Q: How did Townshend get involved [with Heathen]?
Bowie: I've known Pete for years of course and have always thought of him as a mentor in some ways. We'd written back and forth about doing this for a while and he was due to do his part when he came in for the Concert For New York which we both played at. Time got out of hand what with rehearsals so we did it by throwing the ProTools disc back and forth across the ocean. It's such an angular, deeply felt and moving piece of playing, I just love it.
concertlivewire.com, June 16, 2002