David Bowie

  1. Lou Reed's Billboard Chart History

    October 27, 2013 6:54 PM EDT In his lifetime, the late Lou Reed charted 23 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, stretching back to his self-titled debut in 1972.  The Grammy Award-winner's most recent chart ink came with his collaboration album "Lulu," with Met ...

  2. David Bowie's Concert Comeback Is Not in the Cards (Updated)

    September 03, 2013 1:09 PM EDT Updated 1:00PM -- Informed sources have confirmed to Billboard that the earlier story was exaggerated and inaccurate -- not that that stops us hoping regardless.   Now that David Bowie is back in fashion with a new album and a record-breaking ...

  3. Chart Moves: 'Great Gatsby' Soundtrack's Sturdy Sales, David Bowie's 'Day' Lengthens, ABBA's Agnetha Fältskog Returns

    May 24, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the top three were all debuts for a second week in a row, as Vampire Weekend, George Strait and Demi Lovato started in the Nos. 1-3 slots, respectively. Elsewhere on the Billboard 200 there were a num ...

  4. Spiders From Mars Bassist Trevor Bolder Dies

    May 21, 2013 8:13 PM EDT Longtime Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder, who in the early 1970s backed David Bowie on a string of iconic glam rock albums, beginning with "Hunky Dory," died on Tuesday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 62. Bowie paid tribute ...

  5. Chart Moves: Ed Sheeran Hits Half-Million Sales Mark

    March 22, 2013 9:00 PM EDT This past week on the Billboard 200, it was all about the not-quite showdown between Bon Jovi and David Bowie. Bon Jovi logged its fifth No. 1 with the debut of "What About Now," while Bowie notched his highest charting album ever as & ...

  6. Bon Jovi Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, David Bowie Trails at No. 2

    March 19, 2013 9:19 PM EDT Bon Jovi scores its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as What About Now debuts with 101,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the act's third straight studio album to debut at No. 1, following Th ...

  7. Bon Jovi, David Bowie Eye One-Two Finish on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    March 15, 2013 8:07 PM EDT As reported earlier this week, Bon Jovi and David Bowie were vying for the No. 1 slot on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart. Bon Jovi has now pulled ahead, and it seems like the band's new album, "What About Now," is a lo ...

  8. David Bowie Streams 'The Next Day': Listen

    February 28, 2013 8:58 PM EST David Bowie's "The Next Day" is here already. The March 12th-due album, the music legend's first in 10 years, is streaming on iTunes. Touching on Bowie's long musical history, the 14-track set ranges from "The Next Da ...

  9. David Bowie Drops New Song, Video for 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)'

    February 26, 2013 12:48 AM EST After surprising everyone last month with a new single and promises of more music to come, David Bowie has dropped a second, rockier track and an eye-catching clip. New single "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" and its accompanying video arri ...

  10. Inside David Bowie's Stealth Comeback: Q&A With Producer Tony Visconti

    January 13, 2013 5:20 PM EST During much of the past two years, Tony Visconti has been "walking around the streets of New York with my headphones," listening to the music that became "The Next Day," David Bowie's first new album in 10 years . Visconti ...

  11. David Bowie Drops First Single In A Decade, Album To Follow

    January 10, 2013 1:55 PM EST igggy Stardust drops a new song like a metorite on the globe The video for David Bowie's new single "Where Are We Now" directed by Tony Oursler David Bowie is back. The legendary British singer celebrated his 66th birthday today by ...

  12. 6 Questions with CAT POWER

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, has moved to the beat of her own drum as an artist, delving into moody folk-rock on 1998's "Moon Pix", stark chamber pop on 2003's "You Are Free", Memphis blues on 2006's acclaimed & ...

  13. Minnie Driver Marries David Bowie, Shakespeare in Marc Evans' 'Hunky Dory'

    March 11, 2012 2:10 PM EDT Minnie Driver (left) plays a teacher in the film "Hunky Dory," which screened at SXSW Film conference (Photo: Phil Gallo) David Bowie and William Shakespeare form a duo in "Hunky Dory," a film set in Wales in 1976 in which an a ...

  14. Backbeat: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Theophilus London, Mark Ronson Rock at 'Rocked,' Mick Rock's Photo Exhibit

    December 08, 2011 2:23 PM EST British music photgrapher Mick Rock Musician Theophilus London, whose portrait was featured in the "ROCKED" exhibit The watcher became the watched last night at the W Downtown. Legendary British music photographer Mick Rock , a star in h ...

  15. Backbeat: Tony Visconti Talks Bowie, T-Rex, Thin Lizzy @ McIntosh/Varvatos 'Vinyl Listening' Party

    September 28, 2011 2:56 PM EDT Black is the New Black: (From left:) Clothing designer and uber rock fan John Varvatos; legendary Grammy Award-winning producer (and author!), Tony Visconti; Global VP of Sales and Marketing for McIntosh, Linda Passaro. (Photo: Johnny Nunez/McInto ...

  16. EMI Artists, Songwriters Raise $940,000 for Japanese Red Cross Disaster Relief

    April 26, 2011 2:39 PM EDT An auction of exclusive personal items and memorabilia donated by EMI artists and songwriters has raised $940,000 in funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the company announced in ...

  17. Reissue For Bowie's 'Station To Station'

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI is releasing David Bowie's 1976 album "Station to Station" in special and deluxe editions on Sept. 20. The reissues will include the original album and the previously unreleased "Live Nassau Coliseum '76," as well ...

  18. Robbie Williams To Court Investors: Report

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST British singer Robbie Williams may sell the right to half his future album, touring and sponsorship earnings in a £50 million ($83 million) deal, one of his managers was reported as saying. Managers for Williams, whose hits including "Angels& ...

  19. Chrysalis Sees FY Results Ahead Of Own View

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British music publisher Chrysalis Plc said on Friday it expected its full-year results to be slightly ahead of its expectations, aided by good performances in both Music Publishing and Lasgo divisions. The company, which owns songs by David Bowie, ...

  20. Music Icons Rock HMV Charity Calendar

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV has issued a limited edition charity calendar featuring the stars of its "my inspiration" advertising campaign. HMV hopes to raise £20,000 ($33,100) for CLIC Sargent, the children's and young person&# ...

  21. Health Secretary Signs Up To PPL AGM

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alan Johnson, U.K. secretary of state for health, has been confirmed as the guest keynote speaker at recorded music licensing body PPL's annual general meeting. The AGM will take place on June 3 at King's Place in London. PPL (Phonograph ...

  22. Bowie Denies Coachella Reports

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST A statement at David Bowie's official Web site denies media reports that the U.K. rock veteran has been booked to play the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April. There had been reports that Bowie would perform his 1972 concept alb ...

  23. Artist Guy Peellaert Dies

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Artist, photographer and illustrator Guy Peellaert, who designed covers for the David Bowie and the Rolling Stones, died Monday at age 74, according to the Telegraph UK . The Brussels-born artist, who created posters for a number of top films, inc ...

  24. War Child Postpones 'Heroes' Release

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The War Child charity and Parlophone Records have postponed the U.K. release of the multi-artist fund-raising album "Heroes" to early 2009 from its scheduled date of Nov. 24. "We have been overwhelmed and amazed by the response to t ...

  25. Arcade Fire, Air Set For Bowie-Curated Festival

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Arcade Fire, Air, Deerhoof, Secret Machines and the Polyphonic Spree are among the first acts confirmed for the inaugural High Line Festival, which, as previously reported , will be curated by David Bowie. The event will run May 9-19 at venues ...

  26. Global Pulse

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Danish alternative rock quartet Kashmir teamed with producer Tony Visconti (T-Rex, David Bowie, Thin Lizzy) for fifth album "No Balance Palace," it got a vastly experienced head behind the consol When Danish alternative rock quartet ...

  27. Bowie Has Heart Surgery, Back Home Recovering

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British rock legend David Bowie underwent emergency heart surgery for a blocked artery last month but is now recovering and hopes to return to work in August, his publicist said yesterday. British rock legend David Bowie underwent emergency heart ...

  28. Injured Bowie Cancels European Tour

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie has axed the remaining dates on the European leg of his A Reality tour after suffering a pinched nerve in his shoulder. The artist has already called off four shows, including a planned he David Bowie has axed the remaining dates on th ...

  29. Bowie Cancels Miami Gig After Stagehand Dies

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A David Bowie concert last night at the Knight Center in Miami was canceled after a local IATSE stagehand fell to his death during the show's intermission. A David Bowie concert last night at the Knight Center in Miami was canceled after a lo ...

  30. Movies & Music

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST New documentary "Mayor of Sunset Strip" chronicles Rodney Bingenheimer's impact on artists from David Bowie to Coldplay. New documentary "Mayor of Sunset Strip" chronicles Rodney Bingenheimer's impact on artists from ...

  31. Three '90s Bowie Albums Set For Reissue

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST David Bowie's last three studio albums of the 1990s will be reissued March 23 by Columbia, Billboard.biz has learned. "Outside" (1995), "Earthling" (1997) and "Hours" (1999) were originally released b David Bowie ...

  32. Bowie Heading Back To North America

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST David Bowie has added 29 North American dates to his A Reality tour. The new run will begin March 29 in Philadelphia and will conclude with New York-area shows June 4 and 5. David Bowie has added 29 North American dates to his A Reality tour. Afte ...

  33. Bowie Tour Postponed

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Bowie, who has the flu, has postponed two more shows on the North American leg of his A Reality tour. The rocker has backed out of tonight's show in Boston and tomorrow's in Philadelphia. David Bowie, who has the flu, has postponed ...