P483 Teletext 483 Oct23 21:04:04     ——————————————————————————  GLAM BAM, THANK YOU MA'AM!  .  . Marilyn Manson fans intrigued by the inspiration behind their hero's latest incarnation could do worse than check out new glam rock film Velvet Goldmine. Based upon the '70s excesses of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, T Rex and Roxy Music, the flick is a flurry of stomping tunes (chosen by Michael Stipe), stack heels, Bacofoil, feather boas and dodgy hair. Today, the major faces connected with the film talk about their experience of glam and what the scene meant to them. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— Clubland 494 Tours 486 Local gigs 488 NOW IT'S EVEN EASIER TO FIND LOVE: TELETEXT DATING ITV p390 Reviews Charts News Full guide
P483 Teletext 483 Oct23 21:00:01     ——————————————————————————  GLAM BAM, THANK YOU MA'AM!  .  . REM singer Michael Stipe, an executive producer for glam rock film Velvet Goldmine, says: "Glam rock has a huge influence in '90s music, but there's never been a film made about the era." Now 38, the teenage Stipe was attracted to glam rock's ambiguities: "The sexual content of the movement was a shining light compared to other bands around. "I didn't get into glam until after punk, but the roots of punk were there in a glam act like The New York Dolls." ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Clubland 494 Tours 486 Local gigs 488 THE LATEST ROCK AND POP NEWS p481 Reviews Charts News Full guide
P483 Teletext 483 Oct23 21:03:11     ——————————————————————————  GLAM BAM, THANK YOU MA'AM!  .  . Placebo singer Brian Molko, who fronts T Rex tribute band The Flaming Creatures in Velvet Goldmine, adores the '70s glam era. "Playing at David Bowie's birthday concert in New York last year was a career highlight," he says. He denies that his own band are glam, however. "We like dressing up and wearing make-up," he concedes, "but to me glam is about tarted-up lager louts. Glam is not the same as glamorous!" ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Clubland 494 Tours 486 Local gigs 488 THE LATEST ROCK AND POP NEWS p481 Reviews Charts News Full guide
P483 Teletext 483 Oct23 21:03:00     ——————————————————————————  GLAM BAM, THANK YOU MA'AM!  .  . "I had a real laugh appearing in Velvet Goldmine," says Ewan McGregor, who portrays the rock star Curt Wild. "The character is loosely based on Iggy Pop," he says, "and I had to wear lots of long, bleached-blond wigs, silver hipsters, leather flares and mascara. "I got off quite lightly, I think, considering what a lot of people were wearing. I'm the butchest person in the whole film! All in all it was brilliant to be a rock star for a while." ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— Velvet Goldmine opens today VIEWERS' LETTERS IN THE VOID p482 Reviews Charts News Full guide
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P483 Teletext 483 Oct23 21:01:00     ——————————————————————————  GLAM BAM, THANK YOU MA'AM!  .  . "Glam rock came with a huge, glittery seductiveness," says Velvet Goldmine director Todd Haynes. "It was about artifice, a very camp form of theatre. "The early '70s were a time when lines were blurred. It was a time of drugs, self-absorption, and gender confusion." Haynes hopes the androgyny of the movie will alter viewers' perceptions. "I'd love it if this managed to turn every gay person straight and every straight person gay," grins the director. ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Total Entertainment Guide 400 Clubs 494 VIEWERS' LETTERS IN THE VOID p482 Reviews Charts News Full guide
P483 Teletext 483 Oct23 21:00:10     ——————————————————————————  GLAM BAM, THANK YOU MA'AM!  .  . "They treated me like a rock star on set," says 21-year-old Jonathan Rhys Meyers, pouty star of Velvet Goldmine. "So of course, I acted like one!" Meyers says he adapted easily to his role as glam rocker Brian Slade. "I can relate to the androgyny," he explains. "But I'd become very camp by the end!" His musical tastes were affected by the film too. "I listened to a lot of Bowie and Roxy Music," he says. "They looked so much better than today's pop stars." ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Total Entertainment Guide 400 Clubs 494 VIEWERS' LETTERS IN THE VOID p482 Reviews Charts News Full guide