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David Bowie and Freddie Mercury’s ‘Under Pressure’ Session Fueled by Wine and Cocaine

An audio track of David Bowie and Freddie Mercury laying down vocals for the 1981 Queen hit 'Under Pressure' surfaced a while back, bringing with it writer Mark Blake's account of the song's wild, and eventually tumultuous, writing and recording sessions. The two stars trade vocals without any instrumental distraction, but Blake claims that the singers recorded their parts separately and privately.

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26 Years Ago: David Bowie Launches ‘Glass Spider’ Tour

With the recent news that Kiss will soon feature a gigantic, fireball-spewing spider in their stage show, we're reminded of another major rock star who brought a large arachnid on tour: David Bowie.

Bowie has often been a performer ahead of his time, pushing the envelope in his music, his imaging and live performances. His 1987 'Glass Spider' tour was the biggest live spectacle of his career -- an undertaking so massive that despite its success, Bowie would never attempt to repeat it.

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David Bowie Pays Tribute to Fallen Bassist Trevor Bolder

David Bowie is paying tribute to Trevor Bolder a day after his former bassist succumbed following a lengthy battle with cancer. Bolder was also a member of Uriah Heep and Wishbone Ash.

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Astronaut Performs First Cover of ‘Space Oddity’ from Space

As good as David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' is, it's still rather surreal watching someone perform it from space.

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30 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases ‘Let’s Dance’

Heading into 1983, David Bowie hadn’t placed an album in the Top 10 since 1976’s ‘Station to Station.’ His ‘Berlin Trilogy’ (made up of 1977’s ‘Low’ and ‘Heroes’ and 1979’s ‘Lodger’) and 1980’s ‘Scary Monsters’ were critical hits, but they didn’t sell all that well. With his artsy experimental records behind him, Bowie once again got serious about his commercial career, tapping Nile Rodgers -- the mastermind behind the bestselling disco group Chic -- to co-produce 1983’s ‘Let’s Dance.’

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David Bowie Museum Exhibit Sets Ticket Presale Record

David Bowie may not have topped this week's Billboard charts, but he's still No. 1 in the U.K. -- and a hot draw at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, where an upcoming Bowie exhibit has already sold tens of thousands of tickets.

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Bon Jovi Defeats David Bowie in First-Week Record Sales Battle

The numbers are in, the sales have been tallied, and just as expected, Bon Jovi and David Bowie's new albums are sitting in the top two positions on the Billboard charts -- and for all that talk about a tight race for the No. 1 spot, it really wasn't even close.

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Rare 1970 Film Featuring David Bowie and Genesis Unearthed

The Atomic Sunrise festival was held in March 1970 at the legendary Roundhouse club in England and featured a number of the underground rock scene's most shining lights. The event featured David Bowie, Hawkwind, and Genesis, among others. All these acts were in their infancy, and that's what makes the event so interesting. Fortunately, the festival was captured on film and now, after over 40 years, the film has been unearthed.

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Peter Frampton Credits David Bowie For Saving His Career

David Bowie's 1987 album 'Never Let Me Down' is considered to be among his worst, but for Peter Frampton, its importance can not be overstated. In a new interview, he credits his time with Bowie, both on the album and its accompanying tour, for helping revive his career.

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David Bowie Turned Down Olympic Ceremony Invitation

David Bowie was reportedly asked to perform ‘Heroes’ at the closing ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics, but turned it down, appearing instead only via old photos on the stadium’s video screens as a piped-in medley of his most famous songs played.

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