Hear a Classic David Bowie Song in the New Full Trailer For “Watchmen”

Watchmen, the forthcoming TV series based on Alan Moore’s 1980s comic books will make its debut this fall in early October on HBO. The series is a direct sequel to the comic book and not directly connected with the 2009 movie. A new trailer debuted this weekend at San Diego Comi Con and features the classic David Bowie song ‘Life on Mars’, in an allusion to central character Dr. Manhattan. The song comes from Bowie’s fourth album Hunky Dory. The series score will be handled by Nine Inch Nails duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The show is created by Showrunner/exec producer Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers), and stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Andrew Howard, Tom Mison and Frances Fisher. Continue reading

Amanda Palmer And Jherek Bishoff Release David Bowie Charity Tribute EP

Jherek Bischoff and Amanda Palmer David Bowie Tribute

 

Amanda Palmer, continuing to return from her hiatus after the birth of her son last year, has produced a tribute album to David Bowie with the help of multi-instrumentalist Jherek Biscoff and other noted collaborators. Dubbed Strung Out In Heaven, the EP was released with the help of Palmer’s Patreon supporters . You stream the lead track ‘Blackstar’ featuring (Anna Calvi), and buy it from her Bandcamp page as well. The minimum price is $1 – $.54 of which will go to Bowie’s publisher for the use of the songs. The remaining proceeds from the first month of sales (until March 5th) will go to the cancer research wing of Tufts Medical Center, in memory of Bowie. 

There is special artwork for each track created by noted artists from around the world, which you can see below. Palmer continues to create projects and engage her audience via Patreon. You can support her there

 

Bowie tribute Amanda Palmer and friends

Strung Out In Heaven EP track listing

1. Blackstar (Featuring Anna Calvi) 08:32

2. Space Oddity (Featuring Neil Gaiman) 05:07

3. Ashes To Ashes 03:59

4. Heroes (Featuring John Cameron Mitchell) 03:37

5. Helden (Single Version) (Featuring John Cameron Mitchell) 03:38

6. Jherek Bischoff – Life On Mars? (Instrumental) 03:58

Personnel:

Amanda Palmer – Vocals

Jherek Bischoff – Double Bass/Arrangements/Conducting

Serena McKinney– Violin 1

Alyssa Park– Violin 2

Ben Ullery– Viola

Jacob Braun – Cello

Anna Calvi – Vocals/Guitar (Blackstar)

Jono Manson – Amanda’s Engineer (The Kitchen Sink)

Alex Thomas – Anna Calvi’s Engineer (Bruce Grove Studio)

Chris Fogel – Jherek/Strings Engineer (Hyperion Sound / ELBO Studios)

Bryan Carrigan – Jherek/Strings Asst. Engineer (Hyperion Sound / ELBO Studios)

John Cameron Mitchell – Vocals (Heroes and Helden)

David Mack (United States) – Ashes to Ashes

Sarah Beetson (United Kingdom) – EP cover and Space Oddity

Félix Marqués (Spain) – Life on Mars

HA-HA (Australia) – Helden (German Version)

Bill Sienkiewicz (United States) – Heroes (English Version)