Nixon in China "Speaking about his decision not to play live or record for 12 months, Bowie told Vanity Fair: 'I'm fed up with the industry. And I've been fed up for quite some time. I'm taking a year off - no touring, no albums. I go for a walk every morning, and I watch a ton of movies. One day, I watched three Woody Allen movies in a row.'

He continued: 'I've been listening to Arcade Fire and Secret Machines and this great opera from the '80s called 'Nixon In China'. It's just that. He gets off the plane. He has dinner with Mao. Someday, I might do opera. But I don't have a musical in me, much less a vampire musical.'" [Yahoo News]