David Bowie – RIP


January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.

La conferma arriva anche dal figlio Duncan: Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.

Qualche ora dopo sempre Duncan Jones: So proud! Heart bursting for you. 🙂 Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all

Tony Visconti: He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life – a work of Art. He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn’t, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry

UPDATE – La Carnegie Hall rivela che ci sarà un concerto tributo a Bowie il 31 marzo curato da Tony Visconti. Già confermati The Roots, The Mountain Goats, Cyndi Lauper, Perry Farrell, Jakob Dylan e Ann Wilson. I proventi della serata saranno devoluti a varie associazioni: Young Audiences New York, Little Kids Rock, Church Street School of Music, the Center for Arts Education, the American Symphony Orchestra e Grammy in the Schools. The Music of David Bowie > biglietti

Lo show Celebrity Big Brother, dove è impegnata l’ex-moglie Angie, comunica: Following the very sad news of David Bowie’s death, we can now confirm that Angie Bowie has been informed off camera by her representatives. She has taken the decision to continue in the programme. The decision to remain in the house is entirely her choice, and she has been given the option to leave at any time if she changes her mind. Appropriate support will be available to Angie at any time if needed.


Kim Gordon – So sad to hear of David Bowie dying x

Dave Sitek – this man means more to me than I can say.he will be truly missed. love you dear brother. may you rest in peace. xo D

Frances Cobain – R.I.P. David Bowie. You were an icon, you changed the idea of what a man should be, your musical genius will live on

Anton Newcombe – Not David Bowie…

Brian Eno – Words cannot express: RIP David Bowie

Marc Almond – It’s not often I truly cry at the loss of an artist but I’m devastated. He meant so much. Goodbye David Bowie and our youth. We loved you. X

Rancho de la Luna – sweet dreams david bowie, RIP. thank you for all your inspiration

Karen O – Couldn’t imagine the world without the man who changed it. Thank you for your tremendous sound and vision. Love to you and those you leave behind.

Elliphant – Rice a glas for The king. Rest in, u Will never be forgoten, bless him. 1947-2016 David Bowie ….

St Vincentpubblica un grande NO

Dillon Francis – Omg RIP David Bowie … You seriously were the biggest legend ever..so sad

Gary Numan – A True Legend. David Bowie. RIP

David Cameron – grew up listening to and watching the pop genius David Bowie. He was a master of re-invention, who kept getting it right. A huge loss.

Alison MoyetDavid Bowie. Our greatest, gone and here forever. A world’s heart breaks.

Billy Idol – Nearly brought to tears by sudden news of @DavidBowieReal David Bowie‘s passing RIP

La Toya Jackson – Just hearing about #DavidBowie! My condolences to his family and love ones! Your music will remain with this always!

Best Coast – I am at a loss for words. Dedicating the chalkboard in my kitchen to you tonight, sir. Thank you for your genius and originality

Madonna – Im Devastated! This great Artist changed my life! First concert i ever saw in Detroit! R.IP

Kanye WestDavid Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.

Joey Castillo – RIP

Troy Van Leeuwen – I’m stunned

Dum Dum Girls – drank a martini for my mum last night and jukebox-worshipped “Heroes” the night before. The ones you love live on.

Graham Coxon – Bye david, and thanks!

Silversun Pickups – Nooooooooio. Horrible. R I P to David Bowie. He was only the best..

Hardwell – RIP

Noel Gallagher – Ashes to ashes… The king is Dead. RIP Big Man

Marnie SternFOTO

Slowdive – Shocked

Mia Tyler – Saddened to hear David Bowie has passed on. I was never a huge Bowie fan, but my mama was. And he was a good friend to her. Putting her in his Gene Genie video. I grew up hearing all sorts of stories about how wonderful Bowie was. I remember when my mom was sick with her cancer and we had a benefit for her hospital bills, Bowie donated a signed guitar for the auction. I’ll always have a space in my heart towards him for always being so good to my mama. I’d like to think Cyrinda had her brightest red lipstick and highest hi heals on waiting for him to join her wherever spirits go to hang out in the next world. Hopefully they are sharing smiles like these again, watching over all the people they love. Rest In Power cool one.

Ricky Gervais – I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie

Curt Smith – Devastated to hear about David Bowie

The Cult/Ian Astbury – My heart is absolutely broken the sky has fallen so much love to David’s family and fans we love you David

Simple Minds – Difficult to imagine a world without the presence of David Bowie. A fan forever. Jim Kerr

Gerald Casale – Long Live Bowie!! My gut is wrenched! He stayed true to his art as I wanted Devo to do. Not like Hollywood possuers making their dreck ho $!

Lol Tolhurst – RIP. David Bowie: “Low” was the genius soundtrack to my youth. Thank you

The Fixx – Sad News. RIP David Bowie

The Alarm – God bless David Bowie – Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust

Jehnny Beth – Can’t sleep… Listening to Bowie RIP. We knew this day would come. We talked about it several times amongst friends. How would we feel to live in a world without Bowie? We were never quite sure how we would feel, because the pain was so great it was simply unimaginable.

Michael Stipe – David Bowie

Alan McGee – The King RIP

Chelsea WolfeVIDEO

Geoff Barrow – To me The most perfect record by the most perfect musical hero

Mark Lanegan – Fuck. Totally Heartbroken

Mike Joyce – Bowie was a singer that truly fulfilled the role of what all great frontmen should be.

Lou Doillon – RIP starman

Simone Marie – Heartbreaking . X

Giorgio Moroder – What a great loss… I was fortunate to work with a genius on ‘Cat People’


Carrie Brownstein – Jesus Christ. Goodbye

Stephen Street – Absolutely devastated by the news of dying. He is the reason I do what I do. Without him my life would be so different RIP David

Groove Armada – feeling floored by the death of David Bowie. A proper hero I’m sure to us all

Stuart Murdoch – it’s just a much worse world this morning

Massive Attack – Immortal unbelievable A gentleman and a hero RIP

Andy Bell – …since then he’s always been a huge part of my musical world. Love and respect to a real hero

Stephen Morris – Oh no not David RIp a true genius

QOTSA – See you in Valhalla Black Star.

Dennis LyxzenThis is not about me. But we define ourselves by the things that shape our lives. The first record ever bought with my own cash was Let’s Dance with David Bowie. It was the start of my love for music. The start of my record collection. It’s a record and an artist that’s been a part of my life ever since. Once The (International) Noise Conspiracy played all tomorrow’s parties when it was curated by Bowie. That was huge. 
Rest in peace my friend. Today is a sad day.

Courtney Love – farewell Major Tom… There are no words. RIP David, another hero remebered

Jamie Hewlett – RIP David Bowie

Alison Mosshart – So incredible so cool. So thankful for all the amazing art, music and inspiration you gave us. RIP

Foo Fighters – Rest in peace David

Martyn LeNoble – Never did an album resonate as much as this one for me. It’s perfect. Farewell David Bowie. Goodbye beautiful man

Arcade Fire – Thank you Bowie


Cher– Devasted a legend is gone

Josh Groban – He never seemed of this earth. Now he’s left it. He bent rules, gender, genres, and our minds. RIP David Bowie. One. Of. A. Kind.

Mark Ruffalo – Rip Father of all us freaks. Sad sad day. Love always Legendary singer David Bowie dies at 69

Lupe Fiasco – The entirety of my David Bowie gestalt begins and ends with this movie right here.

Elijah Wood – Never imagined a world without him. He has ascended into the cosmos from whence he came. Farewell, David Bowie

Questlove – David Has Gone To Mars. Earth Thanks You

Gene Simmons – David Bowie, you will be sorely missed. Bowie’s “Changes” and the Ziggy story songs were a major influence for me.

Regina Spektor – Rest in peace David Bowie… Universe traveler dream bringer song singer… I’m glad you were here and will keep listening, as always

Travis Barker – 2016 is off to a bad start. Another one of my musical idols gone, may his legacy live on forever

Al Yankovic – feel like the wind has been knocked out of me – I was not ready for this. RIP Bowie.

Russell Crowe – RIP David . I loved your music. I loved you. One of the greatest performance artists to have ever lived.

Goldfrapp – Bowie you gave us so much, thank you x

Nickelback – Very saddened to hear about David Bowie. Timeless music by a fearless artist…thank you.-RP

Alesso – Rest in Peace David Bowie!

Arsenio Hall – Real nice guy, and a one of a kind, uber talented artist. David Bowie had swag, before we had the word …

Paul Feig – Absolutely devastated by the death of Bowie. Cannot process this. At this point, the world makes no sense. RIP David. You were a genius.

Primal Scream – FOTO

Pamela Anderson – David Bowie – Ashes To Ashes

Pete Yorn – Damn. Will miss #DavidBowie he was already eternally cool. Thx for the music and style.

Glen Hansard – David Bowie, you gave us some of most courageous, outrageous and beautiful music, thank you for your work, we lost a true Great today

Deadmau5 – Glad to have somehow touched the life of David Bowie, sad to see him go. Wish I could have met him.

Jared Followill – RIP David Bowie. One of the all time greats. Your influence will never die.

Adam Lambert – RIP Bowie

Halsey – Devastated to hear about David Bowie. A true legend who will live forever in his cultural impact. Wow.

Jeffrey Wright – No, man. Seriously? No

Linda Perry – Oh this is terrible news. We lost an extremely important and influential artist. David Bowie has been a huge inspiration and will be missed

Pharrell Williams – David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – always and forever

The Weeknd – rest in peace David Bowie

Asia Argento – He could be dead, he could be not, he could be you…
He’s Camelian, Comedian, Corinthian and Caricature

Sarah Barthel (Phantogram) – To my Hero, thank you for all that you’ve given us

Stevie Nicks – Rest in Peace, dude. Hope you’re in a better, pain-free place. You’ll be missed by many

Sky FerreiraFOTO

Kasabian – Heartbroken. RIP David Bowie

Alex Kapranos – David

Patrick Carney – RIP

Yannis Philippakis – I think we all thought he would be here forever

Bastille – Unbelievable that David Bowie has died. What an amazing man

Tara Griffin – So sad that David Bowie has died, a hero of mine and someone I’d love to have met. Rest in peace starman

Ryan AdamsFOTO

Nik Colk Void – <3

Guillermo Del Toro – Bowie existed so all of us misfits learned that an oddity was a precious thing. he changed the world forever.

Imagine Dragons – the entire world lost one of its greats today. David Bowie will live on forever. Rest In Peace. XX

Edwyn Collins – I love you forever, David Bowie

Debbie Harry – My heart is with you Bowie

Savages – News guy wept and told us earth was really dyingCried so much his face was wetthen I knew he was not lyingThank you for being a true artist to the end. We will miss you dearly. RIP.

Sean Lennon – Absolutely devastating news. I feel so lucky to have considered you a friend. R.I.P. Thank you for everything.


Pixies – RIP David Bowie. A true InspIration

Loz Colbert – This is really sad: #RIPDavid A life changing or career defining influence on so many musicians & bands – was inspiration ALL the way…

Department S – Words fail. Words are not enough today.

David Beckham – A creative genius and influence over us all.. Rest In Peace STARMAN

Louis Tomlinson – RIP David Bowie. A music Legend!

HAIM – can’t believe it. we will forever be inspired by/love u, bowie

Q Tip – He was 1of my ‘HEROES’I just CANNOT believe it.. On the heels of his bday… His top notch album #RIPDavidBowie starman thin white duke

Vince Staples – Bowie

Diane Warren – I don’t want to hear about the stupid fashion at the Golden Globes who gives a fuck I want to play David Bowie records. Unreal

Perfume Genius – Love You

Christopher Owens – Forever

Liam Fray – Devastated about Bowie. Made my teenage years way better than than they deserved to be. He made it ok to be different at school

Anthony BourdainFind time today to watch this film

Hurricane #1 – R.I.P Mr Bowie

Chris Baio – David Bowie is my favorite artist. Thank you for everything

Iggy Pop – David’s friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there is

Tony Blair – I am so sorry to hear the news of David Bowie’s death. I was a huge fan. From the time I saw his Ziggy Stardust concert as a student, I thought he was a brilliant artist and an exciting and interesting human being. It was a great privilege when I got to meet him later in life. My thoughts are with his family and friends. He will be deeply mourned

Disclosure – Spent a substantial time studying and learning this great mans music at school. Mr. Bowie.. Us and planet Earth will miss you

Jess Glynne – A man who changed the world of music.. Thank you! Rest In Peace Mr David Bowie xxx

Biffy Clyro – Rest in peace David Bowie.x

Ellie Goulding – You assume some people in this world live forever and ever x

Beth Hart – RIP @DavidBowieReal another legend gone

Sam Smith – Thoughts and heart with David’s family and loved ones

Gengahr – A true inspiration. What a guy. R.I.P

Skrillex – I was young and misunderstood. You made it okay for me to not only be myself , but to shoot for the stars and dream big. I owe you for that realization and inspiration.

Carlo Verdone – Chiamare l’album Black Star era un oscuro presagio. Stava male da molto tempo, nell’ambiente si sapeva. Lui era un artista avanguardista, sperimentatore di talento unico. Mancherà a tutti noi la sua genialità sempre innovativa. E’ morto giovane nell’anima. Ebbi il privilegio di conoscerlo e parlarci a lungo a Milano a casa di Gianni Versace, dopo un concerto dei suoi Tin Machine. Colto, sensibile, autorevole. Grazie per averci reso la vita privata più eccitante e felice. Bowie era vera arte. Black star, disco difficile al primo ascolto , è assoluto capolavoro di un signore che ci ha lasciati ancora giovane. Carlo

Eros Ramazzotti – R.I.P. David Bowie. Inimitabile

Marco Mengoni – Levataccia, lavoro: ascoltandoti incredulo, sconvolto. Solo poche parole: avrei dato 10 anni della mia vita per far continuare la tua arte… Ciao maestro dei maestri.

Alessia Marcuzzi – Io l’ ho conosciuto cosi’… sul set del film “Il mio West”. Ero cosi’ emozionata, non ci potevo credere…stavo lavorando con uno dei piu’ grandi musicisti rock di tutti i tempi…non riuscivo a guardarlo negli occhi. Mi ricordo che c’era gente che dormiva da giorni sulle montagne in Garfagnana, solo per poterlo vedere da lontano: Il Duca Bianco. Ed io ho avuto l’onore di passare dei giorni con lui sul set… Non li dimentichero’ mai. Non dimentichero’ mai la sua gentilezza, la sua eleganza e il tono della sua voce. “I, I will be king And you, you will be queen Though nothing will drive them away We can beat them, just for one day We can be Heroes, just for one day”

Simona Ventura – Ricordando i grandi artisti che ho incontrato… Qui con il Duca Bianco David Bowie, mio MITO assoluto. Nel 2002 la Sony mi aveva promesso che lo avrebbero portato a “quelli che il calcio” ma fino all’ultimo non ci avevo creduto. Quando l’ho visto mi sono buttata ai suoi piedi urlando “ibernatemi”. #memories #tb #davidbowie #simonaventura che fortuna averti incontrato

Georgia Jagger – Such sad news, you filled us with starlight and inspired us all. RIP to a true hero

Ireland Basinger Baldwin – If you know me you know How I feel about this man. RIP

Butch Walker – I love you so much. Goodnight, you beautiful freak

Eva Riccobono – Bye bye big genius, big artist…we were talking about you last night, so strange.

Elenoire Casalegno – Ero una ragazzina, leggevo Pirandello e ascoltavo musica rock. Ho un vivido ricordo della lettura più “amara” che mi accompagno’ in quel periodo: Uno, Nessuno e Centomila. La speranza di essere Uno per tutti, la consapevolezza di essere un nulla, e la presa di coscienza di essere centomila per gli altri. Poi, sulla mia strada arrivo’ Bowie…lui è tutto in una volta. E la mia vita cambiò. Thanks Thin White Duke.


Randy Jackson – RIP to a true legend. David Bowie

Sia – So much love to @DavidBowieReal ‘s family right now. what a great loss

Pet Shop Boys – We are all Bowie’s children. He inspired us and changed our lives. Love, gratitude and respect always for him and his work. Our truest condolences and sympathy to his family. Neil and Chris x

Jack Antonoff – deeply sad to hear about david bowie / his work means more to me than I can express. what incredible things he did that last forever

They Might Be Giants – RIP Mr. David Bowie. You were so good

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – But the key to the city is in the sun that pins the branches to the sky…

Ben Folds – Songwriting, music owes David Bowie a great debt. Such sad sad news. RIP Bowie

Nikki Sixx – RIP Thin White Duke. You inspired me to me more than just a musician.You inspired me to be an artist.

Marlee Matlin – RIP David Bowie. When he said he didn’t like children & I told him he was once one, he said, No, I was born a Rock God. Rock ‘em in heaven!

Mia Farrow – The truth is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time” David Bowie we will miss you so much

Rose McGowan – Please come back to us. We need you

Edward Norton – My whole young life I laid on the carpet in my room listening to Bowie & feeling my mind & heart open up Inspired me more than I can express

Kate Bosworth – I’m floating in a most peculiar way the stars look very different today… Oh, different colored-eyed companion, #RIP brilliant one.

Robert DeLeo (STP) – This man was responsible for opening up my musical world…Wow, one of a kind…

William DuVall – I simply cannot believe we now live in a world without Bowie.

Tom Morello – I, I will be king/And you, you will be queen/Though nothing will drive them away/We can beat them just for one day/We can be heroes, just for one day

Florence Welch – Thank you for everything you brought us. RIP David Bowie xx

Morgan – Riposi in pace.

Emma Anderson (Lush) – So much about Bowie on here I can’t add much more apart from the fact I am shocked and saddened. RIP


Roisin Murphy – He is everlasting. Timeless. Deathless. With love and admiration

Noel Gallagher/2 – One of THE GREAT moments in my life.
I regret being a bit too young to fully appreciate it though.
God knows what I actually said to him!!

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Mick Rock – Beyond sad. Difficult to absorb. Deeply moved. He was a sweet sweet soul. He went out with such a creative bang. Such a privilege to have known and worked with him. Such a remarkable man and artist. I loved him


Lee Ranaldo – Starman

Bat For Lashes – And I’m floating in the most peculiar way, and the stars look very different today…” We can’t describe what you brought to planet earth David, thank you for being extraordinary and fearless, an example to every artist forevermore

Columbia Records – We are deeply saddened by the loss of David Bowie. It was an honor and a privilege to release his music to the world.

Carl Barat – RIP to the Thin White Duke and congratulations on an exquisite life x

Lewis Hamilton – He was one of the greatest. May he rest in peace, God rest his soul. My thoughts & prayers go to his family

Olivia Jean – Rest in peace. Speechless

The Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend David Bowie. As well as being a wonderful and kind man, he was an extraordinary artist, and a true original.

Rob Lowe – Just heard. There aren’t many legends left to lose. Unthinkable and tremendously sad

Val Kilmer – David Bowie is a searing genius who will inspire millions for thousands of years. Planets will be named after him.

Anna Calvi – It’s such sad news about David Bowie, I felt somehow he would be in the world forever. What will we do without him?

Gillian Morris – So sad Rip star man x

Spoon – Thank you

Creation Records – Farewell David and Thank You. X

Billy Bragg – Bowie was the only pop star from my schooldays who wasn’t dismayed by punk. It inspired him and he inspired it. A truly transcendent artist.

Daniele SilvestriPer sempre con me

Beth Ditto – It doesn’t feel real… Rest in peace David Bowie. Thank you for everything

Diane Kruger – NOOOOO… Gone too soon RIP

Michelle Rodriguez – such a brief stint this life thing… I’m so glad he existed what an inspiring creature full of rebellious magic

John Taylor – Seriously, what could you say to the man who changed everything, and made anything possible?

XTC – Now THAT is saddening. Just found out about the great David Bowie going. What a shame,what a shame.

Robyn Hitchcock – Bowie was an old soul/He made the darkness fun/A star can go on shining/Long after it’s gone. Love on ya, David x

Mike Scott – Lester Bangs once said “We will never all agree on anything again as we agreed on Elvis”. He was wrong

Peter Gabriel – I was shocked to learn of David Bowie’s death this morning… we will miss him badly – pg


New Order – Very shocked and saddened to watch the news this morning and hear about the death of David Bowie. I always looked up at him and thought yeah – he’s the real deal, indisputably good, a figurehead for a whole host of musicians I’m sure. We’ve lost someone unique who can’t be replaced.

Gaz Coombes – This is a dark day. We’ve lost our most influential figure in British culture & a wonderful man. I can’t quite believe it. RIP David Bowie


Deerhoof – He gave us so much that will never go away. We’ll miss you

Molly Ringwald – I feel like a little piece of my childhood just died

Michael Des Barres – The Starman is home

M.I.A. – RIP David Bowie – someone who was connected to the source

Vanilla Ice – Long live David Bowie. Rest in peace musical legend Ziggy Stardust

J.K. Rowling – I wish he could have stayed on earth longer. RIP

Midge Ure – I think if you spoke to any musician who has been around in the last 30, 40 years, we all have benchmarks that we try and emulate, we all have benchmarks that we put our feeble efforts next to, and somewhere along the line you do think, ‘well, what would David Bowie do here?

Royal Albert Hall – RIP David Bowie, who we believe gave his final UK performance 10y ago at

Lenny Kravitz – I just woke up and I’m blown away by the news. This man changed my life. I’d have to write a book to describe what he meant to me. I would not be here without his influence on my life. The fact that I got to know him and make music with him is a blessing from God in the highest order. What he gave the world with his art is immeasurable. My deepest condolences go out to the family. Rest sweetly dear David.

Zoe Kravitz – Now there is life on mars

Tom Bones Malone – Only got to play with him once at Madison Square Garden 2011. Sid McGinnis plays the guitar solo on his vintage ’53 strad

Brian May – All hail, David Bowie, Star Man, Hero. RIP. More words on my Soapbox. But this will take a while to compute. Very sad. Bri

Mika – RIP to one of the finest recording artist there has ever been. What a shock and what an extraordinary legacy.

Roger Taylor  – David Bowie: The cleverest and most interestingly brilliant man of our time. What a vacuum he leaves, and how he will be missed. Roger

Cara Delevingne – RIP David Bowie and all the characters within him

Karen Elson – So tragic to hear the news about David Bowie passing away. What a way to say goodbye with a beautiful new record just released. Rest in Peace and sending @the_real_iman and his family all of our love and sympathy. There’s a star man waiting in the sky…
Forever Bowie

Paul McCartney – Very sad news to wake up to on this raining morning. David was a great star and I treasure the moments we had together. His music played a very strong part in British musical history and I’m proud to think of the huge influence he has had on people all around the world. I send my deepest sympathies to his family and will always remember the great laughs we had through the years. His star will shine in the sky forever.” Paul


The National – So sad to hear David Bowie has passed. Impossible to overstate his legacy and the influence he had on so many musicians including us

Ron Wood – Thinking of you David, God bless


Steve Lukather – David Bowie.. RIP

Spandau Ballet

It feels as if the world has suddenly gone out of joint – Gary

I am totally shocked to hear of the loss of David Bowie, a total legend and a huge influence on me & pop music. Stunned! – Tony

RIP David Bowie So sad to wake up to this news, the colour and inspiration of a generation…Thank You x – Martin

You touched us in so many ways. Thank you, David Bowie. – Steve

Nick Rhodes – He fed us pure inspiration, beautifully strange and always unpredictable, yet somehow everything made perfect sense. No other musician was more influential for our generation. David was a pioneer, an inventor, a space traveller, a superhero, a truly astonishing songwriter and a friend. It’s hard to imagine that any artist will ever leave more musical and cultural treasure behind. Thank you for letting us share your journey DB. We’ll miss you more than you’ll ever know.” – Nick Rhodes, London, January 11, 2016

U2 – Planet Earth is blue – Bono

Antonio Banderas – Good bye Starman. RIP David Bowie D.E.P.

The Who – Rest in peace. With Love Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey

Jimmy Page – Bowie was an innovator, a unique artist with a vision that changed the face of popular music. He is greatly missed.

The Doobie Brothers – David Bowie was an innovator and a pioneer. We are so sad to see him go. He will be remembered! #RIPDavidBowie

Journey – RIP David

Jethro Tull – Throughout the 60s in the painterly world, Pop Art held sway. No surprise that, towards the end of that decade, former Art and Design student David Bowie would give himself to music and become the archetypal “Art Pop” performer and recording artist. Unusually in the world of Pop and Rock where British singers feel strangely compelled to sing in ridiculous fake American accents, Bowie proudly used his own natural spoken vocal tones to carve a niche as one of the few high baritone singers of the Pop/Rock world. In 1974 I was asked by British folk group Steeleye Span to try to get David Bowie to play alto saxophone on a track I was producing for them. Somehow, although we didn’t know each other, I managed to get his phone number and he agreed to come to the session. In prompt and professional fashion he executed the desired solo lines and went on his way with the recorded words, “I’ll see you later.” Many years later in 1997, I managed to push my way past minder heavies into his dressing room at a big German TV show we were both appearing on. I thanked him for playing on the Steeleye song and, more importantly, for serving as a role model to me in regard to offering the gift of music with no fee or royalty for performing on other artists’ records, something I have always done since. He looked at me thoughtfully and said, “I’d forgotten about that. I suppose it’s too late to send in an invoice?” This while smiling a dazzling smile with his new and perfect teeth. For David to die now is a huge sadness. Always the Mother Of Reinvention, there should have been more to come. But in true theatrical narrative fashion, always his forte, he released the iTunes chart number one album on a good Friday and his death was announced on early Monday, UK time. Could only have had more impact, perhaps, if the events had been the other way round. But Bowie resurrected himself on many occasions, such was his strength; a strength born of restlessness and the urge to move on. The most inventive, original and very British of artists, perhaps, since the late 60s. David Bowie. Art Pop supremo. RIP. Ian Anderson

Foghat – We are truly saddened to learn that David Bowie has passed away. A true music icon! Our thoughts are with his family and friends

Dee Snider – So today I lose another hero. Not quite like @iamlemmy, but an important influence on my life, style and career. Goodbye @DavidBowieReal RIP

Tommy Lee – The world loses another rockstar! FUCK! Goodbye Mr.Bowie it was a pleasure to meet you!

Joe Plaskett – We’ve lost a true innovator. Who’s going to show us the future now? Rest in peace, David Bowie. See you in the stars.

Kevin Drew – The King Is Dead——– thank you for every single risk you took

Marky Ramone

When you rock ‘n’ roll with me
No one else I’d rather be
Nobody here can do it for me
I’m in tears again
When you rock ‘n’ roll with me

Gentle hearts are counted down
The queue is out of sight and out of sounds
Me, I’m out of breath, but not quite doubting
I’ve found a door which lets me out

Nile Rodgers – Dearest David, RIP – Your life changed my life. LOVE FOREVER

Annie Lennox – Legendary immortal… Head bowed to you

Win Butler – Goodbye friend. So many tears, and so lucky to have passed in the same solar system

Ryn Weaver – A star man. The Martian. My soul love. To the stars with you, then. Thank you for inspiring me to do what I do. Today, the world weeps. I will weep forever

Cat Power – I Love you

Sting – Can’t find words

Reese Witherspoon – Thank you David Bowie for all the artistry, creativity and music you put in this world. What a gift you gave us all

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The Mountain Goats – David Bowie’s music, over the years, has meant more to me than I can say. We have lost someone who imparted comfort and strength to us.

Sonic Youth – R.I.P. David Bowie

Danny Trejo – Sometimes God blesses the world with people like David Bowie. You will be greatly missed. Not sure who did this tattoo, or who it’s on, but I’m glad it exists.


Sacred Bones – God is dead. Goodbye Blackstar

Peaches – Bowie, you inspired us all ‘My brain hurt(s) like a warehouse’

Alexis Krauss – RIP. I’ll never forget putting on my parents’ vinyl of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. I can still feel the chills I got from listening to 5 Years for the first time. I still get those same chills to this day. Thank you

Richard Branson – Very sad to hear that David Bowie, one of the greatest artists and innovators of all time, has died aged 69. When I heard the news it sent a shiver through me. I thought he’d live forever. Still, in some ways he will. I was very fortunate to cross paths with David over the years, and he was one of a kind… We were delighted when David joined Virgin Records and he went on to release a string of superb albums on our label. While not all were commercial successes, they were always incredibly interesting and continued the legacy of progressive, unusual music that started with our very first releases by Mike Oldfield, Gong, Faust and Tangerine Dream

Kendrick Lamar – What a honor, what a soul. David Bowie, Spirit of Gold. RIP.

Yoko Ono – John and David respected each other. They were well matched in intellect and talent. As John and I had very few friends we felt David was as close as family. After John died, David was always there for Sean and me. When Sean was at boarding school in Switzerland, David would pick him up and take him on trips to museums and let Sean hang out at his recording studio in Geneva. For Sean this is losing another father figure. It will be hard for him, I know. But we have some sweet memories which will stay with us forever

Steve Aoki – Ground control to Major Tom.


Mike Garson – My deepest condolences are with David’s family – Iman, Lexi and Duncan. The music we shared through the years is eternal and so is David.

Reeves Gabrels – Well done, my friend. The world has the music. What I remember most is the laughing

Carlos Alomar – Robin & I are devastated by the passing of our dear friend, David Bowie. To family and friends our deepest sentiments. We are silenced- RIP

Michael Azerrad – It’s safe to say that David Bowie’s 1978 SNL performance with Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias changed the world a little.

Brett Anderson – I had the pleasure of meeting David several times and he was always so charming and warm. To say he was a great artist is a lumpen understatement; his songs became the furniture of mine and so many people’s lives and helped write the book of pop music itself. We are all far poorer without him

Kesha – RIP David Bowie


Juliette Lewis – I dont know how we’re gonna do this. How are we gonna say goodbye to our magical, musical heros? But together? We’ll just do it together. Hold eachother in our collective loss. I am so sad. As I know you are. I knew this day would come and I hate it. He shaped our worlds, changed our worlds, re-imagined and ignited so many things in music art and drama. He lived and aged so gracefully. We will miss that he is among us. And thankfully he will live again and again every time we hear a song

Justin Timberlake – I can never express into words how you will continue to inspire me… Thank you for showing a pimple-faced, curly-mopped kid that DIFFERENT was THE THING TO BE.

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Mick Jagger – David was always an inspiration to me and a true original. He was wonderfully shameless in his work. We had so many good times together. He was my friend, I will never forget him

SUUNS – Bowie, we’re still lightyears behind you. Very sad. RIP.

Brian Eno/2 – David’s death came as a complete surprise, as did nearly everything else about him. I feel a huge gap now. We knew each other for over 40 years, in a friendship that was always tinged by echoes of Pete and Dud. Over the last few years – with him living in New York and me in London – our connection was by email. We signed off with invented names: some of his were mr showbiz, milton keynes, rhoda borrocks and the duke of ear. About a year ago we started talking about Outside – the last album we worked on together. We both liked that album a lot and felt that it had fallen through the cracks. We talked about revisiting it, taking it somewhere new. I was looking forward to that. I received an email from him seven days ago. It was as funny as always, and as surreal, looping through word games and allusions and all the usual stuff we did. It ended with this sentence: ‘Thank you for our good times, brian. they will never rot’. And it was signed ‘Dawn’. I realise now he was saying goodbye.

Marilyn Manson – My first introduction to David Bowie, was watching “Ashes to Ashes” on MTV. I was confused and captivated. But it wasn’t until my first real stay in Los Angeles, around 1997, that someone told me to take a moment to listen to something other than Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Hunky Dory. So I went for a dizzying car ride through the Hollywood Hills and listened to “Diamond Dogs.” All of my nostalgia, instantly turned to awe. I was hearing him sing about fiction as a mask to show his naked soul. This changed my life forever. Every song of his was a way for me to communicate to others. It was a sedative. An arousal. A love letter I could never have written. It has become and remains a soundtrack to a movie he painted with his voice and guitar. He sang, “Hope, it’s a cheap thing.” I don’t need hope to know that he has found his way to the place that equals his untouchable, chameleon-genius beauty. The black star in space, that only HE belongs. This crushing moment of fear and loss can only be treated the way his music has affected everyone who was fortunate enough to hear and love it. Let’s NEVER let go of what he gave us. Marilyn Manson

Bruce Springsteen – Always changing and ahead of the curve, he was an artist whose excellence you aspired to. He will be sorely missed. – Bruce

Greg Dulli – I had the good fortune of seeing David Bowie perform in the relative cozy confines of Roseland Ballroom back in 2000 with my dear friend, John Stirratt. It was one of only 4 shows that he did that summer and as you can see, he was extremely generous with the material that evening. It was a thrill to see Earl Slick on guitar, as I had loved his playing on the Diamond Dogs/Young Americans/Station to Station records. But what I’ll never forget is Bowie’s duet with Gail Ann Dorsey on Under Pressure. Goddamn, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house by the end of that number. It was electrifying. David Bowie was the rare unifier. His magnificence transcended gender, race and sexual orientation. He truly changed the world he was born into. Look around you in the weeks and months and years to come and you will see his spirit continue to inspire and influence music, fashion, art, cinema and the dreams of children everywhere. He is forever.

David SylvianSo much will be written over the coming months, decades, there’s little, if anything, to add. I’ll keep it brief. I was speaking with a friend recently about how, particularly those who grew out of the US punk era, created a classic album with their debut and how difficult that must be to live with but, to have created one classic album in a lifetime is more than enough. Bowie did much more than that. He changed the entire landscape of popular music and beyond. Who else managed to do that since the Beatles? Whom else since? Now that he was beyond any level of criticism it was as if he was about to throw caution to the wind and reach new levels of experimentation in his work. (I’m no expert. I’ve not heard a Bowie album in decades. No chastisement please, no recommendations). This is a significant loss. But Bowie’s status as legend is signed and sealed. At home with the stars, literally, metaphorically. My first thoughts were of David Jones the father and the loss this must be to his young family. Heart goes out to them. peace.

Peter Murphy – Rest in the lap of compassion David Bowie. I’ll find his resting place to hand back this stardust borrowed. Prayers of love to you&your family

Neko Case – I love that Bowie’s music is infinitely more powerful than DECADES of shit politicians. Another vote for Love

Vasco Rossi – Possiamo essere eroi anche solo per un giorno

Jovanotti – Proprio ieri pomeriggio ascoltavo #blackstar il nuovo album incantato dalla forza di un disco di un artista che dopo 50 anni di musica ancora è riuscito a sorprendermi. Un disco bellissimo e tragico, lo ascoltavo proprio ieri. Adesso si affollano i pensieri e i ricordi di tanti anni di stupore e di meraviglia di fronte ad uno dei più grandi. C’è solo da dire grazie per averci tenuto sempre sulla frontiera tra la strada e lo spazio infinito, spingendosi sempre oltre. Grazie mr #bowie.

Colin Hanks – An artist, in every sense and medium, till the end. Bowie. Peerless. A true legend. Damn. How lucky are we to have witnessed such artistry?

Gianna Nannini – Ciao David, sei stato il mio idolo e la mia forza da ragazzina; senza di te non avrei mai iniziato il grande passo verso il rock. Un pensiero e un abbraccio a tutti quelli che ti amano!

Alabama Shakes – Thank you for giving. Thank you for doing you. Rest in peace, David Bowie

Elisa – Grazie per avermi mostrato un modo diverso, una musica nuova, per aver immaginato quello che hai immaginato, per averlo messo in musica, in vita, in arte, in mezzo al mondo, per sempre. Quello che hai fatto ha cambiato le cose, per tanta gente, me compresa. Riposa in Pace Immenso Artista.

Slash – There aren’t words enough to express the feeling of loss in this moment. RIP David. You will be missed beyond measure.

Ariel Pink – Dave Dave

Tim Burgess – Turn this up loud ; )

Dave Gahan – Thank you for all the inspiration you gave me. Deepest sympathies to family & friends.

Cyndi Lauper – Oh no I am so sorry to hear of David Bowie’s passing. He was such a great artist and has lead the way for so many of us.

Ed Simons – Blue, blue, Electric blue

Amanda Palmer – just got call from @hollyherself about david bowie, hugged @neilhimself hard. one of his favorite musicians of all time. one of my heroes.

MudhoneyFrom 1988’s “Dry As a Bone/Rehab Doll” – RIP Bowie

Kim Gordon/2 – When I went to see the David Bowie retrospective traveling the globe, which was then in Chicago, I discovered that he wanted to be a writer when he was a young, with no desire to be a performer. It made sense to me  that he would approach performing and his persona from a conceptual practice, understanding the idea of projection, the back ’n’ forth unspoken dialogue between performer and audience. There is no one who did it better than Bowie, breaking thru the glass ceiling of gender roles and expectations for what is sexy and charismatic as a rock ’n’ roll icon, post John Wayne, bringing the idea of the “dandy” of eighteenth century France into contemporary life, bringing a focus on this new male identity set adrift with no apparent purpose since the demise of the silent cowboy type (who’s going to protect and take care of us womenfolk?), except free to be whatever he could imagine he could be, and taking us, his audience, along with him. The world has lost its most glittery son but the music and the imprint of Bowie on the world is forever.

Tunde Adebimpe – … The news, like this beautiful man, this art and artist, fills and empties and refills your heart and just keeps going. I don’t know that he ever was, or could be fixed in one place, but now I think he’s just everywhere, in a fine mist, every single one of him, all of them love.

Merril Garbus (Tune-Yards) – In my parents’ record collection, the only Bowie album we had was Station to Station.  It was an atypical introduction, perhaps, but for my eight-year-old self, “Golden Years” was a pop gem, quickly becoming one of those songs that I listened to at top volume with my dad’s huge headphones weighing down my head.  As a teenager, I dubbed the vinyl version onto cassette tapes for many of my mixes, a breath of strange air when most mixtapes involved Toad the Wet Sprocket, etc.  Something about the hiss and crackle of the vinyl and the dark quality of those “run for the shadows” vocals added up to a very bittersweet sensation of a past I’d never know. I wanted to go there, back to a time when I might have belonged, but I also heard Bowie’s own doubt in there about the gleam and promises of any present day.  Better to run for the shadows and excel at outsiderhood.

Stephen Merritt – David Bowie, for my tiny generation, was a civil rights movement unto himself. Celebration of difference could hardly be acted out more literally than that. What I can’t get out of my head is the song “The Laughing Gnome.” “Ha ha ha. Hee hee hee/I’m the laughing gnome and you can’t catch me.” A manifesto!

Will Sheff – … And Bowie’s work was always pure, but it was pure in its impurity. You can even hear this quality on Blackstar, which finds him still melding every possible influence that’s thrilling him in the moment — slangy poetry and avant-garde theater and Kendrick Lamar and out jazz and Anthony Burgess and modern dance and electronic music — to make something that feels both monolithic and portable, a world tucked into your pocket, something that you can come back to, that you can rely on. It’s this final Bowie that I find most inspirational: not a glittering, transgressing alien but a human among us, a prolific artist utterly enthralled by the world and its mysteries and with the culture that human beings create. This is the Bowie who makes me want to move on, to make a million more records, to shower the people I meet with kindness, to make my time on earth as pretty as possible. This version of Bowie is the Bowie I’m going to remember the most, but it occurs to me that he might not even be a Bowie at all. His name might be Jones.

Sondre Lerche – … Today I am perplexed by the mere thought that it was only on Friday that Bowie unleashed Blackstar, and while so many of us spent the weekend welcoming him into our lives again, David Bowie passed away Sunday night. Even David Bowie can’t beat death, but only David Bowie could orchestrate such a marvelous mindfuck of an exit. We’re left gasping first at the beauty and brilliance of his final offering, Blackstar, and then, inevitably, because David Bowie is dead. It sounds so bizarre: David Bowie is dead. Although Bowie clearly didn’t want us to experience Blackstar in light of his illness and inevitable passing, I’m already anticipating how a song like “I Can’t Give Everything Away” will be even more devastating now that I know what I know, and David Bowie is gone. Of course, he never left us in the first place, and he never will again.

John Congleton – … Consciously or not, David Bowie made his life about art all the way up to the end. The way he left this planet is exactly the way David Bowie should have. An absolute, beautiful, full-time art organism. I love you, David Bowie.

My Brightest Diamond – Bowie represented the possibility of being “other” to so many of us. He was an adventurous alien-eyed creature, gender-ambiguous, idiosyncratic and continually exploring music while also connecting to the masses. Few others have navigated a life of such deep artistic integrity within such fame.

Jason Lytle (Grandaddy) – Bowie came to a few of our shows…..so sweet, complimentary, genuine, and just overall awesome.


Joan Jett – He was the artist who had the most influence on me, both musically and personally. His courage and fearless creativity was a model to follow. I didn’t know him well, but I will always love him. He was supportive, and lent his help, when it meant the most. There will never be another like him, and the world will not be the same without David Bowie.

Cedric BixlerLET THE CHILDREN LOSE IT. LET THE CHILDREN USE IT. LET ALL THE CHILDREN BOOGIE. Farewell you beautiful Alien. #RIPDavidBowie – What do I tell my twin boys? For the past couple of months when I make breakfast for them they scream for oh u pretty things by #DavidBowie

The Pastels – Oh David

Sheri Moon Zombie – RIP David


Matt Bellamy – So honoured when #bowie visited our recording sessions for Black Holes in NY where he recorded Fame w/Lennon. His genius will be missed.

Liv Tyler – Thank you ….
We will never forget …
One of a kind . Divine . unicorn

J Mascis – I’ll miss David Bowie so much. He was the only 60’s rocker who seemed to know and care what was going on out of his generation, and made younger bands feel understood and relevant.


Lorde – When a hero dies, everyone wants a quote. I woke up this morning with a tender head from tears and that big red cup of Japanese whiskey, gulped last night just after the news came. People were already asking me what I thought. It feels kind of garish to talk about oneself at a time like this, when the thing that has happened is so distinctly world-sized. But everything I’ve read or seen since the news has been deeply intrinsic in tone, almost selfish, like therapy. That’s who he was to all of us. He was a piece of bright pleated silk we could stretch out or fold up small inside ourselves when we needed to.  Mr. Bowie, I guess right now we have to hang this thing up for a minute. The night I met him I played at an expensive Vogue benefit with a lot of fresh flowers, honouring Tilda. I was not quite seventeen, America was very new to me, and I was distinctly uneasy and distrustful toward everything happening in my life that was putting me in these flat-voiced, narrow-eyed, champagneish rooms. I played my three songs, thrashing and twitching in platform boots. Afterward, Anna clasped my hand and said “David wants to meet you,” and led me through people and round tables with candles and glasses and louder and louder talk, and he was there. I’ve never met a hero of mine and liked it. It just sucks, the pressure is too huge, you can’t enjoy it. David was different. I’ll never forget the caressing of our hands as we spoke, or the light in his eyes. That night something changed in me – i felt a calmness grow, a sureness. I think in those brief moments, he heralded me into my next new life, an old rock and roll alien angel in a perfect grey suit. I realized everything I’d ever done, or would do from then on, would be done like maybe he was watching. I realized I was proud of my spiky strangeness because he had been proud of his. And I know I’m never going to stop learning dances, brand new dances. It’s not going to change, how we feel about him. For the rest of our lives, we’ll always be crashing in that same car. Thankyou, David Bowie.

Cameron Crowe – Bowie was the most generous and entertaining interview subject I’d ever met,” writes Crowe. “Nothing was off-limits. When he asked to meet you, it was rarely casual. You would be ushered into the room where he was waiting, and the artist would be perfectly positioned, his head cocked at the perfect angle to catch the light. It was not an affectation. He naturally staged himself, only to break out of such an iconic pose with a crackling smile and jaunty warmth…. Bowie’s creative process was both ferocious and meticulous, his love of music ran from Kraftwerk to The Spinners to hard jazz and classical, to a young fan, a songwriter who’d just finished his first album when he made a pilgrimage to Philadelphia just to meet him — Bruce Springsteen

Andrew Stockdale (Wolfmother) – I totally remember when we made the first record [in 2005], we had Bowie live at the Hammersmith Apollo on the TV the whole time. I listened to a lot of Bowie, actually, back in the day. ‘Under Pressure,’ I love that, all the stuff, even his most recent stuff too. He made it through the ’70s and ’80s and a little bit of the ’90s. He was the master of reinvention. Y’know, rock ‘n’ roll can get very macho, and it’s good to have people like Bowie to kind of remind people to be in touch with their feminine side and [be] creative, like ham it up a little bit and even have that androgynous thing

Peter Frampton – I am in shock hearing this news about David. He was a dear friend and mentor to me. He gave me help when I most needed it. My thoughts are with his wife and children on this very sad day

Steven Wilson – It felt very surreal to wake up this morning into a world that no longer has David Bowie in it. I can’t imagine there is any rock or pop musician on earth that hasn’t been influenced by Bowie, either directly or indirectly, and I’m no exception. One of the first records I was given as a child as a birthday gift was the 1973 reissue of his novelty song “The Laughing Gnome”, and as a 6 year old I loved it, and I probably still would if I heard it again now (even though that single was lost to me decades ago, I can still vividly remember the yellow Deram label and that the B-side was “The Gospel According to Tony Day”). Then a few years later one of the first singles I bought with my own pocket money was “Beauty and the Beast” from his 1977 album “Heroes”, unaware at the time that the song also had the fingerprints of 2 more of my future heroes all over it, Fripp and Eno. I spent this morning listening to Bowie’s fantastic (and as it turns out final) new album Blackstar, and compiling my own personal playlist of his songs, which I want to play before the shows on my forthcoming tour. So many brilliant ones to chose from, what an extraordinary catalogue. And what an extraordinary artist. Rest in Peace.

Garland Jeffries – Turn and face the strange / Ch-ch-changes / Oh look out now you rock and rollers”. RIP David Bowie

Cat Stevens – David Bowie and I were born musically spinning on the same Deram label back in the mid-60’s. He was always innovating himself and probably looked for the ‘Centre of All Things’ through his art and career as much as I did. A contemporary sculptor of words, his art created the colourful backdrop to many people’s lives. More chameleon-like than [even] myself, we observed each other’s changes and disappearances with envious fascination. It was hard to mimic because he never stayed anywhere too long. Now he has left us for another world, beyond the darkness of this present one vividly so depicted in the shadows of his last video. I truly pray he’s welcomed to the light by his Maker in that great today, which has no tomorrow.

Marc Cohn – Shocked and saddened along with all music lovers this morning. David Bowie RIP

Luscious Jackson – So sad to lose David Bowie. Our album Electric Honey was deeply inspired by Space Oddity

Janis Ian – Survivor. We’ve lost a legend…RIP

Eric Clapton – “Sweet dreams old sock”…..ecc

Cowboy Junkies – David Bowie’s music played a huge part in the forming of Cowboy Junkies music.

Greg Kihn – Star Man – David Bowie is gone. It’s hard to imagine, but he’s gone. He lost an 18-month battle with cancer. My God! I had no idea. I feel like I knew the guy even though I never met him or interviewed him. I remember when he released “Space Oddity” back in 1969. I loved it. I bought he first album. I was there for the birth of glam, the Ziggy Stardust era, Aladdin Sane, The Thin White Duke, techno rock, pop, and those famous duets with guys like Freddie Mercury, John Lennon and Bing Crosby. The guy had more personalities than Sybil, and every one of them was interesting, sensitive and stylish. He was such a force in so many people’s lives. I knew so many devotees of David Bowie. “Jeopardy” was out at the same time as “Let’s Dance” and I remember watching it climb the charts. David influenced a whole generation of songwriters, including me. I was shocked when I heard the news, this is personal. David Bowie had class. David Bowie mattered. I will miss David Bowie. I lost a friend I never knew

Peter Hook – RIP David Bowie. When I was starting out, my ideal in a group was Bowie & Ronson, the Spiders from Mars! It never changed! And now one of the greatest pairings in music are reunited. Hooky

Bryan Adams – Renaissance. A magical performer, singer, actor and writer who changed the face of music… Rest in Peace David

Heather Nova – Deep sadness over the loss of this incredible visionary. Thank you, David Bowie, for all the music, the imagination, the inspiration. You gave us all so much. RIP

Tiwsted Sister – A short statement from Jay Jay on behalf of the band: John Lennon has famously said the “Without Elvis there is no Beatles” Without David Bowie there is no Twisted Sister! RIP

Ritchie Blackmore – Such sad news today. RIP David Bowie. Too soon…

Rick Springfield – Just finished marveling at David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ when I heard the terrible news. Such incredible creative power till the very end. True genius. Rick

Dave Davies – I am so terribly shocked and stunned by the passing of David Bowie today. We were freinds in the early days and I have followed his amazing and inspirational carreer eversince. A genius, and an artist and innovator who has influence so many people deeply and profoundly on many levels. Emotionally, creatively, Spiritually. His work will resonate long into the future and the planet is a much richer and fertile place because of his prescence here. God Bless you David. You will be dearly missed but we have your music as supreme legacy for us and our children. May your Spirit soar through the heavens going ever forward with grace, Light Love and beauty. Love. Dave

Savoy Brown – With the new album release I (I guess most of us) have been blindsided by David Bowies passing. RIP. (KS)

A-Ha – wild is the wind… david bowie was truly one of the most inspiring figures in music, and his words and music meant a great deal to us in the formative years of our lives. bowie was never afraid to challenge himself or his audience, and he was one of those rare artists whose output was never predictable. through it all he came up with music that defined intrigued our minds and touched our hearts. R.I.P ziggy.

Chris Difford (Squeeze) – Without David Bowie in my life I may not have had the courage to start writing songs, and without that courage I may not have placed an advert in a sweet shop window for a guitarist to join a band. Bowie unlocked the youthful dreams I had of being me. He gave so many teenagers the right to wear their pulling pants every day of the week, people of all persuasions. He turned me on and sharpened my pencil

Darlene Love – We lost another music icon way too soon. Rest in peace, David Bowie!

Dwight Yoakam – In fond memory… Yeah the from the very first time I heard this great track [Rebel Rebel] of David’s, back when I was tryin’ to be in college… that fantastically reckless lead guitar pull intro riff made me wanna’ always be a rebel too! Rock on “Young Dude”… and may you rest in peace… My thoughts and prayers are with David’s family and close friends. Dwight

Leo Sayer – Monday, the 11th January 2016. Somehow, though I’d like to just forget about it and move on, I think I will always remember this day…

Simply Red – Devastating news: God bless you Thin White Duke.. Britains musical genius RIP. David Bowie will be a Hero forever and ever, M x

Chrissie Hynde – You were the single flame in the center of it all. Thank you David. X chrissie

Lisa Stansfield – RIP David Bowie. He changed the face of music, art and fashion. A true innovator. He gave inspiration to so many other artists.

Mark Lindsay – We’d never heard of this David Jones chap who covered our Louie Go Home In 1964. Eventually, the whole world would be in awe of his artistry. RIP, David Bowie.

The Kinks – RIP Bowie, a true genius. Davie Jones and the Manish Boys toured with the Kinks back in 1964.and ever since they have had a strong mutual admiration. He will be sorely missed.

David Gray – RIP David Bowie. In shock

Curtis Stigers – Good night David Bowie. Thank you for inspiring us all with your huge talent, boundless imagination & creative fearlessness. Time may change me. But I can’t change time

Adam Ant – The music world has lost a true genius and inspiration to generations of musicians and music lovers alike. Our thoughts and love go out to his family at this saddest of times

Gilbert O’Sullivan – When you hear about somebody special, who has met an untimely end, although you didn’t even know them personally, feels like you’ve lost a friend… Rest In Peace David Bowie

Beth Orton – David Bowie!? I can’t believe it…He’s been there since I learnt to walk. I sort of took it for granted he would live beyond death. Love to the man and his family

Moby – Goodbye my friend. You gave us everything. Thank you for the music and the dinners and the laughter and the friendship. I will always love you

Conan O’Brien – I am terribly sad about the loss of David Bowie. He was surrealistically talented, funny, and kind

Tegan And Sara – So very sad to hear that David Bowie passed away. He was a true original and such an inspiration

Hayley (Paramore) – RIP DAVID BOWIE. Thx for showing me that you can live many lives inside one lifetime. A lot of hope in that. Ps, You remind me of the babe.

John Cusack – So sad – rip David Bowie – a wonderful wonderous artist

Carl Newman – The kid dancing behind Bowie in this clip is OK in my books.

Hugh Jackman – The great David Bowie as Nikola Tesla in The Prestige

Corin Tucker – They’re quite aware of what they’re going through

Stephen King – RIP David Bowie. Great singer, great innovator, great style

Common – David Bowie is still 1 of the best 2 EVER do it!His art transcended color & $ boundaries. May God bless his soul.

Bette Midler – Bowie WAS The Man Who Fell to Earth.Curious, brilliant, enigmatic and sweet.We needed him and he appeared, changing our perceptions forever.

M. Ward – RIP David bowie

Erykah Badu – DAVID BOWIE

Boards Of Canada – There are no words

Daniel Avery – The Greatest

Damian Abraham – I honestly thought David Bowie would live forever. RIP

el-p – was in a session when the news about Bowie broke. we watched “black star”. the session was over. no point.

Krist Novoselic – Thank you for the music David Bowie.

Dan Deacon – Enjoy the endless expanse of the eternal David

Nikolai Fraiture – Thank you for the gift of sound and vision, David Bowie. RIP.

Little Dragon – R.I.P to a true inspiration and original

Brian Molko

Dearest David
Wherever you are now, I miss you. Not only do I miss you but my heart is broken. You were my idol, then you became my mentor and my friend. I learnt so much from you, just by being in your presence, the conversations we had and, of course, watching you perform. You always had time for me. My band and I were tiny when we first met. Nonetheless , you took us under your wing. You believed in us and gifted us with so many fantastic opportunities. Without you, your tutelage and your wisdom, I don’t think I would be where I am today, as an artist but also as a person. For that I will be eternally grateful. Float around the ether, David. Bounce gracefully off planets light-years away as you become one with the Universe, as you dive into the Great Unknown. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Iman, Lexi and Duncan, whose hearts I know are far more broken than mine. As for me, I will treasure every memory of every moment we spent together. Dear David, beautiful man and force of nature, you are immortal. You live beyond the veil of the big sleep. Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo. Namaste”
“Brian Molko”

Pat Metheny – Working with David Bowie on “This Is Not America” was an incredible experience. I had written the song as the main theme for the score for “The Falcon and the Snowman”. After traveling to Mexico City where the filming was taking place and watching Sean Penn and Timothy Hutton do a few scenes, I went back to my room and the whole piece came very quickly. Later while in London recording the score, John Schlesinger, the director of the film, suggested a collaboration with David Bowie for a version of the song to go over the final credits. David came to a screening of the film and I sat near him as he saw the picture for the first time. He had a yellow legal pad on his lap and was writing constantly. At the end of the film, he had a list of maybe 30 (brilliant) song titles that he had thought of while watching. One of them was “This Is Not America”, a line from the film. David took the music with him and a month later the core of my band and I traveled to Montreux, Switzerland to join him in his studio to record the single. In the meantime, David had taken my original demo, added an additional drum machine part and while keeping the form and big chunks of the original melody, added an additional vocal line on top of the “A” section to which he had written those haunting and evocative lyrics. To me his words make “This is Not America” one of the greatest protest songs ever. Watching him do his vocal was something I will never forget. I can only say that it was masterful – kind of like the feeling I have had whenever I have had the chance to be around a great jazz musician who carried a one-of-a-kind type presence that filled every note that came out of them. He was really fast. He asked if any of us could sing (we couldn’t/can’t!), so he did all the background vocals himself, kind of transforming into what seemed to be two or three different people as he did each part. Throughout the whole experience, he was kind, generous and contrary to so many aspects of his various public personas, very normal and straight-ahead. My main impression was that he was extremely professional about everything that he did, that he really wanted to do a great job with the tune and to get a great singing performance and track down as quickly and spontaneously as possible. And it doesn’t surprise me at all that his last recording includes some of the best contemporary players in New York, especially the fantastic Donny McCaslin. During our time together he expressed a real appreciation and knowledge of this music and saxophone players in particular. He carried the kind of broad view of music and art that was inspiring to me as a collaborator and a fan. I feel very lucky to have had the chance to be around him.

Damon Albarn – He had such a profound effect on my life, I don’t know where to start

Joe Santiago (Pixies) – We’ve had the privilege and pleasure to meet him: He was humorous, humble, effortlessly genuine. He invited us to have dinner with him. [We] had Indian food. I sat next to him! He admired the way I played simple lines for the sake of the song. He paid for dinner and I had to peek at his credit card. Seemed like he wanted all to see that he is Davy Jones. He was Davy Jones that night. Glad we met one of the nicest human beings on the planet. He’ll be the first man on Mars. RIP

Scott Walker – This is truly tragic news. A monumental loss. He was always beyond generous to me. Within our industry he was definitely the most important artist this country has ever produced.

EL VYLive @ Stephen Colbert

Boy George – I have been a loyal fan since (the first) concert (I went to) in 1973. As a teenager growing up in Suburbia, I was very much the odd one out and Bowie was the light at the end of a very grey tunnel. He validated me and made me realise I was not alone. Listening to his early songs I felt he was speaking directly to me when he sang, ‘We’re painting our faces and dressing thoughts from the skies, from paradise. Bowie painted a mythical landscape where otherness and individuality reigned supreme. I always dreaded this day. I hoped he was immortal. I was sure of it. Today feels like the end of everything


Kyle MacLachlan – We’ve lost a good man. Agent Phillip Jeffries. Now we are three. RIP David.

Stefan Olsdal (Placebo) – leggi

Rick Wakemanleggi

Massimo Ferrero – Oggi il mondo piange ed io con lui.Grazie Duca Bianco x la tua arte e poesia.Hai guidato intere generazioni nel nome della tua grande musica

Cristiano Malgioglio – Addio a @davidbowie Grande Mito della musica rock.


Planet FunkIl Duca ci ha lasciato una stella nera nel cuore. The Duke has left a black star in our hearts.

Mike FarrellA few words on David Bowie…. I toured for six weeks with him in 2003. I was playing in Macy Gray’s band and we were the support band on the A Reality Tour in the US and Canada. At that point, he was almost 40 years into his career, and I was kind of expecting autopilot. Instead he was full of boundless enthusiasm about music. He was constantly challenging himself and his band with different songs, revised set lists, and new material. The shows were epic and full of power, and his affection for the band and crew was apparent. Because I was the bandleader for Macy’s band, he would periodically plop down on a chair next to me in our dressing room. (Always a shock!). He just wanted to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and felt taken care of. Of course I will remember decades of musical brilliance, those are well documented and recorded. But I took away two simple things that even a rock star like Ziggy Stardust would not overlook.
Work Hard and Be Kind.

Martin Gore – David Bowie – Where does one start? Is it too obvious to state that he was the most influential artist for people of our generation and younger? Ziggy Stardust was the first album I owned and his ability to innovate meant that I was waiting patiently for the release of Blackstar just a few days ago. I have heard Bowie blasting from Mr. Gahan’s dressing room way too many times to begin to count. Heroes was the first song that we ever played as the original Depeche Mode. We were all much more than casual fans. He is the only artist who compelled us to rush to a record store on day one of a release back in the days of vinyl and beyond. His music is what grabbed us but he was so much more than just a musician. To follow Bowie, to be one of his fans, was to be led on a magical, winding journey. He constantly pushed boundaries and introduced us to styles and genres we were unaware of or didn’t exist before he invented them. He was a star – the star of stars. For us, he was the greatest legend. A legend who never rested on his laurels but continued to experiment up until his death. We, along with the rest of the world, mourn the loss of our greatest talent. This will be a hard one to recover from.

Andy Rourke – R.I.P David Bowie, a Starman in every sense of the word.

Mike McCready – Thank you @DavidBowieReal for making music interesting, flamboyant, & beautiful! RIP David Bowie

Jeff Ament – Bowie channeled everything to everyone..the truest of original song makers. He will be greatly missed.

Chris Cornell – 140 characters will not suffice (nor would ten thousand words) #DavidBowie we love you and we will miss you.

Perry Farrell – David Bowie is gone. You’ve heard by now; it’s true. We will never again hear him sing to us. A loved one has died. We were moved- changed by his ways. When we speak of musical talent, only the greatest musicians can effect us to where we can not help but cry when their music reaches the most tender, unguarded spot in our hearts. I am angry, for our man was snatched from us tonight. Honesty has everything to do with great music. When you listen to a singer, the vulnerability, the bravery it took to reveal their very special soul. It’s like being able to communicate with an alien, or a tiger. Tickle his chin. Pet him. We were aloud to dance with him. He was so beautiful. You’ll not find another man with such beauty and calmness. I so enjoyed putting on his music and singing along, adding harmony to his sexy scarey world. It was a privilege to witness such cool. I placed him on a godlike level. His grace on the stage was spellbinding, effortless. Music cowritten with angels.. Along with John Lennon, the two most inspiring men of my lifetime. When I first started singing, I would rent out a small room with a PA, and a mic. I would put on Bowie recordings; the early ones- like Ziggy and try to sing along. It was so hard. I would try and reach his high notes- glad at that moment that no one could hear me screeching along to the music. Can someone bring him back to life? Where is that prize winning scientist when you need him most? What could be more important? I’ll bet someone out there would pay a billion dollars to have him sing again. One more time. If I had the money- I would pay it gladly. We so painfully miss you David Bowie.

Phil Collins – I find it sobering when people of your era start falling off. I didn’t know he was battling cancer. I don’t think too many people did. Bowie was heralded. Everybody seemed to like David. He was always interesting. He was always doing something that was not inside the box, always reinventing himself. You never knew what to expect and that made him one of a kind… Surprising

Bradford Cox – First of all, who cares what I have to say about David Bowie? I’ve been reading all of these amazing tributes written by people who actually knew him and I feel kind of weird talking about it, but I’m very honored to be asked. Honestly, I got more texts and phone calls about Bowie’s death than I did back when I got hit by a car, which is oddly flattering because it just means that people that know me also know how much I loved him. There’s no question. There’s nobody that’s had a bigger influence on my entire life–not just on the way I make music, but also the way I think and feel about things–than David Bowie. I literally wouldn’t do what I do if it weren’t for him…and looking back, there’s honestly not a part of my life that can’t be somehow defined by whatever David Bowie record I was listening to at the time. I can’t really say that about any other artist. I mean, if I want to relive my childhood and young adulthood I can basically just listen to the Sound + Vision box set. [Continua]

Arcade Fire – David Bowie was one of the band’s earliest supporters and champions. He not only created the world that made it possible for our band to exist, he welcomed us into it with grace and warmth. We will take to the grave the moments we shared; talking, playing music and collaborating as some of the most profound and memorable moments of our lives. A true artist even in his passing, the world is more bright and mysterious because of him, and we will continue to shout prayers into the atmosphere he created.

Follakzoid – Good Bye

Anais Gallagher – Rest in peace. With this unbearable news the world has truly lost an incredible person

Julian Lennon – Missing the Alien… RIP My Musical Hero & friend.


Amanda LearBryan Ferry, Bowie,and little me in New-York

Tricky – RIP David Bowie.

Morgan/2 – Ho sempre sognato la morte di David Bowie, come si sogna la morte di un padre o di una madre e non credevo che potesse mai realmente accadere. L’ho amato profondamente, in ogni sua manifestazione artistica, umana, mentale. Voglio ringraziarlo e celebrarlo, nella prospettiva della mia piccola esistenza musicale e artistica sempre illuminata dalla sua grandezza. I suoi dischi, la sua voce, i suoi vestiti, le sue parole, i suoi suoni, le sue visioni, i suoi movimenti, le sue deviazioni, le sue canzoni. È stato il maestro dell’estremo. Quello che pubblico oggi sono i due estremi: due canzoni che ho registrato dal vivo, semi improvvisate, piene di errori, imperfette. Esse rappresentano l’insegnamento di due modelli: da una parte lo svitato, dall’altra il romantico. Entro questi due estremi c’è quasi tutto lo spettro dei personaggi possibili solo a patto che abbiano una voce e una faccia.
Lunga vita al Duca. 

Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco) – His contribution to the world cannot be overstated. A Titan has fallen.


Rowetta – Legend. #Bowie #davidbowie Rest in peace.
 We played Glastonbury with him in 2000 and his dressing room was next to mine. He was the coolest, most down to earth, handsome superstar you could ever wish to meet. I took this pic of him outside my room with my friend Maria

Brad Wilk – Goodbye you were such an incredible creative force of nature

Linder Sterling – David Bowie and Morrissey singing ‘Cosmic Dancer‘ in LA 2/6/91. “I danced myself into the tomb”, mass hysteria Fabulous. RIP David Bowie.

The Dandy Warhols – Our friend David Bowie has left our planet. But his wit, style, and passion remain in the hearts & souls of all Earthlings. Love you David xoxo tdw


Dj Ashba – A legend, an inspiration and a true musical genius. RIP Mr. Bowie. Thank you for leaving us so many classic songs that you’ve embedded your heart and soul into, that will live on forever and continue to inspire the young generations for years to come

The Charlatans – An insightful and impromptu conversation with David before we went onstage at @IsleOfWightFest in 2004


CrocodilesThe father the son and the holy ghost

Charlotte Hatherley – Last week I was looking through old photo albums and came across this picture. I don’t know why i’ve kept it tucked away in a photo album for 10 years. My love for David Bowie is so personal, my turbulent teenage years are so entwined with how his music makes me feel, maybe I felt it was too heavy to have hanging up. I took it out of the album and put it on my table next to the plants. Then Blackstar was released and I thought, isn’t it amazing that he’s still here and he’s still making my life better.


Alice Cooper – It’s hard to know exactly what to say when you hear of someone’s passing. I know that I have certainly lost one of my life-time Rock and Roll theatrical comrades in David Bowie. We both started in theatrical Rock N Roll at the same time, and in some cases we challenged each other to go farther and push the envelope. The loss of David Bowie will be hard to swallow for everyone. He leaves behind a rich history of musical and cultural experimentation and invention that will rarely be seen again, if ever. He was one of a kind. The man that fell to Earth has gone back to the planet that he came from. Condolences to his family and fans.


Chris Coady – One of the most rewarding couple of days in my life really. DB had reached out to Dave (2nd from the left) about working on a song and shortly after he appeared to hear what we had been up to. He was a very easy guy to be around despite being one of the most prolific and influential musicians on earth. When I asked him his favorite band he said it was Lightning Bolt. When it was my turn to share I talked to him about Studer tape machines but it was only a minute before it reoccurred to me that he had spent so much more time working on them than I had! We were sad when he was done with his parts because he kept us laughing the whole time. After we took this photo and he left we all ran to our computers to email the photo to our mothers. It hasn’t been seen by anyone else until today.


Mike Ness – On Saturday night, my wife and I were flipping through the channels before going to bed, when we saw VH1 was airing the Ziggy Stardust concert in its entirety. We watched the two hour show mesmerized by his showmanship. I hadn’t seen any of this footage since I was a teenager. I was in awe.

We talked about what an incredibly talented and clever songwriter he was, but I just couldn’t get over his stage presence. I couldn’t take my eyes off him, and he never did the same move twice.

His music got me through a troubled childhood. He provided joy, imagination, and escape. His phrasing when he sings, his poetic and stylish lyrics…this man shaped thousands of boys and girls who went on to be their own rock stars. Thank you, Mr. Bowie, for the special gifts you gave all of us.

Fred Sablan (Goon Moon/Marilyn Manson) – Beyond heartbroken

Eelctric Lady Studios – Thank you David

Elton John – I am still in shock. Never saw it coming. My deepest condolences to Iman and the family. An amazing life. An amazing career.

Edoardo Bennatoleggi

Anton Corbijn – DAVID BOWIE, chicago 1980. Your star will shine forever


Glenn Hughes – Sleep well my dear friend …style ~ fashion ~ music from the last century ? It was YOU. Thanks for cutting my hair and throwing away all of my clothes that I bought in Kensington , London….thanks for helping me with a vision to change …& to have ‪#‎NOFEAR‬…watching you write the Station to Station album at my house was surreal …ill leave a light on for you.

Tool – RIP DAVID BOWIE. As you might imagine, the members of Tool, their management, crew, and the entire Tool family are big DAVID BOWIE fans, and, as such, are deeply saddened by his recent passing. Although the man will be greatly missed on this pale blue dot, all of us will continue to be inspired by his music, art and legacy. The stars look very differently…, indeed


The Prettiest Star – a Tribute to David Bowie 1947 / 2016

This pubblication contains transcriptions of how the world reacted to his death and is a tribute to one of the brightest stars ever.