January 12, 2013 9:45 PM

New single, album and website reignite David Bowie’s brand

For at least half a decade, die-hard fans of David Bowie had succumbed to quiet resignation. From all outward indications, the art-rock chameleon appeared to have settled into a quiet, undeclared retirement. And that’s why he created such a splash on Jan. 8, his 66th birthday, with a surprise single, video, website and March release date for a new album.

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