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David Bowie: 1947-2016

Ingen annan har påverkat den alternativa musikscenen lika mycket. Ingen annan har inspirerat artisterna Zero skriver om lika mycket. David Bowie var störst! Som en sista bugning har vi samlat ihop ett litet hyllningskollage med musik, bilder och kondoleanser från kollegor. 

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Toni Visconti (producerade nya Blackstar och många av Bowies mest legendariska verk):

”He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry.”

Iggy Pop (Bowies gode vän och ständige samarbetspartner):

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

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Madonna:

”Talented . Unique. Genius. Game Changer. The Man who fell to Earth. Your Spirit Lives on Forever!”

Pet Shop Boys (som gjorde en väldigt uppskattad remix på ”Hello Spaceboy”):

”We are all David 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”


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Anders Trentemøller:

”This is indeed a sad, sad day. But Bowies music will live forever! A big inspiration to me and to so many people”

Nina Hagen (som gjort covers på både ”Ziggy Stardust” och ”The Secret Life of Arabia”):

”Rest in peace & love, David Bowie. Auf Wiedersehen in the Homeland of the Soul”

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Jürgen Engler (Die Krupps):

”I really wish he would have lived longer, his death is the biggest loss for the musical world… I just bought his fantastic new album on Friday, and now I know it will be his last… I am seriously devastated”

Howard Jones:

”Bowie was one of the special few who profoundly influenced several generations of artists and his contribution to positively changing views of sexuality cannot be underestimated. All of his work was true art and will we ever see another giant like this in the world of popular music culture? David Bowie, the ultimate cool dude in the best possible way – let’s celebrate his amazing life.”

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Annie Lennox:

”Like a gazillion other people, I feel stunned by the news that David Bowie has departed this earth.
At the loss of someone who has impacted and influenced your life, you can hardly begin to measure the shape of what’s left behind. Our personal and collective inner landscape has shifted and we’re trying to come to terms with it. No one exists forever and it seems our elegant gentleman was well aware that his last mortal chapter was about to reach it’s conclusion. ‘Blackstar’ was his parting gift.
Provocative and nightmarishly ‘otherworldly’…”

 Billy Idol:

”Nearly brought to tears by sudden news of David Bowie’s passing. He inspired us to go beyond the norm and reach out and dispel the void of life in 70’s England with our own art forms…”

1976: David Bowie poses for an RCA publicity shot in 1976. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Siouxsie (Siouxsie and the Banshees):

 ”I’ve been in a total daze all day, not believing the very sad news. Bowie was life changing and ground breaking. I just want to say a huge thank you to the one and only Starman. Love Siouxsie”

Wayne Hussey (The Mission):

”I am stunned, devastated, completely lost for words at the news I have just read of David Bowie’s death this morning. Like with so many others, he’s been a huge influence on me and his music has been omnipresent in my life since I was a young teenager. I cannot believe this has happened. So many eulogies will be written and said over the next days, next weeks, next months. All I can really say is that I love David Bowie, always will. I, like millions of others, will miss him. A big piece of me died today also. RIP.”

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Om Johan Arenbo

Har varit med på "Zero-resan" sedan 2003. Är, efter ett halvdussin år i den tyska huvudstaden, tillbaka i Sydsverige och har förhoppningen att Zero kan hjälpa till att bygga broar mellan olika kulturformer. Vad har Kraftwerk, Prince, Depeche Mode, Hildegard Knef, David Bowie, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Klaus Schulze, The Orb, Smashing Pumpkins, Lee "Scratch" Perry, De La Soul, Joy Division, James Brown, Aphex Twin, Erik Satie, Nina Hagen, Max Raabe, Syd Barrett, Kate Bush och The Stone Roses gemensamt? Jo, det handlar om genomtänkt och intressant musik. Det är det - och inget annat - som räknas!

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