This was a long time coming but I'm afraid this seals the deal .....
I hereby declare that - as a Bowie fan of nearly 20 years - I do not expect to hear anything new from David Bowie ever again.
All the other legends including Neil Young, Paul Simon and Brian Eno have no problem appearing on this record - yet Bowie will not.
This is the perfect chance for Eno and Bowie to work with each other again, in addition to plugging a hole in the spectrum of legendary collaborations (ie. Bowie and Gabriel).
Eno working on the track is almost a guaranteed stamp of quality. In fact, if need be, Eno can do ALL the work and then all Bowie has to do is email in a few lines sung through his Maintosh.
And it appears Bowie won't even do that.
Well, that's it folks. The last bit of hope I had for something new is now truly vanquished. If Eno and Gabriel combined cannot inspire Bowie to lift a finger for this recording, then from this day forward, the artist known as David Bowie is only a figure of the past.
Richard Kingsmill (Triple J FM): "Do you mind if we throw to a song by your old man?.
Duncan Jones (Bowie's Son): "Oh God ... if you have to ... OK ... but have a look at Nick Armstrong and The Thieves"