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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘David Bowie’

Julie Andrew’s Collaborator, Conductor and Friend, Ian Fraser, Dies at 81

Julie Andrews lost a good friend and musical collaborator over weekend. Emmy award-winning composer and longtime conductor Ian Frazer died “very peacefully” of cancer at his Los Angeles home Friday. He was 81. “Ian was my beloved friend, trusted conductor, arranger, pianist and all-around musical genius,” Andrews said in a statement Friday. “I will miss him very much, indeed. “As …

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Mick Jagger Futbol Jinx and the Mars Bar Legend

Now that the World Cup furor is all over but the hangovers, the story of how Mick Jagger ruined it for everybody is in the books until the next go-round. But just in case you have been under the proverbial rock … Mick Jagger has become a bit of a pariah for World Cup teams. It seems that whoever he …

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David Bowie Classics to be Covered at MCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago has been chosen as the U.S. venue for the David Bowie is… exhibit, which opened to great fanfare London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The MCA exhibit is set to begin in September, and will run through January, 2015. David Bowie is… exhibits over 300 pieces, including costumes, handwritten lyrics, album artwork, set designs …

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Jay Z and Beyonce: Exploiting Justin Bieber?

Jay Z and Beyonce used a mugshot of Justin Bieber at the opening night of their ‘On the Run’ concert at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium on Wednesday night. They also used mugshots of other music artists including Jim Morrison, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, and David Bowie. Beyonce commented while the mugshots were shown in a montage, saying “even the greatest can …

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Axl Rose Not World’s Greatest Singer

A recent Concert Hotels infographic concerning the vocal ranges of popular singers confused some into reading that Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has been deemed the greatest vocalist of all time. What the chart, entitled “The Vocal Ranges of the World’s Greatest Singers,” conveyed was that Axl does indeed have a large vocal range, but does not declare him …

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Kurt Cobain’s Case Won’t Be Reopened by Seattle PD

Seattle police have stated that they won’t be reopening the case regarding the death of iconic Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, just days before the 20-year anniversary of his suicide in 1994. He was 27. Over the years there has been speculation and numerous conspiracy theories concerning some unknown cause of Cobain’s death, but police insist that it was a gunshot …

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David Bowie: Are the Rumors of A Tour True?

David Bowie has again reached a new generation, as his new album “The Next Day” , his first album in 1 years, reaching No. 1 across the world. British tabloid, The Mirror now reports that concert promoters are dying to get Bowie back on stage for the first time in eight years. Also, next year will mark the 50th anniversary …

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David Bowie Offered Hannibal Role

E! News has reported that rocker David Bowie is being courted for a role in season two of NBC’s Hannibal. Showrunner Bryan Fuller says, “We have reached out to David Bowie to see if he’s interested and available. We would love for him to play Hannibal’s uncle, who is a character from the literature and in the books.” Hannibal’s uncle …

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Trevor Bolder Dies: David Bowie and Uriah Heep Bassist Was 62

Trevor Bolder, English rock bassist and songwriter who is best known for his time with David Bowie’s The Spiders from Mars and progressive hard rock band Uriah Heep, has died of cancer. He was 62. Bolder played with Bowie’s The Spiders from Mars across four studio albums: Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Pin Ups. He also played with …

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Trevor Bolder Dies At 62, Was Bassist For David Bowie

Trevor Bolder, a name famous among David Bowie fans the world over, died Tuesday at the age of 62 after a bout with pancreatic cancer. Bolder was one of the founding members of David Bowie’s band – The Spiders From Mars. He also joined with the band Uriah Heep in the 70s and played with them throughout the rest of …

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David Bowie: Controversy Over Religious Imagery in New Video

Using religious imagery is nothing new for music artists. Stars as different as Madonna and Kanye West have come under fire from religious Americans for the use of crosses and other religious symbols in music videos. Now, David Bowie has found a way to thrust his name back into pop music using the tried-and-true tactic of annoying Christians. The 66-year-old …

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Flight Of The Conchords Team Up With Kids For Song

Flight Of The Conchords, otherwise known as New Zealanders Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, have teamed up with some real kids in their neck of the woods to write a song for charity, and–much like everything the duo does–it’s adorable. The songwriting team sit down with the kids to ask them where they think money comes from, what the worst …

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