Tag: David Bowie

Video: Lucero covers David Bowie’s ‘Modern Love’ for The AV Club’s ‘Undercover 2012’

Video: Lucero covers David Bowie’s ‘Modern Love’ for The AV Club’s ‘Undercover 2012’

Checking back in with the The AV Club’s recently launched Undercover 2012 series, we find that roots rockers Lucero have taken taken it upon themselves to cover David Bowie’s 1983 hit “Modern Love.” It’s a pretty good match, considering Lucero’s horn section.

The Week in Rock: Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2012

The Week in Rock: Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2012

This past week’s Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines included news about The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, Morrissey, Flipper, The Human League, Dead Can Dance, The Cult, Wire, Paul Weller and Happy Mondays — plus our Q&A with David J and a brand-new Auto Reverse mixtape for February.

New releases: David Bowie reissue, The Skids best-of, The Cure on ‘Underworld’ soundtrack

New releases: David Bowie reissue, The Skids best-of, The Cure on ‘Underworld’ soundtrack

This week’s new releases include an expanded reissue of David Bowie’s 1999 album ‘Hours,’ plus the 2CD ‘The Singles Collection 1978-1981’ from Scottish punk act The Skids, and the ‘Underworld Awakening’ soundtrack, featuring a brand-new remix of The Cure’s 1992 track ‘Apart.’

The Week in Rock: Jan. 8-14, 2012

The Week in Rock: Jan. 8-14, 2012

This week’s edition of The Week in Rock features headlines about Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore and Vince Clarke, The Cure, World Party, Peter Murphy, Morrissey, Bob Mould, fIREHOSE, IanMcCulloch, David Bowie, Grinderman, Jane’s Addiction and more.

Milestones: David Bowie is 65 today; watch 8 full concerts spanning 1978 to 2004

Milestones: David Bowie is 65 today; watch 8 full concerts spanning 1978 to 2004

David Bowie turns 65 today, and while he’s hitting what’s traditionally seen as retirement age, the Thin White Duke seemingly ended his musical career a few years ago. So to celebrate this peerless musical legend, we present eight full Bowie concerts, filmed between the years of 1978 and 2004.

New releases: Trent Reznor’s ‘Dragon Tattoo,’ The Cure box set, David Bowie on vinyl

New releases: Trent Reznor’s ‘Dragon Tattoo,’ The Cure box set, David Bowie on vinyl

This week’s new releases include the new soundtrack for ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,’ courtesy of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, plus a box set of the first five Cure albums, a reissue of David Bowie’s ‘Heathen’ on vinyl and a collection of early Cramps singles.

‘They’ve all gone to look for America’

‘They’ve all gone to look for America’

We commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks today with this footage of David Bowie performing two classic songs — Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘America’ and his own ‘Heroes’ — to open the Concert For New York City at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 20 2001.

The Mission’s Wayne Hussey covers Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, David Bowie on new CD

The Mission’s Wayne Hussey covers Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, David Bowie on new CD

Mission frontman Wayne Hussey this fall will release an album with All About Eve lead singer Julianne Regan featuring ‘strange and interesting interpretations of already loved songs alongside new songs’ — including covers of Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and David Bowie.

Video: Peter Murphy goes DVD shopping at Amoeba Music for ‘What’s In My Bag?’

Video: Peter Murphy goes DVD shopping at Amoeba Music for ‘What’s In My Bag?’

Amoeba Music recently posted the latest in its ‘What’s In My Bag?’ video series, and this installment’s latest subject is none other than Peter Murphy — filmed, presumably, during the former Bauhaus leader’s June visit to the San Francisco outlet for an in-store performance promoting the release of ‘Ninth.’

Contest: Win ‘David Bowie: Starman,’ new biography of the Thin White Duke

Contest: Win ‘David Bowie: Starman,’ new biography of the Thin White Duke

Next week, Little, Brown and Company will publish ‘David Bowie: Starman,’ an exhaustive 544-page biography of the Thin White Duke by former Mojo magazine editor Paul Trynka — and the publishing house has been kind enough to offer up copies for three lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.

Video: Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan performs Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’

Video: Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan performs Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’

Last night in Los Angeles, Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan played an eight-song set that included covers of Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart,’ David Bowie’s ‘Cracked Actor’ and the Damned’s ‘New Rose,’ plus Depeche Mode hits ‘I Feel You’ and ‘Personal Jesus,’ the latter with guest Martin Gore.

David Bowie 50th birthday live CD to feature Robert Smith, Sonic Youth, Frank Black

David Bowie 50th birthday live CD to feature Robert Smith, Sonic Youth, Frank Black

David Bowie next month will release a new live album recorded at his 50th birthday celebration in New York City in 1997, a 25-song set featuring guest appearances by The Cure’s Robert Smith, Lou Reed, Sonic Youth and the Pixies’ Frank Black.

Readers poll: Best reissues of 2010

Readers poll: Best reissues of 2010

Three weeks ago, we launched the inaugural Slicing Up Eyeballs Readers Poll in an effort to gauge what this site’s frequenters think are the year’s best new albums and reissues. Now, with hundreds of ballots cast, the results are in.

Best of 2010: The Cure dominates Slicing Up Eyeballs’ most-viewed posts of the year

Best of 2010: The Cure dominates Slicing Up Eyeballs’ most-viewed posts of the year

The Cure dominates this year’s list of most-viewed stories, claiming five of the top 10 spots — including the No. 1 position, occupied for the second year in a row by our initial 2009 report on this year’s 3CD deluxe reissue of ‘Disintegration.’