David Bowie's clasic track "Fame" is used in a new movie trailor for the upcoming Ron Howard movie "edTV". The new comedy stars Matthew McConnaughey, a video store clerk who aquires fame when he becomes the subject of a TV documentary broadcasting his every move. Look for a release some time in March.
Be on the look-out for an upcoming BowieNet chat with Frank Black (ex-Pixies) for the end of January.
As a special treat, Reeves Gabrels will be joining Frank Black (dynamic duo style) for this chat. Details will be posted when finalized, so keep eye out for this one.
Entitled "100 Greatest Brits Of The Last 1,000 Years", a UK Newspaper is currently holding a poll that asks the UK to select the TOP 100 Brits from a list of names including David Bowie, Sir Winston Churchill, Paul McCartney, Princess Diana, Richard Burton, William Shakespeare, and Sir Issac Newton.
David Bowie is currently placed at No. 43. You can cast your vote by calling 0660-100251 (UK only), There is a charge for the call (20p). Better hurry. The lines close at midnight on Monday 21st December.
Here are some updates in our ongoing efforts to support the Heroes Project.
"This is a really great cause. The proceeds of this project will help fund some very positive programs and events, and I would be knocked out if we could get behind this, this Christmas! Order the CD! We will post the ordering info below. Many Thanks" - David Bowie
Click Here to listen to the Heroes track performed by THE HEROES featuring THE DIAMONDOGZ Written by David Bowie and Brian Eno.
Available by mail order directly from:
Community Leisure Projects (CLP)Suite 14B3rd FloorSt.
Just in time for the Holiday season,Il Mio West opened Friday in theaters throughout Italy. The movie, filmed and produced in Italy stars David Bowie, Leonardo Pieraccioni and Harvey Keitel. The film will be shown in over 400 theatres.
Read about Leonardo Pieraccioni's experiences making the film in 12.01.98 BowieNews.
Yesterday, LIVE from NYC, Tony Visconti and Mick Rock delivered a hysterical and informative 2.5 hour chat. (New BowieNet Record) After about an hour, David Bowie joined into the chaotic fun. If you weren't able to attend, read the transcript from yesterday's chat session here!
Make sure to check out the websites of both our special chat guests: Tony Visconti and Mick Rock. Also, have a look at a special page that Mick Rock has set up for this chat on his website (www.mickrock.com).
Thanks again Tony and Mick for a great chat!
New York, Dec. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Pop singer Michael Jackson has ended talks with former EMI Capitol Music head Charles Koppelman to raise $100 million by selling bonds backed by Jackson's future royalties, possibly because of complications regarding ownership of his songs, the Daily News reported, citing an unidentified source close to the transaction. Jackson's catalogue, Sony/ATV, is partially owned by Sony Corp., which would have to agree to the ond issue.
From The National Tabloid Paper, here is a story that has been passed around lately. It includes an interesting conspiracy theory. Have a look...
MAJOR TOM'S NOT PLAYING BALL Question: Was David Bowie's Major Tom named after the fomer Prime Minister's [John Major] father? Recent biographers of Bowie maintain that, when writing his tenth single and first hit, Space oddity, in South-East London in early 1969, the budding rock star remembered an old Brixton theatre bill advertising a circus performer named Tom Major and named his song's doomed spaceman Major Tom.
UltraStar, pioneers in morphing the entertainment industry with Internet services, today launches BowieNet (www.davidbowie.com) in the United Kingdom.
Community Leisure Projects (CLP) are delighted and honoured to announce that DAVID BOWIE through BowieNet (www.davidbowie.com) has officially adopted THE "HEROES" PROJECT for this festive period.David posted the question to the BowieNet community: "What shall we do... and for whom, this Christmas?" and after receiving several requests, BowieNet decided that the "Heroes" fund raising charity project will be their special Christmas community activity.CLP would like to take this opportunity to personally thank everybody concerned in bringing this social awareness campaign to a wider audience.We