David Bowie denies giving permission for his songs to be used in new musical

Star's spokesman says there have been 'no negotiations' with any musical

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David Bowie has denied that he has given permission for his songs to be used in a new musical.

It was widely reported over the weekend that the singer had agreed to allow his songs to be used for a futuristic fantasy about his life called ‘Heroes: The Musical'[/url], which was reported to be getting its world premiere next March at London’s IndigO2 venue.

But, according to Bowie‘s official spokesman, this is incorrect and neither the singer nor his management are in negotiation for his songs to be used in a musical.


The statement reads: “Neither the David Bowie Organisation, nor its co-publishers EMI Music and Chrysalis, has issued a license for this performance at the O2. There are no negotiations pending for a long running musical featuring the music of Mr. Bowie”.

Deep Singh, who has written ‘Heroes: The Musical’, said yesterday that the production had been granted permission from the singer, but this appears to have been incorrect.

Bowie last released a studio album in 2003 with ‘Reality’ and is widely thought to have “retired” from making music.


Meanwhile, Uncut have launched a new iPad app which allows you to take a look back on the history of the iconic singer.

‘David Bowie: The Ultimate Music Guide’ gives an overview of The Thin White Duke’s five-decade long career with rare interviews taken from the archives of NME and Melody Maker, as well as newly-commissioned reviews of each of the singer’s studio albums.

The package costs £2.99 and is available from iTunes. A lite version of the app, which can be downloaded for free, is also available from iTunes.

Latest music and film news on Uncut.co.uk.

Uncut have teamed up with Sonic Editions to curate a number of limited-edition framed iconic rock photographs, featuring the likes of Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan and The Clash. View the full collection here.


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