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(cricket menace)
10/27/08 04:41 PM
Bowie to form "greatest supergroup of all time" [re: ]  

Rock icons MICK JAGGER, DAVID BOWIE and ELTON JOHN are reportedly set to form a supergroup - to play at the London Olympics in 2012.

The Rolling Stones are slated to perform at the opening ceremony of the games - and Jagger is said to be keen to include other members of the rock aristocracy.

He wants to be joined on stage by Bowie and John, as well as Phil Collins, Sting, Van Morrison, Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour, and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.

The concert would be trumpeted as featuring the greatest rock "supergroup" of all time.

A source tells Britain's News of the World newspaper, "Mick feels the Olympics coming to London is a huge honour - and wants to make his own gesture with the band. It's early stages but Page, Bowie, and Morrison are already involved, although no-one is quite sure yet how the show will play out in its entirety.

"The Olympics people hope to use the template of the American football Super Bowl half-time show, where an artist takes over the field on a giant stage. Having the Stones on side for a project like this is a huge deal."

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Bowie Downunder

(beyond the yoga zone)
10/27/08 07:43 PM
Re: Bowie to form "greatest supergroup of all time" new [re: Adam]  

Not sure it can be bigger and better than the Wembly Live Aid finale.

And the best thing about that one was that Phil Collins was in the States by then

my face is finished, my body's gone and i can't help but think,
standin' up here in all this applause and gazin' down at all the young and the beautiful with their questioning eyes,
that i must above all things love myself

(cricket menace)
10/27/08 09:44 PM
Re: Bowie to form "greatest supergroup of all time" new [re: SoulLoveChild]  

It might be good but realistically, this seems like an exercise in raising zombies from their grave (I mean, Collins, retired six years ago for Christ sake - let him die).

Bowie Downunder

(cricket menace)
10/27/08 10:49 PM
Re: Bowie to form "greatest supergroup of all time" new [re: Adam]  

Bowie's biggest super groups:

Bowie (sax)
Bill Wyman (bass)
Ron Wood (guitar)
Joe Cocker (vocals)
Jesse Ed Davis (guitar)
Danny Kortchmar (guitar)
Bobby Keyes (sax)
Nigel Olsson (drums)
Keith Moon (organ, vocals, drums)

Bowie (viola)
John Cale
Steve Reich
Philip Glass
Gregor Kitzis (1st violin)

1985 - LIVE AID Wembley Penultimate Song ('Let It Be'):
Bowie (backing vocals)
Paul McCartney (piano; vocals)
Bob Geldof (backing vocals)
Alison Moyet (backing vocals)
Pete Townshend (backing vocals)

1985 LIVE AID Wembley Finale ('Do They Know It's Christmas'): (incomplete list)
Bob Geldof
George Michael
Andrew Ridgeley
Howard Jones
Elton John
Roger Daltrey
Midge Ure
Paul Weller
Freddie Mercury
Adam Ant
Tony Hadley (of Spandau Ballet)
Tony Butler, Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson (of Big Country)
Linda McCartney
Harvey Goldsmith (Live Aid UK organisation)

1985: CHINA CLUB IMPROPTU (Steve Ferrone's Birthday - 1 hour+ set):
Iggy Pop
Ron Wood (guitar)
Steve Winwood
Carlos Alomar
Carmine Rojas
Steve Ferrone

1986 PRINCES TRUST: ('Dancing in the Street'):
Bowie (lead vocals)
Mick Jagger (lead vocals)
Paul McCartney (guitar, backing vocals)
Eric Clapton (guitar)
Mark Knopfler (guitar)
Elton John (piano)
Mark King
Francis Rossi
Rick Parfitt
Howard Jones
Bryan Adams

1992 FREDDIE TRIBUTE ('Under Pressure'):
Bowie (vocals)
Annie Lennox (vocals)
Brian May (guitar)
John Deacon (bass)
Roger Taylor (drums)

1992 FREDDIE TRIBUTE ('All The Young Dudes'):
Bowie (sax, backing vocals)
Ian Hunter (vocals)
Mick Ronson (guitar)
Brian May (guitar)
John Deacon (bass)
Roger Taylor (drums)
Joe Elliot (backing vocals)
Phil Collen (backing vocals)

2001 TIBET HOUSE BENEFIT ("Heroes" and 'Silly Boy Blue'
Bowie (vocals)
Philip Glass (keyboards)
Moby (guitar)
Sterling Campbell (drums)
Quartet (strings)

2001 TIBET HOUSE BENEFIT ('People Have The Power'
Philip Glass
Patti Smith
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Dave Matthews
Emmylou Harris
Nathalie Merchant
Dana Bryant
Jackson Smith
Patti Smith Group

2002 TIBET HOUSE BENEFIT ('Space Oddity')
Bowie (vocals)
Philip Glass (piano)
Tony Visconti (conductor)
Martha Mooke and the Kronos Quartet (strings)
Sterling Campbell (drums)
Adam Yauch (bass)

2002 TIBET HOUSE BENEFIT ('People Have The Power'
Ray Davies
Patti Smith
Philip Glass
Tony Visconti
Martha Mooke and the Kronos Quartet
Sterling Campbell
Adam Yauch
Bebel Gilberto
Mark Anthony Thompson

2003 TIBET HOUSE BENEFIT ('Waterloo Sunset')
Bowie (vocals)
Ray Davies (vocals, guitar)
Patti Smith Band (house band)

2003 TIBET HOUSE BENEFIT ('Get Up Stand Up')
Ziggy Marley (lead vocal)
Ray Davies
Lou Reed
Laurie Anderson
Rufus Wainwright
Angelique Kidjo
Tsering Wangmo

Bowie (vocals)
David Gilmour (guitar and vocals)
Richard Wright (keyboards)
Phil Manzenera (guitar, vocals)
Dick Parry (sax)
Jon Carin (keyboards, guitars, vocals)
Guy Pratt (bass, guitar, vocals)
Steve DiStanislao (drums, vocals)

Bowie Downunder

(stardust savant)
10/28/08 00:10 AM
Re: Bowie to form "greatest supergroup of all time new [re: Adam]  

My guess is the source is wrong, and Bowie's only "involvement" is that his name got mentioned. He can't be bothered to go all the way to London to sing a song; if the Olympics were in New York City, I could maybe see him popping in to go "ooooh", but only if he couldn't find anything good on TV.

Non importa quanto si aspetta,ma chi si aspetta.

10/28/08 06:26 AM
Re: Bowie to form "greatest supergroup of all time" new [re: Adam]  

My first reaction to this was negative. I don't think I want to see him with a bunch of older generation rock stars trying to stay relevant on stage at a major event. I want him to do something by himself to try and stay relevant. This reeks of cheesyness.

10/28/08 07:44 AM
Re: Bowie to form "greatest supergroup of all time" new [re: Chinchilla]  

In reply to:

This reeks of cheesyness.

And parts of those old guys probably reek of cheese.

tv eye
10/29/08 02:40 AM
Re: Bowie to form "greatest supergroup of all time" new [re: Adam]  

i thought daddy and elton didn't quite like each other... i bet on two days till daddynet dismisses it as utter tosh/baloney

(cricket menace)
10/29/08 06:52 AM
Re: Bowie to form "greatest supergroup of all time" new [re: tv eye]  

Blammo's confirmed it as old cobblers.

We'll have to see if BNet news reports it as such. I don't blame them if they don't (otherwise it's becoming a full time service just to keep denying these UK Sunday newspaper inventions).

Bowie Downunder

10/29/08 01:38 PM
Re: Bowie to form "greatest supergroup of all time" new [re: Adam]  

Thank God. It would be much better if Bowie projected himself as a 3 dimensional hologram, to lots of different theatres or stages around the world.

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