Rumors have been spreading about a potential David Bowie/ Placebo performance at the upcoming Brit Awards 1999 (UK annual music awards show scheduled for February 16 - London's Docklands Arena). The rumor was partially started by BowieNet on December 10th and perpetuated by the newspaper "The Sun". The Sun article claims that David and Placebo will be teaming up for a duet, performing T-Rex's classic 20th Century Boy, (a track Placebo contributed to the Velvet Goldmine soundtrack). Placebo was one of the opening band at the Bowie's 50th Birthday Bash, and Bowie has called Placebo's album
In an update to our "Poster out-take" news item on Jan. 06, 1999, here is the final version of the poster used for the BowieNet launch in the UK. This poster, as well as the out-takes, were all designed by renowned artist Rex Ray.
David has narrowed it down to the top 5 finalists, but is having difficulty selecting the Grand Prize winner. He would like to live with the lyrics for a few more days. Good News is coming to one of you soon.