September 22 [10:00 EDT] -- It seems like you can't go out for a beer in Chicago these days without stumbling across a rock and roll giant.
Last week, the Rolling Stones warmed up for their upcoming Bridges To Babylon tour by treating 500 fans at the city's Double Door club to more than an hour's worth of pure Stonesmanship (see "Stones Pass Through The Double Door" from September 19).
Now, word comes that David Bowie surprised some 600 fans at Chicago's Vic Theatre with an 80-minute set spanning his lengthy career.
"I'm going to play a few songs for you... some old, some new, some you'll like, some you won't,' Bowie told the crowd as he trotted out gems like "Fame," "Jean Genie," and "Scary Monsters" and newer cuts from his drum n' bass influenced offering, "Earthling."
Perhaps as a nod to the new and improved Bowie, the Chemical Brothers were tapped as the opening act for the evening, which was the latest
in the string of Miller Beer Blind Date concerts.
Meanwhile, the "Los Angeles Times" reports that Bowie will share the screen with Trent Reznor in the video for Reznor's remix of Bowie's "I'm Afraid Of Americans."
As previously reported, Reznor remixed the track for an upcoming EP that will also feature Ice Cube. Now the "Times" reports that the release, which will also feature the remix work of Photek, will arrive in stores on October 14.