David Bowie Will Not Die: Broadway ‘Lazarus’ & New Album ‘Black Star’ Released as Farewell
By now you have heard the news and sadly it is true. David Bowie has passed after more than a year of fighting cancer. The legendary musician and actor was a household name thanks to songs like “Space Oddity,” and “Ziggy Stardust,” as well as his work in films like The Labyrinth. Bowie was so synonymous with change that even his eyes weren’t the same. Bowie may be have left us but with one last Lazarus act, left his fans with the release of his final album, Black Star. Bowie’s legacy will also live in the upcoming Broadway musical, Lazarus starring Dexter and Hedwig star Michael C Hall. The musical has been extended to January 20, 2016, although it was scheduled to run from just December 7, 2015 to January 17, 2016.
To say that David Bowie had an impact on my music would be the biggest understatement ever uttered. Conscious or subconsciously I probably stole half of my go to moves from the Star Man. As a matter of fact I even reference some of his lyrics in at least two of my songs.
“Summer’s coming up. All my friends are turning 16. We’re burning out. In the sand and on the beach. She turns me on. And I’m board of only dancing.”
-The Wicked Awesomes “In the Sand Part-2”
“One thing you have to understand. One you think you got to decided. Are you a Star Man, baby, or a Rock N Roll Suicide.”
-The Wicked Awesomes “Untitled”
Like Debra Harry and Billy Corgan, Bowie was not afraid to take risk and experiment with new styles. That is one of the reasons that the three of them have always topped my all time top five. Every new song was a surprise. Every track was a different journey. From the streets of Suffragette City to being stranded in space and strung out Heaven’s high, every song took you to a place you had never dreamed before.
Bowie was one of those rare timeless talents who was able to connect to so many throughout his career. Bowie provided a voice for all the pretty young things who were spit on for trying to change the world, this one included. David Bowie passed away on Jan 10 at the age of 69 after an 18 month battle with cancer. He spent his life doing what he was born to do and left this world a better place than it was when he got here. Rest easy you legend. You belong to the stars.
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