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30th April 2003

The DAVID BOWIE memorabilia offered in today's 'Pop Memorabilia' Auction at CHRISTIE'S in London realised the following prices:

     Lot 04. David Bowie Letter to Tony DeFries - 600
     Lot 05. Legal document between David Bowie and Chrysalis - 2,500
     Lot 06. RIAA presentation gold disc for 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust' - 3,500
     Lot 07. George Underwood 'Ziggy Live' unused artwork - WITHDRAWN
     Lot 08. Royalties agreement - 500
     Lot 09. RIAA presentation gold disc for David Live - 2,000
     Lot 10. RIAA presentation platinum disc for ChangesOneBowie - 1,800

Scroll down to (9th April) to read each lot description in full.
From Pete.

29th April 2003

David and Iman at the Met DAVID and IMAN have been out and about on the town in New York City over the past week. They were present at the Costume Institute Gala: 'Party of the Year' on Monday 28th April at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Other guests included Robert DeNiro, Nicole Kidman, Angie Harmon, Eve, Alicia Keys, Heidi Klum, Giselle Bundchen, Naomi Campbell, Victoria Beckman, Linda Evangelista, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

David and Iman also attended Liv Tyler's and Royston Langdon Wedding Reception at Pastis, the West Village French bistro in New York on Friday 25th April.

Click here for photos from both events.

28th April 2003

MATCHBOX TWENTY brought its live show to St. Louis' Savvis Center on Sunday evening. Playing to a responsive crowd, the band brought a refreshing energy to the music that was a real plus. Lead singer Rob Thomas performed a solid cover of DAVID BOWIE'S classic song 'Changes'...

The newly released WARCHILD Hope charity album, which is raising money for children in war-torn Iraq, has become an instant Top 10 hit. Hope, featuring 17 of the world's biggest music artists, went straight in at Number 6 in this week's Compilation Charts yesterday. The album includes tracks by DAVID BOWIE (Everyone Says 'Hi' - Metro Mix), Travis, Avril Lavigne, Sir Paul McCartney, Moby and George Michael...

YEAH YEAH YEAH'S frontwoman Karen O who performed quite brilliantly the same night as DAVID BOWIE'S at his Meltdown Festival in London last year stated in the New York Post: "I like rock stars that look like they come from another planet," who cites David Bowie, Bjork, Madonna and Michael Jackson as influences...

26th April 2003

Update: DAVID BOWIE - Final Auctions! - Autographs, Press Kits & Promo Items Start April 28th

This last set of auctions for autographs, press kits, and promo items start on Monday, April 28th, at 10:00 am EST (15:00 GMT). These were among my favorite items as a collector. Included are some extremely rare promo and 'in-house' items like slides from 1974 (complete with MainMan envelope, addressed to a TV studio), Blue Jean promo slides, items straight off the set of 'The Hunger', Let's Dance and Sound + Vision note pads, RCA-era slides, Spanish ad layouts for 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', a Tin Machine promo statue, and various promo flyers and postcards. There's also many press kits, for Bowie's films, albums, and more. Absolute Beginners, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, The Hunger, Ziggy Stardust movie, Baal, Changestwo, Onstage 1976, "Heroes", Hunky Dory, Lodger, Let's Dance, Scary Monsters, various Rykodisc packages, Tin Machine press kits, TMWFTE advertising booklet... Oh yeah, and a few autographs. The Scary Monsters signed LP is such a gem, I kinda hate to part with it, but I'm sure it'll go to a loving home.

Auction Schedule
*Autographs, Press Kits, Promo Items - Starts Monday, April 28
*Buttons, Calendars, Cards, Miscellaneous Items, Photos - Ends Monday, May 5
*Autographs, Press Kits, Promo Items - Ends Monday, May 19

***Bowie Bargain Basement*** - "Buy Now" Sale of Unsold Items, most at 50% off minimum bid price - Starts Monday, May 26; Ends when everything's gone! :)

If you have questions, please email me at jstoller@rcn.com thanks.

From Julie Stoller - The David Bowie Online Auction @ http://bowiestuff.sytes.net

25th April 2003

Contemporary Wardrobe Collection staff are holding their first ever sale of selected clothing on May 10th and 11th. The sale coincides with the 25th anniversary of the collection, which includes items worn by DAVID BOWIE, Mick Jagger and Kylie Minogue and from films including Quadrophenia, Sid & Nancy and Absolute Beginners. For more information call 020 7713 7370.

The Stage - (from Steph).

24th April 2003

Wishing a very Happy 11th Wedding Anniversary to DAVID and IMAN, who married during a civil ceremony in Switzerland, at the Lausanne Registry Office this very day eleven years ago on 24th April 1992. They then later held their wedding ceremony in Florence, Italy on 6th June 1992.

The traditional wedding gift for the 11th anniversary is steel, the modern version being fashion jewellery.

24th April 2003

Happy Birthday wishes to TONY VISCONTI born this very day in 1944 - have a great day!...

Everyone loves a circus - even a French-Canadian one it seems - judging by the list of folks travelling out to Randall's Island tonight for the premiere of the Cirque de Soleil's 'Vareka': DAVID BOWIE, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bundchen, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Hutton, Melanie Griffith, Puff Daddy, Spike Lee, Sigourney Weaver and Susan Sarandon...

EMI Recorded Music have announced plans for the biggest European music download initiative by a record company in Europe to date. The company will make available for sale online over 140,000 tracks from over 3,000 EMI artists. As well as upping the amount of tracks available, EMI's new program gives consumers more flexibility over how and when they can access its music, enabling them to: Burn music onto CD-R, copy tracks to portable players and purchase singles online as soon as the songs are serviced to radio and in advance of their commercial release on CD. Already more than 20 music retail websites from six different European countries are gearing up to start selling EMI's new downloads and will go live at varying times over the coming weeks.

Retailers participating in the initial launch phase include HMV, Freeserve, BT Openworld's Dotmusic and Telewest Broadband's Blueyonder ISP service in the UK, Alapage, Fnac and Wanadoo in France, media saturn e-business, Karstadt, Kontor and WOM in Germany, Los40 in Spain plus MSN sites in the UK and France, Tiscali sites in the UK, Netherlands, France, Italy and Germany, and MTV sites in the UK, Netherlands, France, Italy and Germany.

All of the launch retailers are using the platform of online distributor OD2. Other online distributors are expected to join the programme in due course such as Newsplayer Group's VideoTV in the UK.

The online catalogue will include music from the vast majority of EMI's current artists including Roxette, Blur, Coldplay, Enigma, Janet Jackson, Norah Jones, Lenny Kravitz, Kylie Minogue, The Vines and Robbie Williams. Back catalog features artists such as DAVID BOWIE, The Beach Boys, Blondie, Deep Purple, Duran Duran, Pink Floyd and Frank Sinatra as well as classical recordings by artists including Placido Domingo, Nigel Kennedy and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra together with thousands of recordings in other genres including jazz and country.

22nd April 2003

The debut album from LIAM LYNCH 'Fake Songs' out now on the S-Curve label features a fake DAVID BOWIE song entitled 'Eclipse Me'.

You must of heard the excellently quirky 'United States Of Whatever' which hit the charts in the UK and got strong airplay. If you did, that will give you a good indication of what the album is all about.

The fake Bowie song contains the line: "I've been stuck in space for such a long time. Sorry mom, I'm five years late for tea time."

Lynch: "I'm not making fun of these artists, because I love them," he insisted. "I just wanted to feel what it was like to do what they do. The truth is, there are so many different artists that do parodies of other artists but never admit it."

     01. Still Wasted (from the party last night)
     02. United States Of Whatever
     03. Fake Bjork Song: "City"
     04. Heavy Metal #1: Rock & Roll Whore
     05. Happy Song
     06. Fake Bowie Song: Eclipse Me
     07. Untitled
     08 Rapbot 2000
     09. I'm All Bloody Inside
     10. Heavy Metal #2: Well Hung
     11. Toe Bass Ace
     12. Fake Pixies Song: Colleen
     13. Electrician's Day (from History of America? CD)
     14. Back a da Bus
     15. Fake Depeche Mode Song: Miserable Life
     16. Heavy Metal #3: Vulture's Son
     17. Horny Kind of Love
     18. Iggy Bird Band
     19. Sugar Walkin'
     20. Fake Jane's Addiction Song: Don't Be Tame

You can purchase Fake Songs [Bonus DVD] here.

19th April 2003

On CHANNEL 4 TV tonight in the UK is the rehearsal footage from the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. Presumably it's the same footage as the official DVD, if so DAVID BOWIE features heavily. Also note David in the background during George Michael's rehearsals.

The programme is broadcast after midnight at 1:15am inbetween The Chainsaw Massacre and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert so there's no excuse to miss it now is there?

19th April 2003

Several compilation DVDs from the Empire Music Group that feature DAVID BOWIE are now available from 'Things From Another World'.

First up is POP CLASSICS starring: David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Japan, Brian Ferry and Marc Almond. The 80s wasn't just about wild hair, glass spiders and LeTigre shirts - it was about the best pop music videos and this collection (Ed. except Meatloaf) prove it. The full tracklisting is as follows:

Pop Classics DVD Tracklisting:
     01. David Bowie: Blue Jean
     02. The Waterboys: The Whole Of The Moon
     03. Blind Melon: No Rain
     04. Concrete Blonde: Joey
     05. Meatloaf: I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
     06. Genesis: Invisible Touch
     07. Robert Palmer: Simply Irresistible
     08. Marillion: Incommunicado
     09. Japan: Ghost
     10. Brian Ferry: Slave To Love
     11. Simple Minds: Sanctify Yourself
     12. Culture Club: I Just Wanna Be Loved
     13. Poison: Stand
     14. Great White: Call It Rock 'N' Roll
     15. Ultravox: Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
     16. OMD: Sailing On The Seven Seas
     17. Iggy Pop: Passenger
     18. Marc Almond/Gene Pitney: Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart

The other DVD release from Empire is HIT EXPLOSION again starring: David Bowie, Brian Ferry, Culture Club and Neneh Cherry. This eclectic 18-track compilation features 'Modern Love' by David Bowie, 'Unskinny Bop' by Poison, 'Easy My Mind' by Arrested Development and 15 other tracks for your listening and viewing pleasure. The full tracklisting reads as follows:

Hit Explosion DVD Tracklisting:
     01. David Bowie: Modern Love
     02. UB40: Kingston Town
     03. Arrested Development: Easy My Mind
     04. Blind Melon: No Rain
     05. Poison: Unskinny Bop
     06. White Town: Your Woman
     07. Simple Minds: Let There Be Love
     08. Culture Club: God Thank You Woman
     09. Spice Girls: Stop
     10. Eternal: Just A Step From Heaven
     11. 911: Day We Find Love
     12. Bryan Ferry : I Put A Spell On You
     13. Neneh Cherry: Inna City Mama
     14. Pato Banton: Groovin'
     15. Dusty Springfield: Arrested By You
     16. Monie Love: In A Word Or 2
     17. Jamelia: Call Me
     18. Share Nelson: Down That Road

19th April 2003

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that it will honor SUSAN SARANDON at its 2003 Gala Tribute on May 5th in New York.

Previous honorees include Sean Connery, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Mike Nichols and Martin Scorsese. The event will feature clips from Sarandon's film career and onstage appearances by actors and directors with whom she has worked - including DAVID BOWIE, Geena Davis, Jonathan Demme, Paul Schrader, John Turturro and Sarandon's partner, Tim Robbins.

Sarandon has been nominated five times for the Best Actress Oscar, winning in 1995 for 'Dead Man Walking'. Her other nominations were for 'Atlantic City' (1981), 'Thelma & Louise' (1991), 'Lorenzo's Oil' (1992) and 'The Client' (1994).

From UPI (United Press International).

19th April 2003

If you are into listening to independent radio stations whilst you are surfing check out LIVE365 which is the world's largest network of independently produced audio content. There are 40,000 stations to choose from, or you can create your own in just minutes.

At present there are these DAVID BOWIE only and related stations:

     TransmissionTransition (Ramoana)
     Bowie Audio (Apoop)
     NIN Bowie Rammstein De (Wagonluva)
     6 Degrees of Bowie (DrDave3)

You can listen or broadcast your own internet radio at Live365

19th April 2003

The forthcoming DAVID BOWIE special double CD releases of 1.Outside, Earthling and 'hours...' will contain the following tracks on the bonus discs. These Columbia Records releases were scheduled for the end April/May 2003.

1.OUTSIDE Disc 2
     Heart's Filthy Lesson (Trent Reznor Alternative Mix)
     Heart's Filthy Lesson (Good Karma Mix by Tim Simenon)
     Nothing To Be Desired
     Get Real
     Hallo Spaceboy (Pet Shop Boys 12" Version)
     Hallo Spaceboy (Double Click Mix)

     Little Wonder (Junior Vasquez Club Mix)
     Little Wonder (Danny Sabre Dance Mix)
     Dead Man Walking (House Mix by Moby)
     Telling Lies (Paradox Mix by A Guy Called Gerald)
     Seven Years In Tibet (Mandarin Version)
     V-2 Schneider (Tao Jones Index)
     Pallas Athena (Tao Jones Index)
     I'm Afraid Of Americans (Version 1 with Nine Inch Nails)

'hours...' Disc 2
     Survive (Marius De Vries Mix)
     Seven (Marius De Vries Mix)
     Thursday's Child (Rock Mix)
     We Shall Go To Town
     We All Go Through
     No-one Calls
     Something In The Air (American Psycho Remix by Mark Plati)
     Seven (Beck Remix)

From Oyvind (via Columbia Norway).

18th April 2003

In Germany on channel RTL there'll be a TOP OF THE POPS special about the 70s tomorrow on Saturday April 19th 2003. It starts 17.45 (CET) in the afternoon and ends at 18.45.

This TV special includes a perfomance by DAVID BOWIE.

From Kim.

17th April 2003

STARDUST * THE DAVID BOWIE Tribute Band featuring Ziggy 2000 will perform and host a new showcase 8:00 pm Saturday, May 17th at The Note 1565 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago (773) 489.0011. Cover charge will be $8.00 and open to 21 and over. This will be the band's first appearance in Chicago since December 2000 and will premiere its new look and sound.

Stardust Highly recognized around the world and popular among Chicago venues, STARDUST * The David Bowie Tribute Band is the longest running Bowie tribute production ever (now celebrating its fifth year). STARDUST highlights Bowie's entire ever changing musical catalog into one comprehensive revue including selections from his latest release, Heathen.

Lead vocalist for STARDUST, Lair Scott as Ziggy 2000 (who founded and based the band in Wicker Park in 1998), relocated to New York City January 2001 where he freelanced as a florist at Flowers of the World in the ground floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower. After the towers fell, Scott suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress, leading him to homelessness and other unintended exploits all while keeping solo projects of STARDUST going through-out the country. The Note's booking agents, Ron DeFries and Ed Sanders, both agree that due to Scott's conquering his past events, that this is definitely "Ziggy 2000's triumphant return and we're thrilled to have him on our stage."

STARDUST'S new production includes live interactive dancers, multi-media effects and added rare acoustic presentations. The Note's showcase will also feature former STARDUST band leader, Matt Walters, on 12 string, who now heads the band, Olde Style. Joining Walters will be STARDUST alumnist, Ruby Harris, on violin and mandolin, and new band members Brad Stensland on flute and bass, Tris Lucas on guitars and Zena Isis on percussions. Future STARDUST showcases and tours are being planned for this summer with talk of Angie Bowie (David Bowie's ex-wife) joining in.

Original bands joining in the showcase at The Note will be Bizarro from Chicago, The Atomic Crash from Cleveland, Banana Fudge from Toledo along with Lilith's Sanctuary Dancers performing with STARDUST.

For more showcase information or a STARDUST promotional kit, contact Alan Wood at 773.278.5785. Email bowietribute@yahoo.com or visit www.geocities.com/bowietribute

16th April 2003

Update: DAVID BOWIE - Buttons, Calendars, Cards, Miscellaneous Items and Photos Up Now!

I've just put up the auctions for these items, and they'll all end on Monday, May 5th, throughout the day. This will start at 10:00 am Eastern Time (14:00 GMT) and end 2:48 pm Eastern Time (18:48 GMT). Included in this group are some odd, cool, and unusual items, like the infamous 7-11 slurpy cup from 1976, a belt buckle from 1976, Labyrinth jigsaw puzzle, Chu-bops gum cards, Young Americans iron-on transfers, and a Ziggy concert bag!

Private Photos - Buy Now! I've also put up a whole bunch of private photos taken by fans throughout the years (though mostly from 1987-1992). These are "Buy Now" items, at set prices of .50/each, which I'm selling in groups according to event/year. A few of the larger ones are $1/each.

Auction Schedule
*Buttons, Calendars, Cards, Misc Items, Photos - Starts Monday, April 14; Ends Monday, May 5
*T-Shirts, Ticket Stubs, Tourbooks - Ends Monday, April 21
*Autographs, Press Kits, Promo Items - Starts Monday, April 28; Ends Monday, May 19

If you have questions, please email me at jstoller@rcn.com thanks.

From Julie Stoller - The David Bowie Online Auction @ http://bowiestuff.sytes.net

16th April 2003

This month's MOJO magazine has a great DAVID BOWIE Crossword Competition featured inside... to win the Ziggy Stardust Motion Picture stuff, DVD, DBL LP, DBL CD, and a fantastic film poster that I've never seen before and it's signed by the man ( from Jonnie B)...

You've probably already read this one, but there's a free MP3 download of 'Starman' by DAR WILLIAMS on the Amazon web-site. Sounds pretty good too...

15th April 2003

The Detroit Free Press are running a revealing story about THE WHITE STRIPES. Entitled: 'A definitive oral history: Revealing The White Stripes'... The enigmatic duo propelled Detroit Garage Rock onto a global stage. Those on the inside tell the story of the band's rise to stardom.

One interesting quote reads...

Greg Baise: "The legendary story is one day Meg just sat down at the drums while Jack was playing guitar and they started playing 'Moonage Daydream' by DAVID BOWIE or something like that. That's the thing - the people making this kind of music, they ain't chops-oriented. It's all about the feeling. So much of the stuff is self-taught, so much of the music they're creating can't be taught. It's people making the music they want to hear. It's raw and intuitive. It's not technical and it shouldn't be."

You can read the full article here

14th April 2003

DAVID BOWIE mentions in his exclusive online diary on
BowieNet that he has written sixteen songs for his new album. Obviously everything is going really well as he states: "eight of them I'm mad for." Five songs still have unfinished lyrics and the remaining three he is waiting on until the band get to play them before deciding.

There are four "old favourites" in mind for cover songs of which he'll chose the best for the album. He finishes by saying: "we'll have this sucker out by September."

Courtesy of db - BowieNet.

14th April 2003

DAVID BOWIE'S bodyguard during the Serious Moonlight World Tour in 1983 JIM CALLAGHAN was rushed to hospital in Bombay, India on Sunday 6th April after suffering a massive heart attack. The Rolling Stones head of security, (also known as JC) was with The Stones during their stay in Mumbai.

Luckily the band medical acted fast, and rushed Jim to the hospital. He is now said to be in a stable condition.

Jim Callaghan has been in charge of the Rolling Stones security since the 70's, and is a true English gentleman, the perfect friend of any fan, always being able to sort out the bad guys from the real fans.

We all wish you a speedy recovery and send our very best wishes.

From Mid Day News and thanks to PeteF for the pointer.

14th April 2003

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars - the 1973 documentary covering DAVID BOWIE'S performance at London's Hammersmith Odeon on 3rd July 1973 is to be featured at the Atlanta Film Festival. Screening at 9:00 pm on 8th June at the Starlight Drive-In Theatres.

14th April 2003

The next Man Of Music (French sites) meeting will be next Sunday on the 20th April in Lyon, France at the Ninkasi Café at 7:00 pm.

Ninkasi Kafe, 267 Avenue Marcel Mérieux
69007 Lyon (7th District) , France.
Tel: 04 72 76 89 09
(Metro Station is Stade de Gerland).

The whole night will be based around the Ziggy Motion Picture reissue with projection on a large screen, food and drinks included!!!

For more information please visit manofmusic.com - the forum is called 'Conventions et Rencontres'.

From Stanley.

12th April 2003

David Robert Jones 1947-1961 Out now and available is a DAVID BOWIE brand new book entitled 'David Robert Jones 1947-1961'. With twenty-eight glorious pages in handy A5 size, limited edition of 50 copies only, each being individually signed by the authors.

This brand new book covers the years before David became famous. With over 30 rare pictures (90% of which are not available on the net) including the much talked about American Football article and picture. Also covers David's houses and schools through these years.

This is mainly a pictorial guide which neatly encapsulates the early years. The TOTAL PRICE for the book is: £4.99 or $7.99 PAYPAL accepted at alex3602@hotmail.com or UK cheques and cash at:-

     Peter Foulstone,
     179 Chichester Road,
     Hants, P02 OAJ.
     United Kingdom.

From Alex.

12th April 2003

During tonight's edition of REBORN IN THE USA the reality TV music programme on ITV 1, the tour bus pulled up in Cleveland. Surprisingly, TONY HADLEY frontman of Spandau Ballet performed the DAVID BOWIE classic song 'Changes'.

He did a pretty good interpretation of the song and was voted into second place.

12th April 2003

SKIPPING DISCS are on the lookout for female contributions for their upcoming DAVID BOWIE covers compilation album 'Spiders From Venus'.

Spiders From Venus will feature Indie women artists and female-fronted bands covering David Bowie songs. Be quick... the deadline for demo submissions for Spiders From Venus is April 30, 2003.

Visit their website @ www.skippingdiscs.com - Please email info@skippingdiscs.com in the first instance.

Thanks to WildMutation for the pointer.

11th April 2003

Bowie's 'Aladdin Sane' Resurfaces with Rare Tracks

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two previously unreleased live tracks will appear on a 30th anniversary double-CD reissue of DAVID BOWIE'S 'Aladdin Sane', set for release on June 24th, EMI Records said on Thursday.

'Life On Mars?' and 'Drive-In Saturday', both recorded during Bowie's 1972 U.S. tour, will appear on a bonus CD that features eight other rare tracks.

The digitally remastered package will also include liner notes by Bowie biographer David Buckley (1999's 'Strange Fascination') and previously unseen photos from long-time Bowie collaborator Mick Rock.

EMI last year commemorated the 30th anniversary of Bowie's 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars' with a similar package.

A complete track listing of the 'Aladdin Sane' reissue follows:

CD 1:
     01. Watch That Man
     02. Aladdin Sane
     03. Drive-In Saturday
     04. Panic In Detroit
     05. Cracked Actor
     06. Time
     07. The Prettiest Star
     08. Let's Spend The Night Together
     09. The Jean Genie
     10. Lady Grinning Soul

CD 2:
     01. John, I'm Only Dancing (Aladdin Sane session version)
     02. The Jean Genie (Original UK Single mix)
     03. Time (single edit)
     04. All The Young Dudes
     05. Changes (Recorded live at the Music Hall, Boston 10/1/72) **
     06. The Supermen (Recorded live at the Music Hall, Boston 10/1/72) **
     07. Life On Mars? (Recorded live at the Music Hall, Boston 10/1/72) *
     08. John, I'm Only Dancing (Recorded live at the Music Hall, Boston 10/1/72)**
     09. The Jean Genie (Recorded live at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica 10/20/72)
     10. Drive-In Saturday (Recorded live at the Public Hall, Cleveland on 11/25/72 *

* previously unreleased ** previously only available on the "Sound + Vision" (Rykodisc, 1989) box set.

From Reuters/VNU.

You can order the Aladdin Sane 30th Anniversary Special Edition 2CD at present still scheduled for release in the UK on 26th May by EMI Order now

10th April 2003

The DAVID BOWIE tribute band CHANGES BOWIE (formerly Little Wonder) are due to play at the following venues:

     9th May - The Cartoon, Croydon, Surrey.
     31st May - Riga Music Bar Southend, Essex.
     12th July - Beacon Court, Gillingham, Kent.

From Tony.

10th April 2003

The current issue of VOGUE magazine (May 2003) features top model KATE MOSS on the front cover complete with the Aladdin Sane lightning bolt flash across her boat.

Inside there is a six-page photo feature of Miss Moss suitably glammed up wearing some of David's choice outfits.

There is also a two-page printed email conversation with David and fashion designer Hedi Slimane in conversation.

From Richeille.

10th April 2003

Besides the forthcoming DAVID BOWIE 30th Anniversary release of Aladdin Sane EMI have also added 'Live In Santa Monica' to the release schedule for 28th July and 'Black Tie White Noise (Special Edition)' for 7th July.

The 'Aladdin Sane' 2CD is still scheduled for the 26th May, whilst there is a Ziggy Stardust Super Audio CD to be released 'sometime in July'.

9th April 2003

Now Ziggy, two transylvanians, a ginger and a model... DAVID BOWIE has finally been added to the BBC's CELEBDAQ the online celebrity share-trading game.

The best value share would seem to be a moderately priced db - with his critical acclaim once again on the rise and his status as a living legend guarantees that when he's about the press will be hungry for a snap and a quote.

At end of closing today db had dropped -0.07 down to £1.98 from a 7 day high of £2.05.

So how do I play Celebaq? Well basically when you sign up you get a cool ten thousand pounds (that's Celebdaq pounds, - not real cash!). You use this money - and your skill and judgement - to buy and sell 'shares' in listed celebrities. Every week, the shares you own will pay out a dividend depending on how much press coverage those celebrities received.

Just like in the real world, share prices rise and fall as demand for them changes - so as well as receiving dividends, you can make money by buying low and selling high.

Keep one eye on the market and the other on the entertainment press, and you could soon be raking it in! And not just in pretend money - there will be a real cash prize of £100 awarded every week!

Visit bbc.co.uk/celebdaq and see for yourselves.

Thanks to Dan, Andy, Jane, and lots of others.

9th April 2003

Update: As mentioned last month CHRISTIE'S Auction House in London will have several DAVID BOWIE related lots to be included in their forthcoming 'Pop Memorabilia' Sale on 30th April 2003.

There are seven lots in total which are the property of David's ex manager Tony DeFries. The items include hand-written notes, gold awards and so forth. Below are details of each lot.

Lot 10: A presentation 'platinum' disc for the album ChangesOneBowie, R.I.A.A. certified, Presented to MainMan (52.7x42cm.) framed.
Estimate £2,000 - £3,000.

Lot 9: A presentation 'gold' disc for the album David Live, R.I.A.A. certified white matte, Presented to Tony DeFries. (55.2x44.5cm.) framed.
Estimate £2,500 - £4,000.

Lot 8: A royalties agreement between David Bowie, MainMan Limited and Vaudeville Music Limited, 16th August, 1972, the agreement in the form of a letter on Vaudeville Music Limited c/o Pryor, Braun, Cashman & Sherman, 410 Park Avenue, New York 10022, U.S.A. headed stationery, pre-dating the U.S. release of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars on September 1st, 1972 and Bowie's first Ziggy Tour of America, September 1972 - December 1972 and giving Vaudeville Music Limited entitlement ...to collect mechanical copyright royalties on behalf of David Bowie in respect of compositions recorded for.. or licensed to Vaudeville Music in the U.S. or Canada, signed by Bowie in black ballpoint pen D.Bowie, additionally signed twice by Tony DeFries on behalf of both MainMan Limited and Vaudeville Music Limited, 1 page.
Estimate £500 - £700.

Ziggy Live Artwork Lot 7: George Underwood 'Ziggy Live' signed, 1972, original album cover artwork for an unreleased album Ziggy Live, 1972, graphite and pastel on paper (45x76cm.) framed.
Estimate £2,000 - £3,000.

Lot 6: A presentation gold disc for the album 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars', R.I.A.A. certified white matte. Presented to Tony DeFries.
Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000. Click here to view

Lot 5: A three-part legal document between David Bowie and Chrysalis Music Publishing, 23rd October, 1970 comprising: a two-page mimeographed typescript agreement setting out the terms for a limited liability company between the two parties, signed on the second page in blue ballpoint pen by David Bowie and his manager Tony DeFries and in black felt pen by Robert Grace for Chrysalis Music Publishing Company Ltd. and by a witness; a five-page mimeographed typescript agreement regarding the rights of the Writer - David Bowie and the Publisher - Chrysalis Music Publishing Co. similarly signed on the fifth page; - a three-page mimeographed typescript agreement regarding publishing rights of The New Company, similarly signed on the third page; - a photocopy of a one-page Rider to the agreement bearing Bowie's facsimile signature; - and a copy of The Companies Act, 1948, 4pp.
Estimate £2,500 - £3,500.

Lot 4: An autograph note from David Bowie to Tony DeFries, May, 1970.
Estimate: £300 - £500. Click here to view Page One and Page Two

From Helen Bailey @ Christies.com

8th April 2003

"Writing comedy prose for radio shows..." DAVID BOWIE, Big Brother and Scooby Doo all get the DEAD RINGERS treatment in an edition recorded at the 2001 Edinburgh Festival. The comedy radio show is broadcast at 8:30 to 9:00 (30 minutes long) on Friday 18th April on BBC Radio Seven, and also at 22:00 to 22:30...

RADIO 6 are doing a MICK RONSON tribute show at the end of the month? I read they were broadcasting the Hammersmith show - (from Steve)...

DAVID BOWIE occupies the number one and number two position on this week's 'on demand' chart of the legal download service dotmusic.com, with 'Sound and Vision' and "Heroes", respectively - (from Rene)...

BBC 6 will be playing some live DAVID BOWIE tracks on Monday April 14th between 22.00 and 23.00 and Saturday April 19th between 6.00 and 7.00 am - (from Dan Kramer at the BBC)...

5th April 2003

Update: DAVID BOWIE Displays End Monday, April 7th. Auctions for displays end Monday, March 24, throughout the day from 10:00am EST (15:00 GMT) through 1:20 pm EST (18:20 GMT). Lots of rare displays you'll likely not see again!

Auction Schedule
*Displays - Ends Monday, April 7
*Buttons, Calendars, Cards, Misc Items, Photos - Starts Monday, April 14; Ends Monday, May 5

(Note: photos will include many privately taken pictures (since very few people have inquired for my separate list and I want to sell 'em!). I hope to have these listed in the "Photos" section by the end of this weekend. The private photos will all be "Buy Now")
*T-Shirts, Ticket Stubs, Tourbooks - Ends Monday, April 21
*Autographs, Press Kits, Promo Items - Starts Monday, April 28; Ends Monday, May 19

If you have questions, please email me at jstoller@rcn.com thanks.

From Julie Stoller The David Bowie Online Auction @ http://bowiestuff.sytes.net

4th April 2003

Over at the BBC 6 MUSIC website you can win yourself a copy of DAVID BOWIE'S Ziggy Stardust Live on DVD... Win the brand new DVD of Bowie's legendary Ziggy Stardust gig at the Hammersmith Odeon and (for one lucky winner) a numbered vinyl set.

Click here to enter by answering one simple question.

2nd April 2003

The April 2003 issue of THE VOYEUR is out now! The International DAVID BOWIE fan club 'The Voyeur' again managed to create another beautiful fanclub magazine.

The April issue contains reviews from the Tibet House Benefit concert, an Aladdin Sane 30th birthday special, beautiful photographs by Antoine Loogman and much, much more.

In this issue:

     Watch out for 'The Voyeur'
     Welcome to 'The Voyeur'
     DVD 15 (the latest dvd's reviewed)
     Half awesome (Tibet House Benefit review by Antoine Loogman)
     Easter eggs competition (searching for Easter goodies)
     2002 Heathen promo tour (the TV performances)
     Happy 30th Anniversary Aladdin (by Antoine Loogman)
     2002 Heathen promo tour, the final results (the songs)
     'Up The Hill Backwards' (review of the Amsterdam exposition)
     CD review (including promos, official and unofficial releases)
     Number one Bowie websites (bowiefun.com)

Click here to view some sample pages from this issue.

Read more about International David Bowie fanclub 'The Voyeur' at http://go.to/bowiefanclub or email them for more information at thevoyeur@home.nl

Kind regards from Peter Smit.

1st April 2003

ALL ABOUT EVE, the band led by Julianne Regan, will be releasing a live 18-track DVD featuring six new songs and their version of DAVID BOWIE'S 'Life On Mars?'...

Portland singer-songwriter M. WARD has released his third solo album entitled 'The Transfiguration of Vincent' which features a dusty cover of DAVID BOWIE'S 'Let's Dance.' The song's original upbeat tempo and manic, shouted vocals have been replaced by tumbleweed pacing and a whispered desperation. Almost unrecognisable, Ward's arrangement weaves together a hallucinatory quilt from ancient, fraying threads...

1st April 2003

THE MATRIX were a little known production team two years ago when they got a call about meeting with teenage newcomer AVRIL LAVIGNE. In a matter of months, they have become the go-to producers for singers looking to stretch their musical boundaries. Along with working on the next Britney Spears LP, the Matrix are logging studio time with Ricky Martin, Robbie Williams, Mariah Carey, Liz Phair and up-and-coming singer/songwriter Jason Mraz, among others.

"We don't want to be put in the box of people who do only Avril-type stuff," Edwards said. "We've done rap, punk. All three of us are so different. "We have done everyone from Darius, who won 'Pop Idol', to Busted, who are just like Blink-182," added Christy, a native of England.

Ironically, Edwards' ultimate goal is to work with an artist so far removed from Lavigne that the Canadian singer once famously mispronounced his name. "My dream would be working with DAVID BOWIE, sitting down and making a concept album," he said.

You can read the full piece at mtv.com.

1st April 2003

The next issue of GQ magazine features their listings for 'Best and Worst Dressed in Britain' awards. Winning again is the other 'next best' db DAVID BECKHAM who came in first position as the most stylish star.

JUDE LAW again repeated his 2nd position, whilst DAVID BOWIE jumped a massive 30 places from last year's 33rd into third place.

The top ten: 1. David Beckham, 2. Jude Law, 3. David Bowie, 4. Pierce Brosnan, 5. Tom Ford, 6. Robbie Williams, 7. David Furnish, 8. AA Gill, 9. Bryan Ferry, 10. Ioan Gruffudd.

The winner of the worst dressed top position went to Graham Norton.

1st April 2003

The Australian TV programme BLUE HEELERS has a DAVID BOWIE related twist in one of their storylines at present.

Surveyors digging up land find a human skeleton, triggering a chain of events that eventually lead to another death before solving the 16-year-old missing person's case. PJ and Jonesy attend the scene where they find a skeleton in a shallow grave with a woman's bag, a metal button from a denim jacket, an unused ticket to a 1987 David Bowie concert in Melbourne and the remnants of a mohair rug. When Jo and Ben start door-knocking the area, Jo discovers an elderly lady, Sheila, dead in the front passage of a house directly across the road from the grave and is immediately convinced the two cases are linked.

(Ed. Keep watching the next few episodes and you'll see several BowieWonderworld webpages on the show as part of the storyline).

1st April 2003

David Bowie, Celine Dion, Chantal Kreviazuk, Avril Lavigne, Paul McCartney, Our Lady Peace And Other Renowned Artists Collaborate On Peace Songs Album With Proceeds To Benefit War Child Canada.

Release Date: April 15, 2003.

TORONTO, CNW/Press Release - Some of the world's best-known music artists are spending time in the studio for a common cause: war-affected children. These and many other artists are providing exclusive material and relevant tracks for the upcoming PEACE SONGS album. Proceeds from the sale of Peace Songs will help children affected by war through War Child Canada's international humanitarian projects, including humanitarian relief in Iraq. The album is scheduled to be released on April 15, 2003.

Artists have generously donated songs with timely messages of peace and hope. Some have re-recorded their own versions of classic songs about peace, while others have developed new compositions fitting with the theme and others have offered existing tracks. The artists featured in Peace Songs include: Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, David Bowie, Bruce Cockburn, Leonard Cohen, Celine Dion, Gord Downie, In Essence, Garou, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), K-OS, Chantal Kreviazuk, Kyprios, Avril Lavigne, Paul McCartney, Moby, Our Lady Peace, and David Usher - to name a few. The final track listing will be released at the end of this week.

A remarkable range of international talent have volunteered their voices to Peace Songs, including Paul McCartney, who took time out from rehearsing his upcoming European tour to record an exclusive track. "Whatever the politics, whatever the rights and wrongs of war, children are always the innocent victims," commented McCartney. "I am delighted to be able to make this small contribution to a magnificent project."

Peace Songs is a joint initiative between BMG Canada Inc., Sony Music Canada, and War Child Canada. "We are very concerned for the well-being of Iraqi children and all innocent people caught in the crossfire of war," says Dr. Samantha Nutt, Executive Director of War Child Canada. "We are extremely grateful for the support of such talented artists in our efforts to help these vulnerable children and families who are at great risk."

"We are very committed to this package. The genesis of Peace Songs was long before the war in Iraq started, but whatever opinion you hold - on this war or any other conflict internationally - the humanitarian impact is massive and tragic. I'm once again grateful for the power of music and the integrity of artists to help generate money for child victims of war," commented Denise Donlon, President of Sony Music Canada. "At a time when many of us feel powerless to make a difference, this initiative is a positive step towards giving a voice to those who need it most - children," adds BMG Canada Inc. President, Lisa Zbitnew.

War Child Canada is a registered Canadian charity dedicated to providing humanitarian support to war-affected children around the world. Assistance includes relief supplies, health care, education, rehabilitation and psychological support for the young victims of war. One of War Child Canada's partners in Iraq is the Karbala Children's Hospital. Since 2001, War Child Canada has provided urgently needed supplies to help improve the lives of the young patients. Working closely with the music industry, War Child Canada is also committed to providing Canadian youth with meaningful opportunities to get involved in human rights and social issues. To learn more about War Child Canada, please visit www.warchild.ca or call 1-866-WARCHILD (1-866-927-2445).

Click here to purchase Warchild: Hope now.

1st April 2003

War Child DAVID BOWIE has contributed the Metro remix radio edit track of 'Everyone Says Hi' to the WAR CHILD charity album 'Hope'.

The album is released this month on 14th April by WEA who are producing and distributing the album without taking a profit.

Also featured on the album are newly recorded contributions from: Moby (a new track entitled 'Nearer'), Spiritualized ('Hold On'), New Order (cover of the Jimmy Cliff song 'Vietnam'), Billy Bragg ('The Wolf Covers Its Tracks'), George Michael (Don McClean's 'The Grave'), Beth Orton (Ooh Child') and Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens ('Peace Train').

The album will contain 16 or 17 tracks and the complete list of contributors will be announced next week.

Click here to purchase Warchild: Hope now.

The Mirror news piece (31st March).

1st April 2003

The tracklisting for the 10-track bonus disc on the forthcoming ALADDIN SANE 30th Anniversary Edition scheduled for release this month on 14th April 2003 is as follows:

     01 John, I'm Only Dancing (Aladdin Sane session version)
     02 The Jean Genie (Original UK single mix)
     03 Time (single edit)
     04 All The Young Dudes
     05 Changes (Recorded live at the Music Hall, Boston 1/10/72)
     06 The Supermen (Recorded live at the Music Hall, Boston 1/10/72)
     07 Life On Mars? (Recorded live at the Music Hall, Boston 1/10/72)
     08 John, I'm Only Dancing (Recorded live at the Music Hall, Boston 1/10/72)
     09 The Jean Genie (Recorded live at Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica 20/10/72)
     10 Drive-In Saturday (Recorded live at the Public Hall, Cleveland on 25/11/72)

You can pre-order your copy here.



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