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David Bowie wouldn’t give Todd Haynes permission to use any of his Ziggy Stardust-era songs, planning to keep them for a stage-screen project of his own—which never came to pass. So Haynes turned to Bryan Ferry, and the soundtrack for Haynes fabulous glitter rock epic VELVET GOLDMINE was born. (Songs by Roxy Music were covered by Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood.)

The film—starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ewan McGregor (as stand-ins for Bowie and Iggy Pop), Toni Collette, Christian Bale, and Eddy Izzard—screens this week at Lincoln Center, as part of a free double-bill with Alex Ross Perry’s HER SMELL.


Thursday, August 29, at 6 pm.

Walter Reade Theater

165 West 65th Street, New York City.

Todd Haynes, Velvet Goldmine (1998), from top: Ewan McGregor (left) and Jonathan Rhys Meyers; Christian Bale (left), photograph by Peter Mountain / Zenith / Killer Films / Kobal / Shutterstock; Rhys Meyers; Haynes (left), Rhys Meyers, and Toni Collette at Cannes; McGregor; Rhys Meyers. Images courtesy and © the filmmaker, the performers, and the photographers.


Bryan Ferry will be back in Paris this week, performing at the Palais des Congres.

See Neil Tennant on Ferry’s Another Time, Another Place album art.


Saturday, June 2, at 8 pm.

Palais des Congres

2 place de la Porte Maillot, 17th, Paris.

From top: Bryan Ferry’s Another Time, Another Place (1974)—photographed by Eric Boman at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles—featured Manolo Blahnik in the background in green Oxford bags; Olympia (2010) cover. Images courtesy Bryan Ferry, Island Records, and Virgin Records.


“I loved American music. From the age of about 10, every week you’d discover somebody new. I was very much into jazz. You know how English people are; there’s a certain amount of musical snobbery. I mean, I loved Little Richard and Fats Domino, but when I heard Charlie Parker for the first time, this was something I really loved, and nobody else who I knew knew anything about him. It’s good to have your private obsessions.” — Bryan Ferry*

Roxy Music has revisited their 1972 self-titled debut album with a 45th anniversary reissue packed with unreleased demos, outtakes, radio sessions and more. ROXY MUSIC—45TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION is out now in a variety of formats, including a 3CD/DVD super deluxe edition that also comes with a 136-page book.”**

The DVD includes video footage of “Would You Believe,” “If There is Something,” “Sea Breezes,” and “Virginia Plain” filmed in 1972 at Bataclan.

Roxy Music, from left: Paul Thompson, Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, and Brian Eno. Image courtesy Roxy Music and the BBC.