David Bowie Retires (Top Story)

12/30/2010
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David Bowie Retires was a top story in November. Here it is again as we recap 2010: (Gibson) Waiting for David Bowie to make his triumphant return to the stage? Rolling Stone says you probably shouldn't hold your breath. It looks like the Thin White Duke has quietly retired. For real.

Rolling Stone's Andy Greene says it has been four years since Bowie last performed in public, with a three-song set at the BlackBall charity concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Green notes that Bowie's 2004 Reality tour was cut short when he suffered a heart attack, and that last year Bowie told the New York Times he had no plans to return to the stage.

Greene notes that many rock stars who have announced their retirements returned to the stage a few years later, including Bowie himself, who famously retired at the height of Ziggy Stardust mania in 1973. "The fact he's said virtually nothing this time around indicates he may well be done forever," Greene said, before cheekily adding, "…though in a few weeks the annual 'Bowie's headlining Coachella!!' rumors should once again surface." - more on this story

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