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David Bowie Has Unreleased Tracks

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Gossip, Rumors, Alternative, Pop, Rock,

David BowieDavid Bowie's producer claims there are "astounding" tracks left over from recording sessions for the singer's 2013 album, The Next Day.

Tony Visconti spoke at the Music Producers Guild Awards on Friday, where he collected Bowie's innovation honour on the artist's behalf, and said
"two or three" unreleased tracks could be released. According to the BBC, he said he and Bowie were "very excited" by the reaction to the comeback album, which was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.

"We were very excited with the reaction. Honestly I was in a daze for the first week, because keeping a secret for two years took quite a lot of lying. I almost started believing my own stories! No one believed that David Bowie was going to make another album and so the timing was perfect, because everyone kind of gave up on him," he said.

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Chris Wright Refused to Sign David Bowie

Chris WrightRecord producer Chris Wright refused to sign David Bowie, whom he now considers to be "one of the greatest recording artists of all time."

The founder of Chrysalis Records had the 66-year-old star constantly "pleading" with him and visiting his London office in the early 70s in the hopes of getting signed however Chris would pretend to be out when David called. "David Bowie was in our Oxford Street office, in London, all the time, often pleading for money to go and make demos. He'd come in with his wife, Angie, who appeared to wear the trousers. Our receptionist would ring around - but we would all pretend to be out! Thankfully we did agree to take 25% of his publishing rights until 70 years after his death. We missed out on signing one of the greatest recording artists of all time but at least he helped our publishing wing get off to a brilliant start," he recalls.

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Noel Gallagher Slams Arcade Fire

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Noel GallagherNoel Gallagher thinks that Arcade Fire are "arrogant" for releasing a double album.

The "Everybody's On The Run" singer says he hasn't heard the band's new record Reflektor and he doesn't have time to listen to so many tracks. "I haven't heard it. Anybody that comes back with a double album, to me, needs to pry themselves out of their own a**hole. This is not the Seventies, okay? Go and ask Billy Corgan [The Smashing Pumpkins] about a double album. Who has the ####### time, in 2013, to sit through 45 minutes of a single album? How arrogant are these people to think that you've got an hour and a half to listen to a f**king record?" he told Rolling Stone.

The former Oasis guitarist, 45, said it was a "shame" David Bowie chose to work with the band on the record but hailed his comeback album The Next Day as a "masterpiece." He's also become a fan of Kanye West after hearing "Black Skinhead" at a party, but the musician thinks Robin Thicke is a "one-hit wonder" and his song "Blurred Lines" irritates him: "I don't mind it. It sounded good on the radio. Got a bit annoying after the five millionth time you've heard it. I think he's going to be a one-hit wonder, surely. It'll be like that guy who's done 'Gangnam Style' - we'll never hear from him again."

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David Bowie to Tour?

David BowieIman has hinted David Bowie will tour again.

Though insiders close to the reclusive star have repeatedly insisted he will not play any shows in support of his new album The Next Day, his spouse - with whom he has 12-year-old daughter Alexandria - has suggested there will be some gigs. She says his family won't be able to join him on the road because of the youngster's schooling in New York.

"We have a 12 year old in school, so we are stuck, we can't travel. Our schedule is around her, so I don't know. We'll have to go visit him, but we won't be on tour with him because she's in school," she said.

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David Bowie Single Banned from Charts

David BowieDavid Bowie's new single has been banned from the UK charts.

The legendary singer released "Where Are We Now?" - his first track in 10 years - on Tuesday to coincide with his 66th birthday and it shot straight to the top of the iTunes downloads chart. But as well as being sold, it is also being given away to fans who pre-order his album, so chart bosses say it cannot be counted.

The Official Charts Company said, "It is not possible to distinguish album sales from track sales from the retail data."

Bowie's album, The Next Day, is out in March but already tops the iTunes chart with advance orders.

Yesterday, it was revealed Bowie wanted his new album cover to be as "minimal and undesigned as possible." The main picture on The Next Day was made by the singer with design company Barnbrook, and features the cover of his 1977 album Heroes in black and white, with the middle part obscured by a white block featuring the album's title.

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David Bowie Releases New Single

David BowieDavid Bowie has released a new single ahead of his first new album in a decade.

The legendary singer released the song "Where Are We Now?'" on iTunes to coincide with his 66th birthday today, while the album The Next Day, will be available from March.

His son, film director Duncan Jones, announced the news on Twitter this morning. In a series of tweets, he said, "So... First off, its midnight in NY. That means, a HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY is in order to my very lovely, very talented dad! Been ten years since his last album.... Would be lovely if all of you could spread the word about da's new album. First in ten years, and its a good 'un! (sic)"

The single - produced by long-term collaborator Tony Visconti and written by Bowie and was recorded in New York - is accompanied by a video directed by Tony Oursler that pays homage to Bowie's time in Berlin, with his face projected onto the body of a puppet.

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Coldplay, Pink Floyd and Kylie Minogue to Be Dropped From Label

ColdplayColdplay, Pink Floyd and Kylie Minogue are to be dropped by their label.

Troubled British record company EMI is undergoing a takeover by Universal Music Group, and the European Commission ruled today it can go ahead on condition it sells off most of its smaller record labels.

Acts who will now find themselves without a parent label include David Guetta, Tinie Tempah, Gorillaz, Cliff Richard, David Bowie, Tina Turner and Duran Duran, who are all signed to Parlophone. Chrysalis - home to Depeche Mode and Moby - will also have to go, as will Mute, home to the Ramones and Jethro Tull.

One act EMI will be keep are The Beatles, a hugely lucrative band, who still sell millions of albums even though they split in 1970.

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