Tribute tours have become big business in recent years, with artists ranging from Michael Jackson to Ronnie James Dio being celebrated in new productions. Celebrating David Bowie is one of the newer ones, and after a series of shows this year, they've announced a Celebrating David Bowie Tour for 2018, with dates announced for Europe and North America. "What might a David Bowie 2018 tour setlist consist of?" That's one of the questions about to be answered as Celebrating David Bowie keeps David's music alive with musicians who worked closely with him throughout his career and other top musicians greatly influenced by him. 

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On November 11, Sony's Legacy Recordings will release DAVID BOWIE LEGACY, a collection of Bowie's finest singles from his first hit, 1969's 'Space Oddity' through to the final singles 'Lazarus' and 'I Can't Give Everything Away' from his final album, BLACKSTAR, released earlier this year. All formats of DAVID BOWIE LEGACY feature a previously unreleased version of the classic 1971 single 'Life On Mars?' mixed by its original producer Ken Scott. While many Bowie fans will find this to be just skimming the surface, it's a fantastic collection particularly for newer generations to discover as a starting point. Check out the tracklisting and cover art below...

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Monday, January 11 2016 02:52

R.I.P. David Bowie (1947-2016)

Just two days following his birthday and the release of his critically-acclaimed new album, BLACKSTAR, the legendary DAVID BOWIE has died. The news came in just hours ago, with a message posted by his family to his facebook and twitter at 10:30pm on Sunday night. "David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer," it read. "While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief." While the various branches of his genre-bending career in music, film and art carry different significance for different people, for me it's always been about the music of Bowie. In fact, my very first Bowie memory is 1983's "Let's Dance," the title track from an album that spawned a video that stands among my first memories of being a 7-year-old kid watching MTV...

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Here we are with another installment of The Random Rock N' More, the column where the Music for Grownups section takes a place on the homepage. Be warned, many of these artists cannot be considered 'family-friendly,' but this is their time. As part of a balanced musical diet, there's a little of everything here from mainstream rock to pop to pop punk to black metal, hip-hop, indie rock, and more. This is all stuff that has landed in The Rock Father's inbox over the past few days, and I want to cover as much of it as possible. Like what you see? Links are provided to learn more. Let's go...

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star just hit The Rock Father™ with news that their 64th collection of ''lullabies for all ages'' is now available, with LULLABY VERSIONS OF DAVID BOWIE arriving on iTunes and other digital retailers this week. The 12-song collection reworks some of Bowie's biggest hits into instrumental versions suitable not only for your baby's nursery, but also yoga, massage, or general relaxation. Check out the cover artwork and full tracklisting below, along with a preview stream of Space Oddity. For more on Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, visit their official site.

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