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"The picture I have in my head is of him cracking up in the studio," Reeves Gabrels says. "Because we just used to be able to make each other laugh."
Dream-pop or buzzy rock and roll? If you're this New York trio, why choose?
For decades, David Bowie helped young music fans realize that identity could shift, that you could love both reading and rock 'n' roll, that pop could hold lessons about love and integrity and grace.
The new father spoke about his inspirations, including the memoirs of Rick James and George Clinton, his business acumen, what the war in the streets is really about and, of course, Gucci.
Bowie's final album was recorded in collaboration with jazz musicians and inspired by Kendrick Lamar. Even when it challenges, Blackstar resonates because it emphasizes emotion.
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