NEW YORK (AP) — Composer Tom Kitt got a compliment the other day that any songwriter would sing about.
A friend had seen his Broadway stage adaptation of Cameron Crowe's film “Almost Famous” and couldn't tell which songs Kitt had supplied and which ones were classics.
Brett Morgen's David Bowie documentary “Moonage Daydream ” plunges into the mind of the rock star — it puts a ray gun to Bowie's head — and comes away with something that, at its best, is a gift of sound and vision.
NEW YORK (AP) — The extensive music catalog of David Bowie, stretching from the late 1960s to just before his death in 2016, has been sold to Warner Chappell Music.
More than 400 songs, among them “Space Oddity,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “Fame,” “Rebel Rebel” and “Let’s Dance” on 26 Bowie studio albums released during his lifetime, a posthumous studio album release, Toy, two studio albums from Tin Machine, as well as tracks released as singles from soundtracks and other projects, are included.
NEW YORK (AP) — Albums:
— “Space Oddity” (1969)
— “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” (1972)
LONDON (AP) — Photographer Mick Rock, whose iconic portraits of rock stars including David Bowie, Lou Reed and Debbie Harry saw him dubbed “the man who shot the 70s,” has died. He was 72.
A statement posted Friday on Rock’s official social media accounts said: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share our beloved psychedelic renegade Mick Rock has made the Jungian journey to the other side.” No cause of death was given.
NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Crosby was 19 when his father, Bing, died in 1977. But when he goes to a shopping mall or party in December, there's a strong chance he'll hear his dad's voice singing “White Christmas.”
NEW YORK (AP) — The co-founder and CEO of the fact-checking site Snopes.com has acknowledged plagiarizing from dozens of articles done by mainstream news outlets over several years, calling the appropriations “serious lapses in judgment.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Americana singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile's new blonde locks are an homage to David Bowie, a hint at what her new music will sound like.
The six-time Grammy-winner sports a Bowie-inspired look in the first music video from her upcoming sixth album, “In These Silent Days,” which is coming out on Oct.
NEW YORK (AP) — Some unexpected free time in 2020 led Grammy winner Dave Grohl to put some thoughts and memories into words...
Foo Fighters, “Medicine at Midnight” (Roswell/RCA)
“Medicine at Midnight” is what happens when the Foo Fighters embrace grooves instead of riffs...
Before it was possible to buy “a Tesla" and probably since, Nikola Tesla has been chronically underappreciated...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II, David Bowie and ... Claudia Anghel?
Anghel, an experienced Romanian midwife, has joined the star-studded ranks of people whose portraits have been taken by famed photographer Rankin...
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, known for his avant-garde and colorful work that included flamboyant costumes of the late rock icon David Bowie, has died of leukemia, his company said Monday...
This week comes an encouragement to go way back to watch a great movie — all the way to 1926. Buster Keaton’s “The General” is considered ahead-of-its-time and it counts Quentin Tarantino as a fan...
NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Sui doesn't love scary movies, but she adores illusion, especially glamorous illusion...
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she's dressed as Ziggy Stardust.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie's iconic "Space Oddity," Barbie overseers at Mattel released a collectible version of the doll dressed as Ziggy Stardust, one of his most beloved alter egos.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local):...
David Bowie tribute to explore life and times of rock 'n' roll legend (vintage photos)
David Bowie Tribute chronicles the career of Bowie with video clips, songs and discussions of his life and death.
David Bowie's earliest known versions of 'Space Oddity' will be released for the song's 50th anniversary.
The timeless 1969 track - which was included on the late rock icon's self titled second album - will be celebrated as part of the upcoming 'Spying Through A Keyhole' collection.
SCOTTSBLUFF — Less than 75 seats remain for The Ten Tenors performance at the Midwest Theater on Monday, Dec 10.
The Ten Tenors, one of Australia’s most famous musical exports, are coming to Scottsbluff to perform at the Historic Midwest Theater on Monday, Dec.
LONDON (AP) — Nicolas Roeg, a director of provocative and otherworldly films who gave Mick Jagger and David Bowie enduring screen roles, has died...
This week on Charleston Scene's music podcast, The Fringe, we talk to Charleston folk rock band The Artisanals about their new EP and fall tour. There is an interview with members Johnny Delaware and Clay Houle, an exclusive premiere of "Pound the Rock" and a live recording of "Angel 42."
David Bowie's musical 'Lazarus' is set to become a virtual reality experience.
The acclaimed show - which features music and lyrics composed by the late singer - recently enjoyed a two-month stint at London's Kings Cross Theatre, and is now poised to be transformed into a virtual reality experience at the Victoria and Albert Museum's 2017 Performance Festival, which takes place later this month.
Rykodisc record label vice president Jeff Rougvie is doing a show in Danbury about his work as David Bowie’s archivist.
Rougvie will present audio and visual material - including some that has never been shown before - charting the career of the rock star from 1969 to 1980.
In an extraordinary moment between the music industry's top female artists, Adele beat Beyonce for three of the top Grammy Awards — then said her competitor deserved at least one of them...
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael...
Our politics is often reflected in our popular culture, and vice versa — especially in an election year...
NEW YORK (AP) — David Bowie made clear, in a way that was exhilarating and sometimes frightening, what every rock star since Elvis Presley and Little Richard had been telling us all along — that anything was possible.