How Bowie flaunted a huge dick on Saturday Night Live and nobody noticed

Yesterday was the anniversary of one of the most surreal music performances in TV story: 35 years ago David Bowie ushered the 1980s in Saturday Night Live. The producers censored a gay reference in the last of his three-song set—but they missed him repeatedly showing a giant penis at the end of it. [NSFW-ish] » 1/06/15 9:10pm 1/06/15 9:10pm

David Bowie's new song is surprisingly dark and jazzy

David Bowie has a new song in his retrospective album Nothing Has Changed. It's called Sue (Or In a Season of Crime), a dark jazz track full of dissonance that would be perfect for a Hitchcock movie or, better yet, a film starring Alain Delon and directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. Watch the equally dark video here: » 11/13/14 10:25pm 11/13/14 10:25pm

Chris Hadfield's Space Oddity Is Back on YouTube at Bowie's Say-So

Back in 2014, Canadian Chris Hadfield posted a wonderful rendition of David Bowie's Space Oddity to YouTube—though it was later removed because of a lack of permissions. Now, David Bowie has given the go ahead for it to be online once more. » 11/04/14 5:58am 11/04/14 5:58am

"You Remind Me of the Babe": Raise Your Glass Orb for a Labyrinth Sequel

I'm finding it hard to do much else on this afternoon after learning earlier today that one of the greatest films of my childhood will, after 28 years, finally be getting a sequel. I'm talking, of course, about the 1986 movie Labyrinth. » 10/10/14 8:00pm 10/10/14 8:00pm

The Souped Up Acoustics Behind a Giant David Bowie Retrospective

When art museums first became a thing, in the 19th century, they were the aristocracy's idea of intellectual charity: A chance for the hoi polloi to catch a thin whiff of true civilization. They couldn't have imagined a fine art museum spending $2 million on a show about a pop star who grew up in a completely average… » 9/22/14 2:44pm 9/22/14 2:44pm

Today Is Your Last Chance to Watch NASA's Space Oddity Recorded in Space

A year ago, Col. Chris Hadfield posted a stirring home-brew video of him performing David Bowie's Space Oddity—while afloat in the International Space Station. For copyright reasons, today's your last chance to watch the video. 22 million views later. Sheesh. » 5/13/14 1:40pm 5/13/14 1:40pm

Adorable Stop Motion Man Discovers Life on Mars

Because, really, who among us hasn't come home from a grueling day at the office to find a magical miniature man made of aluminum foil sitting in the living room, watching classic films and listening to a bit of Bowie? What, seriously, just me? » 5/01/14 12:00am 5/01/14 12:00am

The Night Ziggy Stardust Rocketed Back to Mars

David Bowie enjoyed a number of flamboyant Rock-n-Roll personas during his musical career but none as well-known as Ziggy Stardust: the science fictional, androgynous, eyebrowless diva. Here's Ziggy-Bowie shooting the lights out of Hammersmith Odeon theater in 1973 just before his big announcement » 1/25/14 12:00am 1/25/14 12:00am

Happy Birthday David Bowie, Let's Watch Some Labyrinth

A veritable Odin among rock gods, mightier than mere Rolling Stones, more talented than any formerly known Princes, the incomparable David Bowie turns 67 today. » 1/08/14 9:00pm 1/08/14 9:00pm

Love Is Lost: David Bowie Remixed By LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy

David Bowie's newest album, The Next Day, is getting an expanded three-disc re-release on November 5. That was a surprise in and of itself, but it's coming with a little extra: a rollicking ten-minute remix of the song "Love Is Lost," by James Murphy. » 10/11/13 9:00pm 10/11/13 9:00pm

Your Only Chance to Hear a "Space Oddity" Cover Recorded in Space

ISS Commander and mustachioed Canadian Chris Hadfield has given us no end of joys during his current five-month stint floating above our blue orb. But perhaps none of them is as touching—and just downright incredible—as his sendoff cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity." » 5/12/13 8:48pm 5/12/13 8:48pm

Why Is YouTube Censoring David Bowie's SFW New Music Video?

Here we go again. After Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video was pulled from YouTube last month, David Bowie's latest video from his new album "The Next Day" has been pulled from YouTube for violating the site's Terms of Service as pointed out by Billboard. But it's unclear why for a number of reasons. » 5/08/13 2:24pm 5/08/13 2:24pm

David Bowie: The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

After his melancholic and dreamy Where Are We Now, David Bowie's second single after more than ten years of silence is out to wake you up with a blast of electric guitars. It's pure Bowie—and it's great. Watch the video, starring the always incredible Tilda Swinton and David Bowie himself—who I wish went back to… » 2/26/13 9:55am 2/26/13 9:55am

David Bowie: Young Americans

Have you heard the news today, oh boy? Good, because I didn't yesterday—February 21 was the anniversary of the release of David Bowie's Young Americans, the first single of the album of the same name. The year was 1975. » 2/22/13 7:00pm 2/22/13 7:00pm

Beck's Latest Project Is the Closest Thing to Being On Stage In a…

Beck and Chris Milk's version of Bowie's Sound and Vision with 167 musicians was amazing on its own right, as a linear video. But the 360-degree immersive version with binaural sound and facial tracking truly redefines how we can experience live music remotely. Whether you like Beck or not, you really have to watch it… » 2/19/13 2:20pm 2/19/13 2:20pm

This Song Will Blow Your Mind Today

You have to watch Beck sing Bowie's Sound and Vision together with director Chris Milk and 167 musicians, including a couple of choirs that will give you goosebumps. It's a masterpiece. Remember to experience it till the very end. You will not regret it. » 2/11/13 5:40pm 2/11/13 5:40pm

David Bowie: Life on Mars

So much Mars Madness, so little David Bowie, weirdly. It's only appropriate that tonight's #soundtrack reflect the current red planet rage. David Bowie looks a lot like a glam clown in this video—or a Martian, maybe? Whatever his stylistic intent, this song is a classic and ought to be revisited by us all. Because:… » 8/08/12 8:30pm 8/08/12 8:30pm

David Bowie: Heroes

So, Valentine's Day. Personally, I don't give a damn. Every day should be your Valentine's Day or else you aren't truly living. This comes from a guy who has been married three times and truly fell in love at least twice. » 2/14/12 6:40pm 2/14/12 6:40pm

David Bowie Just Turned 65, But The Sci-Fi Rocker Still Has It

David Bowie, king of sci-fi rock and star of Labyrinth, turned 65 yesterday. But while most ageing rock stars turn into old, wrinkly husks of their former selves, Bowie's still got it. » 1/09/12 6:10am 1/09/12 6:10am

David Bowie's "Space Oddity" Makes an Excellent Children's Storybook

I always found David Bowie to be a tad creepy—thanks a lot, Labyrinth—but I've always loved Space Oddity as one of his greatest songs. That and Fame... It's already something of a spaced-out nursery rhyme, so a children's book is a perfect medium shift. » 8/29/11 12:40pm 8/29/11 12:40pm