CBS is set to debut unaired interview segments of David Bowie on 60 Minutes on Sunday, January 24th. The segments, which are currently online, are pulled from interviews Bowie did with program between May and September 2003 for a 60 Minutes profile segment that never happened. Since his death on January 10th from cancer at the age of 69, the network decided to finally air the raw clips.
“Sadly, David Bowie’s 60 Minutes profile wasn’t meant to be,” the 60 Minutes Associate Producer Cassi Feldman writes. “It met one obstacle after another, and these interview tapes never saw the light of day – until now.”
The raw excepts reveal a complicated artist, whose interests and abilities went far beyond making records. In the clips, Bowie compared his approach to music to searching for God, talks about his first time in a recording studio, protects his Ziggy Stardust character and more.
“I was never particularly fond of my voice. I never thought of myself as a singer. I thought that I wrote songs and wrote music and that was sort of what I thought I was best at doing,” Bowie tells 60 Minutes producer Peter Klein in one of the clips from a Woodstock, NY recording studio where he was recording an album in 2003. “Because nobody else was ever doing my songs, I felt — you know, that I had to go out and do them.”
60 Minutes airs Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Check local listings.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.