Dr Bowie announces that he's written 100 new songs - 50 bad and 50 good...

David Bowie joins Iron Maiden and Mogwai in the club of bands/artists to feature in video games.

Bowie composed the original music for Omikron: The Nomad Soul, a sci fi adventure game set for release by games company Eidos in October. He also plays one of the characters – Boz, the virtual being – and Bowie and his band appear playing in the streets of Omikron City.

Meanwhile, the real life David Bowie – or Dr Bowie, after being awarded an honorary degree from the Berkeley College Of Music – is reported to have written over a hundred new songs and is currently working on a new album. Speaking at the press conference to launch the game, Bowie said that 50 of the songs were bad, though 50 were good.


US web site SonicNet claimed that the first single from the new set would be called ‘The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell’.