Morning Music Notes – David Bowie Makes Internet Explode

David Bowie is Back with New Song, Album, and 66th Birthday

David Bowie, best known for an appearance in Extras, is releasing his first album in 10 years (via NME). The album is called The Next Day, and is out on March 8 (Australia), March 11 (UK/most other countries), March 12 (North America). It will have 14 tracks, and 3 Deluxe Version bonus tracks.

David Bowie - Where Are We Now - via Screen Cap

Who saw this coming? After years of hiding away like Bruce Wayne in the beginning of the Dark Knight Rises, Bowie has finally re-emerged, putting those health rumours to rest. To celebrate his announcement, which comes on his 66th birthday, Bowie has gotten absolutely smashed released a new video for a track called Where Are We Now?, which is what many senile, old men ask after about 10 minutes of going for a walk. The track is a slower ballad, which you can check out below, with the tracklisting below that.

David Bowie – Where Are We Now?

Tracklisting for David Bowie – The Next Day

1. The Next Day
2. Dirty Boys
3. The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
4. Love Is Lost
5. Where Are We Now?
6. Valentine’s Day
7. If You Can See Me
8. I’d Rather Be High
9. Boss Of Me
10. Dancing Out In Space
11. How Does The Grass Grow
12. (You Will) Set The World On Fire
13. You Feel So Lonely You Could Die
14. Heat

Deluxe Tracks
15. So She
16. I’ll Take You There
17. Plan

The Weeknd is Done Recording Album Number Two

The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye has tweeted “2013”, along with a picture that shows 2 computer folders – “2013 art work” and “2013 untitled album.” It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out that The Weeknd hacked someone’s computer will be releasing a new studio album this year. I would also wager that the album doesn’t yet have a name, but it does have some art work. The Weeknd recently release his album, Trilogy, which was just certified gold in both Canada and the United States.

Apple’s App Store Hits 40 Billion Downloads

If you hadn’t read the headline, and you were asked to guess how many apps from Apple’s iTunes store have been downloaded, would you have guessed 40 billion? If you said yes, then you are what I call a liar. Amazingly, Apple has announced that they have hit the 40 billion download mark since opening the store 4 years ago, with half coming in the past year alone (via Digital Trends).

There are now just under 800,000 apps in the App Store, which can be downloaded in 155 countries. It should be noted that 99% of the apps are useless and you will only use for 2 minutes before becoming bored with them.

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