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Bernie Sanders Ends Iowa Caucus Celebration Speech With David Bowie's "Starman"

Music NewsWeston PaganoComment

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has already collaborated with artists from Run The Jewels' Killer Mike to Vampire Weekend, and last night he kept the political revolution musical by signing off his post-Iowa caucus speech with a nice nod to the late, great David Bowie's classic "Starman."

The septuagenarian's song choice may harken back to past generations of rock 'n' roll, but after winning 86% of the votes from ages 17-24 the lines "Let the children lose it / Let the children use it / Let all the children boogie" seem perfectly appropriate.

And that's not all, Sanders plans to keep the tunes going and will be joined by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Killer Mike, and Red Hot Chili Peppers at the “Feel the Bern” benefit concert at Los Angeles' The Theatre at Ace Hotel this February 5.

"Starman" kicks in at about the 16:30 mark.

Read our review of Bowie's ★ (Blackstar).

Hear David Bowie's Second Haunting '★' ('Blackstar') Single "Lazarus"

New MusicWeston PaganoComment

Following the chilling and bizarre title-track and video released last month, David Bowie has revealed another lengthy glimpse of his forthcoming LP, which is looking set to be one of the most challenging and progressive works of 2016.

Woozy yet deliberate, the former Thin White Duke twists prog rock and jazz in "Lazarus," a six and a half minute track previously featured in the new off-Broadway play of the same name. Saxophonist Donny McCaslin's brass wails back Bowie as he laments, "Look up here / I'm in heaven / I've got scars that can't be seen." Lazarus, being the subject of biblical reincarnation, has hope though: "Oh I'll be free / Just like that bluebird."

"Lazarus" will have its official video premiere 1/7, with coming out in its entirety the following day via Columbia.