Did David Bowie really have different coloured eyes?

David Bowie Eyes One of the enduring legends around the Thin White Duke was the unearthly colour of his eyes… but the truth is rather different. When he hit superstardom in the early 1970s, David Bowie had a genuinely unearthly aura about him. His deathly pale complexion, his brightly-coloured hair and downright peculiar dress made him appear to be an alien, just…

Cambridge ‘Pink Floyd’ pub and grassroots venue set for demolition

A pub and grassroots music venue famous for its links to Pink Floyd is to be demolished after a decade spent fighting redevelopment plans. The Flying Pig in Cambridge was regularly visited by the band’s original frontman  Syd Barrett . It is said to be the place where he first met future Pink Floyd guitarist and co-lead vocalist  David Gilmour, when it…

An Ode to A Knight’s Tale and Its Perfect David Bowie Dance Scene

Once upon a time in a treacherous land called LAX, two men met at the flying-saucer-shaped restaurant that used to hover over the tarmac. Designed by Disney Imagineers and decked out with lava lamps and fiber-optic lighting, the futuristic hot spot called Encounter was once described as “the kinda place George Jetson, James Bond, and Barbarella could drink together.” Reportedly frequented by…

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ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’ Video Hits 500 Million Views On YouTube

The video for ABBA’s 1976 megahit and global anthem “Dancing Queen” has hit the memorable milestone of 500 million views on YouTube. The club-based promotional clip is now available in a long-awaited 4K HD version. The clip has taken little more than a decade to reach the half-billion threshold, having been uploaded to ABBA’s official YouTube channel in October 2009. The…

The Iconic Album Covers of Hipgnosis: Meet “The Beatles of Album Cover Art” Who Created Unforgettable Designs for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel & Many More

Try calling to mind Nirvana’s Nevermind without its naked, swimming baby; or London Calling without Paul Simenon smashing his bass. Think of Sgt. Pepper’s or Abbey Road without thinking about their sleeves. Classic rock albums and classic, unforgettable album covers are inseparably intertwined. Imagine Dark Side of the Moon without its prism…. Hipgnosis, the design team behind the nearly 50-year-old album cover/t-shirt/poster/bumper sticker/coffee mug/etc. completely nailed it, as they say,…

Full-color anime art wall appears in Tokyo station as Jujutsu Kaisen returns to Shibuya

Cast of occult hit shares hallway with characters from other popular manga. Like a lot of long-running anime/manga hits, Jujutsu Kaisen’s story is divided up into arcs. One of them called the “Shibuya Incident Arc,” starts off in Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood, and in a case of life imitating art there’s a Jujutsu Kaisen happening taking place in the real Shibuya right now. Over the past few days,…