Motörhead: Heroes (David Bowie Cover)

While David Bowie, Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, and Phil Taylor aren’t on Earth, and Motörhead is no more, a video of the influential British metal band covering Bowie’s 1997 song “Heroes” has just been released. It remains faithful to the original version in many ways, though the band plays the song in their classic style: heavy, fast and loud. Recorded during sessions for Bad Magic, this …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A braille smartwatch, Google Doodle celebrating our new planet friends, color-changing hair dye and more

1. New Planets Are a Google Doodle The news that NASA discovered an exoplanet system some 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) away from Earth—three of which are in the habitable (or Goldilocks) zone—was a big deal yesterday. Never a company to be too late to the party, Google created a very cute Doodle celebrating the seven planets. With Earth, our moon and each of the …

Campaigning for a Permanent Bowie Memorial in London

Crowd-funders are hoping to raise a whopping £990,000 for a permanent David Bowie memorial statue in London. The campaign, known as “This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll,” is planning for a three-story red and blue lightning bolt statue—honoring Bowie’s iconic Aladdin Sane character—to be erected across from the Brixton tube station. It would be the first Bowie sculpture since his death, and fall upon the same road as …