David Bowie

  1. Before He Died, David Bowie Gave Permission For His 'Twin Peaks' Character to Return

    September 11, 2017 10:30 AM EDT Phillip Jeffries, the mysterious FBI agent portrayed by  David Bowie  in the 1992 film  Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me , returned in the recently concluded  Twin Peaks: The Return . In a new Reddit AMA , Sabrina Sutherland, the executive producer o ...

  2. David Bowie's Music Hits 1 Billion Streams on Spotify

    August 29, 2017 7:32 AM EDT David Bowie has snagged another posthumous milestone. The late, great British artist’s catalogue has surged past 1 billion streams on Spotify.  The Thin White Duke’s music reached the benchmark last Thursday (Aug. 24) with his 1977 classic "H ...

  3. Bowie Stamps Launched Into Space on Helium Balloons

    March 14, 2017 9:55 AM EDT A set of commemorative David Bowie stamps were launched into space in a fitting tribute to the late galactic space rocker. The stamps honoring Bowie's most-beloved albums were sent into the stratosphere on helium balloons on Monday (March 13) ...

  4. Tony Visconti to Deliver SXSW Opening Keynote Address

    January 26, 2016 11:00 AM EST Tony Visconti , the legendary producer who helmed many important  David Bowie albums, including the late British artist’s final recording, Blackstar , will be the opening keynote speaker at this year's 30th annual South by Southwest Music Con ...

  5. Glastonbury in Numbers: Mud, Toilets, Wi-Fi Cows and Zero Metal

    June 27, 2014 11:22 AM EDT Glastonbury, the world’s biggest green-field music and performing arts festival, officially begins today with Elbow, Lily Allen, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant, The Black Keys, Metallica, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran, Pixies, Kasabian, Ellie Go ...

  6. Dance Show 'Soul Train' May Boogie Onto Broadway

    April 15, 2014 5:31 PM EDT The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create "Rock of Ages," has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and said Tuesday ...

  7. Janelle Monae Covers ‘Heroes’ In Pepsi's Global Futbol Campaign, Talks Her Love For David Bowie

    April 02, 2014 4:00 AM EDT Janelle Monae from her new Pepsi spot filmed in Rio. (Photo courtesy of Pepsi) Janelle Monae has already gone Brazilian for the just-released “Rio 2” soundtrack as the voice of its theme song “What Is Love.” But starting Wednesday, the singer is m ...

  8. The Echo Nest CTO Brian Whitman on Spotify Deal, Man Vs. Machine, Why Pandora 'Freaks' Him Out (Q&A)

    March 26, 2014 3:02 PM EDT "We hate this stupid man versus machine dichotomy." As conversations about machine learning occurred on the main stage at Gigaom's Structure Data conference in New York, Brian Whitman spoke in a side suite of the Chelsea Piers eve ...

  9. Bill Ballard, Legendary Canadian Live Producer and Promoter, Dies at 67

    March 17, 2014 2:22 PM EDT Concert business pioneer Bill Ballard, who partnered with Michael Cohl 40 years ago in Toronto to create Concert Productions International (CPI) eventually presenting tours by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, U2 and Pink Floyd, died Friday after b ...

  10. BRIT Awards Winners: Arctic Monkeys, One Direction Take Trophies London

    February 19, 2014 5:45 PM EST Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding delivered dazzling performance at the U.K. ceremony. Arctic Monkeys were once again the biggest winners at the 2014 BRIT Awards, which honored the best in British music on Wednesday night (Feb. 19) at London& ...

  11. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk, Adele Among Pre-Telecast GRAMMY Winners

    January 26, 2014 7:21 PM EST Macklemore and Ryan Lewis got off to a fast start Sunday, receiving three Grammys in ceremonies at the Nokia Theater prior to the Sunday night's telecast. The hip-hop duo swept the rap song ("Thrift Shop"), album ("The Heist&qu ...

  12. Brandle’s Global Bits: Sydney Entertainment Centre’s Name Change, Ian James’ Academic Turn, KickassTorrents Blocked

    January 23, 2014 2:01 AM EST SEC’s Two-Year Stay of Execution: The Sydney Entertainment Centre won’t be turned into a pile of rubble anytime soon after Qantas’ credit union flew in with a naming rights sponsorship deal. The venue will be renamed Qantas Credit Union Arena unti ...

  13. Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Opens At No. 1 in Britain

    January 20, 2014 4:07 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. Sunday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  Sp ...

  14. Morning Fix: Bowie, Disclosure, Bastille Up for Brit Awards; Billboard's Guide to Super Bowl Music Mania; New FCC Chair Touts Net Neutrality at CES

    January 10, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE DAVID BOWIE, DISCLOSURE, BASTILLE UP FOR BRIT AWARDS Musical chameleon David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits. Billboard.biz SUPER B ...

  15. David Bowie, Disclosure, Bastille up for Brit Awards

    January 10, 2014 12:09 AM EST Musical chameleon David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits. Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, is up for male British artist of the year and album of the year, for his first release i ...

  16. The Music Biz in 2013: In Flux, Disruptors Disrupted

    January 01, 2014 8:28 AM EST The week before Christmas, pondering a year-end music business essay, a litany of major stories jumped to mind, including: the Twitter and SFX IPOs; Sony and Vivendi investors’ calling for entertainment spin-offs; Live Nation’s record revenues ...

  17. Chart Moves: All Eight of Eminem's Albums on the Billboard 200 This Week

    November 15, 2013 4:31 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , Eminem was the big news as his "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" debuted at No. 1, selling 792,000 in its first week -- according to Nielsen SoundScan. Celine Dion played a distant runner-up to ...

  18. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor': A Timeline to No. 1

    November 06, 2013 4:10 PM EST The road to "Reflektor," Arcade Fire's fourth album, began when The Suburbs won the Grammy award for album of the year on February 13, 2011. Since that day, the buzz has barely let up on the Montreal-based band, culminating in the ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71

    October 27, 2013 2:49 PM EDT The walk on the wild side has ended. And it was a wild one, indeed. Lou Reed, who died on Sunday at the age of 71 at home on Long Island, was never on any kind of mission other than to satisfy his own muse. And that muse was meandering -- occas ...

  21. Brandle's Global Bits: Vinyl Spins a Good Tune in Britain, Scalping Under the Microscope in Aus, NZ’s Year of the Lorde

    October 21, 2013 12:02 AM EDT Vinyl Spins a Good Tune In Britain Whisper, but don’t shout about it just yet. Vinyl is on the rebound in Britain, and the cold-hard numbers back it up. Shipments of vinyl have soared by 100% in the U.K. in 2013, according to new data provided b ...

  22. UK Vinyl Sales Hit Highest Level in a Decade, Daft Punk Leads 2013 Sales

    October 18, 2013 2:16 PM EDT Releases from Daft Punk, David Bowie and the Arctic Monkeys have boosted sales of vinyl LPs in the U.K. this year. Year to date, almost 550,000 records have been sold, the first time since 2003 that the half-million mark has been crossed in Brit ...

  23. David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Gets 3-CD Reissue

    October 01, 2013 12:30 AM EDT David Bowie’s Mercury Prize-nominated album "The Next Day" will be reissued next month as a three-disc collector’s edition with a handful of previously-unreleased tracks. The set, called “The Next Day Extra,” includes the original 14-t ...

  24. Brandle’s Global Bits: Aussie Live Biz Enters Spin Cycle, HMV on the Comeback Trail, Mercury Prize Noms, IMPALA's Board

    September 17, 2013 10:00 PM EDT Trouble in Aussie Live Biz Paradise An unusually turbulent few weeks in Australia’s live biz has observers wondering whether there’s trouble in paradise. A handful of festivals are falling over, one has changed hands, the two biggest events are ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Legal Fight over T Rex Songs Portends Music Industry Battles

    July 18, 2013 2:10 PM EDT As the fathers of rock music have bowed to the inevitability of mortality, their sons, daughters and other statutory heirs could soon be sending jarring vibes across the music industry. Last week, Rolan Feld, the son of T Rex frontman Marc Bolan ...

  27. Bono Feted With France's Highest Cultural Honor

    July 17, 2013 6:28 AM EDT Irish rocker Bono is now a French commander, after being awarded the country’s highest cultural honor in a ceremony in Paris Tuesday night. Culture minister Aurelie Filippetti made Bono a Commander of Arts and Letters in recognition of his cont ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. MTV's O Music Awards Announces Nominees, Set for June 19

    May 16, 2013 9:00 AM EDT MTV and Viacom today announced the nominees for the fourth iteration of its O Music Awards, which include Frank Ocean, PSY, Baauer, Bon Iver, internet meme Lil B, and more. The O Music Awards are digitally focused and targeted towards millennial ...

  31. 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 & ...

  32. Bon Jovi, David Bowie Among Six Debuts To Hit Top 10 On Billboard 200

    March 20, 2013 11:37 AM EDT It's the most top 10 debuts appearing on the chart in four months. The last time there were more in a week was the Dec. 1, 2012, chart, when seven albums arrived in the region. That week, One Direction's Take Me Home led the debut pack ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. David Bowie vs. Bon Jovi For No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    March 13, 2013 4:00 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 chart, rock legend David Bowie is in the hunt for his first No. 1 album, while veteran group Bon Jovi could nab its fifth chart-topper. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning o ...

  36. Jimi Hendrix Set For Highest-Charting Album on Billboard 200 in 44 Years

    March 08, 2013 9:57 PM EST Rock legend Jimi Hendrix's new archival album, "People, Hell and Angels," is set to debut at No. 2 on next week's Billboard 200 chart, according to industry sources. The album might sell around 70,000 copies by the end of the ...

  37. Chart Moves: Demi Lovato 'Attacks' With New Hit; AWOLNATION 'Sail's Into Top 40 At Last; Michael Buble Bows

    March 07, 2013 4:36 PM EST As previously reported, "Harlem Shake," the viral smash from Baauer, spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, although its massive streaming totals weaken almost by half. Who else shakes things up this week on the Hot ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Chart Moves: David Bowie's 'Where Are We Now?' Debuts On Hot Rock Songs, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift Soar Onto Hot 100

    January 20, 2013 2:33 PM EST As previously reported , Bruno Mars spends a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Locked Out of Heaven," while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, charges 5-2. While the rap duo coul ...

  41. David Bowie Has First U.K. Top Ten Single in Nearly 20 Years

    January 14, 2013 1:55 PM EST Emeli Sandé's "Our Version Of Events" (Virgin/EMI) started yet another stint at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday), as "Scream & Shout" (Interscope/Universal) by will.i.am featuring Britney Spears reached ...

  42. 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 . Viscon ...

  43. Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan and David Bowie: Classic Rock Icons in the Digital Age

    January 11, 2013 7:26 PM EST It's been an extraordinary last couple of days for three icons of classic rock who this week faced a music industry they couldn't have possibly imagined in their heydays. It's interesting, though, to consider the unique and very d ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Backbeat: S.S. Coachella, With Sleigh Bells, Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett, KCRW's Jason Bentley, Many More -- Ahoy!

    December 19, 2012 12:40 PM EST The S.S. Coachella, the Goldenvoice-promoted music festival aboard Celebrity Cruise's Silhouette vessel, set sail from Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas Dec 16-19 with bands that included Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Girl Talk, Cloud Nothings, Sleig ...

  46. Arthur Fogel Re-Ups With Live Nation

    December 17, 2012 5:00 AM EST Arthur Fogel, the reigning king of the megatour, has re-upped with Live Nation for a new five-year deal to continue his role as the Chairman of Global Music and the CEO of Global Touring. His tours with Live Nation have grossed more than $2.5 bill ...

  47. Talking Rock Docs, a 'Niche Business' with 'Great Passion', at the Film & TV Music Conference

    October 25, 2012 3:15 PM EDT (L-R): Stephen Kessler, Director, "Paul Williams Still Alive", Robin Klein, Film Producer, "Charlie Is My Darling", Evan Saxon, Partner, D&E Entertainment, Morgan Neville, Documentary Filmmaker/Producer, Glen Zipper, Head o ...

  48. FAQ on Approval of Universal Music - EMI Deal

    September 21, 2012 1:50 PM EDT As Universal Music Group's acquisition of EMI Music's recorded music division today received approval from both European and U.S. regulators , details have emerged about the exact steps Universal must take to win European Commission supp ...

  49. Morning Fix: BMG's $20 Piracy Fine, Shakira, Usher To Judge 'The Voice,' Google's Instagram, TV On the Radio's ATP

    September 18, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. JEFF CASTELAZ IN LINE TO TAKE OVER ELEKTRA: SOURCE: As Billboard.biz speculated Friday, Dangerbird Records co-founder Jeff Castelaz -- who, with general manager Matt Solod ...

  50. 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 & ...

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