David Bowie's guitarist 'wouldn't be surprised' if Bowie tours

'The Next Day' musician also says the album is "uniquely Bowie"

David Bowie's guitarist 'wouldn't be surprised' if Bowie tours

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Guitarist Earl Slick, who plays on David Bowie's forthcoming album 'The Next Day', has hinted that the music legend may tour after all.

Speaking to Spinner, Slick said:

It's kind of like doing the record. I wouldn't be surprised if he toured and I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't tour... I know I would like a tour to happen!



The album's producer, Tony Visconti, previously told NME that live shows were unlikely, saying, "He’s fairly adamant he’s never gonna perform live again… One of the guys would say, 'Boy, how are we gonna do all this live?' and David said, 'We’re not'. He made a point of saying that all the time."

Slick also spoke about the sound of Bowie's new album. "There are a few things that kind of feel like 'Station To Station' rockers, then there are some other things that might feel kind of like 'Diamond Dogs', but as usual it is extremely eclectic and it is uniquely Bowie, meaning that it's a whole bunch of really cool things," he says.

Earlier this week, Bowie's drummer Zachary Alford gave his own opinion of the album's sound to Rolling Stone. He said: "There's definitely a lot of up-tempo material. That's some kind of '60s doo-wop-ish material. Although I don't remember a lot of the songs. I mean, it'll be two years in May since we did it. I haven't heard any of it since. I hope to have the chance to hear it soon myself."

He added: "There are a couple that remind me of the 'Scary Monsters' period, because they're a bit more angular and aggressive-sounding… There's another number that's a straight-up country song. There was another one that was based on a blues riff, but we had specific instructions to not make it sound like the blues. There were two songs that sort of had a Bo Diddley feel."

Bowie shocked fans and the media alike on January 8, his 66th birthday, when he broke his decade-long musical silence by unveiling a brand new track and accompanying video, 'Where Are We Now?', and announced that a new album, titled 'The Next Day', would follow in March.

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