Showing posts with label David Bowie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label David Bowie. Show all posts

1/12/2017

King Crimson / Zappa / Bowie Guitar Legend Adrian Belew Announces Massive Spring 2017 North American Tour!


Asheville, NC – Legendary guitarist Adrian Belew, best known for his work with King Crimson, Frank Zappa and David Bowie, as well as his own critically acclaimed solo work, is happy to announce his Spring 2017 North American tour! A celebration of Adrian's massive body of work past, present, and future! The tour, which spans across 23 US States and 3 Canadian Provinces, starts on February 28 in Vienna, VA. Adrian is touring with his Power Trio featuring Julie Slick on bass and drummer Tobias Ralph, both virtuoso musicians.

Adrian recently scored the music to “Piper”, a short movie by animation studio Pixar, which was released on June 17, 2016. The six-minute production tells the story of a small bird that lives on a beach, and must challenge herself to find food while avoiding treacherous waves. It was  screened before “Finding Dory”, the full-length sequel to 2003's “Finding Nemo”. Meanwhile, Adrian continues to work on the latest additions to his FLUX project, including an album called FLUXbybelew Volume Two and an in-app addition entitled FLUXation Pack Two.

Adrian Belew Power Trio tour dates: 

2/28/2017 - Vienna, VA - Jammin Java - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hcabc63 ;
3/01/2017 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/z9l74ue
3/02/2017 - Pawling, NY - Daryl's House - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jfq75cj ;
3/03/2017 - Fairfield, CT - The Warehouse - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jotfzo6 ;
3/04/2017 - Burlington, VT - Artsriot - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jam3rly
3/05/2017 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hzthptw
3/07/2017 - Buffalo, NY - The Tralf - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jlzvyhs/
30/9/2017 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gvbufkc
3/10/2017 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Stache at The Intersection - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hb3fhsc ;
3/11/2017 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall - http://www.shankhall.com ;
3/12/2017 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h8vu926
3/14/2017 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gso2kpk
3/17/2017 - Seattle, WA - Triple Door - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/z37pgzg ;
3/19/2017 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hvvd64y
3/21/2017 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/he4kgez ;
3/22/2017 - Mill Valley, CA - Sweetwater Music Hall - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/htu8mvu ;
3/23/2017 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House - http://www.thecoachhouse.com/  ;
3/24/2017 - Agora Hills, CA - The Canyon Club http://www.canyonclub.net ;
3/25/2017 - Pasadena, CA - The Rose - http://roseconcerts.com/ ;
3/26/2017 - Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom - www.crescentphx.com
3/30/2017 - Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h2a6fsp
3/31/2017 - St. Louis, MO - The Old Rock House - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gqnz9du
4/01/2017 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School Of Folk - http://www.oldtownschool.org ;
4/02/2017 - Louisville, KY – Zanzabar - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jzgcx5y
5/03/2017 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/zp3v5rq ;
5/04/2017 - Asheville, NC - Isis Music Hall - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h6fgnm4 ;
5/05/2017 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle - http://www.catscradle.com ;
5/07/2017 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h285drv
5/09/2017 - New York, NY – Iridium - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gpgz6ly
5/10/2017 - New York, NY – Iridium - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jhdjofs ;
5/11/2017 - New York, NY – Iridium - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jtvd46y ;
5/12/2017 - Albany, NY – Sawyer - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hsd36pb ;
5/13/2017 - Montreal, QC - Le Club Soda - http://www.clubsoda.ca ;
5/14/2017 - Quebec City, QC - Salle Jean Paul Tardif - http://www.sallejeanpaultardif.com/
5/16/2017 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hg8aogc ;
5/17/2017 - Ferndale, MI - The Magic Bag - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h8rpkas ;
5/18/2017 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theater - http://www.the20thcenturytheater.com ;
5/20/2017 - Nashville, TN - 12th & Porter - http://12andporter.com/ ;

Adrian Belew is a legendary guitarist well-known for his diverse travels around the musical map. He is a multi-instrumentalist whose solo records are critically acclaimed. His moving singing voice and prolific songwriting has endeared a loyal fan base of music lovers. His music is being discovered everyday by more and more listeners thirsty for great music with a creative standard not often pushed by the commercial music industry.

Adrian first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he toured with Frank Zappa who later said, “Adrian reinvented electric guitar”. Adrian's signature tones, unique use of effects and whammy bar remains completely different, and his techniques continue to be a huge influence on today's guitarists. He was guitarist, songwriter and frontman Progressive Rock Powerhouse King Crimson for over 30 years. “Discipline”, Adrian's first record with King Crimson, is listed among the most important rock records ever made.

Adrian has had a career that commands both awe and respect from fellow musicians and loyal fans, from his first solo record “The Lone Rhino” to the Atlantic Records hit album “Mr. Music Head” or any of his other 20 plus solo records that push sonic boundaries while maintaining artistic integrity. Adrian shreds on guitar but also writes  beautiful songs that will make you cry. Yes, Adrian has taken his fans on a wild ride through countless world tours and albums with David Bowie, Talking Heads, Laurie, Anderson, and Paul Simon. He truly is the Twang Bar King!

For more information: 
http://www.adrianbelew.net/
http://adrianbelew.net/shop
http://adrianbelew.net/shop/cds/fluxvol1/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdrianBelew/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

(photo of Adrian Belew by Jerry LoFaro)

King Crimson / Zappa / Bowie Guitar Legend Adrian Belew Announces Massive Spring 2017 North American Tour!


Asheville, NC – Legendary guitarist Adrian Belew, best known for his work with King Crimson, Frank Zappa and David Bowie, as well as his own critically acclaimed solo work, is happy to announce his Spring 2017 North American tour! A celebration of Adrian's massive body of work past, present, and future! The tour, which spans across 23 US States and 3 Canadian Provinces, starts on February 28 in Vienna, VA. Adrian is touring with his Power Trio featuring Julie Slick on bass and drummer Tobias Ralph, both virtuoso musicians.

Adrian recently scored the music to “Piper”, a short movie by animation studio Pixar, which was released on June 17, 2016. The six-minute production tells the story of a small bird that lives on a beach, and must challenge herself to find food while avoiding treacherous waves. It was  screened before “Finding Dory”, the full-length sequel to 2003's “Finding Nemo”. Meanwhile, Adrian continues to work on the latest additions to his FLUX project, including an album called FLUXbybelew Volume Two and an in-app addition entitled FLUXation Pack Two.

Adrian Belew Power Trio tour dates: 

2/28/2017 - Vienna, VA - Jammin Java - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hcabc63 ;
3/01/2017 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/z9l74ue
3/02/2017 - Pawling, NY - Daryl's House - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jfq75cj ;
3/03/2017 - Fairfield, CT - The Warehouse - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jotfzo6 ;
3/04/2017 - Burlington, VT - Artsriot - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jam3rly
3/05/2017 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hzthptw
3/07/2017 - Buffalo, NY - The Tralf - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jlzvyhs/
30/9/2017 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gvbufkc
3/10/2017 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Stache at The Intersection - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hb3fhsc ;
3/11/2017 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall - http://www.shankhall.com ;
3/12/2017 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h8vu926
3/14/2017 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gso2kpk
3/17/2017 - Seattle, WA - Triple Door - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/z37pgzg ;
3/19/2017 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hvvd64y
3/21/2017 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/he4kgez ;
3/22/2017 - Mill Valley, CA - Sweetwater Music Hall - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/htu8mvu ;
3/23/2017 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House - http://www.thecoachhouse.com/  ;
3/24/2017 - Agora Hills, CA - The Canyon Club http://www.canyonclub.net ;
3/25/2017 - Pasadena, CA - The Rose - http://roseconcerts.com/ ;
3/26/2017 - Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom - www.crescentphx.com
3/30/2017 - Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h2a6fsp
3/31/2017 - St. Louis, MO - The Old Rock House - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gqnz9du
4/01/2017 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School Of Folk - http://www.oldtownschool.org ;
4/02/2017 - Louisville, KY – Zanzabar - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jzgcx5y
5/03/2017 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/zp3v5rq ;
5/04/2017 - Asheville, NC - Isis Music Hall - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h6fgnm4 ;
5/05/2017 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle - http://www.catscradle.com ;
5/07/2017 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h285drv
5/09/2017 - New York, NY – Iridium - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gpgz6ly
5/10/2017 - New York, NY – Iridium - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jhdjofs ;
5/11/2017 - New York, NY – Iridium - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jtvd46y ;
5/12/2017 - Albany, NY – Sawyer - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hsd36pb ;
5/13/2017 - Montreal, QC - Le Club Soda - http://www.clubsoda.ca ;
5/14/2017 - Quebec City, QC - Salle Jean Paul Tardif - http://www.sallejeanpaultardif.com/
5/16/2017 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hg8aogc ;
5/17/2017 - Ferndale, MI - The Magic Bag - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h8rpkas ;
5/18/2017 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theater - http://www.the20thcenturytheater.com ;
5/20/2017 - Nashville, TN - 12th & Porter - http://12andporter.com/ ;

Adrian Belew is a legendary guitarist well-known for his diverse travels around the musical map. He is a multi-instrumentalist whose solo records are critically acclaimed. His moving singing voice and prolific songwriting has endeared a loyal fan base of music lovers. His music is being discovered everyday by more and more listeners thirsty for great music with a creative standard not often pushed by the commercial music industry.

Adrian first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he toured with Frank Zappa who later said, “Adrian reinvented electric guitar”. Adrian's signature tones, unique use of effects and whammy bar remains completely different, and his techniques continue to be a huge influence on today's guitarists. He was guitarist, songwriter and frontman Progressive Rock Powerhouse King Crimson for over 30 years. “Discipline”, Adrian's first record with King Crimson, is listed among the most important rock records ever made.

Adrian has had a career that commands both awe and respect from fellow musicians and loyal fans, from his first solo record “The Lone Rhino” to the Atlantic Records hit album “Mr. Music Head” or any of his other 20 plus solo records that push sonic boundaries while maintaining artistic integrity. Adrian shreds on guitar but also writes  beautiful songs that will make you cry. Yes, Adrian has taken his fans on a wild ride through countless world tours and albums with David Bowie, Talking Heads, Laurie, Anderson, and Paul Simon. He truly is the Twang Bar King!

For more information: 
http://www.adrianbelew.net/
http://adrianbelew.net/shop
http://adrianbelew.net/shop/cds/fluxvol1/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdrianBelew/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

(photo of Adrian Belew by Jerry LoFaro)

9/06/2016

Keyboard Icon Rick Wakeman and Legendary Astronaut Chris Hadfield Pay Tribute To Stephen Hawking and David Bowie At Starmus Festival 2016


London, UK - In a rare meeting of the minds, keyboard icon Rick Wakeman and legendary astronaut paid tribute to Stephen Hawking at the Starmus Festival in Tenerife, Spain on July 1, 2016! The two legends performed a moving tribute David Bowie with their rendition of his classic song “Space Oddity”.

Watch the video:


The Starmus Festival was born with the aim of making the most universal science and art accessible to the public. Traditionally the perfect symbiosis between astronomy, art and music, STARMUS 2016 brought together not only the brightest minds from these areas but many others besides, as we debate the future of humanity with scientists, business people at the cutting edge, and celebrities of all kinds.

Chris Austin Hadfield is a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. An engineer and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station.

Commander Hadfield originally performed a cover Bowie's “Space Oddity” on board the International Space Station in 2013. He posted the video on the internet which immediately became a global sensation, being the first ever music video performed in space. Although he had made the video for a number of reasons, Hadfield felt that, “Maybe most importantly, it was a chance to let people see where we truly are in space exploration”. David Bowie himself responded saying that the cover of his 1969 song was “possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created”. The guitar Hadfield used to perform the song is still on the space station where it will remain forever!

Rick Wakeman, who played mellotron on the original version of Bowie's “Space Oddity” says, “It’s a real honour to have played on probably the two most iconic versions of 'Space Oddity', the brilliant original with David of course and now this very special version with Chris that was born 300 miles from planet earth!”

While the Starmus Festival 2016 was paying tribute to Hawking, the promoters also decided to pay tribute to David Bowie! Why? Because Bowie and Hawking share the same birthday - January 8th. Also, Bowie was very much inspired by Space, Astronomy etc… He was invited to Starmus but the invitation arrived the same day he passed…

For more information: http://www.starmus.com/

Rick Wakeman - “Rainbow Suite”

Starmus is festival of music and astronomy on the beautiful island of Tenerife. It is the brain child Garik Israelian (The astrophysicist who led the team which found the first observational evidence that supernova explosions are responsible for the formation of stellar mass black holes). Rick Wakeman has made several appearances at this festival. The most notable was in 2014 where he was joined on stage by Dr Brian May, the iconic guitarist from Queen, where Rick Wakeman and English Rock Ensemble performed amongst other tracks from throughout Rick’s career a legendary version of Starship Trooper. This release is a must for all fans of Classic Rock!

This is a brand new orchestral piece written and performed by Rick Wakeman and the Orion Orchestra. This is a specially written piece of therapeutic music designed for people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder to enjoy as well aficionados of good quality instrumental music. This is Rick and Orchestra at their finest !!!

Available to pre-order from www.rickwakemansmusicemporium.com

For more information:
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15964/Rick_Wakeman-Rainbow_Suite.html

Release Date: 25th November 2016

Catch Rick Wakeman on tour with ARW (Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman) this Fall 2016! http://www.arw-tour.com/

Rick Wakeman's official website: http://www.rwcc.com/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Keyboard Icon Rick Wakeman and Legendary Astronaut Chris Hadfield Pay Tribute To Stephen Hawking and David Bowie At Starmus Festival 2016


London, UK - In a rare meeting of the minds, keyboard icon Rick Wakeman and legendary astronaut paid tribute to Stephen Hawking at the Starmus Festival in Tenerife, Spain on July 1, 2016! The two legends performed a moving tribute David Bowie with their rendition of his classic song “Space Oddity”.

Watch the video:


The Starmus Festival was born with the aim of making the most universal science and art accessible to the public. Traditionally the perfect symbiosis between astronomy, art and music, STARMUS 2016 brought together not only the brightest minds from these areas but many others besides, as we debate the future of humanity with scientists, business people at the cutting edge, and celebrities of all kinds.

Chris Austin Hadfield is a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. An engineer and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station.

Commander Hadfield originally performed a cover Bowie's “Space Oddity” on board the International Space Station in 2013. He posted the video on the internet which immediately became a global sensation, being the first ever music video performed in space. Although he had made the video for a number of reasons, Hadfield felt that, “Maybe most importantly, it was a chance to let people see where we truly are in space exploration”. David Bowie himself responded saying that the cover of his 1969 song was “possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created”. The guitar Hadfield used to perform the song is still on the space station where it will remain forever!

Rick Wakeman, who played mellotron on the original version of Bowie's “Space Oddity” says, “It’s a real honour to have played on probably the two most iconic versions of 'Space Oddity', the brilliant original with David of course and now this very special version with Chris that was born 300 miles from planet earth!”

While the Starmus Festival 2016 was paying tribute to Hawking, the promoters also decided to pay tribute to David Bowie! Why? Because Bowie and Hawking share the same birthday - January 8th. Also, Bowie was very much inspired by Space, Astronomy etc… He was invited to Starmus but the invitation arrived the same day he passed…

For more information: http://www.starmus.com/

Rick Wakeman - “Rainbow Suite”

Starmus is festival of music and astronomy on the beautiful island of Tenerife. It is the brain child Garik Israelian (The astrophysicist who led the team which found the first observational evidence that supernova explosions are responsible for the formation of stellar mass black holes). Rick Wakeman has made several appearances at this festival. The most notable was in 2014 where he was joined on stage by Dr Brian May, the iconic guitarist from Queen, where Rick Wakeman and English Rock Ensemble performed amongst other tracks from throughout Rick’s career a legendary version of Starship Trooper. This release is a must for all fans of Classic Rock!

This is a brand new orchestral piece written and performed by Rick Wakeman and the Orion Orchestra. This is a specially written piece of therapeutic music designed for people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder to enjoy as well aficionados of good quality instrumental music. This is Rick and Orchestra at their finest !!!

Available to pre-order from www.rickwakemansmusicemporium.com

For more information:
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15964/Rick_Wakeman-Rainbow_Suite.html

Release Date: 25th November 2016

Catch Rick Wakeman on tour with ARW (Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman) this Fall 2016! http://www.arw-tour.com/

Rick Wakeman's official website: http://www.rwcc.com/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Keyboard Icon Rick Wakeman and Legendary Astronaut Chris Hadfield Pay Tribute To Stephen Hawking and David Bowie At Starmus Festival 2016


London, UK - In a rare meeting of the minds, keyboard icon Rick Wakeman and legendary astronaut paid tribute to Stephen Hawking at the Starmus Festival in Tenerife, Spain on July 1, 2016! The two legends performed a moving tribute David Bowie with their rendition of his classic song “Space Oddity”.

Watch the video:


The Starmus Festival was born with the aim of making the most universal science and art accessible to the public. Traditionally the perfect symbiosis between astronomy, art and music, STARMUS 2016 brought together not only the brightest minds from these areas but many others besides, as we debate the future of humanity with scientists, business people at the cutting edge, and celebrities of all kinds.

Chris Austin Hadfield is a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. An engineer and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station.

Commander Hadfield originally performed a cover Bowie's “Space Oddity” on board the International Space Station in 2013. He posted the video on the internet which immediately became a global sensation, being the first ever music video performed in space. Although he had made the video for a number of reasons, Hadfield felt that, “Maybe most importantly, it was a chance to let people see where we truly are in space exploration”. David Bowie himself responded saying that the cover of his 1969 song was “possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created”. The guitar Hadfield used to perform the song is still on the space station where it will remain forever!

Rick Wakeman, who played mellotron on the original version of Bowie's “Space Oddity” says, “It’s a real honour to have played on probably the two most iconic versions of 'Space Oddity', the brilliant original with David of course and now this very special version with Chris that was born 300 miles from planet earth!”

While the Starmus Festival 2016 was paying tribute to Hawking, the promoters also decided to pay tribute to David Bowie! Why? Because Bowie and Hawking share the same birthday - January 8th. Also, Bowie was very much inspired by Space, Astronomy etc… He was invited to Starmus but the invitation arrived the same day he passed…

For more information: http://www.starmus.com/

Rick Wakeman - “Rainbow Suite”

Starmus is festival of music and astronomy on the beautiful island of Tenerife. It is the brain child Garik Israelian (The astrophysicist who led the team which found the first observational evidence that supernova explosions are responsible for the formation of stellar mass black holes). Rick Wakeman has made several appearances at this festival. The most notable was in 2014 where he was joined on stage by Dr Brian May, the iconic guitarist from Queen, where Rick Wakeman and English Rock Ensemble performed amongst other tracks from throughout Rick’s career a legendary version of Starship Trooper. This release is a must for all fans of Classic Rock!

This is a brand new orchestral piece written and performed by Rick Wakeman and the Orion Orchestra. This is a specially written piece of therapeutic music designed for people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder to enjoy as well aficionados of good quality instrumental music. This is Rick and Orchestra at their finest !!!

Available to pre-order from www.rickwakemansmusicemporium.com

For more information:
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15964/Rick_Wakeman-Rainbow_Suite.html

Release Date: 25th November 2016

Catch Rick Wakeman on tour with ARW (Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman) this Fall 2016! http://www.arw-tour.com/

Rick Wakeman's official website: http://www.rwcc.com/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

2/02/2016

Rick Wakeman Releases Piano Version of Life on Mars in Aid of Macmillan


“It was obvious from the listeners’ response to Rick playing ‘Life On Mars’ on Radio 2 Drivetime last Monday, that they wanted to own a copy of this beautiful piece of music, as well as make a contribution. With Rick releasing this new recording it’s a perfect way to do that.” 
- BBC Radio 2 presenter, Simon Mayo:

London, UK - Following the overwhelming response to Rick Wakeman’s piano tribute to David Bowie, Rick has recorded new piano versions of both Life on Mars and Space Oddity with royalties going to Macmillan Cancer Support. The tracks are now available from Amazon, as well as iTunes and Tesco.

Rick, a close friend who worked with Bowie, was the pianist on the original 1971 release of Life On Mars and appeared on BBC Radio 2 last Monday (11th January) on the day of Bowie’s death, to play his own tribute to the star. The video of his emotional performance has since been viewed over 2 million times on the BBC Radio 2 website and after receiving thousands of requests from fans, Rick headed back into the studio to re-record the tracks which include Life on Mars, Space Oddity and Always Together.

Rick said: "I feel extremely fortunate to be able to release my piano version of David Bowie’s Life On Mars and Space Oddity, both of which I performed on the original releases. I think it’s very apt for the proceeds to go to Macmillan, a charity that is so crucial to so many people. I witnessed this first hand when I lost my mother to cancer and the work they do comes from the heart and is truly priceless.

“Whilst some amazing advances in medicine mean that some form of cancers have a very high survival rate and indeed prolonged life in others, with all cancers it is a very tough time for both the patient and their loved ones. Hopefully the songs will not only be a fitting tribute to David, but will also raise some money to help Macmillan with the wonderful work they do, ensuring no-one faces cancer alone.”

Jane Maher, Chief Medical Officer at Macmillan Cancer Support, says: “We were so very sad to hear the news about David Bowie and our thoughts are with his family and friends. Sadly the number of people with cancer in the UK is growing rapidly and half of us will face a cancer diagnosis at some point in our lives, so it has never been more important that everyone gets the emotional, practical, physical and financial support they need. We want people to feel comfortable talking openly about what they’re going through with friends, family and experts or - through our online community – other people whose lives have been affected by cancer.

“We know that music is something that not only brings people together, but also helps them through difficult times and so we are deeply grateful that Rick has decided to donate the proceeds from these tracks to Macmillan. The money raised will help us to continue to offer a range of support for anyone affected by cancer.”

For more information or support please visit macmillan.org.uk

To purchase:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/LIFE-MARS-Rick-Wakeman/dp/B01ATOATG6/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1453455316&sr=8-7&keywords=rick+wakeman
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/life-on-mars-single/id1077404186
Tesco: http://www.tesco.com/direct/rick-wakeman-life-on-mars-macmillan-cancer-support-cd/573-5206.prd?skuId=573-5206&pageLevel=sku

Notes to Editors:
About Macmillan Cancer Support
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.

That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.

To get involved, call 0300 1000 200 today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk

Rick Wakeman press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Rick Wakeman Releases Piano Version of Life on Mars in Aid of Macmillan


“It was obvious from the listeners’ response to Rick playing ‘Life On Mars’ on Radio 2 Drivetime last Monday, that they wanted to own a copy of this beautiful piece of music, as well as make a contribution. With Rick releasing this new recording it’s a perfect way to do that.” 
- BBC Radio 2 presenter, Simon Mayo:

London, UK - Following the overwhelming response to Rick Wakeman’s piano tribute to David Bowie, Rick has recorded new piano versions of both Life on Mars and Space Oddity with royalties going to Macmillan Cancer Support. The tracks are now available from Amazon, as well as iTunes and Tesco.

Rick, a close friend who worked with Bowie, was the pianist on the original 1971 release of Life On Mars and appeared on BBC Radio 2 last Monday (11th January) on the day of Bowie’s death, to play his own tribute to the star. The video of his emotional performance has since been viewed over 2 million times on the BBC Radio 2 website and after receiving thousands of requests from fans, Rick headed back into the studio to re-record the tracks which include Life on MarsSpace Oddity and Always Together.

Rick said: "I feel extremely fortunate to be able to release my piano version of David Bowie’s Life On Mars and Space Oddity, both of which I performed on the original releases. I think it’s very apt for the proceeds to go to Macmillan, a charity that is so crucial to so many people. I witnessed this first hand when I lost my mother to cancer and the work they do comes from the heart and is truly priceless.

“Whilst some amazing advances in medicine mean that some form of cancers have a very high survival rate and indeed prolonged life in others, with all cancers it is a very tough time for both the patient and their loved ones. Hopefully the songs will not only be a fitting tribute to David, but will also raise some money to help Macmillan with the wonderful work they do, ensuring no-one faces cancer alone.”

Jane Maher, Chief Medical Officer at Macmillan Cancer Support, says: “We were so very sad to hear the news about David Bowie and our thoughts are with his family and friends. Sadly the number of people with cancer in the UK is growing rapidly and half of us will face a cancer diagnosis at some point in our lives, so it has never been more important that everyone gets the emotional, practical, physical and financial support they need. We want people to feel comfortable talking openly about what they’re going through with friends, family and experts or - through our online community – other people whose lives have been affected by cancer.

“We know that music is something that not only brings people together, but also helps them through difficult times and so we are deeply grateful that Rick has decided to donate the proceeds from these tracks to Macmillan. The money raised will help us to continue to offer a range of support for anyone affected by cancer.”

For more information or support please visit macmillan.org.uk

To purchase:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/LIFE-MARS-Rick-Wakeman/dp/B01ATOATG6/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1453455316&sr=8-7&keywords=rick+wakeman
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/life-on-mars-single/id1077404186
Tesco: http://www.tesco.com/direct/rick-wakeman-life-on-mars-macmillan-cancer-support-cd/573-5206.prd?skuId=573-5206&pageLevel=sku

Notes to Editors:
About Macmillan Cancer Support
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.

That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.

To get involved, call 0300 1000 200 today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk

Rick Wakeman press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

12/16/2015

Prog-rock shows 2016 at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Don't miss these Prog-Rock shows at 
The Ridgefield Playhouse in Connecticut! 


Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 8pm
JUST ANNOUNCED BY DAVID BOWIE HIMSELF! David Bowie bandmates, producer/bass player Tony Visconti, legendary and drummer Woody Woodmansey and Glenn Gregory, founding member and the frontman of Heaven 17, among other music luminaries, perform David Bowie’s seminal The Man Who Sold the World album plus a new set of other classic Bowie songs from 1969-73, with very special guests. 


Fri. January 15, 2016 – 8:00pm
The 2nd version of Selling England by the Pound performed by Genesis in 1974 with completely re-imagined staging and visuals by Peter Gabriel. This performance is wildly known amongst early Genesis fans!


Fri. January 22, 2016 – 8:00pm
A Daniel C. Levine Production
In 1969, Peter Townshend and ‘The Who’ released the double album of “Tommy”, a rock opera. In 1993, this iconic album became a hit Broadway show, and subsequently won 5 TONY Awards. Considered the greatest rock opera ever written, “The Who’s Tommy” includes legendary hits such as “The Acid Queen”, “Pinball Wizard”, “See Me, Feel Me”, and “Smash The Mirror”. Ridgefield Playhouse is THRILLED to present a concert of “The Who’s Tommy”.


Sat. February 6, 2016 – 8:00pm
America’s #1 Pink Floyd show, has forged a 25 year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own. They are back for another show at The Playhouse that is sure to sellout- performing all of Pink Floyd’s hits!


Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 8pm
A special acoustic performance by the multi-platinum selling Seattle rock band best known for hit songs ‘Far Behind,’ ‘You,’ ‘It’s Alright’ and ‘Cover Me’ among many others!



Call Box Office at 203-438-5795 for tickets! 

10/23/2015

Jupiter In Velvet 'The World Didn't Start With U' Album Review



Jupiter in Velvet is a singer/songwriter, multi instrumentalist with a  passion for classic rock in the style of Aerosmith and Steve Vai. His upcoming single ‘The World Didn’t Start With U’ is a hard hitting rock track exploring multiple emotional themes. It is a great rack that conveys a lot of emotion and energy.
The musicality of the piece is frankly brilliant. The squealing guitar interspersed with booming bass and a driving rhythm section lay a fantastic foundation for his soaring vocal melodies.
Watch the video here:

‘The World Didn’t Start With U’ is taken from an LP of the same name which will be available later this year.
Check him out below:

9/24/2015

Indie Rock Superstars Salute The Thin White Duke With All New Interpretations Of David Bowie’s Best!


Features performances by Kittie, Dum Dum Girls, Electric Six, Rogue Wave, Heartless Bastards, The Muffs and more!

Los Angeles, CA - David Bowie’s career has been defined by his unique ability to make artistically complex and challenging music sound like mainstream pop…ok, maybe pop music from an entirely different planet, but pop music all the same. As a result, the definition of rock music has expanded; Bowie never went mainstream, the mainstream always came to him. For these reasons and more, he is one of the most deeply revered and profoundly influential artists in modern rock. And nowhere can Bowie’s influence be felt more than in the world of indie rock, where bands and artists have taken Bowie’s fiercely independent streak, commitment to artistic integrity, and a diverse array of musical styles into the 21st century and beyond. Now, a truly impressive gathering of indie and modern rockers have gathered to pay tribute to the man with A Salute To The Thin White Duke - The Songs Of David Bowie to be released on both CD & vinyl as well as mp3s on October 2 courtesy of Cleopatra Records.

Among the participants is the all-girl alt metal Canadian quartet Kittie who expressed a sentiment shared by many of the artists here, “We are so excited to be able to contribute to this amazing tribute album. ‘Space Oddity’ is arguably one of David Bowie's most well known songs so we put all of our efforts into doing all of its intricacies justice, while still retaining our signature, heavy sound.’ Meanwhile, Detroit’s own Electric Six made no bones about their preferred Bowie era, saying “We had to do ‘80s Bowie because frankly, we couldn't trust the earlier Bowie. And the ‘90s Bowie is, well…So ‘80s Bowie was the one for us, and ‘Blue Jean’ was just sitting there waiting for us to club the shit out of it, and, man, did we club it!” Similarly, Zach from Rogue Wave had this to say of “Modern Love,” the song that opens the album, “My favorite Bowie song from his tailored suit era. All that uptempo beat and those chugging horns couldn't hide the sadness of what it means to come down to earth.”

Jared Artaud from The Vacant Lots succinctly expressed the challenges of approaching Bowie’s music, “It’s hard to touch Bowie. He’s an architect. What he’s done, you can’t make it better, so we wanted to reconceptualize it & approach the song from another point of view.” And The Tulips offer this entirely accurate description, “Covering a Bowie tune was like jumping into a cab and realizing there's a tiger sitting shotgun, and no one says a word.” A wild ride indeed! And fans of Bowie will find this collection of covers equally as thrilling!

Track List
1. Modern Love - Rogue Wave
2. John, I’m Only Dancing - Jesca Hoop
3. Letter To Hermione - Dum Dum Girls
4. Heroes - The Tulips
5. Ashes To Ashes - Icky Blossoms
6. Starman - The Deer Tracks
7. Rebel Rebel - The KVB
8. Cat People (Putting Out Fire) - Magic Wands
9. Blue Jean - Electric Six
10. Jean Genie - Heartless Bastards
11. Suffragette City - Ume
12. Fame - The Vacant Lots
13. Space Oddity - Kittie
14. Moonage Daydream - Boy Hits Car
15. Absolute Beginners - Coves
16. Changes - The Muffs

Buy the CD or Vinyl: http://asalutetothethinwhiteduke.bandcamp.com/
Buy the digital album: http://flyt.it/SaluteToTheThinWhiteDuke

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
Billy James
PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com

CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
www.CleopatraRecords.com

1/05/2015

Drummer Dylan Howe To Release Subterranean - New Designs On Bowie’s Berlin


“That's a top-notch album you've got there. Really.” - David Bowie

London, UK - Drummer Dylan Howe, son of YES guitar legend Steve Howe, has recorded a radical new take on the instrumental cuts from David Bowie's 1977 albums 'Low' and 'Heroes'. 'Subterranean' is Dylan Howe’s first studio album in ten years. It is made up of his arrangements of Bowie’s influential music from his ‘Berlin Trilogy’ and has been seven years in the making. Some of the music featured on this album was previewed live at the London Jazz festival in October 2007. This is the completed album and is universally accepted as Howe’s strongest to date. It features some of the best musicians in the UK with special guest Steve Howe playing koto (‘Moss Garden’).

The response to 'Subterranean' has been simply phenomenal; it has garnered universal critical and popular acclaim from all corners of the globe with sales to match. The CD is already in its third pressing with the double vinyl well into its second.

David Bowie recently sent a message to Dylan saying; 'That's a top-notch album you've got there. Really.’ He requested a vinyl copy the following day.

Dylan Howe: “This is the first of my albums on which I’ve really utilized the potential of the recording studio, with multiple sessions and overdubs, really thinking about production, I was making a record this time, not just recording an album. In the past I would be in the studio for a day or two at the most, or just bring a mobile studio to a gig; this time however, the process and result has been a little like the music, kind of cinematic, a feeling of scale and intensity; think the John Coltrane Quartet produced by Neu! mixed by Brian Eno in an air-raid shelter.”

The Guardian: ‘A superb player, inspiring and invigorating.’
London Metro: ‘The thrilling, incisive drumming of Dylan Howe.’
Ronnie Scott’s: ‘Rightly acclaimed as one of the best drummers of his generation.’
Shaun Keaveny, BBC6 Music: ‘Dylan Howe on drums - just superb.’
Ian Dury: ‘A funky little bastard.’
Jimmy Page: ‘You’re playing beautifully.’

Dylan Howe is a British drummer (born in 1969) best known for leading his quintet and other jazz groups since 2002 and his tenures with Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Steve Howe and Wilko Johnson, coupled with extensive session work since 1990, playing with Nick Cave, Damon Albarn, Ray Davies, Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Beth Gibbons, Gabrielle, Hugh Cornwell and Andy Sheppard amongst others.

Recently Dylan played on the no.1 album 'Going Back Home' by Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey, with sell-out shows at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire and Royal Albert Hall.

This new album (his sixth) is the natural progression from his acclaimed 2010 Stravinsky adaptation 'The Rite Of Spring' for piano and drums and Blue Note styled hard bop quintet albums Translation - Volumes 1 and 2.

US ALBUM RELEASE: JANUARY 20th 2015
Bandcamp – for audio streaming:
https://dylanhowe.bandcamp.com/

Album track list:
Subterraneans / Weeping Wall / All Saints / Some Are / Neuköln / Art Decade / Warszawa / Moss Garden

Album personnel:
Dylan Howe – drums / synths
Ross Stanley – piano / synths
Mark Hodgson – double bass
Brandon Allen – tenor saxophone
Julian Siegel – tenor saxophone
Nick Pini – bass
Adrian Utley - guitar
Steve Howe – koto

Uncut Magazine: 'A beguiling jazz rethink of Berlin-era Bowie - 8/10.’ 
- Also featured in Uncut’s Top 20 Best Albums of 2014

Mojo Magazine: ‘So majestic…scuffling in musical corners only hinted at in Bowie’s originals. 4 stars.’

Katie Puckrick - BBC 6 Music: ‘It's stunning. I stopped in my tracks to hear the whole thing - put me into a dream... Album of the week.’

John Fordham - The Guardian: ‘A warm, contemplative treat, subtle, cinematic…The painterly atmosphere is conjured by creative electronics and elegant arrangements. A warm tribute to Bowie, but a jazz album too, Subterranean offers plenty to fans from both constituencies.'

John Bungey - The Times: 'Brooding intensity is mixed with fluid jazz passages and the ghost of John Coltrane dances through ‘Warszawa’. It’s an imaginative take on defiantly timeless music.’

Phil Johnson - The Independent: '4 stars. Succeeds in living up to the source material... subtle reinvention and imaginative twists.’

Blues & Soul: ‘Probably one of the UK’s most important and vital drummers...Subterranean is an audacious and astounding piece of work that should be in every music collection - a real triumph. 9/10.'

Jazzwise Magazine – ‘A splendid recording - gorgeously intimate…A project for which he deserves huge credit. 4 stars”

To purchase:
BANDCAMP: http://goo.gl/izV4D4
AMAZON: http://goo.gl/1NiCxT
ITUNES: http://goo.gl/JfVV6P

For more information: http://dylanhowe.com/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Drummer Dylan Howe To Release Subterranean - New Designs On Bowie’s Berlin


“That's a top-notch album you've got there. Really.” - David Bowie

London, UK - Drummer Dylan Howe, son of YES guitar legend Steve Howe, has recorded a radical new take on the instrumental cuts from David Bowie's 1977 albums 'Low' and 'Heroes'. 'Subterranean' is Dylan Howe’s first studio album in ten years. It is made up of his arrangements of Bowie’s influential music from his ‘Berlin Trilogy’ and has been seven years in the making. Some of the music featured on this album was previewed live at the London Jazz festival in October 2007. This is the completed album and is universally accepted as Howe’s strongest to date. It features some of the best musicians in the UK with special guest Steve Howe playing koto (‘Moss Garden’).

The response to 'Subterranean' has been simply phenomenal; it has garnered universal critical and popular acclaim from all corners of the globe with sales to match. The CD is already in its third pressing with the double vinyl well into its second.

David Bowie recently sent a message to Dylan saying; 'That's a top-notch album you've got there. Really.’ He requested a vinyl copy the following day.

Dylan Howe: “This is the first of my albums on which I’ve really utilized the potential of the recording studio, with multiple sessions and overdubs, really thinking about production, I was making a record this time, not just recording an album. In the past I would be in the studio for a day or two at the most, or just bring a mobile studio to a gig; this time however, the process and result has been a little like the music, kind of cinematic, a feeling of scale and intensity; think the John Coltrane Quartet produced by Neu! mixed by Brian Eno in an air-raid shelter.”

The Guardian: ‘A superb player, inspiring and invigorating.’
London Metro: ‘The thrilling, incisive drumming of Dylan Howe.’
Ronnie Scott’s: ‘Rightly acclaimed as one of the best drummers of his generation.’
Shaun Keaveny, BBC6 Music: ‘Dylan Howe on drums - just superb.’
Ian Dury: ‘A funky little bastard.’
Jimmy Page: ‘You’re playing beautifully.’

Dylan Howe is a British drummer (born in 1969) best known for leading his quintet and other jazz groups since 2002 and his tenures with Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Steve Howe and Wilko Johnson, coupled with extensive session work since 1990, playing with Nick Cave, Damon Albarn, Ray Davies, Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Beth Gibbons, Gabrielle, Hugh Cornwell and Andy Sheppard amongst others.

Recently Dylan played on the no.1 album 'Going Back Home' by Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey, with sell-out shows at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire and Royal Albert Hall.

This new album (his sixth) is the natural progression from his acclaimed 2010 Stravinsky adaptation 'The Rite Of Spring' for piano and drums and Blue Note styled hard bop quintet albums Translation - Volumes 1 and 2.

US ALBUM RELEASE: JANUARY 20th 2015
Bandcamp – for audio streaming:
https://dylanhowe.bandcamp.com/

Album track list:
Subterraneans / Weeping Wall / All Saints / Some Are / Neuköln / Art Decade / Warszawa / Moss Garden

Album personnel:
Dylan Howe – drums / synths
Ross Stanley – piano / synths
Mark Hodgson – double bass
Brandon Allen – tenor saxophone
Julian Siegel – tenor saxophone
Nick Pini – bass
Adrian Utley - guitar
Steve Howe – koto

Uncut Magazine: 'A beguiling jazz rethink of Berlin-era Bowie - 8/10.’ 
- Also featured in Uncut’s Top 20 Best Albums of 2014

Mojo Magazine: ‘So majestic…scuffling in musical corners only hinted at in Bowie’s originals. 4 stars.’

Katie Puckrick - BBC 6 Music: ‘It's stunning. I stopped in my tracks to hear the whole thing - put me into a dream... Album of the week.’

John Fordham - The Guardian: ‘A warm, contemplative treat, subtle, cinematic…The painterly atmosphere is conjured by creative electronics and elegant arrangements. A warm tribute to Bowie, but a jazz album too, Subterranean offers plenty to fans from both constituencies.'

John Bungey - The Times: 'Brooding intensity is mixed with fluid jazz passages and the ghost of John Coltrane dances through ‘Warszawa’. It’s an imaginative take on defiantly timeless music.’

Phil Johnson - The Independent: '4 stars. Succeeds in living up to the source material... subtle reinvention and imaginative twists.’

Blues & Soul: ‘Probably one of the UK’s most important and vital drummers...Subterranean is an audacious and astounding piece of work that should be in every music collection - a real triumph. 9/10.'

Jazzwise Magazine – ‘A splendid recording - gorgeously intimate…A project for which he deserves huge credit. 4 stars”

To purchase:
BANDCAMP: http://goo.gl/izV4D4
AMAZON: http://goo.gl/1NiCxT
ITUNES: http://goo.gl/JfVV6P

For more information: http://dylanhowe.com/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

12/21/2014

Rock Review: David Bowie-Nothing Has Changed (3 CD Deluxe Set)

Release Date: November 17, 2014
Label: Indie

I love the title of this album. It is a statement that would likely come from a legendary music figure like David Bowie. The cover of Nothing Has Changed (3 CD Deluxe Set) shows Bowie today and the reflection of his image does show a man that has changed and aged over the years. If you open up the tri-fold case you see pictures of him at various stages of his career. But other than that what has changed? He is asking the question and it’s definitely something to ponder and see how it applies to the world around you and your personal life. Nothing has changed and then again a lot has, it is contradictory and fact all at the same time. Then again, this is David Bowie and he always leaves the door open for you to figure out what it means.

Bowie says things for a reason and makes music to reflect a consciousness, emotions, and life itself. He has had a storied career and within these 3 CDs you get a glimpse at 50+ years of music and all the transformations he has made during that time. As far as I can remember Bowie has never made music that did not matter. He spawned a culture and took it to another level; he pushed the limits of creativity without setting boundaries and was successful doing it. He is a champion for all walks of life on a worldwide basis and continues to make relevant creative statements to this day. Who else that is in the public eye could go into retirement then record and album without it being leaked? Bowie did it last year with The Next Day.                         

There have been a lot of greatest hits and compilations released over the years covering Bowie’s career however I would have to say this is the best one yet. Of course the package could always be better, like including a DVD of some of the videos he made for tracks over the years. What I found interesting was the running order of the set. Usually with this kind of release you start at the beginning and work your way to the present, this is just the opposite. In fact the entire proceedings kick off with a new track from the Thin White Duke titled “Sue.” The song sounds nothing like Bowie musically. It is a rock-jazz-fusion mix that comes as a big surprise. But this is Bowie and when has he not surprised us over the years? He single-handedly created genres over a long stretch of time by taking risks and experimenting. How many artists can claim they did that?

I love the tracks assembled in this package but first let me say my three top albums from the Bowie catalog are Station to Station, Ziggy Stardust and Low. When I first heard Low I thought it was very strange and did not particularly like it. As the years passed it has grown on me and now I play it quite often. This is not unusual at all for a longtime music fan or Bowie fan, generally speaking. Bowie was so different for every album he released you had to brace yourself for change and sometimes it took repeated listens for an album to really sink in. It never takes too long to realize his brilliance.

I think it’s only fair to pick a key track from each disc. “I'm Afraid Of Americans (V1) (clean edit)” for disc one, “Absolute Beginners (single version)” disc two and then “Rebel Rebel” for disc three. This is a very difficult choice for anyone that enjoys the Bowie catalog indeed but please keep in mind this is my personal preference.

Invariably there will be listeners wondering where certain tracks are and that is par for the course but in the end this is an excellent collection of tracks so enjoy it all in one glorious sitting. Interesting enough even those who have not been fans of Bowie’s music may perk their ears up and begin to listen. My son did just that, he asked what was playing and genuinely liked what he heard. So there is always room for new fans to come aboard and be part of the Bowie nation. Fans that go back to the 60s or 70s may also realize some things they missed along the way giving this set a spin. It all serves all lot of different purpose but mainly it celebrates one of the greatest entertainers of the past 50 plus years.

5/5 Stars

Key Tracks: Absolute Beginners (single version), I'm Afraid Of Americans (V1) (clean edit), Rebel Rebel

Tracks:
Disc: 1
 

1. Sue (or In A Season Of Crime)
2. Where Are We Now?
3. Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA Edit)
4. The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
5. New Killer Star (radio edit)
6. Everyone Says 'Hi' (edit)
7. Slow Burn (radio edit)
8. Let Me Sleep Beside You
9. Your Turn To Drive
10. Shadow Man
11. Seven (Marius De Vries mix)
12. Survive (Marius De Vries mix)
13. Thursday's Child (radio edit)
14. I'm Afraid Of Americans (V1) (clean edit)
15. Little Wonder (edit)
16. Hallo Spaceboy (PSB Remix) (with The Pet Shop Boys)
17. Heart s Filthy Lesson (radio edit) 18. Strangers When We Meet (single version)

Disc: 2

1. Buddha Of Suburbia
2. Jump They Say (radio edit)
3. Time Will Crawl (MM remix)
4. Absolute Beginners (single version)
5. Dancing In The Street (with Mick Jagger)
6. Loving The Alien (single remix)
7. This Is Not America (with The Pat Metheny Group)
8. Blue Jean
9. Modern Love (single version)
10. China Girl (single version)
11. Let's Dance (single version)
12. Fashion (single version)
13. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (single version)
14. Ashes To Ashes (single version)
15. Under Pressure (with Queen)
16. Boys Keep Swinging
17. 'Heroes' (single version)
18. Sound And Vision
19. Golden Years (single version)
20. Wild Is The Wind (2010 Harry Maslin Mix)

Disc: 3

1. Fame
2. Young Americans (2007 Tony Visconti mix single edit)
3. Diamond Dogs
4. Rebel Rebel
5. Sorrow
6. Drive-In Saturday
7. All The Young Dudes
8. The Jean Genie (original single mix) 9. Moonage Daydream
9. Ziggy Stardust
10. Starman (original single mix)
11. Life On Mars? (2003 Ken Scott Mix)
12. Oh! You Pretty Things
13. Changes
14. The Man Who Sold The World
15. Space Oddity
16. In The Heat Of The Morning
17. Silly Boy Blue
18. Can't Help Thinking About Me
19. You've Got A Habit Of Leaving Liza Jane
 
Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck-Write A Music Review Founder

December 21, 2014

Review Provided By Write A Music

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11/17/2014

Streaming Track: David Bowie - Toy (Your Turn To Drive)

This was real treat to hear. David Bowie has been making some incredible music now for over 50 years and now with the recent release of (yes yet another compilation) Nothing Has Changed, a new 3 CD and 2 CD set, well some things have changed.

The set does offer some unreleased tracks and variations on the Bowie catalog staples. I thought "Toy (Your Turn To Drive)" was quite good actually. There has not been much over the years that Bowie has produced that has not been exceptional so this is yet one more track to enjoy!

MuzikMan Rating 4/5

10/08/2014

Zappa/Bowie/King Crimson Guitar Legend Adrian Belew Announces Massive North America Tour!

photo by Gary and Jill Bandfield

Asheville, NC – Adrian Belew is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist, who has released 20 critically acclaimed solo albums. He has worked alongside some of the most innovative artists of the past 30 years, including Paul Simon, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, Laurie Anderson and Nine Inch Nails. For 33 years he was the frontman, singer, and guitarist in art-rock giant King Crimson. Known as a highly inventive guitarist, much of Belew's music mixes pop songwriting with complex time signatures, witty lyrics, wild sounds, and technical mastery of his instrument.

Adrian is happy to announce his first North American tour since the Crimson ProjeKCt tour of 2011. The tour runs from Oct 22 to Dec 21, coast to coast in the USA and hitting three Canadian Provinces.

The Adrian Belew Power Trio includes bassist Julie Slick and drummer Tobias Ralph, both virtuoso musicians, with a setlist celebrating Adrian’s massive body of work. Belew first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he toured with Frank Zappa who later said, “Adrian reinvented electric guitar”. Adrian’s signature tones, and his unique use of effects and whammy bar remain unique, and his techniques continue to be a huge influence on today’s guitarists.

Adrian has had a career that commands both awe and respect from fellow musicians and loyal fans. From his first solo record “The Lone Rhino” to his current endeavors, his work pushes sonic boundaries while maintaining artistic integrity. His upcoming projects include his groundbreaking music app “Flux: Music that is never the same twice” and his effects suite for iPad “FLUX:fx”. The focus over the next few months however is to get out and burn onstage, city by city!

USA/Canada 2014 Tour dates below:

10/22/2014 Charlottesville, VA Southern Cafe
10/23/2014 Vienna, VA Jammin Java
10/24/2014 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
10/25/2014 Boston, MA Sinclair (early show)
10/26/2014 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
10/28/2014 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
10/29/2014 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre
10/30/2014 Buffalo, NY The Tralf
10/31/2014 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
11/01/2014 Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music
11/02/2014 Turtle Lake, WI St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Event Ctr
11/04/2014 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
11/07/2014 Vancouver, BC Rio Theatre
11/08/2014 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
11/09/2014 Seattle, WA Triple Door
11/11/2014 Sacramento, CA Harlows
11/12/2014 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
11/13/2014 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Club
11/14/2014 Santa Monica, CA McCabes Guitar Shop
11/15/2014 Big Bear Lake, CA The Cave Big Bear
11/16/2014 San Diego, CA Casbah
11/18/2014 Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Resort Showroom
11/20/2014 Oklahoma City, OK Acadamy Of Contemporary Music @ UCO
11/21/2014 St. Louis, MO Old Rockhouse
11/22/2014 Nashville, TN 12th & Porter
12/03/2014 Asheville, NC New Mountain Theatre
12/04/2014 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
12/05/2014 Carborro, NC Cats Cradle
12/06/2014 Annapolis, MD Rams Head
12/07/2014 Sellersville PA Sellersville Theater
12/09/2014 Dunellen, NJ NJProghouse Presents Roxy And Dukes
12/10/2014 Bay Shore, NY YMCA Boulton Center
12/11/2014 Falls River, MA Narrows Center For The Arts
12/12/2014 Laval, QC Salle Andre-Mathieu
12/13/2014 Quebec City, QC Salle Sylvain Lelilevre
12/14/2014 Trois-Rivieres, QC Salle J-Antonio Thompson
12/16/2014 Gatineau, QC Maison des Culture
12/17/2014 Toronto, ON Mod Club
12/18/2014 Ferndale, MI Magic Bag
12/19/2014 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
12/20/2014 Knoxville, TN The International
12/21/2014 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre

For more information: http://www.adrianbelew.net/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Zappa/Bowie/King Crimson Guitar Legend Adrian Belew Announces Massive North America Tour!

photo by Gary and Jill Bandfield

Asheville, NC – Adrian Belew is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist, who has released 20 critically acclaimed solo albums. He has worked alongside some of the most innovative artists of the past 30 years, including Paul Simon, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, Laurie Anderson and Nine Inch Nails. For 33 years he was the frontman, singer, and guitarist in art-rock giant King Crimson. Known as a highly inventive guitarist, much of Belew's music mixes pop songwriting with complex time signatures, witty lyrics, wild sounds, and technical mastery of his instrument.

Adrian is happy to announce his first North American tour since the Crimson ProjeKCt tour of 2011. The tour runs from Oct 22 to Dec 21, coast to coast in the USA and hitting three Canadian Provinces.

The Adrian Belew Power Trio includes bassist Julie Slick and drummer Tobias Ralph, both virtuoso musicians, with a setlist celebrating Adrian’s massive body of work. Belew first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he toured with Frank Zappa who later said, “Adrian reinvented electric guitar”. Adrian’s signature tones, and his unique use of effects and whammy bar remain unique, and his techniques continue to be a huge influence on today’s guitarists.

Adrian has had a career that commands both awe and respect from fellow musicians and loyal fans. From his first solo record “The Lone Rhino” to his current endeavors, his work pushes sonic boundaries while maintaining artistic integrity. His upcoming projects include his groundbreaking music app “Flux: Music that is never the same twice” and his effects suite for iPad “FLUX:fx”. The focus over the next few months however is to get out and burn onstage, city by city!

USA/Canada 2014 Tour dates below:

10/22/2014 Charlottesville, VA Southern Cafe
10/23/2014 Vienna, VA Jammin Java
10/24/2014 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
10/25/2014 Boston, MA Sinclair (early show)
10/26/2014 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
10/28/2014 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
10/29/2014 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre
10/30/2014 Buffalo, NY The Tralf
10/31/2014 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
11/01/2014 Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music
11/02/2014 Turtle Lake, WI St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Event Ctr
11/04/2014 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
11/07/2014 Vancouver, BC Rio Theatre
11/08/2014 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
11/09/2014 Seattle, WA Triple Door
11/11/2014 Sacramento, CA Harlows
11/12/2014 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
11/13/2014 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Club
11/14/2014 Santa Monica, CA McCabes Guitar Shop
11/15/2014 Big Bear Lake, CA The Cave Big Bear
11/16/2014 San Diego, CA Casbah
11/18/2014 Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Resort Showroom
11/20/2014 Oklahoma City, OK Acadamy Of Contemporary Music @ UCO
11/21/2014 St. Louis, MO Old Rockhouse
11/22/2014 Nashville, TN 12th & Porter
12/03/2014 Asheville, NC New Mountain Theatre
12/04/2014 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
12/05/2014 Carborro, NC Cats Cradle
12/06/2014 Annapolis, MD Rams Head
12/07/2014 Sellersville PA Sellersville Theater
12/09/2014 Dunellen, NJ NJProghouse Presents Roxy And Dukes
12/10/2014 Bay Shore, NY YMCA Boulton Center
12/11/2014 Falls River, MA Narrows Center For The Arts
12/12/2014 Laval, QC Salle Andre-Mathieu
12/13/2014 Quebec City, QC Salle Sylvain Lelilevre
12/14/2014 Trois-Rivieres, QC Salle J-Antonio Thompson
12/16/2014 Gatineau, QC Maison des Culture
12/17/2014 Toronto, ON Mod Club
12/18/2014 Ferndale, MI Magic Bag
12/19/2014 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
12/20/2014 Knoxville, TN The International
12/21/2014 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre

For more information: http://www.adrianbelew.net/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com