The November 1999 issue of THE VOYEUR, the fanzine of the International David Bowie Fanclub, is out now. In this issue: VH-1 Storytellers, The Nomad Soul, Archives 4, Hours... reviews, CD reviews, Bowie Books review, Bowie the Artist 2, Bowie Art Postcards 2.From Ludo - For more information go to http://huizen.daxis.nl/wopereis/TheVoyeur.htm
The Community Foundation For Greater Manchester present THE HEROES in concert plus supporting show at Lostock Community High School, Selby Road, Stretford, Manchester, England on Thursday, 16th December 1999 at 7.15 p.m. Tickets are priced at £2.00 to be paid at the door.
Update: For everyone who received their Heroes CD album "Access All Areas" through the post recently and made enquiries on payment, here are the details:
There are two ways to pay: Cheques should be made payable to CFGM and made payable in Sterling £ i.e. Pay: CFGM. The sum of £15.00 sterling. Alternatively credit card payments can be made by calling The Heroes office on 44 (0) 161 839 4947, the details required are: Name / Card Number / Expiry Date / Amount
For callers telephoning outside UK office hours simply leave these details on the answering machine. Transactions will be processed on the next working day.
The postal address is:
Yesterday at midnight the French TV Canal + broadcast the total "Nulle Part Ailleurs" Show, except for 'Rebel Rebel'.
The songs broadcast were:
Survive / Repetition / Something In The Air / China Girl / Seven / Thursday's Child / The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell.
There was also some backstage footage shown at the end of the show.
The VIRGIN MUSIC ITALY official site reports today that DAVID BOWIE Bowie will participate at the Italian Tv RAIDue transmission Quelli Che Il Calcio', on the 5th December in the afternoon, from 2.55 pm to 5.00 pm.From Stefano.
To all the Alcatraz Milan concertgoers... if you happen to be in Milan on Friday 3rd December, don't miss the chance to meet the DAVID BOWIE fans and BowieNetters from all Europe! Velvet Goldmine Italian Fan Club is pleased to welcome you at our meeting 'Strangers When We Meet'.
The gathering will be at Cafe' Tabac, Via Larga 8, Milan at h. 21.30. Entrance fee is Lire 10.000 (E. 5.16) and includes first drink. Please book your entrance at: email@example.com. For more information check the Velvet Goldmine web site (in Italian)
How to get there:
The place is very near to the Duomo Square, in the very centre of Milan. Underground stop is DUOMO (yellow line and red line).From Stefano @ Velvet Goldmine
A newly filmed video of the 1981 QUEEN/DAVID BOWIE collaboration "Under Pressure" will commemorate World Aids Day with a worldwide fundraising event on December 1st. Queen frontman Freddie Mercury died of AIDS in 1991. "Under Pressure" can be downloaded in the Microsoft Windows Media format for free beginning December 1st, from windowsmedia.microsoft.com. The tracks original video did not feature both Bowie and Mercury performing together, but the feat was accomplished by melding archival footage of the two artists. The video's audio track is a new mix recorded by the remaining members of Queen - guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor. It will be issued as single on December 6th, as will the band's signature song "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Queen's "Greatest Hits III" was released on Hollywood Records earlier this month. In addition to hosting the download, the WindowsMedia.com site will help inform visitors about the AIDS crisis and allow them the opportunity to contribute online to Queen's Mercury Phoenix Trust charity, which raises money to fight AIDS. Microsoft will also make a contribution to the trust. In 1992, Bowie joined May, Deacon and Taylor at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in London. Guns N' Roses, Annie Lennox and George Michael also appeared.
Free download windowsmedia.microsoft.com from 1st December.From Billboard.
There are some superb new live photographs taken by ALISON HALE at The Kit Kat Klub in New York on 19th November 199, along with an excellent gig review written by ANDY BARDING are now available for viewing on the following links below:
The Kit Kat Klub Review by Andy Barding.
Kit Kat Klub Photographs #2 New York 19/11/99 #2
Kit Kat Klub Photographs #1 New York 19/11/99 #1
Tonight on the TFI FRIDAY show saw the premier broadcasting of 'Rebel Rebel' from DAVID BOWIE'S recent three song performance.
Get your video recorders ready for the later repeat showing tonight at 1.00 a.m. on Channel Four.
You can watch part of David's interview "In The Chair" with Chris Evans by using the free Real Audio G2 player.Go visit the TFI Friday web site and click on "In The Chair"... along with a Bowie biography section.
Just re-released in the US on Oglio Records is the 1999 CD by DAVID BOWIE and BING CROSBY'S 'Little Drummer Boy'/'Peace On Earth'. It features the audio track plus the video in QuickTime format.Thanks to Andy B.
Mystery Art for Sale - Answers on a Postcard
It might be a masterpiece or it could be worth no more than the paper it is drawn on. That's the risk you take at Britain's annual Royal College of Art postcard exhibition. But at $57 it's probably worth splashing out for what could be a drawing by DAVID BOWIE, Antony Gormley, Maggi Hambling, Brian Eno or Terry Frost.
The exhibition of 2,002 postcards is called ABSOLUT SECRET. The secret is that they're all signed by the artist but only on the back, so you don't know what you're buying.
Students at the college provide most of the pieces but mixed among them are cards by famous artists whose identities will be revealed on December 5 once buying has closed.
"On the surface it's just a fun idea but it also has a serious purpose," said college rector Christopher Frayling.
"While it encourages appreciation of fine art for its own sake and gives everyone a chance to own a masterpiece in miniature, it also helps to provide much needed bursaries for our students," he said.
The money raised, which will be just over 70,000 pounds if the exhibition sells out, goes to a student hardship fund.
"The idea came from the students... they sent out two blank postcards to artists in the UK and waited to see what came back," said curator Diana Charnley.
The idea is to encourage people to buy what they like rather than what is valuable but with such famous contributors the purchase could turn into a nest-egg. The event is always a scrum, with bargain hunters lining up through the night.
"It can get more cut-throat than the January sales, with enthusiasts queuing up the night before the opening and sleeping outside the main door on the street," Charnley said.From Reteurs (London) - by Sara Marani.
The French Canadian show 'Musique Plus' saw DAVID BOWIE and his band perform ten songs as well as him taking on various questions from the audience. Some of the topics covered included: Ziggy 2002, John Lennon, the Sensation art exhibition and The Nomad Soul computer game.
The following tracks were performed:Survive
Modern technology has allowed DAVID BOWIE and FREDDIE MERCURY to star together in a new video, eight years after the Queen frontman died of AIDS. 'Under Pressure', the Bowie/Queen collaboration is set to be re-released in December, with the new video using old footage, to meld performances of the two frontman together.
To read more about this go here.From dotmusic.com
Check out the live and offstage photographs of DAVID BOWIE at The Kit Kat Klub, in New York City, USA last Friday on 19th November 1999. View photographs via title page. More to follow in the next few days, along with reports from the gig.Many thanks to Walter, Carla and Paula for the photographs.
Reminder - don't forget the appearance of DAVID BOWIE on the French-Canadian television station MUSIQUE PLUS tonight at 6 p.m. (EST) (11.00 p.m. GMT). You can check out the proceedings live on the 'net via their web cam at www.intracam.com/ and if you want to email in a question to David send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The show will be re-broadcast tonight at 10:30pm EST (3.30 a.m. GMT), and the following day at 10.00 a.m. EST (3.00 p.m. GMT).Check out Musique Plus web site here.
Well done to the fans who managed to secure tickets for the forthcoming DAVID BOWIE shows in London, Milan and Copenhagen. Unbelievably in Copenhagen, tickets were sold out in three minutes... Milan is also sold out.
London: According to some fans queuing in line at The Astoria on Monday morning it was chaos. The die-hard fans who camped out overnight rightly got their two ticket allocation "sorted". Those who arrived around 7.30 a.m. to queue were about 100 people away from the ticket office but at 10.10am they were told that all 400 tickets were sold. According to some stories, ticket touts/scalpers (some with their children) snapped up most of the tickets and then proceeded to sell them outside immediately. One person I know personally paid £70 and another forked out £125. Something has to be done to stop this - it is illegal after all. See the BowieWonderworld Message Board for more stories. Many of the emails I received yesterday from fans, a few over the moon from managing to secure tickets but the vast majority were left disappointed.
No news or information yet on whether or not tickets will be given away in competitions via BowieNet, Virgin, radio or fan web sites.(Ed. Thanks to everyone who emailed and told their stories - good and bad. Please give me a few days to reply there are over 600 hundred just concerning the European shows).
Tickets for DAVID BOWIE'S gig in London at The Astoria for 2nd December go on sale TOMORROW Monday 22nd November at 10.00 a.m. GMT, priced £20.
Tickets for the live DAVID BOWIE show on the 4th December at The Alcatraz, Milan, Italy are now on sale.
Tickets are available from the Virgin Megastore Milan Telephone: (from England) 0039 02 72003370.Venue: Alcatraz, Via Valtellina 25, Milano Tel: 02-69016352. Web Site.
Vinyl fetishist needs to find like-minded people for possible online communication, with common aim of satisfying bizarre craving. Do you, like me, long for the touch and smell of delicious smooth black vinyl......
Yes of course I am referring to the fact that 'hours...' is the first DAVID BOWIE studio album (apart from 'The Buddha Of Suburbia') not to be released on the shiny black stuff. Yeah I know that I should 'get with the programme' and forget all that old stuff, but I can't help myself. I have the two versions of the CD, and the mini-disc, (which has slightly different artwork for all you spotters) how much more modern can one be?
So, what I am saying here is that if you love the feel of a big 12" in your hands, (sorry, it's the Benny Hill in me!) and a bigger Bowie picture for your money, then join in with this campaign to get a vinyl release for 'hours...'
Those smart enough to have snapped up one of the very limited copies of 'Earthling' on vinyl will understand completely what a work of art, and a sensible investment to boot these releases are. But such a limited run is not a particularly viable financial exercise for a record company to undertake, so let's unite to give them a little nudge in the right direction.....
It's simple - All you have to do is e-mail me at:
I will then forward the petition to the relevant record company blokes, easy eh? The bigger the response we get the more likely this is to happen, so e-mail your friends and feel free to put this request up on your very own site, if you have one. People have the power!Request from Total Blam Blam.
DAVID BOWIE really took the air out of Conan's sails, pranking with the audience (he came out between takes, the crowd went nuts and in his best "no, I'm not doing mime" stance, silenced the audience with a single gesture), rolling with the weak jokes Conan attempted and making them huge, and funny... Bowie was on TOP!
The songs were, well, wonderful, and LOUD... loud enough to drown out the crowd, which was no small feat. The obligatory 'hours...' plug was a charming rendition of Thursday's Child, giving glimpses of how the new CD will sound on tour: edgy, with a bit of Bowie's old cabaret style coming through. The mix wasn't spot on, though - the backup singers were louder than the man himself. Gail Ann looked cool and poised and beautiful as always. Frankly, I didn't pay much attention to the rest of them, especially when Bowie took the show out with the ballsiest rendition of Cracked Actor I've ever heard. Such a pity it wasn't broadcast past the opening bars. Bowie crackled with hellish intent as he slammed through the bitter, sexy anthem that thrilled us all as teens, making no bones about the line "suck baby suck, give me some head....".
Damn, he had a good time up there. Absolutely stunning.
See Caz's photographs outside the studios.Many thanks to Caz for her review and photographs x.
DAVID BOWIE and his band played a seventeen song set list for The Kit Kat Klub gig in New York last night.
Wearing a fetching lime green shirt, three songs he played for the first time on this current "promo tour" were 'Ashes To Ashes', 'Cracked Actor', 'Stay' and 'I'm Afraid Of Americans'. Happy Birthday Gail!
Set List:..1. Life On Mars?
...DAVID BOWIE has disclosed how his memory has deteriorated after excessive drug use in the seventies. The music legend said that cocaine use left him with "emotional damage" and a memory like "Swiss cheese".
To read more about this click here.Thanks to web master Frank @ dotmusic.com
I don't know what happened here but UK newspapers listed that David was to appear on this programme... maybe they are holding back till the London appearance? Hmm.
Quick get your video recorders ready... DAVID BOWIE is to appear on BBC2 UK TV tonight at 11.25 p.m. - 11.55 p.m. on WEBWISE@HOME. Emma B and Nihal Arthanayake report live from the London super club Home. (S) (516277).
Also don't forget to swtich channels at 12.20 a.m. to catch David on UK ARENA Arena People - A Chat With David Bowie.Thanks to SteveG.
UK residents can catch up with DAVID BOWIE performing 'Thursday's Child' and 'Cracked Actor' this coming Sunday evening (21st) on CNBC at 8.40 p.m. as they are broadcasting THE CONAN O'BRIEN SHOW. You can get the channel if you have Sky satellite or cable.
Dressed in a red shirt and black shiny trousers, David played along with Conan's humour which included Conan's entry into the 'What's Really Happening' song competition. With Conan on acoustic guitar and David singing along to Conan's lyrics entitled 'I Am The Greatest Talk Show Host' which just happened to end with lyrics from 'Space Oddity'.Info from SteveK.
"I asked for an autograph, he wanted to stay home..." ...aah but he doesn't want to stay home you see... DAVID BOWIE wants to sign something just for you. If you are lucky enough to be going to see David and the rather splendid David Bowie band, on his 'Limited Engagements Tour 1999' at The Astoria in London's Charing Cross Road, then why not stroll over to the Virgin MegaStore on Oxford Street and get the man himself to sign your plaster cast, or whatever else you can think of?
The session takes place for one hour only, between 4.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. on 2nd December, the day of the Astoria show. An ingenious and fair queuing system has been devised... queuing will commence long before the start of the actual signing, as there will be a number given to correspond with your place in the queue. This is a refreshingly simple way to stop the likes of Mark Adams from employing their infamous queue-jumping techniques!
There will be ample opportunity to purchase Bowie product while in the MegaStore, so don't worry about carting something all the way there with you to get signed, just buy something when you get to the MegaStore! It is also a known fact that Rock Gods always do neater signatures on new stuff.
This could be your last chance to get a David Bowie autograph this millennium, so even if you aren't going to the show, get along to the Virgin MegaStore on the 2nd of December, and earn yourself a 'Bo 99'!Info via BowieNet (LOL Blam you git!).
There is to be a DAVID BOWIE Special on German televison on Sunday, 28th November at 5.00 p.m. and 11.00 p.m. and Wednesday December 1st at 11.00 p.m. The hour long special pogramme entitled 'JAM' is to be broadcast on the VIVA channel.
The highlights of the show are to include a recent interview from Austria, various archive clips, the Elephant Man play on Broadway and footage of the making of the promo video for 'Thursday's Child'.Thanks to Gunther.
Tickets for DAVID BOWIE'S gig in London at The Astoria for 2nd December go on sale on Monday the 22nd November at 10am GMT, priced £20.
Venue Box Office Phone 0171 434 0403.
Bowie Official Credit Card Phone 0990 321 321.
Credit Card Bookings also available on 0181 242 9595
First Call 0171 420 1000.
Ticket Master 0171 344 4444.
The forthcoming live DAVID BOWIE appearance at The Alcatraz, in Milan, Italy has been rescheduled for Saturday the 4th DECEMBER 1999.
Address: Alcatraz, Via Valtellina 25, Milano Tel: 02-69016352. Web Site.Information from BowieNet.
No prizes this time just a bit of fun... Click on the photograph and have a listen to this sound file... and try to figure out where it originates from? It genuinely is DAVID BOWIE singing and not Total Blam Blam, Derek or even Neil Hannon! Here is a list of six choices for you to choose from:
1. It's from the Sunday family entertainment programme "Songsa Da Praisa"... the little known Italian version of "Songs Of Praise" hosted by Thoria Herda.
2. David's attempt to oust Cliff Richard from the number one spot this Christmas.
3. It's the B-side of "Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola".
4. The highlight from 'Il Mio West' - the Italian spaghetti western movie, apart from David first entering the saloon... which is probably the best entrance ever made on film.
5. The pre-soundcheck at the recent Italian TV show just before David hits the host over the head with his acoustic guitar and tells him "I can f**king talk you under the carpet mate!"
6. The show opener for David's upcoming Milan gig smuggled from a recent New York rehearsal tape.
Guess which one... and by the way... no it's NOT another false 'hours...' outtake.Thanks to The Earwig.
The renowned DAVID BOWIE tribute artist JEAN GENIE is playing a live gig at the VENUE in London, UK on Friday 26th November, admission is £5.00, or £3.00 before 9.30pm with the advertisement in this week's NME.The Venue, 2A Clifton Rise, New Cross, London SE14. For information and bookings telephone: 0181 692 4077. (Travel to: New Cross/New Cross Gate Tube and BR).
I have just uploaded my new Homepage, which is on Used Tickets of DAVID BOWIE concerts. As a start I have put up some 271 pictures of Bowie concert tickets.
Will do my utmost to make it as complete as possible, therefore I need your help, If you have a ticket which is not on that page, please mail me a scan of it!
Check out Marcel's Concert Ticket PagesThanks Marcel.
The Cafe Persee, Brink 32 in Deventer, The Netherlands, will organise a DAVID BOWIE DAY on Sunday, November 21st. There will be Bowie Music (also Bowie life in 1999) , a lottery with Bowie Prices, Stands, and a Bowie cover band called Rust!
Starts at 16.00 hours, tickets Fl. 5,- More information by telephoning (0) 570-613331 or by emailing email@example.com
The International David Bowie Fan Club THE VOYEUR will also be present.From Ludo.
A huge thank you to everyone who entered the BowieWonderworld Number 6 competition for VIP guest tickets at the KIT KAT KLUB to witness DAVID BOWIE play live in New York tomorrow.
The lucky winners are as follows:
The winners have now all been notified via email. If any of the ticket winners can't make the gig in time for whatever reason I will redraw another winner to take their place.
Please could all winners notify me via email or telephone as soon as physically possible, so I can arrange for your names and information to be forwarded.
Thanks to a couple of radio DJ's who announced the competition on their programmes yesterday at real short notice. Big thanks to BowieNet and Evan at Teenage Wildlife for also adding the information on their web sites. All in all it amounted to a total of 692 entries, which ain't bad for just over one day.
The answers to the questions were as follows:
Q1: "What is the title of David Bowie's latest album?"
Q2: "Name the two female backing singers currently performing in David's live band?"
Answer: Holly Palmer and Emm Gryner
Q3: "Name the 3 countries that David is scheduled in play live in early December?"
Answer: England, Italy and Denmark
And... finally... to all the ten winners of the competition here, and the ten winners at Teenage Wildlife, and the numerous winners from BowieNet - ENJOY YOURSELVES AND MAKE SOME NOISE!Thanks to David, BowieNet and Virgin for making this competition possible.
The guest appearance by DAVID BOWIE on THE CONAN O'BRIEN SHOW saw David and the band play 'Thursday's Child' and an awesome 'Cracked Actor'.
Dressed in a red shirt and black shiny trousers, David played along with Conan's humour which included Conan's entry into the 'What's Really Happening' song competition. With Conan on acoustic guitar and David singing along to Conan's lyrics entitled 'I Am The Greatest Talk Show Host' which just happened to end with lyrics from 'Space Oddity'.(Ed. Guess I'll have to wait till next Sunday to watch it on the dish with SteveK).
This is your opportunity to win VIP Guest Tickets to see DAVID BOWIE and his band perform live this coming Friday in New York City!BowieWonderworld has TEN tickets to giveaway for the "special VIP invitation only" live club gig at The Kit Kat Club in New York City this Friday 19th November.
Simply answer the 3 easy questions (answers can be found on this web site) and send your entry via email to Competition No. 6 - don't forget to include your full name and reply-to email address.
1. You must be able to pick up your ticket/pass late Friday afternoon (5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.) in New York City. The location of the Kit Kat Club is 124 West 43rd Street (between 6th and Broadway). After you pick up your ticket, you must make your way over to the Kit Kat Club. The show is scheduled to start at 9:00 p.m. There is no opening act. Doors open at 8:00 p.m.
2. The Kit Kat Club strictly enforces a policy of 18 years old and over. If you are UNDER 18 YEARS of age please DO NOT enter this competition because you won't be able to enter the venue. You will be required to supply photo ID when picking up your winning ticket, i.e. valid driving licence/passport, etc.
3. This competition ends at 12 midnight (EST) on Wednesday, which is 5.00 a.m. (GMT).
4. The ten winners will be notified by email on Thursday afternoon... you MUST confirm that you are attending the show by Thursday evening (midnight EST) at the latest.
5. Along with your answers, your entry must contain your full name and reply to email address.
6. ONE ticket per person, if you require two tickets you must enter their names separately.
A huge thank you to David Bowie, BowieNet and Virgin Music for their generous offer and making this competition possible. Good luck to everyone!Evan at TeenageWildlife.com also has ten tickets to giveaway... go check it out.
"welcome to a tale of one man's travel... though somewhat abstract, it is very much that kind of album. a journal of lost and found, things so ancient that they are new, an icarian flight so close to the sun that your wings melt, only to discover upon crashing into the sea that you can breathe underwater."
"now, if i could just find my house keys..."
-- REEVES GABRELS on his digital download-only album "Ulysses (della notte)".
Click on the link below to download a free self-playing Digital Audio Postcard(TM) for Windows featuring an audio excerpt from "Arrow" the first track on the new album "Ulysses (della notte)" from Reeves Gabrels, guitarist and longtime collaborator with DAVID BOWIE.
Be a part of history. "Ulysses (della notte)" is an album completely distributed and promoted on the Internet. If you like the postcard, feel free to forward to a friend.Many thanks to Reeves. Go check out his new official web site at reevesgabrels.com
Going completely against the grain here... I simply have to tell you what happened last night in one of the DAVID BOWIE chat rooms.
I have asked Miss X if I can use this is some way or other and after she realised just how funny it is she kindly agreed. Her name has been changed to save further embarrassment.Read the Chat log transcription.
According to a source at Channel Four's TFI Friday, the remaining two unseen performed songs 'Rebel Rebel' and 'China Girl' that DAVID BOWIE performed on the show on 8th October, should be broadcast in the near future probably on their Christmas special programme.
In the meantime, you can watch part of David's interview "In The Chair" with Chris Evans by using the free Real Audio G2 player.Go visit the TFI Friday web site and click on "In The Chair"... along with a Bowie biography section.
Last night on CHANNEL 4 the results of the HMV sponsored "Music Of The Millennium" poll were broadcast in the UK.
DAVID BOWIE appeared in 7th position in the 'Best Male Vocalist' section and 13th position in the 'Best Songwriter' category. Two of David's albums "Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (38th) and "Hunky Dory (102nd) in the "Best Album" section. He also had two songs "Heroes" (55th) and "Life On Mars?" (89th) in the "Best Song" category.
Most Influential Musician of the Millennium:
Best Male Vocalist:
All in all it was a disappointing poll, considering all the advertising hype generated over the last few months. There were some very surprising inclusions (mainly flavour of the moment groups i.e. Steps) and some surprising non inclusions. The panel of stars including Bob Geldof, Jarvis Cocker, Neil Hannon, et al, seemed totally dumbfounded and genuinely astonished by some of the results.
In conjunction with the poll there is a compilation album entitled 'Music Of The Millennium'. The press blurb goes as follows: "This has got to be one of the strongest compilation albums ever put together. Channel 4 and HMV have been running the Music Of The Millennium poll since January, and on Sunday November 13th the results will be announced with a three hour TV extravaganza, starting at 9pm. This album has been put together as a souvenir of the show, and as such is a peerless collection of the best songs by the biggest artists. Queen, BOWIE, Robbie, Blur, Oasis, U2, Prince, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, Abba, Bee Gees, George Michael etc etc - they literally are all here. Every track is a classic. And so is this collection."Go see the results for the Top 100 for each category here at the Channel 4 web site.
After recently spotted backstage at Wembley during NetAid wearing a DAVID BOWIE T-shirt, ROBBIE WILLIAMS goes one step further by donning an 'Outside' Tour T-shirt in his latest promo video for his new double A-sided single release 'She's The One'/'It's Only Us'.
Talking of Robbie Williams... besides his version of 'Kooks' on his first solo album, has anyone ever heard or noticed that during "No Regrets" on his 2nd album you can hear a backing voice singing "goodbye" which sounds remarkably like David?... Hmmm. It's Neil Hannon of "My Life Story" doh! I mean The Divine Comedy... doing a very good impersonation.
Click here to listen to the clip in RA. See what you think.'Kooks' by Robbie Williams in RealAudio.
This morning on the Virgin Radio Breakfast Show (1215 MW), CHRIS EVANS announced the DAVID BOWIE London gig at The Astoria, which is scheduled for 2nd December. Set your alarm clocks... the show starts at 6.30am till 9.30am.
No ticket information was given out... just the announcement. They said to tune in next week for more details.Go visit the Virgin Radio web site.
If you are going to CONAN O'BRIEN TV show to see DAVID BOWIE, we have found a wonderful meeting place! Conan is filmed at 30 Rockefeller Plaza (50th between 5th and 6th).
We are all meeting at BAR 9, located at 807 9th Ave (on 9th between 53rd & 54th).
CHECK IT OUT HERE! Bar 9. Entrees are reasonable, between 9 and 11 dollars, Tuesday night is swing night, and we'll have a grand time.
Any questions, email me, CazMaTaz OK? See you in less than a week!From Caz.
The UK TV station CHANNEL 4 series 'BITS' are to feature a review on the THE NOMAD SOUL PC computer game on their programme tonight at 2.40 am.Release information on The Nomad Soul here.
The second UK single to be released from DAVID BOWIE'S 'hours...' album is 'Survive'.
It is to be released in a three part CD set on 10th January 2000. Full information on the third part of CD release is still to be announced.(Ed. Word on the street... This excellent track has become many fans firm favourite from the new album, more so after hearing it played live. David himself also has said in numerous interviews that he loves playing this song live).
Tracklisting and release information:'Survive' CD1 - UK.
An exclusive self written interview with DAVID BOWIE aged 53... interviewing DAVID BOWIE aged 23. Confused? Don't be.
The interview and other articles are to be published in the following magazines and newspapers around the globe:
Australia: National weekend broadsheet newspaper.
Belgium: De Morgen the Flemish daily newspaper.
Czech Republic: ROCK & POP.
Denmark: POLITIKEN - Front cover - Sunday edition and front cover on cultural section.
France: Music Up. Monthly music magazine.
Germany: SZ Magazin: (street date Friday's).
Holland: Telegraaf newspaper.
New Zealand: Metro.
Norway: Dagbladet (daily newspaper), VG (daily newspaper), Aftenposten (daily newspaper) plus Elle (women's fashion magazine), Henne (women's fashion magazine) and Mann (men's lifestyle magazine).
Portugal: Expresso Magazine.
Russia: Ya Molodoy.
Spain: Rolling Stone Sweden and Musiker Magasinet.
United Kingdom: GQ Magazine. (Decadence Issue).
Three more DAVID BOWIE European gigs have been announced for December.2nd December: England, London, The Astoria
Ticket prices and outlets are all to be announced.
Addresses: Alcatraz, Via Valtellina 25, Milano. Tel: 02-69016352.
'Vega Musikkens Hus', Enghavevej 40, 1674 V. Tel: 3325-7011.
Members of BowieNet have the chance to obtain "dozens" of tickets for the forthcoming New York gig at The Kit Kat Klub (19th November) by visiting the BowieNet Chat room this Thursday at 8.00 pm EST (1.00 am GMT)- see BowieNet for full details.Info from BowieNet
DAVID BOWIE is featured in an upcoming exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art entitled 'Rock Style' which features costumes of rock stars. The exhibit opens at the Met on December 6th and runs through March 19th, 2000. It then travels to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum in Cleveland opening May 12th through September 10th, 2000. After that, it goes to the Barbican Centre in London from October 4th through December 10th, 2000.
In total there are seven of David's costumes on display including the Natasha Kornilof designed clown outfit from the 'Ashes To Ashes' video; 'The Thin White Duke" costume and the Alexander McQueen designed Union Jack frock coat from 'Earthling', as well as three costumes from 'Ziggy Stardust'.Info from Andy.
SHIFT.COM has an excellent online DAVID BOWIE interview on their web site entitled In Conversation With David Bowie.Info from Shift.com.
Check out the advertisement featured in the November issue of GQ magazine....
Click to see BowieNet Advertisement.Thanks to Raven and EoS.
VH1 DAVID BOWIE DAY TV listings for today!:08:30 David Bowie Video Timeline
So there are NO excuses for missing anything!! N.B. don't forget 'The Priory' at 6pm on Channel 4.Thanks to Steph.
The promo video film for DAVID BOWIE'S 'Thursday's Child' has been nominated in the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards.
The brilliant video was shot in New York by Walter Stern, who is also to do the follow up video for the next single 'Survive'.
The ceremony will be beamed live from The Point in Dublin to more than 300,000 homes worldwide.
You can vote for your favourite acts by visiting the MTV web site or calling 09009 141414 (UK) or 1550 144444 (Eire).
IGGY POP opens the show performing 'Lust Of Life'. See the awards live on MTV UK and Ireland on Thursday, 11th November at 8.00 pm. The show highlights can also be seen on ITV at 10.30 pm till 11.00 pm and 11.30 pm till 1.00am.
Visit the MTV web site.Thursday's Child video screen shots courtesy of Philip Auliac.
USABancShares.com has linked up with UltraStar Internet Services to develop the BowieBanc.com
UltraStar is the core administrator and operator of a network of celebrity based internet service providers (ISPs), including sites for David Bowie, and through an affiliate, the Baltimore Orioles, and the New York Yankees.
Along with personalised Bowie cheques and a MasterMoney/ATM card with your account, you get twelve months of free premium access to BowieNet. You have to be a US resident over the age of eighteen to open an account with them.
USABancShares.com will also feature certain creative content from UltraStar sites, including multimedia presentations to be featured on USAtv and the company's upcoming Flash site.
"Our association with top artists and sports teams such as David Bowie, The Orioles and The Yankees will provide us access to a substantial number of prospective new customers... and as UltraStar adds new artists and celebrities, we look forward to increasing our participation. These are high traffic sites that are informative and exciting, and we're thrilled to be a part of them," stated Ken Tepper, President and CEO of USABancShares.com.
View the Bowie Banc advertisement flyer front and back (thanks to Raven).Go visit BowieBanc.com for full details.
Don't forget later today "The Saturday Music Show" presented by Billy Bragg on RADIO TWO will feature a DAVID BOWIE appearance on their radio station on Saturday 6th November at 15:30.
"Saturday Music Mix" is on air between 16:00 and 18:30 and is presented by BILLY BRAGG.Besides an exclusive interview with David, two more live songs from the Maida Vale studio were especially recorded for this show. A superb version of "Survive" and a brilliantly sung and played "China Girl".
The excellent Top Of The Pops 2 DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL is repeated again today at 5:10 on BBC2.See here for programme content.
Rolling Stone.com News...
DAVID BOWIE By Mim Udovitch: The Thin White Duke ponders his role as "fiction writer," his new album's simplicity and his spiritual philosophy in this exclusive video.
Read the full interview and watch the exclusive Bowie interview here in either QTime version or RealPlayer G2 version.From RollingStone.com
In France, Canal+ are to broadcast the remaining four songs from the DAVID BOWIE Nulle Part Ailleurs TV show on Friday the 26th November at 12.00 midnight.Thanks to Jimmy L.
Next Tuesday November 9th sees the premier episode on UK TV of Channel Four's THE PRIORY from Chris Evans' Ginger Productions, originally called "Right Here Right Now".
The live show hosted by Zoë Ball and Jamie Theakston features DAVID BOWIE in the chair answering viewer's questions, along with The Charlatans, Paul Whitehouse and Kate Winslet. The hour long show begins at 6.00 p.m. on UK's Channel 4.
Remember last month (1st October) on this web site when Channel Four asked fans to send in and film themselves asking David questions for a new show? Well this is it.
Info from the BBC web site: The first in a new live entertainment series hosted by ZOË BALL. Each week Zoë will be keeping pop culture junkies bang up to date with a cheeky and irreverent look at everything happening in the world of showbiz, right about now. She'll be interviewing two sought after celebrity guests and will also be joined in the studio by one of the hottest bands of the moment. Regular features on the show include:
Sorry I Can't Be With You. Each week a different celebrity will answer viewer's questions, sent in on video, in the comfort of their arm-chair, from wherever in the world they happen to be. Direct and to the point, the fans ask the questions you've always wondered about but no one else has dared ask...
The Question of the Week. Will Richard Whiteley find someone willing to let him into their homes to watch himself on Countdown? Will Anita Dobson sign her autograph on a frozen chicken? Will a real celebrity successfully be able to join a look-a-like agency as themselves? Find out the answers to these and other equally bizarre questions each week.
What's All The Fuss About? A blagger's guide to the week's most talked about event, whether it's The Blair Witch Project film or the England vs Scotland footie game.On tonight's show Zoë is joined in the studio by Kate Winslet, Paul Whitehouse from The Fast Show and music from The Charlatans. The show also features an interview with rock legend DAVID BOWIE, as he answers questions from fans 'Sorry I Can't Be With You'.
'Ulysses (della notte)' is REEVES GABRELS' brand new solo release... the title a reference to the nocturnal odyssey of what may be the first album by a major artist entirely self-produced, - promoted, and - distributed directly to you via electronic media. Available as an MP3 download only, and exclusively on reevesgabrels.com web site.
Vocal cameos on "Jewel" by Dave Grohl, Frank Black and DAVID BOWIE.
Owners of Windows-based computers can get a custom Reeves Media (MP3/CD) Player ... FREE with purchase of either the single "Arrow" or the complete album. Visit Reeves' site to purchase
Read the MTV News piece: Bowie, Grohl, Frank Black Guest On Reeves Gabrels Solo AlbumReevesGabrels.com
Amazon.co.uk have an exclusive DAVID BOWIE interview on their web site.
The introduction starts off... "Few artists have had as much influence on rock music as David Bowie. During the course of a career that has spanned more than three decades, he has roamed all across the musical landscape, adopting new styles as often as most of us change our bed linen. From Ziggy Stardust to The Thin White Duke, from "plastic soul" to drum n' bass, he has consistently remained an innovator. Yet, on 'hours...', Bowie returns to his roots - and to form - with his most introspective album for years. Amazon.co.uk contributor CHRIS ROBERTS spoke with David Bowie in New York City about his album, his music and his thoughts about contemporary culture at the end of the millennium".
You can read the full interview here.Thanks to Adam.
Most of the photographs taken by myself, Mrs Rednik, Steph and Stephen of DAVID BOWIE at the Radio One live session from the Maida Vale Studios in London 25th October are now available to view. Go to the front page for links. Still a few more to add yet.You can also also read Steph's excellent written journal of the day at the studios and the events leading up to it.
The previously reported "live" web broadcast of the DAVID BOWIE gig on 7th December is to be taken from his forthcoming gig at The Kit Kat Klub in New York on 19th November 1999.
Liveonline.net - American Express Blue Concert Series Brings You David Bowie LIVE! December 7th, 10pm (Eastern and Pacific). Visit the blueconcerts web site at http://www.blueconcerts.com.
Check out The Kit Kab Club web site.Info via BowieNet.
The TOP OF THE POPS 2 SPECIAL on DAVID BOWIE aired tonight featured "live 99" performances and archive material from the vaults of the BBC TV Corporation.
The show introduced by David himself began with "Oh You Pretty Things" and "Five Years" from the 1972 Old Grey Whistle Test show, then "Thursday's Child" performed live in the rehearsal studios in New York recently shown on Top Of The Pops but this time complete. Next up was "Starman" from TOTP 1972 and the "Life On Mars?" promo. Then a previously unseen brilliant version of "The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell" recorded again in the New York studios but with a change of clothes for all concerned with David dressed in black.
After "Queen Bitch" from The Old Grey Whistle Test (1972), there then followed a superb rendition of "Survive" from the rehearsal studios in NY, again with a change of clothes, this time David sporting a hooded top.
To finish off the 45 minute special, the new mix of "Under Pressure" along with the new video produced by "The Torpedo Twins" got its premier screening... and excellent it is too.The whole programme was intersperse with David talking on various subjects such as... Little Richard photographs... "Thursday's Child"... Ziggy Stardust on TOTP... Songwriting... "My Way"... Velvet Underground... "Survive"... Queen and "Under Pressure"...
Next Tuesday November 9th sees the premier episode on UK TV of Channel Four's RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW from Chris Evans' Ginger Productions.
The live show hosted by Zoë Ball features DAVID BOWIE in the chair answering viewer's questions, along with The Charlatans, Paul Whitehouse and Kate Winslet.
Remember last month (1st October) on this web site when Channel Four asked fans to send in and film themselves asking David questions for a new show? Well here it is.(Ed. The show takes place in "The Priory").
DAVID BOWIE is confirmed to play a gig at The Kit Kat Klub in New York on Friday the 19th November.
Check out The Kit Kab Club web site.Info via BowieNet.
The much eagerly awaited new computer game from EIDOS, "The Nomad Soul" which features DAVID BOWIE and REEVES GABRELS is now on sale.
Here's the track listing from the manual:1. Thursday's Child
There are also another twenty seven instrumentals throughout the game mainly by Reeves with the exception of:Awaken 2
Eidos have the downloadable demo online for those not able to get the PCZone cover disc.
(Rupert: I've been playing Nomad Soul a lot, have now turned into a woman and apparently I'm about to meet Boz. So far I've seen "The Dreamers" in concert twice, once at Harvey's Bar and at the Old Baths in Qualisar. They played Survive and Seven. Dave the lead singer of The Dreamers refused to talk to me or give me an autograph... so I found solice in a strip club in Qualisar!).Info from Rupert, Colin and David.
DAVID BOWIE appear this month on Friday 19th November on UK ARENA TVC station "Arena People: A Chat With David Bowie" transmitted at 12.20am.Thanks to Nick.
A reminder for us Brits... VH1 have their DAVID BOWIE DAY on Tuesday 9th November which features the European premier of the VH1 "StoryTellers Special" at 4.00pm and repeated at 10.00pm. "Live At The Beat Club" at 7.00pm (Musikladen 78) and rounding off the dat at 11.00pm "Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars" (Hammersmith 73)
DAVID BOWIE is to appear on a special TOTP2 (Top Of The Pops 2, BBC2's trawl through the TOTP archives mixed with new non-chart music) tomorrow Wednesday 3rd November at 6.00pm (repeated the following Saturday afternoon 6th November).
He performs three live songs recorded in New York which includes 'Survive' and 'The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell', and is interviewed by the show's (not usually visible) presenter Steve Wright.From Simon G.
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RADIO TWO will host a DAVID BOWIE appearance on their radio station on Saturday 6th November.
"Saturday Music Mix" is on air between 16:00 and 18:30. No mention was made as to whether this would be live or recorded, an interview or music. The show will be presented by BILLY BRAGG.Info from Glenn.
Check out some more party photographs from the UK DAVID BOWIE Fan Bash at TFI Friday, BowieNet UK Bash and NetAid.We all had a great time... met lots of peepies... put faces to names... We had a blast!
There is to be a live web broadcast of a DAVID BOWIE live gig on 7th December 1999.
According to Liveonline.net they are listing this: American Express Blue Concert Series Brings You David Bowie LIVE! December 7th, 10pm (Eastern and Pacific). Visit the blueconcerts web site at http://www.blueconcerts.com but it shows no further information just yet on the blueconcerts page. It seems there is some sort of registration to view the concerts there, but not sure what the deal is.Thanks to Raven.
Apparently the postponed appearance of DAVID BOWIE on the JOOLS HOLLAND SHOW for BBC2 Television has now apparently been rescheduled for 30th November 1999.The show will be broadcast on Saturday 4th December which also features Gomez, Elastica and Diana Krall.
The English based DAVID BOWIE tribute band LITTLE WONDER, have a gig coming up on Saturday, November 6th at The Grand Hotel, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Tickets are priced £4, doors open at 8.30pm. For more info please call 01268 795300 or 01702 303641 or visit their web site for more details.
If anyone has any contacts for good music venues near you then please forward them to me so we can try and arrange a show near you.From Simon Kinsler (band member - guitar).
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