by Tom Pakinkis
about 2 hours ago David Bowie pays tribute to Rob Stringer at Music Week Awards 2014
David Bowie paid tribute to Columbia president Rob Stringer last night as the exec was handed the prestigious Strat at the Music Week Awards 2014.
In his message - which has been posted on his Facebook page as well as being read out at the awards ceremony itself - Bowie speaks of the multi-talented Stringer’s commitment to his artists and credits him with pulling his latest LP The Next Day to No.1 around the world.Music Week
April 25, 2014 11:39David Bowie hints at new album in awards ceremony message The music legend suggests he is working on new material in a tongue-in-cheek tribute to Columbia US chairman
David Bowie has hinted that he is working on a new album in a tongue-in-cheek message of support to his record label boss.
The singer sent a message of congratulations to Columbia US chairman Rob Stringer, who picked up the Strat Award at the Music Week Awards in London last night (April 24).
In the message, Bowie says the record label boss answered the door to him wearing a Daft Punk helmet once, that he once sung falsetto on a London Grammar track and choreographed an "interpretive dance" to One Direction’s 'They Don't Know About Us' for the cast of Glee.
He added: "When he asked me if I minded if he took a few Saturdays off from his duties as percussionist on my new album this year in order to catch the Luton Town football club fixtures, how could I refuse? It’s the least I could offer to the man who with his own hands pulled my album to Number One throughout the world."
A spokesperson for David Bowie declined to comment, but it is likely that Bowie's message is playful. However, fans have been quick to speculate that this could mean the singer is working on a new album.
One Facebook user, ?Ethan Paquet, wrote, "Wait – does that confirm that Bowie has a new album coming out this year?!?" ?Rut Rut? meanwhile commented: "New album THIS YEAR? That's not 'The Next Day', people."
David Bowie released his last album 'The Next Day' in 2013. Earlier this year, the album's producer Tony Visconti revealed that that there are two or three "astounding" tracks left over from the sessions for the LP. NME
Friday 25th April 2014 by Andrew TrendellDavid Bowie makes surprise 'speech' at Music Week AwardsThin White Duke issues statement for Rob StringerDavid Bowie made a surprise 'speech' by issuing a statement at the 2014 Music Week Awards in London last night (Thursday 24 February).
The elusive icon, who has made very few public appearances and done absolutely no press in recent years, made a statement in honour of Rob Stringer - the US Chairman of Columbia Records who picked the prestigious Strat Award.
Bowie famously did something similar at this year's BRIT Awards, when he asked Kate Moss to claim his prize and deliver a written speech, that controversially urged Scotland to avoid independence. Gigwise