David Bowie Denies Musical Rumours
There will be no Mamma Mia-esque reinvention of Bowie's songs for new stage show
The Guardian reported on Sunday that a futuristic fantasy called Heroes: The Musical will tell the story of Major Tom, as well as the starman and a "young dude" called David and will have its world premiere in March at the IndigO2 venue, inside London's former Millennium Dome.
"We could not really believe it when they gave us permission," said Deep Singh, who wrote the musical. "His people had warned us that it was very unlikely that he would be interested and that he had been asked many times before."
And it seems that he did NOT give permission after all. Following the announcement of the musical at the weekend a post on Bowie's official website appeared which said:
"Neither the David Bowie Organisation, nor its co-publishers EMI Music and Chrysalis, has issued a license for this performance at the O2. There are no negotiations pending for a long running musical featuring the music of Mr. Bowie".