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Never-before-aired David Bowie interview segments will cap a special episode of CBS’ 60 Minutes on Sunday.
The interview excerpts were recorded in 2003 as a part of a profile on the singer as he embarked on a tour. The tour was scrapped after Bowie suffered a heart attack onstage and – with nothing to pin their coverage on – CBS decided not to air the profile.
David Bowie talked about a wide range of topics in the interview excerpts, including not thinking of himself as much of a singer, the enduring legacy of Ziggy Stardust, and how he considers the act of making music to be a search for a higher power.
“Searching for music is like searching for God. They’re very similar. There’s an effort to reclaim the unmentionable, the unsayable, the unspeakable, all those things come into being a composer, into writing music, into searching for notes and pieces of musical information that don’t exist.”
Many of the interviews are up now on CBS News’ website. Eager fans can head there hear Bowie hold forth on everything from performing to being in a recording studio for the very first time.