Mattel has announced its latest Barbie doll: one dressed as David Bowie’s iconic alter ego Ziggy Stardust.
Complete with red boots to match a backcombed mane of hair and a striped jumpsuit, plus some cosmic accessories and face paint, Barbie replicates the look of Bowie’s messenger from the stars – though her usual pleasant smile doesn’t quite match the intense stare usually associated with the character.
A new limited edition doll pays homage to rock legend David Bowie’s 1970s alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, and comes ahead of the 50th anniversary of the release of Bowie’s hit song, “Space Oddity.”
Mattel said: “In a definitive celebration of two pop culture icons, Barbie honours the ultimate pop chameleon, English singer, songwriter and actor David Bowie, whose dramatic musical transformations continue to influence and inspire.
“This collectible Barbie doll honours the cultural legacy of the musical genius who redefined rock and roll … Colours and decoration may vary.”
BEAT tells the story of Robert Schlag, called Beat, a 28 year old Berlin club promoter who is addicted to Berlin’s nightlife including drugs and sex (with men and women). Beat works for Berlin’s most known techno club Sonar, which is owned by his best friend Paul. Given Beat’s connections with the club scene he gets into the focus of the European Security Intelligence (ESI) as they need help while investigating the clubs. The main suspect is Philipp Vossberg, the new co-owner of the Sonar. He is a smart and handsome but ruthless guy who sells human organs and uses the club to cover his dirty deals. Emilia (working for the ESI) partners with Beat on his dangerous journey through organ trafficking and arms trades, all in front of the backdrop of Berlin’s party scene.
A new thrash documentary starring members of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Testament and more will be released next month.
Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story. In the early 1980’s, a small group of dedicated Bay Area headbangers shunned the hard rock of MTV and Hollywood hairspray bands in favor of a more dangerous brand of metal that became known as thrash! From the tape trading network to the clubs to the record stores and fanzines, director Adam Dubin reveals how the scene nurtured the music and the music spawned a movement. Murder In The Front Row is told through powerful first person testimony and stunning animation and photography. The film is a social study of a group of young people defying the odds and building something essential for themselves. Featuring interviews with Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, Death Angel, Possessed and many more! Narrated by Brian Posehn.
Based on Mötley Crüe’s 2001 best-selling autobiography, The Dirt is an unflinching and uncensored story about sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll, fame, and the high price of excess. Director Jeff Tremaine (JACKASS co-creator, BAD GRANDPA) shows us just how Nikki Sixx (Douglas Booth), Mick Mars (Iwan Rheon), Tommy Lee (Colson Baker), and Vince Neil (Daniel Webber) took Mötley Crüe from the Sunset Strip to the world stage, and what it meant to become the world’s most notorious rock band.
It stars Daniel Webber as frontman Vince Neil, Douglas Booth as bassist Nikki Sixx, Iwan Rheon as guitarist Mick Mars and rapper Machine Gun Kelly as drummer Tommy Lee.
The trailer shows us live clips, the band meeting Doc McGhee (played by David Constable), the Crue’s infamous partying and some of the key moments from the band’s career.