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New David Bowie Documentary, ‘The First Five Years’ In The Works

‘David Bowie: The First Five Years’ is in production and will reportedly premiere during 2019.

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A new David Bowie documentary entitled David Bowie: The First Five Years is officially in the works and will reportedly premiere during 2019. Set to focus on the early years of Bowie’s career, the new doc will act as the prequel to David Bowie: Five Years and David Bowie: The Last Five Years, both of which previously aired on the BBC.

David Bowie: Five Years aired back in 2013 while David Bowie: The Last Five Years was shown in 2017. The Last Five Years followed Bowie’s latter days as he made his late period classics The Next Day and Blackstar, albums which he almost never made.

“He said he wasn’t gonna work for a while, and he wasn’t sure if would ever record again,” long-time producer Tony Visconti said.

Elsewhere in David Bowie news, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor last month told the NME about how Bowie helped him to see “the light at the end of the tunnel” in the mid-1990s.

“I wasn’t the guy who aged 12 had a beer and turned into a werewolf,” he said. “It kind of crept up. I wasn’t prepared for the transformative effect of fame and recognition. Now everyone’s here to see me, and I still feel like I don’t belong there, that I don’t deserve to be there, that I don’t know how to act.

“But I found myself uncomfortable in a scenario where everybody wants to be your friend,” he continued. “Having a drink or two was a tool. It did help, for a while, until it started to define who I was. In every scenario, I had to drink, because that was me now.

“[Bowie] definitely helped,” Reznor continued. “Not in a lecturing kind of way, but I saw someone who had come through [addiction], and he was happy and optimistic and remained fearless. I thought: if he can do that, maybe there’s light at the end of the tunnel.”

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