Tag: David Bowie

David Bowie and Morrissey’s live cover of T. Rex’s ‘Cosmic Dancer’ gets official release

David Bowie and Morrissey’s live cover of T. Rex’s ‘Cosmic Dancer’ gets official release

On June 2, 1991 — the third night of Morrissey’s first-ever solo tour of the U.S. — David Bowie joined the former Smiths frontman onstage in Los Angeles to duet on a cover of T. Rex’s “Cosmic Dancer.” Now, nearly 30 years later, Morrissey is finally giving that recording an official release, first digitally and then 7-inch vinyl.

No ‘Dark Wave’ this weekend as Sirius XM’s David Bowie channel takes over 1st Wave

No ‘Dark Wave’ this weekend as Sirius XM’s David Bowie channel takes over 1st Wave

A programming note: The weekly Slicing Up Eyeballs-hosted “Dark Wave” program on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave will not air this Sunday as the classic-alternative channel will be taken over this entire weekend by the satellite radio network’s new limited-run David Bowie Channel. Full details right here.

Matthew Seligman, bassist for The Soft Boys, Thomas Dolby and more, dies of COVID-19

Matthew Seligman, bassist for The Soft Boys, Thomas Dolby and more, dies of COVID-19

Matthew Seligman, the highly inventive bassist for The Soft Boys who went on to record with Thomas Dolby, Thompson Twins, The Waterboys, Peter Murphy, Morrissey and more, and who played with David Bowie at Live Aid, died Friday after being in a coma for two weeks with COVID-19, his longtime friend Dolby announced,

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: March 1-6, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: March 1-6, 2020

Check out the latest installment right here — this week’s episode covers news about the Depeche Mode Violator singles box set, Record Store Day releases from David Bowie, U2 and more, plus touring news from Echo & The Bunnymen and Duran Duran. Plus a countdown of the top 10 ’80s movie soundtracks.

The Alarm, members of The Damned, Blondie, Sex Pistols set for new David Bowie tribute LP

The Alarm, members of The Damned, Blondie, Sex Pistols set for new David Bowie tribute LP

Main Man Records this spring will release Hero: A Tribute to David Bowie, an ultra-limited white-vinyl LP — the label says just 300 copies are being pressed — that features The Alarm and members of Blondie, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Heaven 17 and more honoring the Thin White Duke. Full details right here.

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: Jan. 6-12, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: Jan. 6-12, 2020

We’re very, very excited to roll out a brand-new feature: Our friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a new week-in-review video that will recap the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and Strangeways throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. Check it out right here.

This week’s new releases: David Bowie on 7-inch, A Certain Ratio, Rosetta Stone

This week’s new releases: David Bowie on 7-inch, A Certain Ratio, Rosetta Stone

This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted.  This week’s new titles include a pair of archival releases from David Bowie, a box set from A Certain Ratio and a new Rosetta Stone album.

Peter Murphy adds David Bowie tribute show to upcoming San Francisco residency

Peter Murphy adds David Bowie tribute show to upcoming San Francisco residency

Peter Murphy will cap off his highly anticipated two-week San Francisco residency with a just-announced final show that’ll see the former Bauhaus frontman paying tribute to the late David Bowie by performing a selection of songs from the Thin White Duke’s legendary catalog. See full details right here.

New releases: This Mortal Coil, Kate Bush, Morrissey, Howard Jones, David Bowie, Xymox

New releases: This Mortal Coil, Kate Bush, Morrissey, Howard Jones, David Bowie, Xymox

This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. (Since we missed the last couple weeks’ round-ups, this includes titles that came out in recent weeks.)

This week’s new releases: Bauhaus, This Mortal Coil, Skinny Puppy, David Bowie

This week’s new releases: Bauhaus, This Mortal Coil, Skinny Puppy, David Bowie

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted.  This week’s releases include titles from Bauhaus, This Mortal Coil, Skinny Puppy, David Bowie and more.

New releases: R.E.M., Nitzer Ebb, Camouflage, Elvis Costello, Belly, David Bowie, Cocteau Twins

New releases: R.E.M., Nitzer Ebb, Camouflage, Elvis Costello, Belly, David Bowie, Cocteau Twins

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. (Since we missed last week’s round-up, this includes titles that came out this past Friday, too.)

This week’s new releases: The Alarm, David Bowie, Innocence Mission, Flaming Lips, Posies

This week’s new releases: The Alarm, David Bowie, Innocence Mission, Flaming Lips, Posies

A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s titles include new and reissued releases from The Alarm, David Bowie, The Innocence Mission, The Flaming Lips and The Posies.

This week’s new releases: The Damned, Juliana Hatfield, Bush Tetras, U2, David Bowie

This week’s new releases: The Damned, Juliana Hatfield, Bush Tetras, U2, David Bowie

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include titles from The Damned, Juliana Hatfield, Bush Tetras, U2 and David Bowie.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Iggy Pop credits David Bowie with launching his solo career — 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Iggy Pop credits David Bowie with launching his solo career — 1990

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, travel back to 1991 for a re-airing of an Iggy Pop clip that had been filmed the previous summer. In it, host Dave Kendall discusses Pop’s early solo work with David Bowie, whom the singer credits with jump-starting his solo career.