Posted in music on September 11, 2005
Bowie backstage w/ 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 arcadefire.net 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.