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Oct 23, 2023

Perhaps it was David Bowie’s refusal to cooperate with director Todd Haynes which set the latter’s third feature film on its ultimate course toward greatness. Despite the efforts of believers Michael Stipe (himself among the film’s producers) and Kim Gordon to persuade Bowie otherwise, the rock icon ultimately declined to participate in the film’s production, denying Haynes the rights to such classic tracks as “Lady Stardust,” “All the Young Dudes,” and “Lady Grinning Soul,” and prompting him to explore more elaborate creative avenues. More