Posted in music on September 11, 2005

Bowie backstage w/ Duran Duran
David Bowie and Duran Duran "It's great to be back. I loved every minute of being back on stage - I didn't want to come off, I could have stayed up there all night. I feel fantastic at the moment.

After I had the heart attack I decided to take a year off and do nothing. I didn't do any work and just made sure I looked after myself. I go to the gym, I don't drink and I'm feeling really good today.

I gave up smoking six months before I had the heart attack - so that was worth it, wasn't it! I started to give up when my daughter was born because I wouldn't smoke in the house with her there so I had to go outside. It's bloody cold in winter in New York, so I just quit.

As far as I'm concerned I lead a healthy lifestyle now so it did come as a bit of a shock to have a heart attack, but I feel on top of the world after tonight.

When I was asked to do this event I said I wanted to perform with Arcade Fire, who I love, and it went from there." [Bowie]

* Audio and Video of David Bowie & The Arcade Fire's performance at Fashion Rocks is available thanks to the busy people in the forums.
* The MP3 can be found at Gorilla vs. Bear and Banana Nutrament.
* A high quality video can be found here.
* A lower quality video can be downloaded here. (direct video link) (as seen on Dreams of Horses)
* A video of Bowie's Life on Mars performance is at Banana Nutrament.
* I posted the MP3 of Arcade Fire covering Maps (not Fashion Rocks) earlier.

Arcade Fire are Primetime | Video?
Bowie bandaged & bruised @ Fashion Rocks
David Bowie & Arcade Fire Fashion Rock pics | TV tonight
Bowie to perform with Arcade Fire @ Radio City Thursday



Comments (6)

Anyone come across an MP3 of the version of "Five Years" Bowie & AF did at Radio City, that night?

Posted by J | September 11, 2005 8:36 PM

I don't think CBS released I guess either you can look for someone who illegally taped the performance at the radio city hall(very unlikely) or contact CBS and see if you can buy a copy of their taping.......I'm thinking of doing that myself

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2005 4:47 PM

Am kind of hoping that some international type stumbles across that...

This was on Bowie's site: "But, even though Five Years has been cut from the US showing, along with bits and pieces from many other acts, (including one of Billy Idol's songs) all three songs will be shown in the rest of the world. I know this isn't much consolation for US viewers, but I'm sure everybody will get to see the whole thing in the end"

Posted by J | September 12, 2005 5:10 PM

Someone NEEDS to get an mp3 of Five Years with Arcade Fire. It's very important.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2005 4:44 PM

teaching machines to hear your prose and pain

Posted by RABBIT-VIBRATOR | May 24, 2006 9:47 PM

I heard Arcade Fire for the first time on Austin City Limits tonight and said "who do they remindme of?" - Finally it came to me DAVID BOWIE! And by Google they are linked here interesting group out on the edge - I thought the same about Bowie in the 70s -glad he likes them too.

Posted by Joe Palen | November 10, 2007 10:05 PM

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