DAVID BOWIE IS... good for a chat, but not a track, according to The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett in this month’s MOJO Interview.
Speaking in the new edition (June 2015/ #259) out now in the UK, the electronic rabble-rouser explains why he turned down the opportunity to produce music for the Thin White Duke and Madonna too, despite becoming friendly with both of them.
The Prodigy toured with Bowie and even signed to Madonna’s Maverick label in the US, but Howlett said no to production requests from the pair.
“If it was Chuck D asking I would have done it, but they didn’t mean anything to me,” he tells MOJO’s Ian Harrison. “I remember Bowie coming into the dressing room when we did gigs together in Germany, we had some great chats about drugs and stuff. He was someone I gained a lot of respect for very quickly.”
“If it was Chuck D asking I would have done it” Liam Howlett
The Prodigy man also explains that he respected Madonna and her support for his band, despite turning her down too.
“One thing I will say about Madonna is, she took the initiative herself to come and find us,” he recalls. “I thought that was respect, so we signed to her label in America.”
Get the new edition of MOJO now for the full, extensive interview. Plus there's a cover story interview with Paul Weller and the issue comes with a covermounted free CD, Beyond Saturn featuring 15 mind-blowing cosmic tracks including Panda Bear, TOY, Public Service Broadcasting, Neu! and more.
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