David Bowie

N.W.A.’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Selected for the Library of Congress

N.W.A.’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Selected for the Library of Congress

Ruthless Records A classic, genre bending album? Check. A critically acclaimed movie? Another check. And now N.W.A.‘s Straight Outta Compton has been chosen for the Library Congress. According to the New York Daily News’ Page Six, the LP will be among 24 other recordings that will be making its way to the Washington D.C. building, Continue reading N.W.A.’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Selected for the Library of Congress

​David Bowie and Iman’s Former New York City Home Is Up for Sale

​David Bowie and Iman’s Former New York City Home Is Up for Sale

Although it turns out that Brixton won’t be getting a massive lightning-shaped statue in tribute to David Bowie after all, one lucky bidder will now be able to buy and inhabit one the late singer’s actual homes.   The New York City apartment where Bowie and his wife Iman lived from 1992 to 2002 has Continue reading ​David Bowie and Iman’s Former New York City Home Is Up for Sale

Foxygen The Opera House, Toronto ON, March 28

Foxygen The Opera House, Toronto ON, March 28

Given that they once recorded a 36-track space opera while still in high school, it’s hardly surprising that Foxygen could make an album as ambitious as Hang.   Their complicated and calculated new record, released earlier this year, found high-minded friends Jonathan Rado and Sam France working with a 40-plus piece orchestra on every track, Continue reading Foxygen The Opera House, Toronto ON, March 28

Kinks’ Dave Davies Says He’s Had ‘Several Experiences’ with UFOs

Kinks’ Dave Davies Says He’s Had ‘Several Experiences’ with UFOs

David Bowie first asked if there was life on Mars in rock music, but the Kinks’ Dave Davies may be a few steps closer than the rest us in finding it, claiming that he’s had interactions with extraterrestrials. The 70 year-old rocker told Vulture that he has had “several experiences” seeing UFOs before. “It was really interesting. Continue reading Kinks’ Dave Davies Says He’s Had ‘Several Experiences’ with UFOs

Michael Stipe Is Working on a Series of Books About His Life

Michael Stipe Is Working on a Series of Books About His Life

R.E.M. have kept busy with reissues and anniversary editions since their 2011 split, but frontman Michael Stipe is set to embark on a more personal project by releasing a series books about his life. Speaking with The Creative Independent, Stipe revealed that the first book to see release will be a photo book compiled with Continue reading Michael Stipe Is Working on a Series of Books About His Life

That Three-Storey David Bowie Lightning Bolt Won’t Be Built After All

That Three-Storey David Bowie Lightning Bolt Won’t Be Built After All

Back in February, artists This Ain’t Rock’n’ Roll unveiled plans to build a three-dimensional, three-storey version David Bowie’s iconic Aladdin Sane lightning bolt in his birthplace Brixton. Now, it’s been revealed the project won’t go ahead as planned. Yesterday (March 21) marked the end the crowdfunding campaign to raise money to construct the ZiggyZag monument, with the target goal set for £990,000. Continue reading That Three-Storey David Bowie Lightning Bolt Won’t Be Built After All

Record Store Day Reveals Official List of 2017 Exclusives

Record Store Day Reveals Official List of 2017 Exclusives

After an unconfirmed list releases for Record Store Day 2017 was pieced together by Internet sleuths earlier this month, organizers behind the annual celebration all things vinyl have lifted the curtain on what record collectors will find on store shelves this April. As previously reported, some rare and previously unreleased live material from David Bowie is set Continue reading Record Store Day Reveals Official List of 2017 Exclusives

Eleven Barbs That Prove the Jesus and Mary Chain Are Even More Savage Than Oasis’s Gallagher Brothers

Eleven Barbs That Prove the Jesus and Mary Chain Are Even More Savage Than Oasis’s Gallagher Brothers

In the April issue Exclaim!, we dedicated our monthly Timeline feature to the lengthy history Scottish icons the Jesus and Mary Chain, who changed the face alternative music forever with their classic 1985 debut, Psychocandy. What came up time and time again in our research was brothers Jim and William Reid’s penchant for absolutely destroying their Continue reading Eleven Barbs That Prove the Jesus and Mary Chain Are Even More Savage Than Oasis’s Gallagher Brothers

​David Bowie Honoured by Duncan Jones and Michael C. Hall at BRIT Awards

​David Bowie Honoured by Duncan Jones and Michael C. Hall at BRIT Awards

David Bowie’s Blackstar may have been overlooked by the Grammys when it came to Album the Year nominees, but the BRIT Awards made a point toasting the late singer at last night’s (February 22) ceremony.   In addition to taking home the Album the Year prize, Bowie swept the categories he was nominated in and Continue reading ​David Bowie Honoured by Duncan Jones and Michael C. Hall at BRIT Awards