"I don't see Iggy at all. I've not seen him since '97. We were working on a tour in Germany. He seemed fine. I think he does far, far more touring than I do. I like touring, but I don't like it quite so obsessively as [he does]. We have drifted away from each other, and in a way I understand why. I've never talked to him about this...
I think there was a moment where Jim decided that he couldn't do a fucking article without my name being mentioned, and I don't think that's a very comfortable feeling. I completely understand -- I really, really do. Unfortunately, I think Jim took it personally, and that's a shame because I would have liked to remain closer to him.
I think that he felt he had to physically take himself out of the picture to become autonomous again. We've never voiced this to each other, because we're sensitive to each others' feelings. I'm not saying that it's a resentment, but I do believe that he always felt that there was this svengali-type figure dogging him. Because I did such a load of work with him and I was a major mainstream artist myself at the time."
David Bowie, Gettingit.com, 5 October 1999