BIG Music News: Queen, David Bowie

QUEEN:  Brian May is upset at a recent profile of his new book

Brian May is very upset with London's Sunday Times over the paper's profile of his new book, Queen in 3-D.

He writes on his website, "Look at this garbage! We gave the Sunday Times a worldwide exclusive to serialize my Queen in 3-D book and this is what they came up with. 'Freddie and Me' is NOT what the book is about... You just have to wonder how these people sleep at night, churning out this cheap rubbish."

What in particular is he upset about? "The opening of the piece inside says, 'Tragedy, debauchery...and dwarves.'! NONE of this tired old stuff features in the book, or was discussed in the interview. This woman came into my house, pretended she was a fan and was going to write a nice piece about the book, as agreed -- then went away and wrote this pathetic sensationalistic drivel."

May fears that fans will get a distorted picture of his viewpoint. "I think the worst part of it all to me is that people will see this article and think that this came from me. They’ll think that this is the way I see things, and that this is what the book is about. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth."

Adding fuel to the fire, other British tabloids are extracting the sensational bits from the article.

DAVID BOWIE:  The son of the late rock 'n roll legend hasn't spoken to his mother in years

Noted movie director Duncan Jones, the only son of the late David Bowie, has not had any contact with his mother, Angie Bowie, in decades.

Born in 1971 and originally named Zowie Bowie, the future director of the films Moon, Source Code and Warcraft was nine when the couple divorced. His father was given custody.

Asked by the Times of London if she'd made any effort to reach out to Duncan since his father's death, the American-born Angie responded, "My son? No, why should I be? I’m not interested. It’s over. Nothing. Nothing to do with me.”

The interview also delves into the couple's sexuality. Angie says, "I sat down with David the first night I met him and we agreed we were bisexual. Later, when it came to understanding how we could reach the marketplace, I wondered if there was a niche suited to David. My conclusion was that conversation about bisexuality.”

MOODY BLUES:  Days of Future Passed 50th anniversary tour will have a special guest

The Moody Blues will have a special guest on their upcoming Days of Future Passed 50th anniversary tour -- actor Jeremy Irons.

The band's Justin Hayward says, "Last week I dashed over to London to record, film (and direct) Jeremy Irons performing ‘Morning Glory’ and ‘Late Lament’ from Days of Future Passed. He is the new ‘voice’ of these two spoken-word pieces, originally performed on the 1967 LP by keyboard player Mike Pinder and written by [drummer] Graeme Edge. He will be featured on giant video screens on our upcoming tour when we will be performing the album live for the first time."

He insists Irons is no pale substitute, either. "It was an absolute pleasure and a joy for me to record him. Jeremy has the perfect voice and presence for these two beautiful poems. His performance is powerful and extremely moving, and he brilliantly compliments Peter Knight’s orchestral arrangements that lead us into ‘Dawn Is a Feeling’ at the opening of the piece, and ‘Nights in White Satin’ at the close.”

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