Photo: Jimmy KingIn the wake of David Bowie's announcement last month that come March ***** be releasing The Next Day, his first new studio effort in almost a decade, fans have been keeping their fingers crossed that the rock legend will decide to return to the concert stage. Unfortunately, the album's co-producer, Tony Visconti, has revealed in numerous interviews that Bowie has told him he has absolutely no interest in touring behind the record.
Meanwhile, longtime Bowie guitarist Earl Slick says he isn't so sure that the influential singer won't hit the road again. Slick tells Spinner, "I wouldn't be surprised if he ****** and I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't tour."
For his part, the guitar slinger is champing at the bit to tour with Bowie.
"I would love nothing more than to tour with Bowie right now and I think it would be the most exciting thing that music would experience for a long time," he declares. "I'm serious. David, we have to tour."
Regarding the music on The Next Day, Slick says, "It's amazing." He describes some of the material as being reminiscent of songs from Bowie's classic 1970s album Diamond Dogs and Station to Station, while noting that "it is extremely eclectic and it is uniquely Bowie."
He adds, "There is just never anything like Bowie record and I think that's why I'm so happy that at least we got to the album."
The Next Day hits stores on March 12.
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