Snoop Dogg : Salon : 5/15/01 In a profile of Snoop, Stephen Lemons draws an interesting parallel. "Think of the Dionysian revelry of rockers like Mick Jagger or David Bowie - perhaps Bowie more than Jagger, since the Thin White Duke was like an ivory-hewn precursor of Snoop - and you begin to get a sense of what Snoop's appeal is to the masses....."
Dylan : New York Times : 5/11/01 Anne Powers writes of the celebrations for Bob Dylan's 60th birthday, and of those artists who have been described as "New Dylans". This ability to straddle high and low, based in a refusal to distinguish between casual and serious, is shared by all of the greatest New Dylans. David Bowie, who mixed European art song with gutter glam rock, (has been considered) a new Dylan and even recorded "Song for Bob Dylan," in 1971.
Rock Artists : The Independent : 5/16/01 David Lister writes on rock stars and their alternative arts. I wrote the catalogue entry for one of David Bowie's first art exhibitions, and he could show some of the Young (well, younger than him) British Artists a thing or two.
In at No 10 : The Times : 5/4/01 In an article themed around which of our rock stars would make better politicians than the men who actually do the job, Stuart Maconie chooses his Shadow cabinet. A moment?s thought gives us a workable Cabinet. David Bowie: a keen Arts Minister. PJ Harvey, sensitive to Women?s Affairs. Elton John wouldn?t make Chancellor but we might let him loose in Culture, Sport and Heritage. Pete Townshend or Eric Clapton ? men who?ve beaten narcotics ? would make better drug czars than an ex-policeman who probably thinks Crystal Meth is a game show. Even Sean Ryder might bring more coherence to our railways than recent government.
Heath Ledger : Philly Daily News The star of 'A Knight's Tale' on the choice of "Golden Years" for the soundtrack. Ledger played David Bowie's "Golden Years" for Helgeland, the director, and he agreed to use the song. "I just thought it needed something a little more sexy," Ledger said. "And a little slyer, a little dirtier, kind of."
Review : Dallas Observer "It's very difficult to stifle the groovy pleasure when the opening notes of David Bowie's "Golden Years" first honk, almost imperceptibly, through a ballroom sequence. Such anachronisms don't feel cheesy at all; they feel like a glorious casting off of chronological fixedness."
Travis : Dublin Castle : Irish Times "Driftwood soared, and Why Does it Always Rain on Me saw umbrellas held aloft beneath a thankfully cloudless sky. Ignoring their Britney Spears party piece, the gig wound up with a dead-on cover version of David Bowie's All the Young Dudes."
The Wallflowers : Variety : 5/9/01 At the 'Fan Fair' at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, during The Wallflowers late-afternoon performance, Third Eye Blind's Stephan Jenkins guested on David Bowie's "Heroes".
(contributors : pozie, bonster, spaceface)