David Bowie’s life and work to be celebrated across the BBC on fifth anniversary of his death

BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 4 have announced Bowie Five Years On, a series of programmes to celebrate David Bowie’s life and work on the fifth anniversary of his passing. Since his death, David Bowie’s sales and streams have continued strongly thanks to a reissues campaign from Warner Music. The 2016 Legacy collection … Read more

Relive David Bowie’s emotional final solo performance singing ‘Life On Mars?’

With the option of hindsight, it can be very easy to add extra gravitas to a particular performance or single moment. Yet, even without the knowledge of David Bowie’s sad passing, this performance of ‘Life on Mars’ is a deeply emotive and passionate affair capable of inducing goosebumps. Below, we’re bringing you the final performance … Read more

Remembering David Bowie’s bizarre collaboration with Bing Crosby

David Bowie’s collaboration with Bing Crosby on ‘Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth’ is one of the weirdest things that you’ll ever watch. However, despite the strange meeting of these two resoundingly different worlds, the duet somehow manages to melt the heart. Despite the atrocious acting on show from both Bowie and Crosby, all is forgotten by … Read more

New David Bowie live album ‘No Trendy Réchauffé’ to be released this month

A new live album from David Bowie is coming to the stores near you. Titled No Trendy Réchauffé (Live Birmingham 95), the footage was recorded at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre on 13th December, 1995 as part of the Big Twix Mix Show festival. The album also features a second version of ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ which was intended … Read more

Tony Visconti recounts the making of David Bowie’s The Man Who Sold the World

Visconti recounts the making of David’s The Man Who Sold the World By Mark McStea (guitarworld.com) (Image credit: Michael Putland/Getty Images) 50 years on from its release, the former David Bowie bassist and uber-producer tells the story of one of Bowie’s greatest albums, and the enduring influence of Mick Ronson David Bowie’s third album, The … Read more

Rob Halford recalls ‘unbelievable’ Ziggy Stardust gig and hails David Bowie as ‘the master of disguise’

By Paul Brannigan (Classic Rock)   Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford revisits a spring 1973 date with Ziggy Stardus For an entire generation of music fans, U2 frontman Bono and Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliott among them, witnessing David Bowie performing Starman, the first single from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, on Top Of The Pops on July … Read more