November 06, 1998
Check out the version of 'Fashion' that was done by Glamma Kid called 'Fashion '98'. England's Music Week magazine gave it 5 stars in their review of it stating "Using David Bowie's 1980 'Fashion' rhythm, this Ronnie Wilson/Dennis Charles production could better the original track's top five placing after almost 18 years..." Out November 9th on WEA.
11/6/98 NEWS: "EVERYBODY LOVES SUNSHINE" At the British section of the recent Tokyo Film Festival which took place 10/24, 10/31 and 11/8 "Everybody Loves Sunshine" starring Goldie was shown for the first time. Andrew Goth the film's director, writer and lead actor was mobbed by tiny girls! David had no less than 3 films in this festival: in addition to "Everybody Loves Sunshine", Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence and The man Who Fell to Earth. The rest of the films shown were relatively new releases like Wings of the Dove, Trainspotting etc
From Wednesday, October 18th to January 9th, 1999, RUPERT GOLDSWORTHY GALLERY will feature a group of exhibitions on the theme of David Bowie, organized by Rupert Goldsworthy and Lithgow Osborne.
David Bowie is for many a figure whose stature as a musical innovator and stylist is enormous. Bowie has had a huge influence on succeeding generations of artists.
An art exhibition at The Gallery New York in Brugg, Switzerland has a painting, the 10 ft "The Death of Mama Wati" by David Bowie and collaborator, South African art-star, Beezy Bailey, shoulder to shoulder with Masters Joseph Beuys, Keith Haring and Martin Disler. The Bowie/Bailey piece has already featured in several news stories in the Swiss Press and seems to be drawing the most comment of any of the exhibits. On show though December 15th. Click the image above to view a larger version of the painting.
Friends of the late INXS singer Michael Hutchence have reportedly been invited to participate on a tribute CD in remembrance of the late singer. Rumored participants include David Bowie, Elton John, Simon LeBon and Bono. So the Question is, will David Bowie be playing on the tribute CD? When asked for comment, Bowie had this to say:
"I have never been approached to do a tribute style concert for Michael H. This must have started as a press rumor, I suppose. As I never knew him it seems unlikely that I would be asked"--db
In a recent poll taken from "Q" Magazine - one of the leading music monthly's in the UK, users responded to the question:"Who invented Glam Rock?"
Glitter : 5%
Ferry : 2%
Bolan : 38%
Bowie : 55%
In a related poll, Q voters also answer the question:"Who has had the most influence on rock?"
Lydon : 22%
Lennon : 10%
Presley : 20%
Bowie : 48%
"As DJ for the BowieNet station on Rolling Stone Radio, my first playlist will include favorite songs from the last five decades," said Bowie. "I'm hoping music fans all over the world tune in and join me." -db
Read the Press Release for details.
Be on the look-out for the new Bowie Art splash page at www.bowieart.com. Designed by David himself, exclusively for Bowieart! The newly designed splash screen will be revealed later this week.