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Brooklyn Vegan: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Played Their First Show in Years at the Mick Rock Doc Afterparty

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  • April 26, 2016
Brooklyn Vegan: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Played Their First Show in Years at the Mick Rock Doc Afterparty

Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock, the documentary on legendary rock photographer Mick Rock — who’s known for iconic shots of Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Queen and many more — had its premiere last night (4/22) during the Tribeca Film Festival. There was an afterparty at the Dream Downtown hotel in downtown Manhattan (set between the Meatpacking District and Chelsea) which had live performances, including the first Yeah Yeah Yeahs show since they went on “a bit of a hiatus.” (Their last hometown show was at Barclays Center in 2013.) They played some YYYs stuff of course, and also worked Bowie and VU covers into their set for the occasion.
Other performers included Gogol Bordello frontman Eugene Hutz, TV on the Radio, Marky Ramone, Sky Ferreira and Beastie Boys collaborator Money Mark. Mick Rock himself was in attendance, as was Debbie Harry, NYC nightlife staple Nur Khan (who presented the afterparty) and many more. Click here for pics and clips from the show: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/yeah-yeah-yeahs-played-their-first-show-in-years-at-the-mick-rock-doc-afterparty-pics-videos/

Stereogum: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Reunite To Cover David Bowie & Lou Reed At Mick Rock Party

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  • April 26, 2016

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been on “a bit of a hiatus” since the release of Mosquito in 2013. “We have to wait to get the urge, get that itch,” Karen O told NME in 2014. “The time needs to be right and we’re OK waiting for that, I think.” Well, the time was apparently right last night, because Yeah Yeah Yeahs reunited at NYC’s Dream Hotel to play an afterparty celebrating the premiere of rock photographer Mick Rock’s new documentary Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra Of Rock, as Rolling Stone reports. Rock’s photos have graced the covers of albums like Lou Reed’s Transformer and the Ramones’ End Of The Century, and he served as David Bowie’s official photographer in the 1970s, so it makes sense that Yeah Yeah Yeahs teamed up with TV On The Radio’s Jaleel Bunton and keyboardist Money Mark to kick off the evening with covers of Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream” and Reed’s “Perfect Day.” Karen O and Nick Zinner also performed the Ramones’ “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” without drummer Brian Chase, who was replaced by Marky Ramone. Watch some clips from the show here: yeah yeah yeah

NME: Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cover Bowie at First Gig in 16 Months

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  • April 26, 2016
NME: Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cover Bowie at First Gig in 16 Months

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have played their first set since December 2014 at a New York gig celebrating Mick Rock, the British photographer renowned for his shots of rock stars including Mick Jagger and David Bowie.

Rock is releasing a new documentary, ‘Shot!: The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock’, which premiered last night at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The film is directed by British director Barney Clay, husband of Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O.

As reported by Rolling Stone, at the premiere’s afterparty at Dream Downtown, Karen O joined up with Yeah Yeah Yeahs bandmates Nick Zinner and Brian Chase, plus Money Mark and TV on the Radio’s Jaleel Bunton. They covered Bowie’s ‘Moonage Daydream’ and Lou Reed’s ‘Perfect Day’.
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Rolling Stone: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Reunite for David Bowie, Lou Reed Covers

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  • April 26, 2016
Rolling Stone: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Reunite for David Bowie, Lou Reed Covers

Rock’s images adorn the covers of some of rock & roll’s most celebrated albums, including Lou Reed’s Transformer, the Stooges’ Raw Power and Queen’s Queen II. He’s also earned renown as a video director, helming iconic clips for David Bowie that include “Life on Mars?” “Space Oddity” and “The Jean Genie.”

So it was no surprise that for the film’s afterparty, a rotating cavalcade of rock vocalists performed a raw, nearly all-covers set of songs by Reed, Bowie, the Ramones, Prince, Velvet Underground, Roxy Music and the Stooges.

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Yahoo News: Photographer Mick Rock On David Bowie

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  • January 19, 2016
Yahoo News: Photographer Mick Rock On David Bowie

David Bowie’s mercurial assortment of alter egos — from Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane to The Thin White Duke and the more recent Lazarus identity that posthumously inhabits Blackstar, his final album and first Billboard No. 1 — will be remembered just as much for their songs as their visages. No one captured Bowie’s unbridled devotion to his craft as poetically as Mick Rock, Bowie’s friend and official photographer between 1972-1973. (Mick Rock. The Rise of David Bowie is set to be published by Taschen next month.) Whether painting his face backstage or stomping around a stage in heels, in front of Rock’s camera, Bowie revealed himself as both an otherworldly man from mars and also completely down to earth. Here, Rock reflects on their historic partnership.

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Mick Rock Reflects on the Legacy of David Bowie

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  • January 18, 2016
Mick Rock Reflects on the Legacy of David Bowie

Here at VICE we’ve been feeling the loss of David Bowie pretty hard. Whether it’s wondering where we’d be without the man, extolling how he made the world a little safer for misfits and weirdos, or positing that he’s the reason we’re all here, it seems so many of us have been shaken in ways we are still grappling with.

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Mick Statement on David Bowie

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  • January 11, 2016
Mick Statement on David Bowie

Beyond sad. Difficult to absorb. Deeply moved. He was a sweet sweet soul. He went out with such a creative bang. Such a privilege to have known and worked with him. Such a remarkable man and artist. I loved him.

 

Pre-Order “RETOX: Healthy Solutions for Real Life” by Lauren Imparato With Photos by Mick Rock

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  • November 25, 2015
Pre-Order “RETOX: Healthy Solutions for Real Life” by Lauren Imparato With Photos by Mick Rock

With photography by Mick Rock, RETOX is a 360 degree lifestyle book that addresses some of modern life’s biggest challenges by combining yoga, nutrition, and mindset practices into one realistic, doable solution. It pulls from Lauren’s tried and tested I.AM.YOU. methodologies and is applicable to the lives people actually lead. No hour long meditation sessions we do not have time for or steamed kale for lunch we have no interest in eating. Just straight up, real solutions that actually work for the real you in your real world. As she writes in the book, RETOX does not change your world: it makes you better within it. “Rest to Rage. Meditate to Work. Cleanse to Get Dirty.’”

RETOX is available February 2nd from Penguin Random House. Pre-Order here: http://amzn.to/1QwSwwW

Learn more about Lauren and I.AM.YOU. Studio here: www.IAMYOUstudio.com and www.RETOXbook.com

BID ON MICK ROCK’S DAVID BOWIE RIPART VIA PADDLE 8

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  • November 16, 2015
BID ON MICK ROCK’S DAVID BOWIE RIPART VIA PADDLE 8

You can bid on Mick Rock’s “David Bowie Sax Ripart” in Paddle 8’s Members Only auction! The piece, co-signed by Mick and David Bowie, is open for bidding until December 1st.

Visit http://bit.ly/1X2Jkm9 for more info on Lot Number 32.

NYMAG: Look Inside the $700 David Bowie Book

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  • October 12, 2015
NYMAG: Look Inside the $700 David Bowie Book

Taschen’s new title on David Bowie isn’t so much a book as it is a paean.Mick Rock. The Rise of David Bowie, 1972–1973 clocks in at 300-plus pages and at over 15 pounds, and comes encased in a turquoise clamshell that matches Bowie’s eye shadow in its holographic cover. The first edition, which rolls out this month, is made up of 1,972 signed copies for $700 a pop. It’s by no means a small production — even though it only covers two years of Bowie’s career, and features work from just one photographer: Mick Rock.

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