Billboard has run a story confirming Bowie as the guest presenter for next season's The Hunger cable television show. (from Bonster)
There's a review of the "Bowie" art show at the Goldsworth Gallery 453 W. 17th Street in the December 10-17 issue of Time Out New York. "The artists in this show share a fascination for David Bowie, but the better works here get past simple adoration to examine Bowie's cultural impact on a deeper level. Appropriately - - given that the pop icon has repeatedly reinvented himself over the course of his career - - the best pieces utilize some sort of transparent material" (from Gwin and Pathos)
Some more new music at Christian's Shadowman site, for lovers of rare Bowie.
Mike Garson, longtime keyboardist for Bowie is working with Billy Corgan and Bon Harris (formerly of Nitzer Ebb) on the score for the upcoming MGM release Stigmata. No guarantee that it will find its way onto a soundtrack CD, but the boys are apparently brewing up an experimental storm in the studio. (from Creature)
Bowie appeared on screen twice during Thursday's Amnesty International support show in Paris. The footage recorded from the Phoenix Festival of 1996 had Bowie expressing his feelings on the human rights declaration and he was greeted with a big round of applause. (from Emmanuel).
UK TV's "Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star" had another Bowie reference this week. A producer says "Bowie was being so difficult...as ever", and the manager says "Yeah, she's such a bitch". (from Dara)
January's Alternative Press (article not online) has an interview with Trent Reznor where he says "I aspire to be a David Bowie, some sort of enigma that isn't a one-trick pony." There's also a review of the Velvet Goldmine soundtrack, giving it 4 out of 5 stars. (from Gwin)
British pop stars, DJs and journalists voted the first Tin Machine album #17in a list of Top 20 Worst albums appearing in Melody Maker magazine. The Beatle's Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart CLub Band made #1. (from Dara)
MTV's "Fashionably Loud" show which supposedly counted down the top 10 musicians who had influenced fashion in the general populace neglected to include Bowie, but did have several short clips, including a side-by-side comparison of Marilyn Manson's The Dope Show and the Ashes To Ashes video, noting the similarities. (from Casey)
Under Pressure will be featured in the movie "Stepmom" starring Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts due in cinemas December 25 in the US. No word if it will be included on a soundtrack album. (from BowieNet)
The version of Scary Monsters on the The Sound Of Gran Turismo is noticeably different from that on the original album. In fact, it appears to be an EMI remaster from the original tapes (at two seconds longer than the album version) and with its designation on the CD as ©EMI 1997. This is no doubt in preparation for EMI to reissue all of Bowie's back catalogue next year (from Chaz, Dara and Andy)
Culture Club has been covering Starman on their recent world tour and dedicating it to David Bowie (as mentioned here previously, Bowie's music is expected to play a big part in Boy George's film biography if it appears). (from Dara)
An article in the New York Times yesterday talked about the satirical pop star comic strip Great Pop Things which appears in magazines around the world including NME. When asked whether they ever think they're going to run out of material, the authors said "Just when we think we're going to run out, David Bowie will come out and announce he's going to do a Ziggy Stardust movie, or the Sex Pistols reform, and that's good for another five strips" (from Scott) (Ed: The New York Times article is no longer available for free, but there is this alternate interview on the Web which talks about the origins of the strip (it started with Bowie), and perhaps the origin of the "Dave" sobriquet.)
The Rupert Goldsworth Gallery at 453 W. 17th Street in New York City has a group show up entitled "Bowie" - a bunch of different artists interpret the Thin White Duke's influence, in forms as varied as drooling fanboy tributes (Ed: errr... did they take them from the Fan Contributions section??) to highfalutin examinations on genderplay. (from Gwin)
A quick heads-up for Disney tonight - a listing in the TV Guide shows Snowman - narrated by David Bowie. (from Jennifer)