Earlier this week, David Bowie threw his own surprise birthday party with the announcement of a new album — his first in ten years. The diehards dared to hope that a Bowie tour might also be in the works, but sorry: His producer Tony Visconti says that “he’s fairly adamant he’s never gonna perform live again.” Oh. Just the album, then. Okay!
David Bowie attends the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 7, 2010 in New York City. Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images