I was never a huge fan of David Bowie. In my formative years ‘Let’s Dance’ was played on the radio and MTV ad nauseam. That’s not to say I didn’t recognize how talented of a person he is. With his recent unfortunate passing (fuck cancer again) I thought I’d challenge myself to see if I can connect David Bowie to Ronnie James Dio in the style of the Kevin Bacon game.
I thought going through Trent Reznor, since he appeared on ‘I’m Afraid of Americans’, would be the easiest path considering his musical style was the closest thing to metal I could find concerning Bowie. However it was Mick Jagger that led me on the true path.
Of course David Bowie did ‘Dancing In The Streets’ with Mick Jagger. Jeff Beck has appeared on a couple of Mick Jagger solo albums. Jeff Beck appeared on Brian May’s solo album ‘Another World’. Brian May played on the Black Sabbath album ‘Headless Cross’ with Tony Iommi. And of course Tony was in Sabbath/Heaven and Hell with Dio. After I posted this I realized I can go straight from David Bowie to Brian May since they both performed on ‘Under Pressure’ then to Tony Iommi then to Ronnie James Dio.
Here is the aforementioned Trent Reznor with David Bowie in ‘I’m Afraid of Americans’.
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