With the main recording for the next Dandy Warhols record at an end, the band now turns its eye to two true musical geniuses for additional collaboration.
Tony Visconti is best known for his work with David Bowie and T.Rex during the 1970s. He has a reunion, of sorts, with Bowie, as producer of of this summer’s Heathen. The Warhols previously worked with Visconti on
the 2000 rendition of Neil Young’s “Ohio”. Courtney and Tony Visconti plan to work together this weekend at Visconti’s base of operations in New York.
Nick Rhodes is a founding member of Duran Duran, one of the most influential bands the past twenty years. A brilliant musician in his own right, Rhodes has also produced work for such bands as Kajagoogoo and Blondie. Courtney plans to meet with Nick in a London studio next week to hash out just what the shape this collaboration will take.
Warhols Summer Plans, Part One
Okay, so we’re done recording the record…so to speak. What do we have planned for this summer? Rather than sitting around Portland making stupid movies, we’re going to Europe. Oh, you’re going to be there too? Cool. Check out our June and July Tour schedules, maybe we’ll meet up.
Meltdown Sellout Frenzy
Tickets for Bowie’s performance with the Warhols (June 29, Royal Festival Hall, London) sold out it less than thirty minutes. Wild.
Warhols Appearing At Bowie’s Meltdown Festival
(from billboard.com) David Bowie has selected a star-studded lineup for the U.K.’s Meltdown festival, including Coldplay, Gorillaz, Suede, Mercury Rev, Supergrass, Pete Yorn, and Badly Drawn Boy. The event, which runs June 12-30 at Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, will also feature a June 29 performance by Bowie, The Dandy Warhols, and BBCRadio 2 DJ Jonathan Ross.