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Guardians of the Galaxy tops Billboard 200

on August 13, 2014


“Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah!” 


Reuters has reported that the Awesome Mix compilation from the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack has topped the Billboard 200.

The 12-track release contains Bowie’s 1972 Ziggy Stardust classic, Moonage Daydream.

There is also a Guardians of the Galaxy 2CD Deluxe version of the album which contains the same 12 tracks from the film, but also includes the score from the movie.


Here’s an excerpt from PIYA SINHA-ROY’s Reuters report


The alien superheroes of Disney's "Guardians of the Galaxy" not only stormed the movie box office, but the

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David Bowie is at ACMI in Australia July 2015

on August 13, 2014


“He will have his sky down there below” 


It is with much pleasure that we can announce another date for the David Bowie is world tour, with the news that the exhibition will now visit The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (acmi) as part of Melbourne Winter Masterpieces, from July 16 to November 1, 2015.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, The Hon. Louise Asher, MP, made the official announcement at around 11am AEST to a packed press conference of excited fans and journalists alike.

Stay tuned here and to the following ACMI channels for updates:


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NME’s 100 Most Influential Artists

on August 05, 2014


“Someone to follow”


Congratulations are due to David Bowie with the news that NME has positioned him at #2 in their list of the 100 Most Influential Artists.

The magazine (August 9 issue) set out to "determine the most influential acts in music right now. Who are the bands and artists that the current raft of new musicians listen to before penning their own 21st-century classics?"

With quotations from James Murphy, St Vincent, Trent Reznor, Black Francis, Lorde and Lady Gaga on the importance of Bowie to their careers, the piece summed up his influence thus:


"Of all the old guard, David

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BowieBall in Chicago on Thursday

on August 05, 2014


“Tomorrow night, Tomorrow night”


For those of you in the Chicago area on Thursday that can’t wait till September to get your Bowie fix, why not head over to Berlin for some big Bowie fun…that’s Berlin the club, not the German city.

Full details on, plus Facebook events page here.

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45 years on, Beckenham is gonna have a party

on August 04, 2014


“The sun machine is coming down”


Just over forty four years ago (Friday June 26th, 1970), David Bowie released the single Memory Of A Free Festival to mark an event that took place in his home town of Beckenham the previous August.

The record didn’t worry the UK singles chart and promptly disappeared from view. David Bowie’s public wasn't quite ready for him just yet.

However, the festival is now set to become an annual fundraiser in support of the dilapidated Beckenham bandstand where Bowie and friends played on the day, with the news that this year’s festival will also take place at the