of the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Cheap Trick. And they're still recording and touring after 40 years. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)One of the rare rock operas that actually accelerated a band's career. It's a great album ...
Tags: Berlin, David Bowie, Shakespeare, Lou Reed, Guitars, Bay Area, Gene, Bowie, Ziggy Stardust, Reed, PAUL, CTS, Dennis DeYoung, Music / DVDs, Bob Ezrin, Beatles Pink Floyd


Sinatra swinging, Hepburn swimming: Terry O’Neill’s most celebrated images – in pictures

The first retrospective show since the death of the celebrated photographer is full of striking shots of performers at their most outrageousTerry O’Neill: Every Picture Tells a Story is at Maddox Gallery, Gstaad, Switzerland, until 29 August Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Music, Celebrity, Film, Life and style, World news, Culture, Art and design, David Bowie, Elton John, Exhibitions, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Serge Gainsbourg


CBS All Access Sets Late 2020 Premiere Dates for ‘The Stand,’ Richard Linklater Docuseries, and More

CBS All Access has unveiled its fall premiere plans for its new shows, including the limited series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand, which is slated to premiere on the streaming service in late 2020. Joining The Stand on the streaming platform are an untitled Richard Linklater animal rescue docuseries, as well as several 2021 titles including a new original series The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Harper House, and Guilty Party. CBS All Access has mostly flown under the radar in comparis...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Stephen King, Disney, Earth, Netflix, Stephen Sondheim, David Bowie, Cbs, Richard Linklater, Boyhood, Cbs All Access, Bowie, Austin Texas, Walter Tevis, Alexander Skarsgard


The late fashion designer, Kansai Yamamoto, on working with David Bowie

Lasts week, we lost iconic avant-garde fashion designer, Kansai Yamamoto. Yamamoto is best known for this long-term collaboration with David Bowie, especially the costumes for the Martian rocker's Ziggy Stardust tour. On the Fashion United website, there's a piece about the 2018 Brooklyn Museum evening with Yamamoto, done in support of the David Bowie Is exhibit. Here, Yamamoto describes his collaboration with Bowie: “Unlike me, Bowie was quiet, shy, but on stage he flips a switch and becom...
Tags: Post, Japan, London, News, David Bowie, Bowie, Ziggy Stardust, Fashion Design, Kansai Yamamoto, Brooklyn Museum, Yamamoto, Androgyny, Gender Nonconforming, Kansai Yamamoto Yamamoto, Fashion United, FashionUnited


Kansai Yamamoto, Designer With Ziggy Stardust as a Client, Dies at 76

Unapologetically flamboyant, he shaped the look of David Bowie’s alter ego and also worked with Elton John and Stevie Wonder.
Tags: Music, Japan, News, David, David Bowie, Elton John, Bowie, Ziggy Stardust, Kansai, Kansai Yamamoto, Yamamoto, Fashion and apparel, Deaths (Obituaries, Pop and Rock Music, Your-feed-fashion


Designer Kansai Yamamoto, famed as David Bowie’s costumer, dies at 76

Japanese artist was known for his avant-garde work.
Tags: Fashion, David Bowie, Kansai Yamamoto


Unfinished ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5 Clip Introduces Rick’s Nemesis, Season 6 Already Being Written

With Comic-Con at Home making the world’s biggest pop culture convention a virtual event, we’ve been covering as much as we can from the pre-recorded panels for all the movies and TV shows who decided to participate. However, Adult Swim decided to have their own virtual shindig outside of Comic-Con at Home, and Rick and Morty was among the shows having panels to tease upcoming episodes. Since Rick and Morty is currently in production on the show’s fifth season, series co-creator could only shar...
Tags: Comedy, Adult Swim, Television, Movies, Earth, Animation, David Bowie, Pope, BoJack Horseman, Video Clips, Jessica, Morty, Rick, Beth, Rick And Morty, Pepperidge Farm


David Bowie: Rare unreleased demo sells for' £18,000

The acetate by the iconic musician was bought by a private collector at an auction in Wiltshire.
Tags: News, David Bowie


Iman's fans are convinced her dog Max is identical to David Bowie

David Bowie's wife Iman shared the most glamorous picture of her and her dog Max on...
Tags: David Bowie, Iman


Vanilla Ice to get his own biopic starring Dave Franco

Word to your mother. Vanilla Ice, the oft-mocked 1990s rapper best known for "Ice Ice Baby" (above), is getting his own biopic starring Dave Franco (Scrubs, The Disaster Artist) playing Ice, real name Rob Van Winkle. Franco spoke about the film for the first time in Insider: "We have been in development for a while but we are inching closer and closer to preproduction," Franco said. The news was quietly released in early 2019 through trade publication Production Weekly and included t...
Tags: Video, Music, Movies, News, Mtv, David Bowie, Franco, Queen, Dallas, Rob, Bowie, Dave Franco, Tommy Wiseau, Word To Your Mother, Rob Van Winkle Franco


How a 42-year-old KNX-FM radio performance was saved, and how you can hear it

One of the joys of the summer — and it has been even more apparent during the COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions — is the ability to tune in to the re-creation of the Mellow Sound as heard on KNX-FM (now KCBS-FM, 93.1) on the internet via online streaming, a smartphone, or a smart speaker. Full disclosure: There are actually two re-creations with a slightly different feel, one at knxfm.com and another at knxfm93.com. Both are worthy, but in this instance, I am referring to the latter. Back in t...
Tags: La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, David Bowie, Sony, Carly Simon, East Coast, Palm Springs, Simon, John Phillips, KABC, KCBS, WNEW, Tish, KFI


David Bowie: Rare unreleased demo up for auction

The acetate was found in a back catalogue collection and is described as "a musical treasure".
Tags: News, David Bowie


Soundtracking the Apocalypse

During this time of global crisis, I work from home–and it’s amazing I can do that because my boss is a total asshole*. I try not to leave the house, and I realize I’m lucky I can manage that. But when I do go out, I try to do something to keep my mind focused on the task at hand–namely doing what I need to do and getting home safe. Whether you go out rarely, or if you’re stuck having to go out for your own job, here’s the one ...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Stimuli, America, David Bowie, Jesus, Skynet, Mars, Apocalypse, Trent Reznor, Mavis Staples, Bowie, Buick, Silas, Grainer, Nathan Adler


Pre-order Jim Rugg's fluorescent, blacklight comic book starring Russian outlaw superhero Octobriana - the devil woman!

Cartoonist extraordinaire Jim Rugg recently launched a successful Kickstarter for a fluorescent blacklight comic book about a Russian Outlaw superhero called Octobriana. Check out samples and how to buy here. This project began when Rugg made a blacklight screen print in 2014 with Telegraph Art & Comics. In the process, he wondered why no one had made a comic book using vivid, fluorescent inks. It would look spectacular. So he decided to make one himself. The story is set in the 1970s, the perio...
Tags: Post, News, Comic Books, Youtube, Orson Welles, David Bowie, Jim Rugg, Rugg, Kayfabe, Octobriana, Petr Sadecky, Sadecky, Robot Stalin, Samizdat, Telegraph Art Comics


Sacramento Zoo Announces Birth Of Red Panda Cub

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — There’s a new member of the red panda family at the Sacramento Zoo. The zoo announced Monday that a red panda was born on June 24. It’s described as “robust and active.” The little cub was born to four-year-old Amaya and two-year-old David Bowie as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Red Panda Species Survival Plan, the zoo said. Red pandas are listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Amaya gave birth to two cubs but staff says o...
Tags: Local, Sacramento, David Bowie, Amaya, Gizmo, Sacramento Zoo, Red Panda, Association of Zoos and Aquariums


The Number Ones: David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
Tags: Music, David Bowie, Nile Rodgers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Number Ones


‘Tesla’ Trailer: Ethan Hawke Electrifies in a Fourth Wall-Breaking Nikola Tesla Biopic

The movie biopic has become so rote that even the word can elicit a sense of nagging boredom. So how do you inject some life into the prestigious, but ultimately by-the-numbers, biographical drama? By hitting it with a little lightning. Tesla stars Ethan Hawke as the groundbreaking inventor Nikola Tesla, whose discoveries in wireless energy would change the world. And with his fourth wall-breaking biopic Tesla, director Michael Almereyda hopes to change our perception of the genre. Tesla Tr...
Tags: Google, Movies, Drama, Tesla, Ethan Hawke, David Bowie, Movie Trailers, Nikola Tesla, True Story, Anne, Michael Almereyda, Hewson, Eve Hewson, Anne Morgan, Thomas Edison Kyle MacLachlan, Almereyda


Jarvis Cocker Keeps Hearing That Voice

Returning with a new band, Jarv Is …, the onetime Pulp leader explains how David Bowie saved his life and why he can’t give up songwriting — yet.
Tags: News, David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker, Jarvis, Cocker, Pop and Rock Music, Jarv Is (Music Group, Beyond the Pale (Album


How Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Brought David Bowie, 1940s Music and a Hint of NIN to ‘Watchmen’ Score

The score that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross composed for HBO’s limited series “Watchmen” could be boiled down to this: It the most Nine Inch Nails of times, it was the least Nine Inch Nails of times. Which is to say, their work on the thoughtful science-fiction drama took them as close to their rock […]
Tags: Hbo, News, David Bowie, Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails, Atticus Ross, Watchmen, Music for Screens, Damon Lindelhof


How Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Brought David Bowie, 1940s Sounds and a Hint of NIN to ‘Watchmen’ Score

The score that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross composed for HBO’s limited series “Watchmen” could be boiled down to this: It was the most Nine Inch Nails of times, it was the least Nine Inch Nails of times. Which is to say, their work on the thoughtful science-fiction drama took them as close to their […]
Tags: Hbo, News, David Bowie, Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails, Atticus Ross, Watchmen, Music for Screens, Damon Lindelhof


Are Shinedown America’s Most Popular Rock Band?

Filter bubbles are real. Particularly in the social media era, we are all trapped inside a likeminded feedback loop of our own making. I think we all recognize this on an intuitive level, but sometimes a reminder that you inhabit a bespoke cultural silo will come along and smack you in the face. Recently I … More »
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, David Bowie, Sia, Selena Gomez, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Kesha, Halsey, Busta Rhymes, Gucci Mane


New to Stream: Arrow Video Channel’s July 2020 Lineup

New to Stream: Arrow Video Channel’s July 2020 lineup Acclaimed British indie film distributor Arrow Video has unveiled its lineup of programs set to debut on their streaming platform, Arrow Video Channel, in July which includes the acclaimed David Bowie-starring war drama Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence and Korean rom-zomedy Zombie for Sale! The full list of titles set to premiere can be viewed below! RELATED: New to Stream: Starz July 2020 Movie & TV Titles Announced ...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Movies, US, Apple TV, David Bowie, Korea, Starz, Streaming, Lawrence, UK US, ComingSoon, Movie News, Criterion Channel, Arrow Video Channel


Nile Rodgers Tells the Story of How He Turned David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” from Folk to New Wave Funk

When David Bowie invited Chic guitarist and all-around funk/disco guitar genius Nile Rodgers to make an album of “hits” in Switzerland, Rogers remembers thinking, “okay, ‘hits’ with David Bowie, that’s an awesome project.” The way he deadpans might make us think he wasn’t super stoked about it, but the fact is, it’s hard to impress Nile Rodgers. He has produced, written, and played guitar—the very Stratocaster he’s holding in the video above—on “hundreds, maybe thousands” of records, he ...
Tags: Google, Music, Texas, College, David, David Bowie, Switzerland, Npr, Nile Rodgers, Rogers, Bowie, Facebook Twitter, Rodgers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow


New to Stream: The Criterion Channel’s July 2020 Lineup

New to Stream: The Criterion Channel’s July 2020 Lineup The Criterion Channel, a streaming service from the niche home video distributor for film aficionados, has unveiled its lineup of programming for the month of July, which will include and Auto Focused double featuring with the Steve McQueen-starring classic Bullitt and ensemble sports drama Grand Prix, along with a large roster of contemporary and classic films! RELATED: BritBox Unveils What’s Coming to the Streamer in July 2020 Wedn...
Tags: Movies, Movie News, Streaming, The Criterion Channel


Nile Rodgers tells of transforming Bowie's "Let's Dance" from folky to beyond funky

Legendary guitarist, producer, and composer Nile Rodgers—co-founder of Chic—tells the story of transforming David Bowie's "Let's Dance" from its original "folky" vibe into the post-funk masterpiece we know and love. (via Kottke)
Tags: Video, Music, News, David Bowie, Musicians, Nile Rodgers, Bowie, The Serious Moonlight


Nile Rodgers Tells the Story of the Iconic Riff on Bowie’s Let’s Dance

In this video from Fender, the legendary producer/composer/guitarist Nile Rodgers sits down with his iconic Stratocaster and talks about how he took a folky tune that David Bowie came up with and turned it into the jazzy backbone of the pop song Let’s Dance, arguably Bowie’s biggest hit. Listening to where the song started off before Rodgers started tweaking, it’s hard for this musical simpleton to recognize that it’s even the same tune. Tags: David Bowie   music   Nile Rodgers   video [Au...
Tags: David Bowie, Nile Rodgers, Bowie, Jason Kottke, Rodgers, Stratocaster


NZME eyes powerful demographic with launch of Gold radio station

Fans of The Beatles and David Bowie will have a new radio option within the next few weeks. Dubbed Gold, the new NZME-owned radio station will feature a hybrid strategy that combines a greatest hits playlist on FM frequencies with... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, David Bowie, NZME


Rick Astley Sings an Enchanting Cover of the Foo Fighters’ “Everlong”

Now, if this leaves you wanting to hear Dave Grohl sing "Never Gonna Give You Up," all you have to do is click here. Enjoy... via Boing Boing Related Content: 1,000 Musicians Perform Foo Fighters’ “Learn to Fly” in Unison in Italy; Dave Grohl Responds in Italian Student Rickrolls Teacher By Sneaking Rick Astley Lyrics into Quantum Physics Paper Neil Finn Sings a Lovely Version of David Bowie’s “Heroes,” Live from Home Rick Astley Sings an Enchanting Cover of the Foo Fighters’ “Everlong”...
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Rick Astley Sings an Unexpectedly Enchanting Cover of the Foo Fighters’ “Everlong”

Now, if this leaves you wanting to hear Dave Grohl sing "Never Gonna Give You Up," all you have to do is click here. Enjoy... via Boing Boing Related Content: 1,000 Musicians Perform Foo Fighters’ “Learn to Fly” in Unison in Italy; Dave Grohl Responds in Italian Student Rickrolls Teacher By Sneaking Rick Astley Lyrics into Quantum Physics Paper Neil Finn Sings a Lovely Version of David Bowie’s “Heroes,” Live from Home Rick Astley Sings an Unexpectedly Enchanting Cover of the Foo Fighter...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Italy, David Bowie, Dave Grohl, Facebook Twitter, Rick Astley


Neil Young’s ‘Homegrown’: Album Review

The annals of contemporary music are rife with legendary unreleased albums: the Beach Boys’ “Smile,” The Who’s “Rock Is Dead,” Marvin Gaye’s “Love Man,” David Bowie’s soundtrack for “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” several from Prince, Bruce Springsteen and perhaps most of all, Neil Young. Usually, such albums turn out to be unfinished and […]
Tags: Reviews, Bruce Springsteen, Earth, Neil Young, David Bowie, Marvin Gaye