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David Bowie's Aladdin Sane set for 50th anniversary reissue

David Bowie's 1973 iconic album Aladdin Sane is set to be released as a special 50th anniversary reissue.

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The Truth About Stevie Ray Vaughan's Guitar Solo On Let's Dance

Stevie Ray Vaughan played the guitar solo on David Bowie's hit song "Let's Dance," but the truth is that it wasn't a great experience for Vaughan.

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All of David Bowie's albums ranked in order of greatness

As we're such big David Bowie fans here at Far Out we thought we'd give ourselves the unenviable task of ranking all 27 of his album in order of greatness

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8 Facts About David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'

Fifty years ago, just weeks before the Apollo 11 landing, David Bowie's iconic single 'Space Oddity' was released.

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Ziggy Stardust Barbie Debuts for 50th Anniversary of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' | Mental Floss

David Bowie's space-age alter ego Ziggy Stardust has been immortalized as a Barbie doll, complete with a metallic suit and platform boots.

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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Performs an Incredible Cover of David Bowie's 'Heroes' in NYC

While performing at the Le Poisson Rouge in New York City in April 2018, the incredibly talented Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain live streamed a

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David Bowie's First Recorded Song Found in Bread Box, Heading to Auction | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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5 Famous Songs That Mean The Opposite Of What You Think

Most songs are reasonably straightforward...But sometimes it's a little trickier to figure out the meanings behind your favorite tunes.

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How David Bowie Invented Ziggy Stardust

An excerpt from the new book 'Strange Stars' explores how classic sci-fi and the works of William Burroughs fueled Bowie's iconic alter ego

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David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon Handwriting Turned Into Fonts

Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg fonts have also been developed using their letters and notes

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David Bowie's Aladdin Sane reissued on silver vinyl for 45th anniversary

David Bowie's 1973 album Aladdin Sane is being released on limited silver LP, to celebrate its 45th anniversary this year.

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Is the Rock Star Dead? - Noisey

We speak with rock critic David Hepworth, author of 'Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of The Rock Stars,' about the rise and fall of music's chaotic anti-heroes.

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Why Did David Bowie Disappear in the ’00s? A New Documentary Sheds Light

Premiering tonight on HBO, the BBC’s “The Last Five Years” doc makes crucial connections between Bowie’s earliest songs and final albums

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David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ announced as latest, limited-edition 7” picture disc single series release

David Bowie’s Heroes has been announced as the 17th release in his 40th anniversary 7” picture disc series, which he launched on Record Store Day in 2012.

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Two unreleased David Bowie albums due out for Record Store Day

The 10th annual Record Store Day takes place next month on 22 April - and to mark the occasion, two previously unavailable David Bowie recordings will be released on vinyl.

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David Bowie's Birthplace May Soon Be Home to a Giant Lightning Bolt Sculpture

The sculpture would resemble the one painted across Bowie's face on the cover of 1973's 'Aladdin Sane.'

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Three more classic David Bowie albums set for vinyl reissue

Diamond Dogs, Young Americans and Station To Station are the next three classic David Bowie albums set to be reissued on vinyl.

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Pup Named After David Bowie (With Eyes to Match) Needs a Forever Home

The dog has reportedly been ignored by potential owners because of his different colored eyes.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Bowie's Record Player and Alan Vega RIP - Soundcheck - WNYC

This week, a peek at David Bowie’s art collection, Brazilian dance music from Mexico, and a tribute to the late ...

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Behind the music on “Vinyl”: This is why David Bowie cover bands are so rare

“Cyclone,” the sixth episode of “Vinyl,” the HBO drama from Martin Scorsese about the music business in the 1970s, opens with main character Richie Finestra

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The Who Pay Tribute to David Bowie at New York Concert | Rolling Stone

The Who paid tribute to their "longtime fan" and friend David Bowie prior to the band's concert Thursday at New York's Madison Square Garden.

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Watch the full video of Beck and Nirvana members cover David Bowie

A full version of the pre-grammy awards performance has been released online, covering David Bowie's The Man Who Sold The World.

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Grammys 2016: Watch Lady Gaga's effects-heavy tribute to David Bowie | The Verge

David Bowie's death last month at the age of 69 inspired an outpouring of grief from every corner of the musical world. It was only fitting that tribute be paid at tonight's Grammy Awards, and Lady...

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Beck, surviving members of Nirvana cover “The Man Who Sold The World”

Even music superstars aren’t immune to the siren call of nostalgia. Sometimes it just feels good to get the band back together and kick out one of the old jams—and sometimes, your lead singer tragically killed himself almost 22 years ago, so you have

Business & Finance | Business

Here's the David Bowie 'Starman' Super Bowl Ad Everyone Will Be Talking About

Nice job, Audi.​

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David Bowie - The Midnight Special (Full Show) - Live HD

Live at The Midnight Special - The 1980 Floor Show - Sorrow - Everything's Alright - Space Oddity - I Can't Explain - Time - The Jean Genie - I Got You Babe

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Bernie Sanders Ends Iowa Caucus Speech With David Bowie's "Starman" | News | Pitchfork

Sanders gives speech in Des Moines after extremely close race with Hillary Clinton

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Ch-ch-ch-ch Changes. R.I.P David Bowie

David Bowie was one of those musicians who was always in the background of my life. I grew up with and appreciated his music and although I had a couple of his albums, I never saw him in concert or...

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Caught On Tape: Stevie Ray Vaughan Rehearses “Let’s Dance” With David Bowie | Society Of Rock

Serious Moonlight Tour Rehearsals, 1983 Despite David Bowie's generous offer to take him on tour, in 1983 Texas blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan declined the offer just before the start of Bowie's Serious Moonlight Tour in pursuit of his own interests. Ste

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Invisible Hits: David Bowie's Early Rarities | The Pitch | Pitchfork

Once you've sufficiently tackled his discography, check out these David Bowie deep cuts.

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What we learned this week: Bowie theories, Glenn Frey's death and more | Music | The Guardian

As amateur sleuths pored over Blackstar, Abba reunited to plug a Stockholm taverna and Yasiin Bey got into a spot of bother with South African officials

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David Bowie, Glenn Frey and the End of the Classic Rock Era | Rolling Stone

We're starting to lose some of our most beloved musicians to the natural impacts of age.

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David Bowie Turned Down a Coldplay Collaboration, Saying

Will Champion: "He was very discerning. He wouldn't just put his name to anything. I'll give him credit for that."

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Today Is Officially David Bowie Day in New York City

Today (January 20, 2016) has been officially declared David Bowie Day in New York City, Bowie's Facebook has announced.

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Confessions of a Vinyl Junkie | David Bowie’s 25 Favorite Albums, by David Bowie!

There is really no way to do a list of my favorite albums with any rationality. I do only have about 2,500 vinyls. There is a possibility there. I’ll look through the albums and pull together a list of those I have re-bought or am in the process of re-buying on CD. I have little time, and there are just too many to sort through. So, I’ll keep pulling stuff out blindly, and if it’s too obvious (Sgt. Pepper, Nirvana) I’ll put it back again till I find something more interesting.

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Kate Bush Pays Tribute to David Bowie

I’m struck by how the whole country has been flung into mourning and shock.

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"Saturday Night Live” Pays Tribute to David Bowie With Fred Armisen and Vintage Clips
Watch Bowie's 1979 performances of "Boys Keep Swinging," "TVC-15," and "The Man Who Sold the World"

On last night's episode of "Saturday Night Live", former cast member Fred Armisen paid tribute to David Bowie, as well as the lasting impact Bowie's 1979 "SNL" performance made on Armisen as a teenager. Now, "SNL" has made the performance available to view. Check out Armisen's tribute and videos of "Boys Keep Swinging," "TVC-15," and "The Man Who Sold the World" below.

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The one Bowie book you need to read (and two you don't)

David Bowie loved books, but he had no interest in other people writing books about him.

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What It's Like to Play Guitar With David Bowie

Guitarist Carlos Alomar speaks on his three decades of work with David Bowie, the power of curiosity, and his hopes of organizing a tribute to Bowie's groundbreaking electronic music.

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The Song That David Bowie Fans Are Listening to Most

A chart of the songs Spotify users listened to most after David Bowie’s death.

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David Bowie: Musical Innovator, Financial Innovator?

The story of the artist’s foray into asset-backed securities.

David Bowie will be remembered for his music and style, but the late singer is also responsible for an important, but lesser known, contribution in another area: finance.

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David Bowie Heading for First No. 1 Album in U.S. on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Blackstar'

The late David Bowie is heading for his first No. 1 album in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 albums chart with Blackstar.

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L.A. Mourns David Bowie With Special Events All This Month

For all of us, especially those of us who make our living working in or writing about music, the passing of David Bowie has brought an acute anguish that is almost impossible to fully convey. There is so much to say about this transcendent artist who infl

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EL VY and Stay Human Performed “Let’s Dance” on The Late Show as a Touching Bowie Tribute

The Late Show found a way to honor the rock legend with a performance he would surely appreciate—a  creative, funky cover of his 1983 hit “Let’s Dance. ...

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Conan Remembers David Bowie @ TeamCoco.com

CONAN Highlight: The Thin White Duke was a frequent guest on "Late Night" and Conan picks some of his favorite moments.

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15 years ago, David Bowie turned up at Berklee to give the commencement speech — and it was hilarious

The late music legend also tells a great story about John Lennon. Rock musician David Bowie jokingly makes devils horns in front of his head as he delivers the commencement address May 8 at the 1999 graduation ceremonies of the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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Watch David Bowie’s Hometown of Brixton Gather for Mass Sing-Alongs of His Greatest Hits

In the hours following David Bowie’s death, fans flocked to Brixton—the south London district where the singer was born David Robert Jones in 1947—to pay t

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Why those who were teenagers in the 70s will feel the loss of David Bowie the most 

I am making toast for my 13-year-old when the 7.30am news comes on the radio. Oh! Oh no. David Bowie is dead. I hear the words but I don’t understand. How can this be? How can this be allowed?

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David Bowie's Son, Duncan Jones, Posts Heartbreaking Tribute To His Late Father

So sad. Duncan Jones, director and son of David Bowie, posted a simple yet heartbreaking tribute to his late father early Monday after his death.

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Afterword: David Bowie | Pitchfork

David Bowie was the ultimate cultural connector, envisioning pop not as a closed loop but rather an infinite network of ...

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This Scottish organist's David Bowie tribute is beautifully moving

A Scottish man has shared footage of an organist playing a tribute to David Bowie.

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Artists Pay Tribute to David Bowie | News | Pitchfork

David Bowie's fans and collaborators have paid tribute to the icon across social media this morning following the announcement of his death. Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, Iggy Pop, Kanye West, Win Butler, St. Vincent, Pharrell, Carrie Brownstein, Yoko Ono, U2, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Nile Rodgers, Tony Visconti, Madonna, and many more paid their respects.

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David Bowie- Space Oddity Original Video (1969)

Behold... the Originale music video for the David Bowie song Space Oddity from Bowie's promotional film, 'Love You Till Tuesday', originally released in 1969...

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David Bowie on the Charts: From 'Changes' to 'Fame' and Beyond

The iconic David Bowie, who died on Jan. 10 of cancer at 69, left behind an incredible legacy on Billboard’s charts.

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David Bowie: Watch his greatest music and movie moments - CNN.com

David Bowie: Pop star. Songwriter. Record producer. Multi-instrumentalist. Actor. Artist. Music video pioneer ...

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Ricky Gervais Mourns Death of David Bowie Hours After Hosting Golden Globes

Hours after he finished hosting the Golden Globes, host Ricky Gervais was mourning the death of his friend and countryman, David Bowie.

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Music Star David Bowie Dies From Cancer Aged 69

The singer celebrated his 69th birthday on Friday when he released his 29th album called Blackstar.

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The Razor Tongue Of Keith Richards – 17 Artists He's Slammed, From David Bowie To Oasis | NME.COM

The latest music galleries from NME.COM, including band pictures, live photos, festival galleries and more

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David Bowie hairstyle GIF and chart shows 50 years of Bowie hairdos.

A little less than a year ago, we brought you illustrator Gary Card’s GIF of every Prince hairstyle from 1978 to 2013. Now this new GIF from illustrator Helen Green (which we’re reprinting with Green’s permission) suggests that maybe Bowie has a sho

Music | Chicago Music

Boy George to Spin DJ Set at Museum of Contemporary Art's 'Bowie' Event

Guests dressing for the $100-per-ticket event are advised to "let your freak flag fly."

Visual Arts | Chicago Arts

What You’ll See at the MCA’s New David Bowie Exhibit

Chief Curator Michael Darling picks his favorite glam-rock artifacts from the MCA’s new retrospective.

Books | Books

Kindle Unlimited: it's the end of losing yourself in a good book

Amazon's leaked 'Netflix for books' plan will alarm publishers – and doom old-fashioned anonymous reading, writes John Naughton

Humor | Humor

David Bowie and Mick Jagger “Dancing In The Street” without music is hypnotic, hilarious

In this age of elaborate music videos with engaging visuals and planned choreography, it’s easy to forget the unencumbered joys of two men prancing awkwardly together in empty buildings and streets. Luckily YouTube user Mario Wienerroither’s latest en

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Who Can I Be Now? How David Bowie Spent 1974

To say that '74 was a year of change and challenge for David Bowie and his fans is an understatement as extreme as the lurid outfits he'd worn as his just-abandoned alter ego, Ziggy Stardust.