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Digital Digest: David Bowie, James Blake & Bon Iver, Kiss and more

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Producer Will Producer Will | 15:13 UK time, Thursday, 18 August 2011

Bjork - Biophillia

 

A lot of speculation has been going around in the past 24-hours as to whether David Bowie has retired. His biographer and ex-editor in chief at Mojo, Paul Trynka, said in an interview to Spinner the singer is unlikely to make a return. More at CMU.

And continuing the online rumour mill, “24th August 2011 - James Blake & Bon Iver "Fall Creek Boys Choir"” from James Blake’s Twitter account has got bloggers up in arms as to whether the two have collaborated/are collaborating/are going for tea.. Ahh the possibilities are endless!!!

Kiss were set to perform at the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Cardiff alongside the likes of JLS and Leona Lewis, but have now been pulled in light of comments Gene Simmons made about the King of Pop – Holy Moly have a run down of the whole, bizarre tale.

A lost Neil Young cover by Dinosaur Jr. has found the light of day 13-years after it was recorded. Their version of I’ve Been Waiting for You was done for the The Bridge: A Tribute to Neil Young, which also featured contributions from Nick Cave, Sonic Youth and Flaming Lips amongst others. Have a listen on Soundcloud.

Ahead of new album The Hunter, here is Mastodon’s Curl of the Burl on YouTube.

The Whip, Tim Burgess and Mike Joyce teamed up and covered Buzzcocks’ You Say You Don’t Love Me. See the results on YouTube.

And Bjork Tweeted the album cover for new album Biophila – its at the top, what do you think?

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