Tag: David Bowie

Top 100 Albums of 1980: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Best of the ’80s — Part 1

Top 100 Albums of 1980: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Best of the ’80s — Part 1

Today we unveil the results of Part 1 of our year-long Best of the ’80s feature, an ambitious, year-by-year poll of Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers to determine just what were the best albums of each year of the 1980s — and then, when that’s all said and done at the end of 2013, we’ll run a monster best-of-the-decade poll.

Spurned by David Bowie, Morrissey turns to Rick Astley for sleeve of new reissue single

Spurned by David Bowie, Morrissey turns to Rick Astley for sleeve of new reissue single

Last month, Morrissey announced that David Bowie put the kibosh on the sleeve of his “Last of the Famous International Playboys” reissue, on which Moz had hoped to use a “previously unseen private photograph” of himself with Bowie taken in 1992. Seems Rick Astley is more willing — or just lacks the power to stop it.

Stream: David Bowie, ‘The Next Day’ — listen to full new album for free on iTunes

Stream: David Bowie, ‘The Next Day’ — listen to full new album for free on iTunes

David Bowie isn’t due to release his highly anticipated new album — ‘The Next Day,’ his first new record in a decade — for another two weeks, but, as of tonight, the full collection is streaming for free on iTunes. The record has been preceded by a pair of singles, but now you can hear the whole thing.

Video: David Bowie, ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’ — second single from ‘The Next Day’

Video: David Bowie, ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’ — second single from ‘The Next Day’

David Bowie tonight premiered the second single off his upcoming album ‘The Next Day,’ a far more rocking number than the song he sprung from nowhere last month. “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” is available now on iTunes, and you can hear it via the just-premiered video, which stars Bowie and actress Tilda Swinton.

Video: Beck performs David Bowie’s ‘Sound and Vision’ with 160-piece orchestra

Video: Beck performs David Bowie’s ‘Sound and Vision’ with 160-piece orchestra

The Lincoln car company this afternoon released its heavily promoted video of Beck performing David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision” with a gigantic, 160-piece orchestra in a 360-degree setting, part of the automaker’s new “Hello, Again” series that finds artists reinterpreting old works. Check it out.

David Bowie announces new album ‘The Next Day,’ releases single ‘Where Are We Now?’

David Bowie announces new album ‘The Next Day,’ releases single ‘Where Are We Now?’

Thought to be retired from music and the public eye, David Bowie tonight announced he will release The Next Day — his first new album in a decade —next March, a collection preceded by the single “Where Are We Now?” that’s available immediately via iTunes and can be heard via its accompanying video.

Clan of Xymox covers Depeche Mode, New Order, The Cure, Siouxsie on ‘Kindred Spirits’

Clan of Xymox covers Depeche Mode, New Order, The Cure, Siouxsie on ‘Kindred Spirits’

Long-running darkwave favorites Clan of Xymox — still centered around founding member Ronny Moorings — this fall will pay tribute to some of its own favorite bands with a collection called ‘Kindred Spirits’ that will feature covers of tracks by The Cure, Depeche Mode, Siouxsie and the Banshees and both Joy Division and New Order.

‘First Time I Heard’ e-books spotlight The Smiths, Joy Division, New Order, Kate Bush

‘First Time I Heard’ e-books spotlight The Smiths, Joy Division, New Order, Kate Bush

The series launched this summer, and, so far, titles are available on Joy Division/New Order, The Smiths, Cocteau Twins and David Bowie. Next month sees publication of a title on Kate Bush, with books due in spring and summer 2013 on Abba, My Bloody Valentine, Kraftwerk, PIxies, R.E.M. and Roxy Music.

Linkage: Lloyd Cole on Bowie, plus JAMC, The Beat, Men Without Hats, Joe Jackson

Linkage: Lloyd Cole on Bowie, plus JAMC, The Beat, Men Without Hats, Joe Jackson

In this week’s link round-up we find Lloyd Cole writing about David Bowie’s ‘Low,’ plus interviews with Jim Reid of the recently reunited Jesus and Mary Chain, Ivan Doroschuk of Men Without Hats, Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger of The Beat (aka The English Beat) and New Wave piano man Joe Jackson.

New releases: Dexys, Ministry, David Bowie, Propaganda, Germs, Bob Mould’s Sugar

New releases: Dexys, Ministry, David Bowie, Propaganda, Germs, Bob Mould’s Sugar

This week’s new releases include the first new album in 27 years from Dexys Midnight Runners (now named Dexys), plus reissues from David Bowie (‘Ziggy Stardust’), Propaganda (‘Wishful Thinking’), Germs (‘GI’) and Bob Mould’s Sugar (‘Beaster’), as well as a new collection of Ministry remixes and covers.

Video: The Cure debuts guitarist Reeves Gabrels, digs out rarities at Pinkpop Festival

Video: The Cure debuts guitarist Reeves Gabrels, digs out rarities at Pinkpop Festival

The Cure tonight played the first of at least 19 European festival dates on the books this summer, and Robert Smith had a little secret to reveal at Holland’s famed Pinkpop Festival: new guitarist Reeves Gabrels, a former David Bowie collaborator who previously recorded with Smith in the late ’90s.

Linkage: Crowded House’s Peter Jones dies, plus Dave Gahan, Morrissey, David Bowie

Linkage: Crowded House’s Peter Jones dies, plus Dave Gahan, Morrissey, David Bowie

Our latest collection of links includes sad news about the passing of former Crowded House drummer Peter Jones, plus an interview with Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan about Soulsavers, news of Morrissey’s libel suit against the NME proceeding to court this summer, and a mix of David Bowie covers from Strangeways Radio.

‘The US Generation’ documentary to mark 30th anniversary of US Festival this Labor Day

‘The US Generation’ documentary to mark 30th anniversary of US Festival this Labor Day

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is helping make a feature-length documentary about the so-called ‘Woodstock of the ’80s’ — the 1982 US Festival, which featured Talking Heads, Oingo Boingo, The B-52s, The Cars, Ramones, Gang of Four and more — to be released this Labor Day weekend on the event’s 30th anniversary.

The Week in Rock: April 22-28, 2012

The Week in Rock: April 22-28, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about My Bloody Valentine, The Smiths, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Depeche Mode, The Cult, The Charlatans, Duran Duran and Men Without Hats — plus a new Peter Gabriel live CD giveaway.