David Bowie’s A Reality Tour could have used some Aladdin Sane

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, FEB. 5, 2010 By Steve Newton The first time I saw David Bowie in concert was at the Pacific Coliseum in early ’76 on the Station to Station tour. While it was an entrancing show—all blinding white light and Earl Slick’s biting, feedback-laden guitar—the Thin White Duke’s performance was clinical and … Continue reading David Bowie’s A Reality Tour could have used some Aladdin Sane

Affable hipster David Bowie enthrals on A Reality Tour in Vancouver

@shotbykevin ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JAN. 29, 2004 By Steve Newton Boy, talk about goin' through ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. Although he's always been one of the most charismatic rock stars of all time, David Bowie hasn't always been able--or willing--to connect with a live audience. I recall seeing him at the Pacific Coliseum on the … Continue reading Affable hipster David Bowie enthrals on A Reality Tour in Vancouver

Lee Rocker goes solo after Stray Cats and Phantom, Rocker and Slick

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MARCH 14, 2007 By Steve Newton As a kid growing up in Long Island, New York, standup bassist Lee Rocker would marvel at Earl Slick's razor-edged guitar work on the 1974 David Bowie concert album, David Live. He never expected that 10 years later he'd be playing with Slick … Continue reading Lee Rocker goes solo after Stray Cats and Phantom, Rocker and Slick