Teenage Wildlife

Bowie Briefs

March 2001

U2 homage to Bowie: From a review of U2's opening show of their Elevation Tour, "Bono and mates Adam Clayton (bass), Larry Mullen Jr.(drums), and The Edge (lead guitar) also had fun with some freewheeling homage to Bob Marley, David Bowie, and Led Zeppelin, injecting their pioneering riffs into "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "Bullet the Blue Sky."

Go west young (old?) man: Bowie may have forgotten the West Coast of the USA exists (having not played here since 1997), but Iggy Pop has three shows scheduled for April; in San Francisco and San Diego, California along with one in Scottsdale, Arizona. If you're an Iggy fan, be sre to check them out! Tickets are available at TicketMaster.com. (from Teri S.)

Angela Bowie seeks the silver screen: French rock magazine reports over the weekend that Bowie's ex-wife Angela Bowie is shopping around plans to several movie studios for a film about her 10 year marriage to Bowie, based on her books Free Spirit and Backstage Passes. According to the report, the producers of Velvet Goldmine are interested in the project - and have thrown out names such as Courtney Love to play the part of Bowie's ex-wife. (from Richard Joly)

La Poste: French Post Office is using an edited version of Life On Mars as music in their ad to promote their range of services. (from Phillip Roberts)

Candelabra Cadabra: Patti Rothberg's new album Candelabra Cadabra has a fairly straight-up cover of Moonage Daydream. (from Taxi)

Dancing and Prancing: Bowie and Mick Jagger made the number 3 spot on MTV's When Bad Videos Happen To Good Artists with Dancing In The Street! (from PenguinQueen)

Queer as Folk, the Showtime (USA) program last Sunday used Boys Keep Swinging at both the beginning and end of the program. (from Brian)

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