OT - David Bowie has died

Submitted by Rick Grimes on January 11th, 2016 at 2:36 AM

I've never made a thread before but here goes. I just saw that David Bowie died from cancer. That was very unexpected, especially considering he just released a new album. I've never really listened to his solo music much, and so I will always remember him best for collaborating with Queen on 'Under Pressure'. May he rest in peace. Oh and fuck cancer too.




January 11th, 2016 at 2:41 AM ^

Yes that is very unexpected.  I was just reading artlcles online about his new album which included quotes from his producer....and it made no mention of his having cancer.  They kept it very private.

Bowie is a legendary artist.  This is big, sad news.


January 11th, 2016 at 10:10 AM ^

There are lots of famous rock musicians that are now in their 70's or quickly approaching that age. That so many of them lived to be "seniors" and are still alive is a statement of just how tough the human body can be.....cancer being one major, piece of shit, exception.

RIP David Bowie.


MMB 82

January 11th, 2016 at 2:57 AM ^

I have been a huge fan since the early seventies, and just bought/downloaded his new album this past Friday. Listening to it, I had a certain feeling he was making his "last stand" musically, so to speak. Had no clue it was literal. Most shocked I have been since Lennon.. RIP Ziggy/Thin White Duke


January 11th, 2016 at 3:02 AM ^

He was awesome.  Hail to Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars!

Oh, and for those who might have forgotten(1):

You remind me of the Babe.

What Babe?

The Babe with the Power.

What Power?

The Power of Hoodoo.


You do.

Do what?

Remind me of the Babe ...

1.  David Bowie played The Goblin King in The Labyrinth.

rob f

January 11th, 2016 at 3:12 AM ^

According to long-time DJ Bob Stroud on radio station WDRV just a few days ago, Bowie had just celebrated his 69th Birthday. But no mention by Stroud of anything at all regarding Bowie being ill.

Fuck cancer, it's taken a truly great artist away from us at a much too young age.

Long live Ziggy Stardust; long live The Thin White Duke; rest in peace, David Jones Bowie.

rob f

January 11th, 2016 at 1:24 PM ^

and still in Chicago. He's now with WDRV, 97.1 FM, on daily in mid-morning.

I'm in a fringe coverage area for 97.1 at home, but that station comes in strong in the Benton Harbor/St. Joseph area.


January 11th, 2016 at 3:03 AM ^

Just heard the news here. He was avery rare artist that had a profound impact on music for 30-40 years. His style touched many genre's and art forms and was in many ways the face of 80's pop, new wave, glam rock, etc. 

He has my respect

Prince Lover

January 11th, 2016 at 4:11 AM ^

He did it all and he did it his way.
A grand life he had, something we can all aspire to even if you didn't like what he did.
But I loved his music. All the way down to his Christmas carol he did with Bing Crosby.
A sad day indeed.


January 11th, 2016 at 5:20 AM ^

Such great lyrics and music.

Saw him at Olympia during the Ziggy Stardust tour. Just recently started listening to his old old stuff on Spotify and used Soul Love for a scene.

"Soul Love"

Stone love - she kneels before the grave

A brave son - who gave his life

to save the slogans

That hovers between the headstone and her eyes

For they penetrate her grieving

New love - a boy and girl are talking

New words - that only they can share in

New words - a love so strong it tears their hearts

To sleep - through the fleeting hours of morning


Love is careless in its choosing

Sweeping over cross a baby

Love descends on those defenceless

Idiot love will spark the fusion

Inspirations have I none

Just to touch the flaming dove

All I have is my love of love

And love is not loving

Soul love - the priest that tastes the word and

Told of love - and how my God on high is

All love - though reaching up my loneliness


By the blindness that surrounds him


January 11th, 2016 at 6:34 AM ^

This really sux waking up to this news. Lost a damn good one today. I had no clue he was fighting cancer. This is really sad. Jean Genie and Golden Years were my two favorite songs. He has left us with many good songs to remember him by. 


January 11th, 2016 at 6:38 AM ^

His early stuff is the best. His later stuff is meh. But his video with Mick Jagger for "Dancing in the Streets" will live on forever as the worst video ever made.

RIP Ziggy.


January 11th, 2016 at 6:52 AM ^

I'm generally a music-first guy.  I don't care much about an artist's image so long as the songs sound good.  Bowie stands out as a big exception.  He was unique without apology, in a way that really meant something to me when I first started digging into his music in my late teens.

He's gone, but his influence on rock n' roll lives on forever.



January 11th, 2016 at 8:59 AM ^

I was listening to a story about Bowie on NPR this morning.  Apparently he sold personal bonds backed by his future airplay residuals/royalties.  He was the first to attempt it and made a killing on it, as did his backers.  Others tried this trick with limited success - the artist payments fell with the introduction of the streaming services.

Bowie was a brilliant businessman in addition to his obvious musical skills.  RIP David Jones.


January 11th, 2016 at 7:51 AM ^

"And these children
that you spit on
as they try to change their worlds
are immune to your consultations.
They're quite aware
of what they're going through...”

RIP David.

Everyone Murders

January 11th, 2016 at 8:19 AM ^

Truly a huge loss to popular music, and completely out of left field for me to see.  It makes this wonderful new song all the more strange, beautiful, and difficult to hear. 

Look at me, I'm in Heaven,

I've got scars that cannot be seen.