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David Bowie Celebrates 66th Birthday, Announces New Album!

David Bowie 2012
David Bowie by Larry Busacca, WireImage / Getty Images

From Ultimate Classic Rock :

David Bowie will release a brand new studio album, The Next Day, in March, 2013. It will be the recently reclusive rocker’s first new record since 2003′s Reality. Bowie wasted no time this morning (January 8th) kicking off his 66th birthday celebration, launching a new website mere minutes after midnight ET with the announcement and the release of a video for the record’s first single, “Where Are We Now?”

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Remembering Steve Clark

Portrait of Steve Clark Guitarist for Def Leppard
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On This Date, January 8th, in 1991: Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark was found dead at his Chelsea flat by his girlfriend, after a night of heavy drinking and prescription drug consumption. He was 30 years old. An autopsy revealed the cause of death as an overdose of codeine combined with Valium, morphine and alcohol. In 2007, Clark was posthumously ranked No.11 on Classic Rock Magazine’s 100 Wildest Guitar Heroes. What a waste. RIP, Steve.

Happy Birthday, Elvis Presley!

Elvis Presely Stamp

The late, great Elvis Presley was born on this day, January 8th, in 1935. Coincidentally, on this day in 1993 (16 years after his death), the U.S. Postal Service issued the Elvis Presley stamp. Rock On, Elvis.

Happy Birthday, David Bowie!

David Bowie (born David Jones in 1947) turns 62 years old today. Bowie shares his special day with the late great Elvis Presley and Mike Reno, the lead singer from Lover Boy!