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David Bowie was posthu­mously hon­oured with Best Male Solo Artist and Best Bri­tish Al­bum for Black­star at the BRIT Awards last month. His son Dun­can ac­cepted the Best Bri­tish Al­bum award, giv­ing a speech about the shock of know­ing his chil­dren will not grow up hav­ing David as their grand­fa­ther. He then took the Twit­ter to write: “I did for­get one lit­tle bit of the speech .... F**k can­cer. F**k it right off the planet.”

The quote of the night, how­ever, went to star of Lazraus The Mu­si­cal, Michael C. Hall. Ac­cept­ing Bowie’s award for Best Solo Artist, he said: “If David Bowie could be here tonight, he wouldn’t be here tonight.” Else­where at the BRITs, Rag’N’Bone Man’s con­tin­u­ing me­te­oric rise was hon­oured with Best Bri­tish Break­through Act, The 1975 bagged Best Bri­tish Group, and Emeli Sandé some­how con­vinced a group of ex­pert judges that she was Bri­tain’s Best Fe­male Artist for 2016…

Paul McCart­ney and Ringo Starr have ‘come to­gether’ for a mu­si­cal col­lab­o­ra­tion for the first time in seven years. McCart­ney will make an ap­pear­ance on Starr’s lat­est record, a fol­low-up to 2015’s Post­cards from

Par­adise. The Twit­ter-savvy Starr tweeted a photo of the pair and also gave his thanks Ea­gles guitarist Joe Walsh, who joined the two sur­viv­ing Bea­tles in the stu­dio. Ringo Starr’s new record will be out later this year…

Speak­ing of clas­sic rock le­gends, Roger

Wa­ters has stated that he is very open to the prospect of per­form­ing Pink Floyd’s 1979 al­bum The Wall at the US-Mex­ico border. Speak­ing in an in­ter­view with Agence France-Presse (AFP), Wa­ters said that The Wall is more rel­e­vant than ever given Don­ald Trump’s pres­i­dency. He said that “mu­si­cians have an ab­so­lute right, a duty, to open their mouths and speak out.”

Bowie bagged a brace of Brits

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