Update Jan. 11, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.: We are sad to report David Bowie’s passing on January 10, 2016, after an 18-month battle with cancer. Rest in peace to this musical pioneer and legend.
Today, legendary musician David Bowie celebrates his 69th birthday with the release of an experimenal jazz album, ★ (pronounced Blackstar). The 25th studio album in a long and storied career, ★ is the follow-up to 2013’s critically acclaimed The Next Day.
Take a listen here!
We’re also excited by Bowie’s other latest venture: “Lazarus,” a new musical that opened off-Broadway last month.
Based on The Man Who Fell to Earth, the musical, co-written and composed by Bowie, stars Dexter’s Michael C. Hall as the alien Thomas Jerome Newton, a role that marked Bowie’s on-screen debut in the novel’s 1976 film adaptation.
Happy Birthday to the musician, actor, innovator and musical theater composer!