David Bowie joins Placebo on a new recording of the band's Without You I'm Nothing, to be released as a limited edition gatefold CD EP by Hut Recordings on Monday 16th August.
The single is produced by Steve Osborne and features mixes from UNKLE, Americruiser and Brothers in Rhythm.
The track, recorded in New York earlier this year cements a relationship that started when Placebo supported David Bowie on his European tour in 1996. Early the next year Placebo were invited by Bowie to play at his 50th birthday party in New York's Madison Square Garden.
Bowie also joined Placebo on stage to perform Twentieth Century Boy at the 1999 Brit Awards in February this year, followed by an appearance with the band at their Irving Plaza show in New York the following month.
The original version of "Without You I'm Nothing" is the title track to Placebo's current album, released in October last year, The album has subsequently sold over 250,000 copies in the UK, with a further 800,000 sales around the rest of the world.
The new EP, credited to PLACEBO FEATURING DAVID BOWIE, will be released only on CD (FLOORCD10 ), with 20,000 copies available. "Without You I'm Nothing" also contains a web link to the band's site, plus enhanced "live" imagery, thus making the release ineligible for the UK single chart.