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A superior degree of control: George Underwood

When I researched Starman, I was exceptionally lucky to speak both to enemies of David Bowie – for instance, ex-wife Angie – and friends. I felt especially lucky to speak … Continue Reading →


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A wonderful island: Iggy and Ziggy

I’ve been lucky, in that there’ve always been magical, unforgettable voyages in every book I’ve worked on. With my David Bowie book, my trips to see the various interviewees resulted in … Continue Reading →


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Newton’s lore: finding the alien in Bowie

As London audiences are learning right now, Thomas Jerome Newton was a character with whom David Bowie remained fascinated, right through to the end of his life. And the person … Continue Reading →


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You’ve made something out of nothing: Enda Walsh and Lazarus

Over the next week, I’ll be updating this site with a string of interviews to reflect the UK Opening of Lazarus, and the appearance of the updated version of Starman. … Continue Reading →


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Updated Starman, Tofifest, V&A and more.

I’m pleased to confirm that the updated UK edition of Starman is now in the shops, and also to announce a string of author appearances in London and Torun, Poland, … Continue Reading →


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A rebel is made: Brian Jones and the Protherough Affair

  Readers of Sympathy for the Devil might well remember the incident that marks the dawn of Brian Jones’s rebel status: namely, the “Protherough Affair.” This was a dispute between … Continue Reading →


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Houdini in Islington

I’ll be giving a talk about Lazarus and David Bowie’s Houdini Magic this Wednesday, 27 January at Waterstone’s, in one of their best locations, Islington Green, 7.30 (I remember that this … Continue Reading →


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I’ll be free just like that Bluebird

Like countless people across the world, I was shocked by Monday’s morning’s news. David Bowie was a beacon of hope, of possibilities, for me and countless others. My life would not have … Continue Reading →


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Brian auf Deutsch

There are several translations of Brian Jones: Sympathy for the Devil imminent. I was pleased to take delivery this morning of the German version; published by Hannibal Verlage.


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Paint It Black Friday!

Paint it Black Friday! A reminder that I’ll be doing a reading from Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones at Book Court in Brooklyn this Friday, 27 November.