Remembering The Irreplaceable David Bowie Ten Things You Might Not Know

(PCM) It’s been a year since the world lost a great man in Mr. David Bowie. Mr. Bowie was a worldly enigmatic chap. He was an amazing musician, an innovator, and an actor just to name a few. We look back at ten things you may or may not know about the late singer.

  1. Rock guitarist Peter Frampton was Bowie’s friend at school – his dad was head of the art department. He’s gone on to play guitar with Bowie many times during his career.
  2. On Jun. 19, 2004, David Bowie was playing for a crowd of around 7,500 at the Norwegian Wood Festival in Oslo, Norway. Due to circumstances that remain mysterious, a lollipop flew from the crowd to the stage area, miraculously landing and lodging into the performer’s left eye. The singer stayed on stage after help from an assistant. He ended up playing an incredible 27 songs. He remained on the stage for over two hours and 20 minutes.
  3. He started playing the saxophone when he was 12 years old.
  4. He later changed his name to Bowie to avoid confusion with Monkee Davy Jones.
  5. He released his debut album, the self-titled David Bowie, in 1967 after playing in a host of pub and club bands.
  6. Bowie’s first hit in the UK – 1969’s Space Oddity – was used by the BBC in its coverage of the moon landing.
  7. David Bowie’s first US number one was his single Fame in 1975. It was co-written by John Lennon and features the former Beatle on backing vocals.
  8. In the 1986 Jim Henson movie Labyrinth, Bowie plays Jareth The Goblin King.
  9. Bing Crosby recorded his last-ever single with David Bowie. Their duet version of The Little Drummer Boy was recorded for Christmas 1977. It was a hit five years later.
  10. His hit Ziggy Stardust is about Vince Taylor, who wrote Brand New Cadillac – later covered by The Clash.

David Bowie will be sadly missed, but he left us enough material to fill a spaceship. Rest Easy STAR MAN.

 

 

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No, David Bowie’s Ashes Were Not Scattered At The Burning Man Festival

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(PCM) Whoever started the ridiculous rumor that the late David Bowie’s ashes were scattered throughout the grounds of the recent Burning Man Festival held in the Nevada desert has just been shut down. David Bowie’s son, director Duncan Jones took to Twitter to dispel the rumor that had been circulating claiming that he and his godson took his late father’s ashes to Burning Man to be spread as per the late singer’s final wishes.

Jones went a step further and claimed that if his father did want his ashes to be spread anywhere it would more than likely be at Skegness Butlins, a resort and fairground in England. Definitely not Burning Man!

Surprisingly, E! News was one of the first outlets to misreport on the false information about Bowie’s ashes at Burning Man, as they felt they had a reliable source. They claim the source revealed “David’s godchild and David had long talks about Burning Man and what it stands for, and David loved the message behind it.” The source also claimed that a memorial service took place for Bowie during the festival.  While that service may or may not have occurred, one thing is for sure, Bowie ashes are certainly not spread in the Nevada desert.

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All of the Winners of the 58th Annual Grammy Awards

(PCM) The 58th Annual Grammy Awards just concluded, crowning the past year’s best in music, including album of the year and new artist of the year.

58thGrammyAwardsThis year audience was treated to an incredible performance from one the night’s biggest winners, Kendrick Lamar, performing a medley of “The Blacker the Berry” and “Alright” from his Best Rap Album of the Year Grammy-winning album, To Pimp a Butterfly.

Adele also gave an inspiring performance during the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, before Lady Gaga and Nile Rodgers took to the stage later in the night performing a medley of David Bowie’s greatest hits.

Taylor Swift undoubtedly had the biggest night of any musician in attendance as she became the first woman in history to win two Album of the Year awards. In total, Swift took home 3 Grammys, winning Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 1989 as well as Best Video for “Bad Blood”.

Kendrick Lamar also had a big night; in addition to winning Best Rap Album, Kendrick also took home the Grammy for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “Alright” and the Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “These Walls” featuring Bilal, Anna Wise, and Thundercat.

See the full list of winners at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards below!

 

Album of the year
Sound and Color, Alabama Shakes
To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar
Traveller, Chris Stapleton
Winner: 1989, Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd

Record of the year
Really Love, D’Angelo and the Vanguard
Winner: Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
Blank Space, Taylor Swift
Can’t Feel my Face, The Weeknd

Song of the year
Alright, Kendrick Lamar
Blank Space, Taylor Swift
Girl Crush, Little Big Town
See You Again, Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
Winner: Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran

Best new artist
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Winner: Meghan Trainor

Best pop solo performance
Kelly Clarkson, Heartbeat Song
Ellie Goulding, Love Me Like You Do
Winner: Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud
Taylor Swift, Blank Space
The Weeknd, Can’t Feel My Face

Best pop duo/group performance
Florence + The Machine, Ship to Wreck
Maroon 5, Sugar
Winner: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, See You Again

Best traditional pop vocal album
Winner: The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap
Shadows in the Night, Bob Dylan
Stages, Josh Groban
No One Ever Tells You, Seth MacFarlane
My Dream Duets, Barry Manilow (& Various Artists)

Best pop vocal album
Piece by Piece, Kelly Clarkson
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, Florence + The Machine
Uptown Special, Mark Ronson
Winner: 1989, Taylor Swift
Before This World, James Taylor

Best dance recording
We’re All We Need, Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston
Go, The Chemical Brothers
Never Catch Me, Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar
Runaway (U & I), Galantis
Winner: Where Are Ü Now, Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber

Best urban contemporary album
The Internet, Ego Death
Kehlani, You Should Be Here
Lianne La Havas, Blood
Miguel, Wildheart
Winner: The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Best rock performance
Winner: Alabama Shakes, Don’t Wanna Fight
Florence + The Machine, What Kind Of Man
Foo Fighters, Something From Nothing
Elle King, Ex’s & Oh’s
Wolf Alice, Moaning Lisa Smile

Best alternative music album
Winner: Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes
Vulnicura, Björk
The Waterfall, My Morning Jacket
Currents, Tame Impala
Star Wars, Wilco

Best rap album
J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Dr. Dre, Compton
Drake, If You’re Reading This Its Too Late
Winner: Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint

Best urban contemporary album
The Internet, Ego Death
Kehlani, You Should Be Here
Lianne La Havas, Blood
Miguel, Wildheart
Winner: The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Best country album
Sam Hunt, Montevallo
Little Big Town, Pain Killer
Ashley Monroe, The Blade
Kacey Musgraves, Pageant Material
Winner: Chris Stapleton, Traveller

Best jazz instrumental album
Joey Alexander, My Favorite Things
Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective, Breathless
Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio, Covered: Recorded Live at Capitol Studios
Jimmy Greene, Beautiful Life
Winner: John Scofield, Past Present

Best gospel album
Karen Clark Sheard, Destined to Win (Live)
Dorinda Clark-Cole, Living It
Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live
Winner: Israel & Newbreed, Covered: Alive Is Asia [Live] (Deluxe)
Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two

Best contemporary christian music album
Jason Crabb, Whatever the Road
Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
Matt Maher, Saints and Sinners
Winner: Tobymac, This Is Not a Test
Chris Tomlin, Love Ran Red

Best musical theater album
An American in Paris
Run Home

Winner: Hamilton
The King and I
Something Rotten

Best latin pop album
Pablo Alborán, Terral
Alex Cuba, Healer
Winner: Ricky Martin, A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)
Alejandro Sanz, Sirope
Julieta Venegas, Algo Sucede

Best americana album
Brandi Carlile, The Firewatcher’s Daughter
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, The Traveling Kind
Winner: Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free
The Mavericks, Mono
Punch Brothers, The Phosphorescent Blues

Best dance/electronic album
Caribou, Our Love
The Chemical Brothers, Born in the Echoes
Disclosure, Caracal
Jamie XX, In Colour
Winner: Skrillex and Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Best contemporary instrumental album
Bill Frisell, Guitar in the Space Age!
Wouter Kellerman, Love Language
Marcus Miller, Afrodeezia
Winner: Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest, Sylva
Kirk Whalum, The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV

Best metal performance
August Burns Red, Identity
Winner: Cirice, Ghost
Lamb of God, 512
Sevendust, Thank You
Slipknot, Custer

Best rock song
Winner: Alabama Shakes, Don’t Wanna Fight
Elle King, Ex’s & Oh’s
James Bay, Hold Back the River
Highly Suspect, Lydia
Florence + the Machine, What Kind of Man

Best rock album
James Bay, Chaos and the Calm
Death Cab for Cutie, Kintsugi
Highly Suspect, Mister Asylum
Winner: Muse, Drones
Slipknot, .5: The Gray Chapter

Best R&B performance
Tamar Braxton, If I Don’t Have You
Andra Day, Rise Up
Hiatus Kaiyote, Breathing Underwater
Jeremih feat. J. Cole, Planes
Winner: The Weeknd, Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)

Best traditional R&B performance
Faith Evans, He Is
Winner: Lalah Hathaway, Little Ghetto Boy
Jazmine Sullivan, Let It Burn
Tyrese, Shame
Charlie Wilson, My Favorite Part of You

Best R&B song
Miguel, Coffee
The Weeknd, Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)
Jazmine Sullivan, Let It Burn
Winner: D’Angelo and The Vanguard, Really Love
Tyrese, Shame

Best R&B album
Leon Bridges, Coming Home
Winner: D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah
Andra Day, Cheers to the Fall
Jazmine Sullivan, Reality Show
Charlie Wilson, Forever Charlie

Best rap performance
J. Cole, Apparently
Drake, Back to Back
Fetty Wap, Trap Queen
Winner: Kendrick Lamar, Alright
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne, Truffle Butter
Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney, All Day

Best rap/sung collaboration
Big Sean feat. Kanye West & John Legend, One Man Can Change the World
Common & John Legend, Glory
Jidenna feat. Roman GianArthur, Classic Man
Winner: Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat, These Walls
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown, Only

Best rap song
Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney, All Day
Winner: Kendrick Lamar, Alright
Drake, Energy
Common & John Legend, Glory
Fetty Wap, Trap Queen

Best country duo/group performance
Brothers Osborne, Stay a Little Longer
Joey + Rory, If I Needed You
Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay, The Driver
Winner: Little Big Town, Girl Crush
Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe, Lonely Tonight

Best country song
Lee Ann Womack, Chances Are
Tim McGraw, Diamond Rings And Old Barstools
Winner: Little Big Town, Girl Crush
Brandy Clark, Hold My Hand
Chris Stapleton, Traveller

Best country solo performance
Cam, Burning House
Winner: Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Carrie Underwood, Little Toy Guns
Keith Urban, John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16
Lee Ann Womack, Chances Are

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media
Empire: Season 1
Fifty Shades of Grey

Winner: Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
Pitch Perfect 2
Selma

Best song written for visual media
Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey), The Weeknd
Winner: Glory, Common & John Legend
Love Me Like You Do, Ellie Goulding
See You Again, Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
Til It Happens to You, Lady Gaga

Score soundtrack for visual media
Winner: Birdman
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

Best music video
A$AP Rocky, LSD
The Dead Weather, I Feel Love
Kendrick Lamar, Alright
Winner: Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood
Pharrell Williams, Freedom

Best music film
Foo Fighters, Sonic Highways
James Brown, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Nina Simone, What Happened, Miss Simone
Roger Waters, The Wall
Winner: Amy Winehouse, Amy

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Lady Gaga Will Honor David Bowie At The Upcoming 58th Annual Grammy Awards

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(PCM) The Recording Academy® will honor GRAMMY® winner and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient David Bowie with an experiential tribute performed by one of his biggest fans, six-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Lady Gaga, at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Affording audiences a chance to experience Bowie’s music once again, the tribute will be a multisensory testament to the icon’s incredible artistry and a reflection of his limitless creativity.

The musical director for Lady Gaga’s tribute is three-time GRAMMY winner Nile Rodgers, whose own history with Bowie dates back more than 30 years to “Let’s Dance,” the chart-topping 1983 hit that marked the beginning of a lifelong friendship between the two.

Lady Gaga joins previously announced performers including Adele, James Bay, Andra Day, Ellie Goulding, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, and The Weeknd. Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J is set to host Music’s Biggest Night® for the fifth consecutive year. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Additional performers will be announced shortly.

The tribute will mark Lady Gaga’s fourth appearance on the GRAMMY Awards telecast. She is nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media for “Til It Happens To You” with Diane Warren.

“We had already booked Lady Gaga on this year’s show, but when David passed — almost in a single moment — we knew we had to change direction,” said executive producer of the GRAMMY Awards Ken Ehrlich. “We immediately spoke and agreed that she should be the one to honor David. She’s perfect for it. So I reached out to Nile and, before long, we were on our way to creating what we believe will not only make a great GRAMMY Moment, but one befitting of David.” 

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Pop! Pop! Ep. 18 – Han Solo Short-list

Pop! Pop! the Pop Culture Podcast! is back this week with a ton of news for your brains!  The LA Nerd and Taylor mourn the loss of musical genius David Bowie but then immediately turn those tears into happy ones with the news that the St. Louis Rams are now THE LOS ANGELES RAMS!  Joel hates on M. Night Sham-of-a-career for rebooting Tales from the Crypt; Taylor squees over Giant Man possibly being in Captain America: Civil War; apparently some Chinese CEO that really loves Pacific Rim bought Legendary Pictures and the sequel is back on… again?  James Gunn defends his choice of using the new RED Weapon for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2; the guys weigh the options of who is the bigger evil to direct Ep. IX: George Lucas or Colin Trevorrow, and then they break down the Han Solo Short-list which includes some great actors and one clown!

All this and more! on this week’s episode of Pop! Pop! the Pop Culture Podcast! 

Show Notes:

[0:00 – 2:11]  Intro & sweet smooth jams.

[2:12 – 4:38]  David Bowie has died at the age of 69.

[4:39 – 9:23]  Los Angeles just got a football team! And it’s the mother fucking RAMS! Chargers may join if they want to… Meh.

[9:24 – 12:30]  M. Night Shamalamadingdong is rebooting Tales from the Crypt… Without the Crypt Keeper.

[12:31 – 17:08]  TR-8R, the bad ass Stormtrooper from The Force Awakens, has an official backstory.   

[17:09 – 25:08]  Ant Man rumored to transform into Giant Man during Civil War thanks to Funko.

[25:109 – 33:57]  Pacific Rim 2 apparently back on after Legendary Pictures is bought out by Chinese company.  (Also, we get side tracked here a little bit about wine and Comic-Con… And Taylor has to pee.)

[33:58 – 44:24]  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to shoot on RED’s new camera, the Weapon, which shoots 8K; James Gunn says that’s crucial for a movie filled with so many CGI effects.

[44:25 – 53:57]  There’s a petition on the internet to replace Colin Trevorrow as director of  Ep. IX… With George Lucas.

[53:58 – 1:09:27]  The short-list of actors for the Han Solo film has been released.

[1:09:28 – 1:15:19]  Gov. Cuomo of New York wants to fund a 1 billion dollar expansion for the Javits Convention Center, making it the largest in America.

[1:15:20 – ] Shout outs & Outro.

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The Life Of David Bowie Will Be Celebrated In London’s Union Chapel On Sunday, January 17

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(PCM) Music lovers, musicians and Bowie fans of all ages will gather for a public tribute for David Bowie at London’s Union Chapel on Sunday afternoon. The event – “Starman: A celebration of David Bowie” – will provide an opportunity for people who have been inspired, influenced or touched by his work to pay tribute to the visionary musician who died on Sunday.

Musicians and bands will perform Bowie tracks whilst people who knew the man or loved his work will read lyrics, poems and talk about what he meant to them. There will be projections, song sheets for the congregation and hopefully a number of surprises.

The list of performers and participants is currently being prepared and organisers are appealing to anyone who would like to get involved or to help out to get in contact.

“The world would be a very different place without David Bowie and many people feel a distinct need to say goodbye to him. This event is intended for everyone whose lives have been touched by his music. We appeal to anyone to get in contact and help ensure that this event is a fitting tribute to a man who has meant so much to so many,” said Stefan Simanowitz, event coordinator.

“We are honoured to be hosting this celebration for one of the outstanding musicians of our time. The Union Chapel will provide an ideal setting to celebrate the greatness of his work and bid farewell to a very special man,” said Pete Stapleton, venue manager of the Union Chapel.

Starman: A celebration of Bowie will take place from 5pm – 8.30pm on Sunday 17 January at the Union Chapel, Islington.

Tickets will be available shortly:

For ticket information contact http://www.unionchapel.org.uk/

This is a non-profit event but there will be a £4 charge to cover costs. Any profits will go to Macmillan Cancer Care. http://www.macmillan.org.uk/

The event will be livestreamed on the Internet.

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