Anthony Strutt evaluates and reflects upon 'Blackstar', David Bowie's final album
Dominic Simpson reflects upon and assesses the extraordinary career of David Bowie
Writers and Photographers' Tributes (2016)
Pennyblackmusic’s writers and photographers give some of their recollections of the late David Bowie
David Bowie Is, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2014)
Lisa Torem reflects upon the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago's new David Bowie exhibition, 'David Bowie Is'
In our Re:View section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Nick Dent-Robinson is excited that David Bowie’s ‘Toy,’ previously soldas part of a box set format will be released in its own right.
Station to Station (2016)
In our 'Re:View' section, Richard Lewis looks at David Bowie’s tenth album, 'Station to Station', which released in 1976 marked another significant stylistic shift
Discography Hagiography Part 2 (2023)
In the second in our series ‘Discography Hagiography’, in which we will be providing a disc-by-disc evolution of music’s greats, Mark Rowland begins by reflecting upon the post 1970’s career of David Bowie,
Discography Hagiography Part One (2023)
In the first in our new series ‘Discography Hagiography’, in which we will be providing a disc-by-disc evolution of music’s greats, Mark Rowland begins by reflecting upon the 1960’s and 1970’s career of David Bowie,
The Image That Made Me Weep (2020)
In 'The Image That Made Me Weep' special guest Moon Under Water vocalist Audrey Eade writes about David Bowie and her memories of seeing Ziggy Stardust at his last show.
Vinyl Stories 1 (2016)
In the first part of a two-part 'Vinyl Stories' dedicated to David Bowie, Dave Goodwin speaks to Pennyblackmusic writers John Clarkson, Lisa Torem and Carl Bookstein about some of their favourite Bowie records...
Vinyl Stories 2 (2016)
...while in the second part he speaks to Adrian Janes, Anthony Dhanendran and Anthony Strutt
Manchester and Exeter, 1972 (2016)
In 'Gig of a Lifetime' Nicky Crewe looks back on her memories of attending three David Bowie gigs on the 1972 'Ziggy Stardust' tour
Ten Songs That Made Me Love... (2016)
In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a particular band or artist, Mary O'Meara reflects on her favourite David Bowie songs
David Bowie. Hanover Grand, London, 1997 (2013)
Tony Gaughan writes in 'Gig of a Lifetime' about attending on crutches a fan club only David Bowie gig in the tiny Hanover Club in London at the time of his 'Earthling' album
Andrew Twambley talks to ex-Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman about touring with his long-term project The English Rock Ensemble, how he nearly became one of the Spiders from Mars and his friendship with David Bowie.
Ava Cherry, who was David Bowie's romantic partner and worked with him on 'Young Americans', speaks to John Clarkson about her forthcoming memoir, 'All That Glitters'.
London-based producer, arranger and keyboardist Janette Mason talks to John Clarkson about her forthcoming EP ‘Wall to Wall Bowie’ which features on vocals David McAlmont and Sam Obernik and reworks five of David Bowie’s songs as jazz torch ballads.
Glen Matlock speaks to Andrew Twambley about the Sex Pistols, the Rich Kids, his solo career and his forthcoming UK tour with David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick.
New York guitarist Earl Slick talks to Lisa Torem about performing with former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, and his experiences working with David Bowie and John Lennon.
Seminal producer Tony Visconti talks about working with drummer Woody Woodmansey with Holy Holy, recording with David Bowie in the studio and his legacy.
British guitarist/songwriter/producer Kevin Armstrong’s new album, ‘Run’ is rife with exciting tracks. He talks about the new release as well as working with legends such as Brian Eno, David Bowie and Iggy Pop.
Drummer Woody Woodmansey speaks to Lisa Torem about Holy Holy’s upcoming UK tour, his compelling memoir and working in the studio with David Bowie.
Laura Davis-Chanin speaks to John Clarkson about her new book 'The Girl in the Back', which is a memoir of her 70's New York new wave band the Student Teachers and also Blondie and David Bowie.
Heaven 17 singer Glenn Gregory talks to Nigel Carr about his latest project, touring David Bowie's 'The Man Who Sold the World with original drummer Woody Woodmansey and producer Tony Visconti and its accompanying live album
Interview with June Millington
Early 1970s's all girl band Fanny were pioneers of the feminist movement and included Little Feat's Lowell George and David Bowie among their fans. Singer and guitarist June Millington talks to Lisa Torem about her band's influence and her musical career
Lisa Torem talks to Michael Darling, the chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, about the 'David Bowie Is' exhibition, which after its run at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, is now about to open there
Book-And...On Piano, Nicky Hopkins
The Extraordinary Life of Rock's Greatest Session Man
Spencer Robertshaw examines Julian Dawson's extraordinary new biography about the tragic life of keyboard player Nicky Hopkins, who was a session player for amongst many others the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Kinks, Art Garfunkel, David Bowie and the Beatles
Jon Rogers examines the career and life of influential David Bowie and 'Ziggy Stardust' guitarist Mick Ronson, whose two own solo albums have recently been re-released
...while in the second part he looks at their influence on acts as diverse as David Bowie, Afrika Bambaataa and Ian Dury
Copernicus Theater, Chicago, 14/10/2022
Lisa Torem finds that the Celebrating David Bowie tour which entertained Chicago fans lives up to its ambitious promise and more at the Copernicus Theater in Chicago.
Celebrating David Bowie
Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, 28/2/2018
L. Paul Mann at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles enjoys the Celebrating David Bowie concert tour, which saw a core band of veteran rockers many of who had performed and recorded with David Bowie joined each night by a different set of guest vocalists.
Live on Mars
City Hall, Sheffield, 4/6/2017
Nicky Crewe at City Hall in Sheffield revisits the life and work of David Bowie’s early career through the amazing stage show that is Live on Mars
ABC2, Glasgow, 20/4/2011
At a show sponsored by Jack Daniels in the ABC2 in Glasgow, John Clarkson watches Sharleen Spiteri, Ian McCulloch, Kate Nash, Steve Mason and new bands Ramona and Kid Adrift play a frequently excellent set of David Bowie covers.
Emm Gryner with Jill Barber
Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa, 26/11/2006
Singer-songwriter Emm Gryner has backed David Bowie, toured with the Cardigans and been lauded by U2’s Bono for 'Almighty Love'. At a show at Zaphod Beeblebrox in Ottawa Andrew Carver finds her talents as a performer impressive, but at the same time is not entirely convinced by her
Spider From Mars: My Life With Bowie
Lisa Torem in 'Raging Pages' finds that drummer/author Woody Woodmansey’s timeless memoir about his years with David Bowie backing group, the Spiders from Mars is a veritable 'must-have'.
Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll
After David Bowie's outspoken comments at the The Brits in February, Ben Howarth in 'Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll' asks why so few bands or other musicians have failed to engage in the Scottish Independence debate
Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll
Ben Howarth in 'Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll' asks if David Bowie's first album-in-a-decade, 'The Next Day', is against-the-odds a classic
Soundtrack of Our Lives
The Berlin Albums of David Bowie and Iggy Pop
Inn our 'Soundtrack of Our Lives' column, in which our writers reflect upon music that has had a personal impact on them, Jon Rogers examines the mid 1970s Berlin albums of David Bowie and Iggy Pop
Andrew Twambley photographs former Sex Pistols member Glen Matlock, who was joined by David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick, at a show at Rebellion in Manchester.