Ricky Gervais: "I told David Bowie: Write me a Life On Mars?" (Q335 preview)

Ricky Gervais: "I told David Bowie: Write me a Life On Mars?" (Q335 preview)

gervaisandbowieRicky Gervais has explained his brief for David Bowie when the pair wrote song Little Fat Man together for his television series Extras.

Answering your posers in Cash For Questions in this month’s issue, Q335 out now, the comedian explains he gave the Thin White Duke exact instructions.

“David Bowie is one of my all-time heroes and I co-wrote a song with him, that’s pretty amazing, isn’t it?” he observes. “I remember when I called Bowie up. I’d sent him the lyrcis and I said ‘Let’s do something retro. Give us something like Life On Mars?’

“He went, ‘Oh sure, I’ll just knock off a quick fucking life on Mars? for you.”

Get Q335 now for the full interview, including the most baffling thing Karl Pilkington has ever said and why George Michael brought him a bottle of champagne.

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