David Bowie

Astronaut's 'Space Oddity' farewell

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield sings David Bowie's classic Space Oddity in orbit. Photo: AP

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has marked his upcoming departure from the International Space Station by singing a cover version of David Bowie's classic song Space Oddity recorded on the orbiting laboratory.

Tuesday, 14 May, 2013, 3:30am

Talking points

Dousing the lights for Earth Hour

Dousing the lights for Earth Hour

23 Mar 2013 - 2:55am

Talking points

The Egypt hot-air balloon before its explosion that killed 19

The bodies of the nine Hongkongers killed in a hot-air balloon explosion in Egypt last month are expected to arrive in the city today at about 5.30pm and be transferred to Kwai Chung Public Mortuary, according to the Immigration Department.

11 Mar 2013 - 3:16am

Bowie ends 10-year silence with a new single

David Bowie reflects on his years in Berlin in his single. Photo: AP

British rock icon David Bowie broke a decade-long musical silence yesterday, unveiling a new single to coincide with his 66th birthday and announcing that he will release an album in March.

9 Jan 2013 - 4:19am

Frame and fortune

'If it makes a noise I'll shoot it,' says music photographer Mick Rock of his recent work with artists such as Janelle Monae, Cee Lo Green and Lady Gaga. During his many years in the business he has snapped some of the most influential people in music. In his dark sunglasses and long, tousled hair, Rock has the presence of a rock star himself.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Alien agenda

Ziggy played guitar for the first time 40 years ago this week, beaming one of rock's most iconic albums down to earth in an explosion of glitter and eye-liner, and reshaping the way pop was performed and packaged.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Album (1977)

The Idiot Iggy Pop RCA

Few artists can claim to have created a new genre of rock through just one album. Iggy Pop, however, did it twice.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Agent of change

WHILE living in Berlin a few years ago, I found myself taking a David Bowie tour of the city. This wasn't an official tour; there were no guides or any semblance of organisation, and it took more than a week to complete, given all the drinking dens that 'needed' to be visited.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

ALBUM (1977)

David Bowie Low RCA

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Six degrees

J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan, would be 150 today, if he were still with us. Inspired by the death of the Scottish writer's teenage brother in an ice-skating accident, the book was a phenomenal success both at home and abroad. Charles Frohman, who produced the West End and Broadway plays of the story, channelled Peter Pan with the line, 'Why fear death?

9 May 2010 - 12:00am

Fashionista goes back to basics in her campaign to clear the air

A black T-shirt and jeans aren't normally the kind of ensemble a fashionista like Joanne Ooi would wear to her own party, unless it's for a good cause. That was the case on Tuesday night at the Box Thai restaurant as the Clean Air Network Ooi now heads hosted a cocktail event to highlight its agenda.

26 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

The Horrors

The Horrors Primary Colours (XL Recordings)

Remember The Horrors as dandy-goths plying a near-comedic Hammer movie schtick with barely enough ability to hold a guitar, let alone play one? Then think again.

24 May 2009 - 12:00am

FILM (1976)

The Man Who Fell to Earth David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry Director: Nicolas Roeg

12 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Feast of Latin beats

At the age of 19, he was the youngest male solo artist to reach No.1 in the UK charts with his debut single Fill Me In. Seven years later, Craig David, or the British R&B prince, is back with his fourth album Trust Me.

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

The fall guy

Craig David is tongue-tied by Tagalog. He's just finished an interview with a Philippine radio station and is taping several on-air promo spots. One contains a cool colloquialism that might translate to 'homeboys' in the country's national language, but stumbling off the tongue of the singer-songwriter from Southampton it sounds neither cool nor colloquial.

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am