Renowned rock and roll photographer Mick Rock, who has taken iconic photographs of David Bowie, Queen, Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop, Ramones, and especially Lou Reed, called in to discuss a limited-edition book of pictures and stories, Transformer, out now to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the LP that, with the magic help of David Bowie and Mick Ronson, launched Lou Reed into the hero status we know today. We only had 10 minutes for the interview, but I could listen to Mick tell Reed and Bowie stories all day.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Dylan Jones is a multi-award-winning editor of British GQ magazine and was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to publishing. (Sir) Dylan called in to discuss his new book David Bowie: A Life.
Rob Sheffield is a longtime columnist for Rolling Stone and a best-selling author. In his newest book, “On Bowie,” he looks back on Bowie’s life and career while reflecting on his own lifelong fandom. We discussed why Bowie’s death hit us like no other, why radio stations still play the same seven Bowie songs (and why David couldn’t care less about that), and if we’ll ever see such a visionary figure in rock and roll again.Follow @bigwakeupcall