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This month’s edition of Classic Rock features Golden Years, Golden Songs – the best of Bowie, chosen by stars including Tony Iommi, Joe Elliott, Lenny Kravitz, Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes and many more. The plus: the manufacture of Pin up, Bowie’s cover album. “People say it was just a tentative album, but it was a …

There are dozens and dozens of books and films on David Bowie. However, there are far fewer films about the collaborators who helped Brixton boy David Jones become a global icon to live up to the times. Fortunately, this oversight was corrected with “Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story”. The gripping and poignant documentary traces …

You only have to listen to Def Leppard’s “Rocket” to know how much frontman Joe Elliott loves glam rock. The lyrics pay homage to David Bowie, Lou Reed, T. Rex, Queen and Sweet in about six minutes. So when Rolling stone asked Elliott for a contribution to our ongoing “My List” series, he picked his …

A British filmmaker hopes a new documentary on the life of the late guitarist Mick Ronson will shed light on the seemingly forgotten artist who helped David Bowie become a superstar. Ronson died of liver cancer at the age of 46 in 1993. Bowie, who would later succumb to the same illness in 2016 at …

Howard Stern recruited artists like Garbage, Billy Corgan, Car Seat Headrest and Greta Van Fleet to record David Bowie songs in homage to the late icon. Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Bleachers, Daryl Hall, Peter Frampton and Todd Rundgren are also among the 25 artists who contributed to Bowie’s tracks. Howard Stern’s tribute to …

What do you do when you’re one of rock’s most consistent artists and you’ve made one of the best records of your career when few of them are paying attention? You release it anyway and hope it finds an audience. For Ian Hunter, the iconic former singer of Mott The Hoople (1969-1974), “Fingers Crossed” (Proper …

For the casual fan, Def Leppard can present itself as a hair metal band with British roots. But in truth, the English quintet has deep roots in ’70s glam / glitter rock that was so huge across the pond when alien creatures like Marc Bolan, Mott the Hoople and The Sweet dominated the charts. and …

On April 20, 1992, about five months after Freddie Mercury passed away from AIDS-related pneumonia, the surviving members of Queen gathered at Wembley Stadium to stage an incredible concert in his honor with Elton John, Axl Rose , Slash, Robert Plant, George Michael, Seal, Annie Lennox and Liza Minnelli. Wembley has been the site of …

David Bowie sings during a concert in Hartford, Connecticut on Thursday September 14, 1995. (AP Photo/Bob Child) To subscribe to The nation Subscribe now for as low as $2 per month! Thank you for registering for The nationweekly newsletter. Thank you for signing up. For more than The nation, see our latest issue. To subscribe …

They were the high heel rockers who embodied the ’70s with their song All The Young Dudes. Their biggest chart hit that Mott the Hoople has ever had, the song was written by the late David Bowie, who donated it to the group to keep them from going their separate ways. But the track, which …

Dale Griffin, founding member and drummer of British glam-rock pillars Mott the Hoople has passed away. The 67-year-old musician, born Terence Dale Griffin, has passed away quietly in his sleep, according to a representative from Angel Air Records, which manages the group’s catalog. Speaking to the BBC, he described the Herefordshire-born drummer as “one of …

Mott The Hoople drummer Dale Griffin has died aged 67. The rocker was the founding member of the group, which is best known for its classic songs including All The Young Dudes and Roll Away The Stone. All The Young Dudes was written and produced by the late David Bowie, who died a little over …

The rocker was best known as the founding member of the group who recorded hit singles with All The Young Dudes and Roll Away The Stone. All The Young Dudes was written and produced by Bowie, who lost his secret 18-month battle with cancer a week ago in New York City. Griffin died in his …

Scoring a big hit is a life-changing event for any artist, but for Mott the Hoople, their cover of David Bowie’s “All the Young Dudes” came at a particularly crucial time. Guitarist Mick Ralphs looked back at this time in the band’s history in a recent interview with TeamRock Radio (via Classic Rock Magazine), recalling …