David Bowie

Latent Recordings Celebrates 35 Years via Toronto Concert Series with Cowboy Junkies, Skydiggers, Lee Harvey Osmond

Latent Recordings Celebrates 35 Years via Toronto Concert Series with Cowboy Junkies, Skydiggers, Lee Harvey Osmond

Believe it or not, Latent Recordings — the label started by Cowboy Junkies’ Michael Timmins and Alan Anton — is celebrating quite the milestone the year, as the imprint will be marking its 35th anniversary. And since reaching the age 35 in the world music is quite the accomplishment indeed, Latent will be launching a Continue reading Latent Recordings Celebrates 35 Years via Toronto Concert Series with Cowboy Junkies, Skydiggers, Lee Harvey Osmond

A Three-Storey David Bowie Lightning Bolt Could Soon Be Coming to His Birthplace

A Three-Storey David Bowie Lightning Bolt Could Soon Be Coming to His Birthplace

David Bowie has been forever immortalized in everything from postage stamps to universe handbooks as late, but a new proposal is looking to bring a more permanent memorial to the music icon’s birthplace. The proposed installation will see a three-dimensional, three-storey version Bowie’s iconic Aladdin Sane lightning bolt constructed in central Brixton, built from steel and painted Continue reading A Three-Storey David Bowie Lightning Bolt Could Soon Be Coming to His Birthplace

​Grammys Recap: Beyoncé and Her Unborn Babies Slay, Adele Literally Stops the Show, Metallica Go Mic-less with Lady Gaga

​Grammys Recap: Beyoncé and Her Unborn Babies Slay, Adele Literally Stops the Show, Metallica Go Mic-less with Lady Gaga

The Grammys were handed out in Los Angeles tonight (February 12), at a star-studded ceremony that saw the likes David Bowie, Adele, Beyoncé, Drake and Solange all take home hardware. But before the broadcast even began, Cee Lo stole the spotlight with his gold-plated get-up and smooth red carpet getaway — proving that if you can’t Continue reading ​Grammys Recap: Beyoncé and Her Unborn Babies Slay, Adele Literally Stops the Show, Metallica Go Mic-less with Lady Gaga

Drake Crowned IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2016

Drake Crowned IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2016

Tom Szczerbowski, Getty s Drake is still winning in 2017. The Toronto rap star has been crowned the IFPI Global Recording Artists the Year for his music achievements in 2016, according to Billboard. This prestigious honor salutes artists for their record-breaking physical sales, downloads and streaming within the past year. Drizzy definitely broke records in Continue reading Drake Crowned IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2016

Drake Named World’s Best-Selling Artist of 2016

Drake Named World’s Best-Selling Artist of 2016

Drake already topped streaming charts in 2016 on the back his monstrous VIEWS, so it should come as no surprise that the Canadian rap icon has been named the world’s best-selling artist last year by the International Federation the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). The IFPI Global Recording Artist Award, which Drake is the fourth-ever recipient, “reflects an artist’s Continue reading Drake Named World’s Best-Selling Artist of 2016

David Bowie’s ‘No Plan’ EP Gets Physical Release

David Bowie’s ‘No Plan’ EP Gets Physical Release

Last month, David Bowie’s 70th birthday was celebrated with the digital arrival the No Plan EP. In addition to the Blackstar standout “Lazarus,” the release featured three more tracks from what would become the artist’s final recording sessions. Now, No Plan is getting a physical release. The four-song EP will be given CD and vinyl iterations throughout the next Continue reading David Bowie’s ‘No Plan’ EP Gets Physical Release

David Bowie’s Characters Detailed in ‘The Official Handbook of the Bowieverse’

David Bowie’s Characters Detailed in ‘The Official Handbook of the Bowieverse’

From Ziggy Stardust to the Disco King, David Bowie’s musical universe is dotted with a number colourful characters, and a new illustrated character guide is set to explore the many figures that have been written into the Thin White Duke’s songs. The Official Handbook the Bowieverse, written by Alex Firer and illustrated by Kenny Keil, Continue reading David Bowie’s Characters Detailed in ‘The Official Handbook of the Bowieverse’

David Bowie Immortalized with His Own Postage Stamps

David Bowie Immortalized with His Own Postage Stamps

Now that David Bowie has been introduced to a younger generation in emoji form, the iconic rock star is set to be honoured with a slightly more archaic form communication — stamps.   The UK’s Royal Mail will issue a special edition 10-stamp collection featuring images both Bowie’s classic album covers and live performance shots. Continue reading David Bowie Immortalized with His Own Postage Stamps

R.I.P. Mott the Hoople Bassist Pete Overend Watts

R.I.P. Mott the Hoople Bassist Pete Overend Watts

Pete Overend Watts, bassist and founding member classic English rock group Mott the Hoople, has died. The musician passed away Sunday (January 22) following a battle with cancer. He was 69. Born in Yardley, Birmingham, Watts attended Ross Grammar School where he fellow Mott the Hoople founder Dale Griffin, who died almost exactly one year Continue reading R.I.P. Mott the Hoople Bassist Pete Overend Watts