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Iggy Pop – “Lust For Life”
Iggy Pop’s David Bowie-produced albums The Idiot and Lust For Life are being reissued through a special deluxe boxset, and a remastered version of “China Girl” has already been released. Listen to it here. The forthcoming collection, called The Bowie Years, will be made up of 7 CDs and a special 40-page book.
David Bowie – “Changes”
An eerie, rare video for David Bowie’s “Repetition ’97” has been released. The track is featured on his forthcoming ChangesNowBowie Record Store Day 2020 release, and the video for it was filmed at the Earthling tour rehearsals. Watch the video in full here.
R.E.M. – “Losing My Religion”
Former R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe virtually took to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to perform a brand new track “No Time For Love Like Now,” a collaboration with The National’s guitarist Aaron Dessner. Wearing a seafoam green sweater matching the walls around him, Stipe opens the video donning a hat with The Late Show With Stephen Colbert logo. The somber track is backed by gentle, guitar-led instrumentals as Stipe softly delivers lyrics like, “Where did this all begin to change?/The lockdown memories can’t sustain/This glistening, hanging free fall.” Check it out here.
New Order – “Blue Monday”
Gorillaz have shared the third instalment of their Song Machine series with a video for their new track “Aries.” The new song sees the Gorillaz teaming up with Joy Division and New Order’s Peter Hook on bass, as the single takes on more of a new wave sound than previously released tracks “Momentary Bliss (feat. slowthai and Slaves)” and “Désolé (feat. Fatoumata Diawara).” The song also sees English synth pop producer Georgia offering up a contribution. Check it out here!
The Bangles – “Manic Monday”
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has continued his “No Fun Mondays” quarantine series by delivering a cover of the Bangles’ “Manic Monday” with the band’s very own Susanna Hoffs. The pair turned the 1986 hit, which was written by Prince, into a power-pop anthem with a crunchy palm-muted guitar line as they perform in a split-screen format. Throughout the video, Armstrong plays the track and sings along seated on his couch while Hoffs bounces around in what appears to be an at-home music room. Check it out here!