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29th September 2004

A Reality Tour DVD The highly anticipated DVD release of DAVID BOWIE - LIVE IN DUBLIN is now finally available to order.

Recorded in Dublin in November 2003, the 30-track DVD will be his first live concert film in over 15 years. 'David Bowie - A Reality Tour' is produced by Blink TV, edited by Emmy Award winner Guy Harding and the Creative Director is Marcus Viner. The DVD's 5.1 surround sound mix was engineered by Tony Visconti.

Region 2 encoding (Europe, Japan, South Africa and the Middle East including Egypt) - Order now and receive a 25% discount - Our Price: £10.49.

Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only) - Order now and receive a 30% discount - Our Price: $10.49.

26th September 2004

Here's a quick round-up of several DAVID BOWIE namedrops in interviews from around the world...

Genius comedian/actor RICKY GERVAIS interview extract from The Sunday Herald:

RG: "There's nothing wrong with getting 20 million viewers, but I think there's something wrong with aiming at getting 20 million viewers, because then you have to take away all the things that will offend, and you'll end up with something so anodyne that it just washes over you for half an hour. I imagine The Office was also one of the most hated shows on television, that some people passionately hated it. But that's better, for me.

"David Bowie said that after Let's Dance, which is his biggest album ever and obviously not his best, he was doing these stadium gigs and looked out at the audience and suddenly realised that he had Phil Collins fans instead of Iggy Pop fans. And that's how I feel about everything I do: I want Iggy Pop fans." Pause, titter. "I want cool people with loads of scars." - [Read full article]...

Singer MARILYN MANSON interview extract in the Winnipeg Sun:

WS: In fact, Manson has already started writing already for his next studio album and has eight new songs recorded -- including a tribute to Andy Warhol - after filling about 45 notebooks with random ideas while on tour.

MM: "I hate taking time off, but we started writing immediately when we got home amid doing Personal Jesus. And a great trigger for us was we were invited to go see (David) Bowie. I'd never met him and, of course, he's a big idol of mine, and just seeing him play and getting the goosebumps." - [Read full article]...

Comic designer/illustrator JOHN BAGNALL interview extract from Silver Bullet Comics:

DS: "The piece on Bowie is a laugh - have you been a dedicated Bowie fan for a while?"

JGB: "All of the Thin White Duke's records until the end of the 70's are uniformly great. It doesn't matter that he hasn't produced anything of similar quality since because we expect too much of our aging pop stars. His Berlin period has always intrigued me, it's so mysterious, so when I based a strip on it I had a lot of fun just making things up. One of the Bowie websites recently picked up on the story and were talking about sending a copy to the man. I've been waiting by the phone ever since but David hasn't called me to do his next CD sleeve yet." - [Read full article]...

25th September 2004

The PEOPLE'S CHOICE awards are back! You decide the winners at the Digital Music Awards 04 now! They are looking for the best music sites on the web in the past year as chosen by you! This is your chance to have your say.

Vote for your favourite sites, and you'll be automatically entered into the prize draw to win one of 5 Xboxes and tickets for the awards ceremony and after party.

The trophies will be handed out at the official Digital Music Awards ceremony in London on October 19th.

Not much time left to click on the logo to vote for BowieWonderworld in the fan site category and then vote for David Bowie in the Artist of the Year category.

24th September 2004

The September 2004 issue of THE VOYEUR is out now! As always also this time the guys (and girl) from The Voyeur have managed to create another beautiful fanclub magazine.

The Voyeur September 2004 Next to stories created by The Voyeurs themselves DAVID BOWIE fans David Emerson, Colin Creaven, Alert van Harten and Nancy Holtzman have contributed some great stories and beautiful photographs.

In this issue:
     Watch out for The Voyeur
     Welcome to The Voyeur
     DVD15 (official and unofficial DVD releases)
     My Sweet Lollipop (Norwegian Wood Festival review)
     Reality In Amsterdam (by Alert van Harten)
     Reality ends Reality
     Beware of the Savage Jaw (by Colin Creaven)
     Eight Line Poem (by David Emerson)
     Reality Tour 2004 (part 3)
     Reality World tour 2004 (song schedule)
     The Voyeur Fanclub meeting (review)

If you ever wanted to become a member of The Voyeur this is the time to do so. Until the end of November 2004 all new Voyeur fanclub members receive a free Voyeur fanclub T-shirt.

For more details visit their website at http://go.to/bowiefanclub or send them an email at thevoyeur@home.nl

[Click here for a sneak preview of six pages from this latest issue]

From Peter Smit.

22nd September 2004

Press Communication:

Passenger On collector Mauro Luppi and publisher Daniele Pensavalle's initiative, here is a collection of photographs of David Bowie and Iggy Pop taken by Philippe Auliac in London and Paris in 1976 and 1977, published in book form for the first time.

After the American episode and the crossing of Siberia with Iggy Pop on the famous Trans-Siberian Railway, David Bowie is back in Europe under the name and guise of The Thin White Duke for the Station To Station tour. After shooting Nicolas Roeg's The Man Who Fell to Earth, he arrived in the wake of his ambiguous statements to the press. Play-acting, cocaine or delusions of "folie des grandeur". Fans are destabilized when he compares the rise of a rock star to that of a far right political leader. Philippe Auliac becomes an appointed photographer for the European part of the tour, from the first Wembley concert to the May 18th 1976 show at the Pavillon de Paris.

This book is the first edition of Philippe Auliac's work on this controversial time. The full-page pictures come in the form of a photographic account of a flexible chronology that leaves much to the reader's imagination while nonetheless leading him firmly to the show marking the disappearance of The Thin White Duke, who vanishes of his own accord. The three texts by Véronique Pintelon, Christophe Geudin and Laurence Geslin ponctuate the syncopated sequence of the pictures by each addressing the character's different aspects, whether it be his style, his appearance, his musical world or his place in the late 70s, now synonymous with the end of communal utopia. This book - whose purpose is not to add an umpteenth biographic page to all those already published on David Bowie - is an opportunity to discover a series of mostly rare and previously unpublished photographs gathered together in an album to be read, looked through and decoded.

This first publication (late October 2004) will be issued in a limited edition of 2000 copies including an original printing autographed by the photographer.

By Elge.

Click here for more details and how to pre-order yourself a copy of the the book.

21st September 2004

All set for DVD Region 2 release on 30th November by Optimum Entertainment is MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE which stars DAVID BOWIE as Major Jack Celliers, along with Tom Conti and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

The new release will feature commentary from Jerry Thomas, International Artwork and Movie Trailers.

Edition Details:
    - Certification: 15.
    - Duration 124 minutes.
    - Region 2 encoding (Europe, Japan, South Africa and the Middle East including Egypt).
    - PAL.

DVD Features: (Special Feature Information).
    - Commentary From Jerry Thomas.
    - International Artwork.
    - Trailers.

You can pre-order NOW and receive a 15% discount.

20th September 2004

The DAVID BOWIE track 'Looking For Water' appears on the soundtrack of the new Wim Wenders directed movie LAND OF PLENTY which has just been premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

Film Synopsis: After years of living abroad with her American missionary father, Lana (Michelle Williams) returns to the United States to begin her studies. But instead of focusing on her education, Lana sets out to find her only other living relative - her uncle Paul, her deceased mother's brother. A Vietnam veteran, Paul is a reclusive vagabond with deep emotional war wounds. A tragic event witnessed by the two unites them in a common goal to rectify a wrong, and takes them on a journey of healing, discovery, and kinship.


    01. The Last Good Year
     - Written by Thomas Hanreich. Performed by Thom.
    02. The Beautiful Occupation
         - Written by Francis Healy. Performed by Travis.
    03. The Star-Spangled Banner
     - Music by John Stafford Smith. Performed by Hub Moore.
    04. The Sound of My Life
     - Written by Thomas Hanreich. and Patrick Christensen. Performed by Thom.
    05. Expensive Being Poor
     - Written by TV Smith. Performed by TV Smith.
    06. This Is Not Berlin
     - Written by Thomas Hanreich. Performed by Thom.
    07. Seven
     - Written by Gogo Engst, Shorty Kurths, Kayki Degner, Oliver Benn Joseph, Yensin Jahn,
     Kersten Ginsberg. Performed by Mamasweed.
    08. Stand Up
     - Written by Andreas von Holst and Andreas Frege. Performed by Die Toten Hosen.
    09. Looking For Water
     - Written by David Bowie. Performed by David Bowie.
    10. The Priest
     - Written by Alison Galea, Ian Schranz and Mark Sansone. Performed by Beangrowers.
    11. The Land Of Plenty
     - Written by Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson. Performed by Leonard Cohen.
    12. The Letters
     - Written by Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson. Performed by Leonard Cohen.

19th September 2004

Passenger Published at the end of next month on October 31st is a brand new DAVID BOWIE photobook entitled 'Passenger' shot by French photographer PHILIPPE AULIAC.

Published by Sound and Vision Editions, this book features rare and unpublished photographs from David's 1976 Thin White Duke era.

Published with a hard cover, containing 210 high quality paper pages, with fine binding. The text is published in English and French. Features 70 unedited David Bowie photographs taken by Philippe from 1976/1977.

For more details and how to pre-order yourself a copy of the the book please visit www.moonagedaydream.it.

From Philippe Auliac Films Director - Photographer

16th September 2004

All bow down to Bowie... On this very day thirty-nine years ago in 1965, a young performer named DAVIE JONES who was then performing with The Lower Third, officially changed his stage name to DAVID BOWIE and rest, as they say is history...

Wander on over to the EPIPHONE web site where there is a online interview with GAIL ANN DORSEY and CATHERINE RUSSELL entitled - 'On The Road With David Bowie' conducted by Don Mitchell. You can read the full article via their web site - (thanks to IamRockinhorse for the pointer)...

And on the subject of GAIL ANN DORSEY check out her brand new online official web site at www.gailanndorsey.com - there's some great stuff on there...

15th September 2004

Update via BowieNet: Worldwide release date remains 19th October, Australian only release set for October 25th.

DAVID BOWIE is set release 'A Reality Tour' DVD worldwide on October 25th, to mark his first major world tour in nearly a decade. Recorded in Dublin in November 2003, the 30-track DVD will be his first live concert film in over 15 years...

A Reality Tour DVD "...Bowie still manages to project more charisma during one song than most modern-day stars manage in a career... The songs sound as fresh as ever..." - Maurice O'Brien, Irish Independent, November 24, 2003.

David Bowie will release 'David Bowie - A Reality Tour' DVD worldwide on October 25 to commemorate his first major world tour in nearly a decade. Filmed last November 22 and 23 in front of emotionally charged audiences at the Point Depot in Dublin, Ireland, the DVD marks the influential rock legend's first concert film in over 15 years.

Thirty songs spanning Bowie's illustrious career - including 'Five Years' and 'Hang On To Yourself', which BOWIE hasn't played live in over 20 years - are featured in a riveting state-of-the-art sound and light stage production that was conceived by Bowie and utilises enormous LED screens and animation. The programme runs 140 minutes, and a ten-page booklet filled with amazing live photos from the event is included in the package.

Feeding off the overwhelming response from the Dublin audience, Bowie said on the first night: "If we're going to film a DVD anywhere, this is the place to do it. I know it, you know it and they (the film crew) know it!"

'David Bowie - A Reality Tour' is produced by Blink TV, edited by Emmy Award winner Guy Harding and the Creative Director is Marcus Viner. The DVD's 5.1 surround sound mix was engineered by Tony Visconti, Bowie's long-time producer of such classic albums as 'The Man Who Sold The World', 'Young Americans' and 'Heroes'; Visconti also co-produced with Bowie his most recent critically revered albums 'Heathen' (2002) and 'Reality' (2003).

Armed with a rotating list of 60 songs, BOWIE and his band - Gerry Leonard (band leader/guitar/vocals), Sterling Campbell (drums/vocals), Earl Slick (guitar), Gail Ann Dorsey (bass guitar/vocals), Catherine Russell (keyboards/vocals/percussion/guitar) and Mike Garson (keyboards) - made their mark with shows constituting what many described as one of the best treks in his career. The hugely successful and critically acclaimed "A Reality Tour" began last October in Europe, visiting countries all over the world while attracting over 700,000 fans and earning the tour #1 top-grossing honours for the first half of 2004, according to Billboard Boxscore. It was also hailed as "Best Tour: #2 (after Radiohead)" in the "Critics' Picks" section in the ROLLING STONE "Music Awards 2003" poll (2/5/04).

DAVID BOWIE - LIVE IN DUBLIN DVD Region 2 released 18th October Region 2 encoding (Europe, Japan, South Africa and the Middle East including Egypt) - Order now and receive a 25% discount - Our Price: £10.49.
October 19th: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only) - Order now and receive a 30% discount - Our Price: $10.49.

From Sony Music Australia.

12th September 2004

Vampire movie THE HUNGER which stars DAVID BOWIE, Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon is all set for a DVD Region 2 re-release by Warner Home Video on October 18th.

Synopsis: Miriam (Catherine Deneuve), an ancient vampire who survives on the blood of her lovers, promises the gift of eternal youth in return for her continued longevity... and that is until she tires of them. When her current beau, John (David Bowie), falls victim to this very fate he attracts the attention of premature aging specialist Dr. Sarah Roberts (Susan Sarandon).

The special features on this DVD release include: Commentary by director Tony Scott and Susan Sarandon, a stills gallery and theatrical trailer.

The Hunger Release details:
Certificate: 18.
Category: Drama.
No. of Discs: 1.
Running Time: 92 minutes.
Year Produced: 1983.
Region: 2 (UK and Europe/Japan, South Africa and the Middle East including Egypt).
Audio: English - Dolby Digital Mono.
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 (Widescreen).
Anamorphic: Yes.
Encoding: PAL.
Interactive Features: Interactive Menus, Scene Selection, Theatrical Trailer.

You can pre-order The Hunger available with a 25% saving.

9th September 2004

On Friday September 17th Space Oddity - David Brighton's tribute to DAVID BOWIE will return to LA for a special double bill at one of Southern California's premiere concert venues.

David Brighton The place: The Grove of Anaheim

We'll be sharing the bill with our good friends: Bruce In the USA - Matt Ryan and the American Dream (A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen).

Space Oddity's showtime: 8:00pm. Matt Ryan and American Dream's showtime: 9:15pm

Doors open: 6:00pm. Tickets - $27.50

We want to offer our mailing list people a special price on tickets. Call now to get two tickets for the price of one while they last... Box Office 714-712-2700 - Tickets are on sale at the box office or online at Ticketmaster.

Venue Address: 2200 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California, 92806. For directions [Click here]

Please email requests to:

Check out Space Oddity's website @ www.davidbowietribute.com

From David Brighton.

8th September 2004

Just in case you've never seen the DAVID BOWIE promotional video for 'Rebel Never Get Old' you can view online here courtesy of Sony Europe...

Check out the review of the DAVID BOWIE comic: 'All The Wet Dudes' www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com - Created and self published by Darren Schroeder and Brent Willis. The two brief, mini sized comics give a personal account of attending the Bowie concert. In reality they are a visual diary of a day in the life. Reading them is similar to having a chat to a close friend or reading a letter from a friend. In other words they are relaxed in story and style, chatty and friendly - [from Darren Schroeder]...

Two new columns from BW regulars HEDDON STREET BOY and LITTLE MISS WONDER are now available for your reading pleasure - [BW Columnists]...

A new DAVID BOWIE wallpapers section has been added to BW. The title page informs you what size your screen setting is. Simply click on the link at the base of the wallpaper page and the first 30 wallpapers are now online for you to download - [BW Wallpaper]...

7th September 2004

The OAKLANDS YOUTH THEATRE are currently in production to perform their comical DAVID BOWIE play entitled: '(We Were) Ziggy's Band'. The performances will be held in Southampton on 3rd-5th February 2005.

Title: (We Were) Ziggy's Band
Cast: 7m 7f and 2m/f.
Duration: 100 minutes
Set: 1971-1973 and Present day.

Synopsis: (We Were) Ziggy's Band is a new play set against the backdrop of Bowie's early 70's music and charts the life of a Ziggy era David Bowie fan.

It wasn't only the Spiders from Mars who were Ziggy's band... thousands of teenagers around Britain were too... I was one of them! I have used this play as an opportunity to imagine what would have happened if my idea for a glam-rock group, Eed Sud and The Luminous Earwigs (and all the mad concepts I had for them) had actually come to be! So, although autobiographical to an extent... in that I was a David Bowie fan in the early seventies... and did have some mad ideas... it is fictional... because my ideas never came to pass!!! The story focuses on Shakey Threwer (party that lasted all night), the person I might have been, had I the courage, and had my friends in Thornbury, Bristol, been stupid enough to go along with my off the wall ideas!

Shakey Threwer is performing as David Bowie, in a TV 70's special tribute competition. He remains blissfully unaware of the chaos that will follow the announcement of the resultant winner, and as he awaits this announcement, he reflects on his teenage years.

In his childhood, Shakey had ambitions to become a rock star. Together with his best friend, Billy Porter (Silly, Willy, Billy Porter), he formed The Luminous Earwigs and prepared to perform a strange new Rock Opera. Shakey firmly believed this would lead them to instant fame and fortune. However their rival, Jim, is equally determined to destroy their dreams. The Luminous Earwigs' performance of their strange new Rock Opera was set for July 4th 1973. Would they be able overcome the evil Jim? Will the events at the Hammersmith Odeon the previous evening overshadow their efforts? Should the British Record Buying/Concert attending public ever be exposed to such a strange, and frankly... silly Rock Opera?

This comic play is an ideal for any group with members who are fans of the early seventies music scene and particularly that of David Bowie and his alter ego... Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.

It will, I believe, be a unique school production, with fantastic opportunities. It will appeal to (older!!!) teachers and parents (who will of course form the audience... how nice to have a school show parents will enjoy!!!) and serve to introduce school students to such fantastic music!

(We Were) Ziggy's Band is to be premiered in Southampton on 3rd-5th February 2005 by the Oaklands Youth Theatre. A must for any Bowie fan!

More details will follow nearer to the time or by visiting www.amdram.co.uk/wheellerplays

From Mark Wheeler.

3rd September 2004

On September 27th this month, Sony re-release three albums from DAVID BOWIE namely OUTSIDE, EARTHLING and 'hours..'. Each album contains a bonus disc of material including various versions, remixes and bonus tracks, which add up to forty-four extra tracks.

The digibook style albums will be available separately or all three combined in a special slipcase edition. The booklets contain the bonus track information and additional photographs.

The tracklisting for each of the bonus discs are as follows:

Outside (Bonus Disc 2):
    01. The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Trent Reznor Alternative Mix)
    02. The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Rubber Mix)
    03. The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Simple Test Mix)
    04. The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Filthy Mix)
    05. The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Good Karma Mix by Tim Simenon)
    06. A Small Plot Of Land (Basquiat Official Soundtrack Version)
    07. Hallo Spaceboy (12" Remix)
    08. Hallo Spaceboy (Double Click Mix)
    09. Hallo Spaceboy (Instrumental)
    10. Hallo Spaceboy (Lost In Space Mix)
    11. I Am With Name (Album Version)
    12. I'm Deranged (Jungle Mix)
    13. Get Real
    14. Nothing To Be Desired

Earthling (Bonus Disc 2):
    01. Little Wonder (Censored Video Edit)
    02. Little Wonder (Junior Vasquez Club Mix)
    03. Little Wonder (Danny Saber Dance Mix)
    04. Seven Years In Tibet (Mandarin Version)
    05. Dead Man Walking (Moby Mix 1)
    06. Dead Man Walking (Moby Mix 2)
    07. Telling Lies (Feelgood Mix)
    08. Telling Lies (Paradox Mix)
    09. I'm Afraid Of Americans (Show Girls Official Soundtrack Version)
    10. I'm Afraid Of Americans (Nine Inch Nails V1 Mix)
    11. I'm Afraid Of Americans (Nine Inch Nails V1 Clean Edit)
    12. V-2 Schneider (Tao Jones Index)
    13. Pallas Athena (Tao Jones Index)

'hours...' (Bonus Disc 2):
    01. Thursday's Child (Rock Mix)
    02. Thursday's Child (Omikron: The Nomad Soul Slower Version)
    03. Something In The Air (American Psycho Remix)
    04. Survive (Marius De Vries Mix)
    05. Seven (Demo Version)
    06. Seven (Marius De Vries Mix)
    07. Seven (Beck Mix #1)
    08. Seven (Beck Mix #2)
    09. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (Edit)
    10. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (Stigmata Film Version)
    11. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (Stigmata Film Only Version)
    12. New Angels Of Promise (Omikron: The Nomad Soul Version)
    13. The Dreamers (Omikron: The Nomad Soul Longer Version)
    14. 1917
    15. We Shall Go To Town
    16. We All Go Through
    17. No-One Calls

You can now order each of these Sony reissues of Outside, Earthling and 'hours...'

1st September 2004

Reality Texas Concert Poster For a limited time PUSH POSTERS have now available in their latest brand new stock this DAVID BOWIE Texas Concert Limited Edition Poster from his Reality world tour show on 27th April 2004 at The Backyard in Austin.

Designed by Billy Perkins and sized at 61 x 43cm, this is a strictly limited edition of 108 copies ONLY.

Screen Print on heavy card stock and priced at £24.99 (Euro 37.24 / $44.98).

Click here to purchase. - BE QUICK!!!

1st September 2004

Several programmes being broadcast this month featuring DAVID BOWIE include the following:

23rd Sept: David Bowie: Sound and Vision, Premiere 7, Germany, 21:45 CET
       [Flankiert von Freunden und Kollegen, erzählt Multitalent David Bowie von seiner Jugend, seinen ersten musikalischen Gehversuchen und Auftritten in Jugendbands. Ebenso offen berichtet er von seinen Verwandlungen in die Kunstfiguren 'David Bowie' und 'Ziggy Stardust' sowie seiner Liebe zur Schauspielerei. Auch private Rückschläge wie den Selbstmord seines geliebten Bruders lässt der Star nicht aus. - Informatives Porträt eines faszinierenden Künstlers]

16th Sept: Everybody Loves Sunshine, Sky Movies 5, UK, 2:50 GMT
       [This explosive drama about violence on the streets of Northern England stars David Bowie and Goldie. In the urban jungle of a Manchester estate a war is raging between a gang of Chinese Triads and the Warlords known as the G Men. Terry (Goldie), an ex-con recently released from prison, is keen to get back to the fray. His cousin Ray, however, has had enough and wants to begin life again. As the violence increases, a new struggle breaks out between Terry and Ray which proves just how ruthless Terry can be]

14th Sept: Story of David Bowie, The Amp, UK, 14:00 GMT
       [Biog examining the enduring appeal of the Thin White Duke]

13th Sept: The Hunger, TCM, UK, 00:30 GMT
       [Stylish and erotic horror about a female vampire and her companion, who cruise New York's clubland, luring victims back to their apartment where they drink their blood in order to remain immortal]

11th Sept: Story of David Bowie, The Amp, UK, 22:00 GMT
       [Biog examining the enduring appeal of the Thin White Duke]

10th Sept: Acoustic: David Bowie: TV5 Europe, UK, 19:05 CET (Germany 20:05 CET)
       [Musical magazine presented by Amobe Mevegue, with guest David Bowie. Gros plan sur David Bowie à l'occasion de son concert événement à Paris-Bercy et de la sortie de son album, Reality.]

9th Sept: David Bowie: Sound and Vision, Showtime, Australia, 4:55am
       [Note: Austar subscribers get Showtime for free for this week]

9th Sept: 6 Appeal, The Amp, UK, 18:00 GMT
       [Six of the best videos from David Bowie]

9th Sept: Story of David Bowie, The Amp, UK, 14:00 GMT
       [Biog examining the enduring appeal of the Thin White Duke]

8th Sept: Parkinson Starburst: David Bowie, BBC America, USA, 6:30am, 7:30am and 8:30am ET

7th Sept: Story of David Bowie, The Amp, UK, 22:00 GMT
       [Biog examining the enduring appeal of the Thin White Duke]

6th Sept: Parkinson Starburst: David Bowie, BBC America, USA, 6:30am, 7:30am and 8:30am ET

Check out the September Monthly Planner for more details on other programmes and events.

1st September 2004

MapleMusic Recordings is pleased to announce that it will release DANNY MICHEL's latest work, a collection of DAVID BOWIE songs, on September 21st.

A follow-up to last summer's Tales From The Invisible Man, which earned Danny a Juno nomination for Best New Artist, Loving The Alien: Danny Michel Sings The Songs of David Bowie was recorded and produced by Danny, a long-time Bowie fan, at his home studio outside of Guelph, Ontario.

On an upcoming fall tour with friend and sometime band mate Luke Doucet, Danny will play his regular set along with a few Bowie classics.

MapleMusic Recordings, home to artists such as Pilate, Boy, Kathleen Edwards, Not By Choice and The Dears, among others, is part of the MapleCore Ltd. family, a company that works with Canadian artists and businesses to create new opportunities through the effective application of technology. MapleMusic Recordings, distributed by Universal Music Group, represents MapleCore's strong commitment to showcasing Canadian talent around the world.

    Young Americans
    Moonage Daydream
    Ashes To Ashes
    Always Crashing In The Same Car
    Andy Warhol
    Big Brother
    Red Sails
    God Knows I'm Good
    Sons Of The Silent Age
    Lady Stardust

For more information visit www.dannymichel.com and www.maplemusicrecordings.com

Thanks to Mark S for the pointer.

1st September 2004

A new UK TV series on CHANNEL 4 which honours the best bands and pop stars over the past 50 years is to be launched this month.

The likes of DAVID BOWIE, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Queen, The Who, Madonna and Elvis Presley will battle it out for a place in the UK Music Hall of Fame.

Former Live and Kicking presenter Jamie Theakston has clinched a £350,000 deal to host the Channel 4 show which bosses hope will rival both the Brit Awards and the Mercury Music Prize.

Over six weeks acts from the 50s to the 90s will be put through a rigorous nomination process. By the end of the series five will be allowed into the Hall of Fame. Each instalment will focus on a specific decade with finalists decided by a viewer vote.

The show, from the makers of Big Brother, is designed to attract "real music lovers" rather than Pop Idol fans. An insider said: "This will establish once and for all the names of the most cherished acts in music history. These people have shaped 20th-century music and truly deserve to be honoured in a TV Hall of Fame. But it is sure to cause a huge debate among the true music lovers."

The competition, which mirrors a version in the US, will cover all types of music. The grand final will be held at the Hackney Empire in London later this year.

Entrants can come from anywhere in the world as long as they have had chart success in the UK. Modern acts such as the Spice Girls, Kylie Minogue, J-Lo, Oasis and Pulp will also be included. The acts must have released their first single at least five years ago.

Theakston is said to be "delighted" at landing the role. The 33-year-old will front five two-hour specials before presenting the final. The series will become an annual event with five acts joining the Hall of Fame each year. In America the Hall of Fame is regarded as the highest honour any artist can receive.


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