David Bowie Interviews

  • Tony Visconti

    Tony Visconti talks about four decades of working with David Bowie

    Tony Visconti interviewed by radio station WNYC ahead of the release of Blackstar, just days before David Bowie's death in January 2016...
  • Tony Visconti discusses the making of “Heroes”

    “Heroes” producer Tony Visconti relates the story behind the track. This is a longer version of a piece found in epidode 2 of the BBC Four programme ‘Music Moguls: Melody Makers’....
  • Carlos Alomar interviewed

    David Bowie’s guitarists share their secrets

    In this series of interviews some of David Bowie's guitarists share the stories behind some of his famous riffs....
  • Zachary Alford drummer David Bowie

    Zachary Alford on the making of ‘The Next Day’

    In an interview with Rolling Stone, David Bowie drummer Zachary Alford discusses the making of 'The Next Day', the best kept secret in rock history....
  • Friday Night with Ross and Bowie in 2002

    Friday Night with Ross and Bowie

    On 5 July 2002 Bowie was the subject of a 45-minute BBC One special with Jonathan Ross, performing four tracks (‘Fashion’, ‘Slip Away‘, ‘Everyone Says ‘Hi’‘ and ‘Ziggy Stardust’). As well as offering Ross out for a few rounds of boxing (“I’ve been doing a bit of sparring –...
  • David Bowie interviewed about ‘Life On Mars’

    In this 2002 interview for Swedish television, Bowie discusses ‘Life On Mars’. Bizarrely, he doesn’t seem too sure which album it appeared on, which musicians played on it, or when it was released as a single. But that’s the side effects of the cocaine I guess!...
  • David Bowie discusses and performs ‘I Feel Free’

    David Bowie originally performed ‘I Feel Free’ during his Ziggy Stardust tour in 1972. Twenty-one years later, Bowie recorded the song for his ‘Black Tie White Noise’ album. This featured guitarist Mick Ronson on a Bowie recording for the first time since 1973. Bowie’s version was also included on a...
  • David Bowie uncut interview from 1987

    In this uncut interview from 1987, Bowie discusses the influence of Andy Warhol and the reasons for choosing Peter Frampton as the guitarist on the ‘Never Let Me Down’ album. After an unscheduled interruption because of a ringing phone, he talks about the controversy surrounding the video for ‘Day In Day...
  • David Bowie impersonates cassette tape from West Side studios

    David Bowie impersonates Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop & Lou Reed

    Mark Saunders was working as an Assistant Engineer at London's Westside Studios in 1985. Here he tells the story of when David Bowie recorded 'Absolute Beginners' and 'Dancing In the Street', and how he left the tape running as Bowie goofed around, impersonating everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Iggy...