Music Gear News
Bono's singing lessons from David Bowie
David Bowie showed Bono how to sing beyond his "man" voice, and add a feminine touch to his vocals.
The U2 frontman has spoken about his love of the 'Life on Mars' hitmaker, and how indebted his band are to him for the things he introduced them to.
He told Rolling Stone magazine: "U2 owe him a lot. He introduced us to Berlin and Hansa Studios, to collaborating with Brian Eno.
"It's the high singing, beyond your 'man' voice into the feminine. And there's the staging, the attempt to be innovative.
"Bowie wasn't afraid to use scale, to dramatize things. His set list was not just a jukebox he could run through. It was drama."
The Irish 'Beautiful Day' singer also compared the singer to a UK version of Elvis.
He added: "It's not exaggerating to say, what Elvis meant to America, David Bowie meant to the UK and Ireland. It was that radical a shift in consciousness.
"The first time I saw him was singing 'Starman' on television. It was like a creature falling from the sky. Americans put a man on the moon. We had our own British guy from space - with an Irish mother."
He also picked his top 15 songs by David, including 'Space Oddity', 'Changes' and lesser known tracks including 'Five Years' and 'Lady Grinning Soul'.Posted on 23 Nov 2010 06:30 to category : Band / Celebrity News
Related Music News
An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.
Founding guitarist of legendary LA band Y and T Joey Alves passes away due to complications relating to Ulcerative Colitis. Documentary on soon to follow.
Destroyer Cola is to be the latest release in rock veterans Kiss' long line of merchandise currently available to the general public for purchase
In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC
Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.
Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio
Recent Music News
Through a collaboration with Martin, Sheeran's latest signature model features artwork from his latest album '÷' and has been built to his exact specifications.
Designed in collaboration with celebrated musician Devin Townsend, Mooer's Ocean Machine blends gorgeous, transient tones with powerful expression and depth.
JHS Pedals give us the lowdown on their latest pedal launches and re-releases from NAMM 2017, with products Shipping to European dealers on April 24th.
Introducing a sleek aesthetic to an established favourite, Arturia's Step Range offer an extensive selection of creative options to the discerning musician.
News has emerged from Superbooth that Behringer will be introducing their brand new Deep Mind 6, a smaller more condensed version of its big brother DeepMind 12
Utilizing innovative features designed to complement the modern piano player, Yamaha's MX88 Synth offers a re purposed design and flawless functionality.