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(New Musical Express)   David Bowie says he will never play live again   (nme.com) divider line 63
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2013-01-11 10:05:35 PM  
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2013-01-11 11:56:52 PM  
He's 66.  I'll settle for studio work.
 
2013-01-11 11:57:39 PM  
He's alive?
 
2013-01-12 12:54:41 AM  

Lsherm: He's 66.  I'll settle for studio work.


yeah, pretty much
 
2013-01-12 12:59:47 AM  
:(

I wish I had seen him in concert when I had the chance.
 
2013-01-12 02:16:20 AM  
So? Will.I.am said that years ago, and he still sells concert tickets.
 
2013-01-12 05:24:17 AM  
I saw Bowie 10 years ago in Denver. He was f*cking phenomenal. One of the first songs he played was Red Money. When the opening chords hit, the crowd erupted, Bowie smiled, and I lost my mind.

This is a live Young Americans from the mid-80's.
 
2013-01-12 05:55:04 AM  
If some motherfarker who paid money to see me threw a lollipop stick into my farking eye, I'd just record from home and bang my smoking hot wife while all the while raking in the moola as well. As a fan, I'm just thankful for some new material.
gfx.dagbladet.no
 
2013-01-12 05:58:03 AM  
It better be because of his heart, because if it's because of the lollipop in the eye thing, that was almost a decade ago, and he should get over it.
 
2013-01-12 05:58:50 AM  
Yes, but it's a god-awful small affair

/love me some bowie
//everyone will have to settle for Seu Jorge concerts instead
 
2013-01-12 06:09:47 AM  
He never says he will never play live again. Just that there won't be a tour or any performances to support his new album. He's already come out against touring ever again, but that could change in the future, and I'd still expect he'll show up from time to time as a cameo or whatnot.

At any rate, now is not the time to feel bad about Bowie not doing something. The sudden, unexpected news of his new album should be enough to keep fans stoked for some time.
 
2013-01-12 06:10:49 AM  

Lorelle: I wish I had seen him in concert when I had the chance.


I'm guessing this is sarcasm? I too should have gone to see a number of musicians, but let's face it, if they've been performing since the sixties, and we still haven't seen them, it's our fault, not theirs...

/god damn you lil brother, didn't to see clapton when we were standing right in front of msg with very cheap tickets available
// and yes, i looked, the scalper actually did have clapton tickets, to that show. unlike some other scalper one time who tried to unload some tickets to another show on another date
 
2013-01-12 06:20:13 AM  

proteus_b: Lorelle: I wish I had seen him in concert when I had the chance.

I'm guessing this is sarcasm? I too should have gone to see a number of musicians, but let's face it, if they've been performing since the sixties, and we still haven't seen them, it's our fault, not theirs...

/god damn you lil brother, didn't to see clapton when we were standing right in front of msg with very cheap tickets available
// and yes, i looked, the scalper actually did have clapton tickets, to that show. unlike some other scalper one time who tried to unload some tickets to another show on another date


How is that sentence you quoted sarcastic? It seems he/she agrees with you. "I wish I had seen him when I had the chance" places the blame on themselves, not the act.
 
2013-01-12 06:30:06 AM  
Until he ch-ch-ch-changes his mind.
 
2013-01-12 06:34:17 AM  

REO-Weedwagon: I saw Bowie 10 years ago in Denver. He was f*cking phenomenal. One of the first songs he played was Red Money. When the opening chords hit, the crowd erupted, Bowie smiled, and I lost my mind.

This is a live Young Americans from the mid-80's.


I'll see you one asexual Bowie with fully eyeshadow and raise you the first Bruce video I found on YouTube.  Bruce gives better concerts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFO-N01wup0
 
2013-01-12 06:34:55 AM  
With full eyeshadow.  Excuse me.
 
2013-01-12 06:40:54 AM  
after the last dirt hemorrhage of a song he recently released, we can be thankful for at least one right Bowie decision in 30 years...

/is that really a sentence
//welcome to twarker
 
2013-01-12 06:43:33 AM  
They can do a movie about him: "Weekend with Bowie"
 
2013-01-12 07:00:21 AM  

ElizaDoolittle: Bruce gives better concerts.


Can't they both be great?
 
2013-01-12 07:01:10 AM  

MagSeven: How is that sentence you quoted sarcastic? It seems he/she agrees with you. "I wish I had seen him when I had the chance" places the blame on themselves, not the act.


yeah i guess you[re right, i[m kind of hungover...
 
2013-01-12 07:12:12 AM  

swahnhennessy: He never says he will never play live again. Just that there won't be a tour or any performances to support his new album. He's already come out against touring ever again, but that could change in the future, and I'd still expect he'll show up from time to time as a cameo or whatnot.

At any rate, now is not the time to feel bad about Bowie not doing something. The sudden, unexpected news of his new album should be enough to keep fans stoked for some time.


This. He's been known to do surprise club shows in the past even after he'd supposedly retired. And this is NME, they probably didn't even think to ask any intelligent questions. The framing of the question has to do with the songs on the album, and some songs are just too technical to pull off live, which was where the question came from in the first place.

He also said he'd never do the classic stuff live again, and after a while, there they were in the setlist again.

/Running out of time tho
//I just gave myself a sad.
 
2013-01-12 07:20:38 AM  
I've seen just about everyone I'd like to see but Bowie, so I'm a little disappointed but I don't blame him.
 
2013-01-12 07:21:24 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Screw Bowie
I'm straight
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . So?
 
2013-01-12 07:24:56 AM  

proteus_b: MagSeven: How is that sentence you quoted sarcastic? It seems he/she agrees with you. "I wish I had seen him when I had the chance" places the blame on themselves, not the act.

yeah i guess you[re right, i[m kind of hungover...


It's cool. I'm still drunk!
 
2013-01-12 07:54:39 AM  

Lsherm: He's 66.  I'll settle for studio work.


settle? take much to make you happy or what.
 
2013-01-12 08:01:26 AM  

REO-Weedwagon: ElizaDoolittle: Bruce gives better concerts.

Can't they both be great?


They are absolutely both great.  No argument. Bruce's concerts are legendary.  Bowie's are not.
 
2013-01-12 08:26:28 AM  

REO-Weedwagon: ElizaDoolittle: Bruce gives better concerts.

Can't they both be great?


You should see Liabach.
 
2013-01-12 08:28:08 AM  
My first concert was DB. 1972. The Ziggy Stardust tour. Bite me.
 
2013-01-12 08:31:19 AM  
I love Bruce and his shows. But I also like Bowie. And not every show needs to be like Springsteen's.

Bowie is great live in his own right.
 
2013-01-12 09:21:14 AM  
Bowie is one of two artists I regret never having had the chance to see live. The other was Queen (proper Queen, with Freddie).

/Loved the new song Bowie put out though.
 
2013-01-12 09:27:36 AM  

REO-Weedwagon: I saw Bowie 10 years ago in Denver. He was f*cking phenomenal. One of the first songs he played was Red Money. When the opening chords hit, the crowd erupted, Bowie smiled, and I lost my mind.

This is a live Young Americans from the mid-80's.


I turned 50 on Tuesday, and i have to wonder: What the hell were we thinking with those clothes?
 
2013-01-12 09:28:41 AM  
He's too busy running the Guild of Calamitous Intent
 
2013-01-12 09:29:35 AM  
I'm still holding onto the dream that he'll do a year-long residency at a Vegas casino and I can spend all of my money seeing him over and over.
 
2013-01-12 09:36:34 AM  
Not even for walk-offs?
 
2013-01-12 09:43:11 AM  
Ashes to ashes dust to monkey, we know major toms a junkie,

/no that isn't right but sounds better
 
2013-01-12 10:09:37 AM  
Given that his last tour nearly killed him, I can understand.
 
2013-01-12 10:54:20 AM  
False

http://www.spin.com/articles/david-bowie-producer-the-next-day-album- d etails?fullsite=true
 
2013-01-12 10:56:35 AM  
Fixed link

http://www.spin.com/articles/david-bowie-producer-the-next-day-album- d etails?fullsite=true
 
2013-01-12 11:37:18 AM  
I've always thought Live sucked too, David. I can understand never wanting to play them again.

c3.cduniverse.ws
 
2013-01-12 12:17:08 PM  
This is sad news. I can't help but be happy that I did get to see him live a few years back though. Easily the best concert I've ever been to. There is a reason he's considered a legend.
 
2013-01-12 12:17:30 PM  

LewDux: [25.media.tumblr.com image 375x278]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Screw Bowie
I'm straight
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . So?


Which one's Freddy?
 
2013-01-12 12:27:26 PM  
 
2013-01-12 01:17:41 PM  
No touring and live shows? What's gonna put him thru his Golden Years?
 
2013-01-12 01:35:44 PM  
Saw him during his Reality tour in Seattle, and was in awe.
 
2013-01-12 01:46:15 PM  
This is the album cover?

static.nme.com

It's an abortion. Really, I get what they're trying to do, but did they really have to slap a white square with Ariel font over one of the most iconic album covers of all time?
 
2013-01-12 03:07:02 PM  

Lsherm: He's 66.  I'll settle for studio work.


Nah, he's one of the last acts that I would like to have seen. I've caught Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, KISS, Aerosmith, but Zeppelin and Bowie are on the short list of the acts I really needed to see at least once.

66 or not, I would have gone this time. Last two times, I've been too broke. This time around, I would have been able to afford it, and probably woud have gone, whether he's 66 years old or not.
 
2013-01-12 03:08:32 PM  

Tremolo: This is the album cover?

[static.nme.com image 196x196]

It's an abortion. Really, I get what they're trying to do, but did they really have to slap a white square with Ariel font over one of the most iconic album covers of all time?


Which original album cover did they do this to? I think it sucks, no matter the reasoning, it's horrible layout, and looks like nothing but a placeholder someone put in as their first step in making it.
 
2013-01-12 04:08:07 PM  

Midnight Rambler: Ricky Gervais inspires Bowie to write an impromptu song.


Love that bit!
Watch the bit where Gervais first meets Bowie.
 
2013-01-12 05:04:30 PM  

Mikey1969: Tremolo: This is the album cover?

[static.nme.com image 196x196]

It's an abortion. Really, I get what they're trying to do, but did they really have to slap a white square with Ariel font over one of the most iconic album covers of all time?

Which original album cover did they do this to? I think it sucks, no matter the reasoning, it's horrible layout, and looks like nothing but a placeholder someone put in as their first step in making it.


Heroes. Great album.
 
2013-01-12 05:29:57 PM  
I'm just happy that he's producing new material. Take care of your heart and daughter, Mr Jones.

/saw Bowie during the Glass Spider tour back in '87
 
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