David Bowie on The Next Day: “It was originally going to be about prostitutes at the Vatican!”

David Bowie’s closest collaborators have shed light on the creation of The Next Day in our cover feature on his album in the new Uncut.

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David Bowie’s closest collaborators have shed light on the creation of The Next Day in our cover feature on his album in the new Uncut.

Members of Bowie’s band, including Earl Slick, Gail Ann Dorsey, Sterling Campbell, Zachary Alford and Gerry Leonard, reveal how the record was made in the issue, out on Thursday (February 28).

“On one song I changed the beat and David said, ‘I like that!’ and went in a new direction. He said, ‘I’m going to change the lyrics. It was originally going to be about prostitutes at the Vatican!’” explains drummer Zachary Alford.

As well as the in-depth 10-page review, we look at what Bowie’s been up to over the last ten years – a lot, surprisingly – and take another look at his late-period albums, including Heathen, Outside and The Buddha Of Suburbia.

The new issue of Uncut is out on Thursday, February 28.

Picture: Jimmy King

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