For his new album, Heathen, David Bowie has gotten a little “Modern Love” from the likes of Dave Grohl, Moby and Air.
The Foo Fighters frontman contributes a guitar line to a track off Bowie’s latest LP, due June 11, according to Bowie’s publicist. Elsewhere on the studio successor to the chameleon of rock’s 1999 album, Hours…, Who guitarist Pete Townshend lends a lick to “Slow Burn,” which Bowie described in a statement as “the most eccentric and aggressive guitar I’ve heard Pete play, quite unlike anything else he’s done recently.”
The last time Townshend and Bowie collaborated was on “Because You’re Young” from the latter’s 1980 opus, Scary Monsters.
Although it’s not known where the results will wind up, dance guru Moby has given the remix treatment to “Sunday,” while French duo Air reworked “A Better Future.”
Other tracks appearing on the Tony Visconti-produced LP include “I Would Be Your Slave,” “Afraid,” “Marching,” “Would Jackson,” “5:15 The Angels Have Gone,” “Slip Away” and “Everyone Says Hi.”
Heathen marks the first release for Bowie’s own ISO Records, a Columbia-distributed imprint he founded late last year after severing ties with Virgin. The tracks were written and recorded in late summer. A tour is expected to support the release.