Archive for the 'Rumors, Lies, Stories They Made Up' Category
David Bowie Is Not Playing Glastonbury Festival
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

It seems like we go through the festival rumor at least once a year. I present to you the latest one: that David Bowie will be playing the Glastonbury Festival. He’s not. Read it from the horse’s mouth on BowieNet. Maybe one year he’ll get around to doing a festival again, but this year sadly will not be it.

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Moon Trailer
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

The trailer and poster for Moon are here!  Watch and enjoy.  Then mark June 12 on your calendars if you live in New York or Los Angeles, leave some weekends in the future free if you don’t.

Moon will also be showing at the Tribeca Film Festival on the following dates:

Thu, Apr 30, 6:00PM
BMCC Tribeca PAC

Fri, May 01, 12:15AM
AMC Village VII 7

Sat, May 02, 11:00AM
AMC Village VII 6

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The Official Denials
Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Here it is folks – the official denial of not only the David Bowie at Coachella rumor but also the David Bowie on Twitter rumor.  I knew it was coming.

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Another Rumor about David Bowie – This Time Reheating the Coachella Rumor
Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

For the past few years there have been rumors that David Bowie is going to headline the Coachella Music Festival.  And for the past few years, Bowie has not and he’s not going to this year either.  But this year’s annual Bowie at Coachella rumor jumps right to the top of Ridiculous Bowie Rumors, even more ridiculous than the rumor that sieg heiled in Victoria Station (he did not).  Someone has gotten the notion into their head that Bowie is going to resurrect Ziggy Stardust for this year’s Coachella.  *record scratching sound*

Yep, read that again.  Let it sink in.  That’s right.  It started with a simple rumor that Bowie was not only going to play at Coachella, but that he might play the entire album of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.  From there it morphed into a rumor that he was going to play the entire Ziggy album.  Then, it transformed into a rumor that not only was he going to play the entire Ziggy album but that he was going to do it dressed up as Ziggy Stardust.  It’s like a mind-numblingly stupid game of Telephone.

A little common sense can dispel the second part of this rumor.  First of all, Bowie is known for being fashion forward and style conscious.  Taking that into consideration, would it make sense for a man like that to bedeck his 62-year-old body with spandex, stack-heeled platform boots, and Kabuki makeup?  No matter how good a shape that 62-year-old body is in, no, it does not make sense.  Secondly, has Bowie ever gone back and rehashed past personas?  No.  Thirdly, his wife is Iman.  If he tried to do that, she would be all “Listen to Iman” (4:45 in) and not let him set foot out of the house in Ziggy garb.

Like the Berlin rumor, though, there are at least a couple of websites that took the time to do a modicum of fact-checking before they published news items….and one of those sites is Perez Hilton.  Seriously, if Perez Hilton can report on this correctly then I think every entertainment site should be able to.

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Latest on the “David Bowie in Berlin” Rumor
Monday, January 26th, 2009

So, the latest on the rumor that David Bowie is back in Berlin to record a new album is an official shrug of the shoulders from his record label.  Today they told Gigwise that they can neither confirm nor deny the rumor.  And that means…..?  Nothing.  Nothing at all.  Certainly not that he is indeed in a Berlin studio.  All it means is that his record label doesn’t keep tabs on what he does every day.  Nevertheless, the rumor is still spreading like like the Norovirus through a cruise ship.

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David Bowie is Most Likely Not Making New Music in Berlin
Friday, January 23rd, 2009

I am amazed at how many worthless websites have just taken it as red that David Bowie is back in Berlin recording a new album.  It seems that any douchebag can register as David Bowie on any social networking website (Twitter being the culprit in this lastest stupid rumor), publish a bit of piss-taking news, and entertainment sites that have never heard the words “fact-checking” or “credibility” will publish it like a bunch of lemmings on a slow news day.  It’s pretty bad when we here at an amateur music news blog have enough sense and fact-checking skills to see right through this latest lame attempt to generate news.  At the very least, a few sites have written news items about the false tweet that question the validity of the post.

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Will There Ever Really be a David Bowie Lane?
Friday, January 2nd, 2009

A British think-tank, the New Local Government Network, recently released a report encouraging local British governments to name streets and local landmarks after hometown celebrities and heroes.  The author of the report, James Hulme, suggests that Manchester could name a park after David Beckham, Edinburgh could name a library after J.K. Rowling, Birmingham could name streets after J.R.R. Tolkien and Corporal Matthew Croucher, and that London could name streets after David Bowie and Twiggy!  There could be debate over whether this is another example of the crazy celebrity culture in Britain (something Americans know a thing or two about), but in Hulme’s view to name streets after local and national celebrities is simply another way to foster community pride.  Local Government Minister John Healey, MP is a supporter of the report, stating that besides naming streets after well-known celebrities local heroes could be honored as well.

Obviously, what I am most interested in is the possibility of a street named after David Bowie.  Of course I think it’s a great idea, but the bigger question is…what exactly should the name be?  I think David Bowie Lane as the name for a neighborhood street has a nice ring.  Or possibly David Bowie Boulevard for a larger thoroughfare.  I wonder what the man himself thinks about the possibility of a street in his honor.

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Rosario Dawson Has A Girl-Crush on Iman
Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Yeah, what chick doesn’t have a girl-crush on Iman?  Apparently this item was important enough to make not one, but two news articles.  I think it’s hilarious that the Digital Spy article says Dawson “revealed” to them that she’s got a crush on Iman, like it’s some huge secret she told them in confidence.  Must have been a slow day and the bosses felt the item needed a bit of jazzing up.

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The Rise of David Bowie and the Supergroup From Hell?
Monday, November 3rd, 2008

You know and I know that this is likely a bunch of crap, but I feel obligated to tell you anyway.  After all, who is not in need of a good laugh on a Monday?  No one.  So I bring you, the latest laughable gossip featuring the popular gossip trifecta of David Bowie, Mick Jagger, and Elton John.  Ready?  Okay…News of the World reports that the three men are working on forming a supergroup to play the London 2012 Olympics.  Cause, um, unnamed sources talking to tabloid magazines are always the most reliable source of information.

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David Bowie Loses Memorabilia In Warehouse Fire?
Monday, October 27th, 2008

According to a couple different news sources, David Bowie, along with Elton John and Mick Jagger, lost $2 million worth of memorabilia in a fire at the Iron Mountain warehouse in London.  Reportedly the items that Bowie lost were some legal papers from his early days.  However, as I’ve bitched on here before, you can’t believe every Bowie news item you read.  It’s a “bunch of cobblers*” as TotalBlamBlam says.

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