added: 28 Nov 2011 // by: Noise11
There seems to be quite a bit of confusion at the moment as to whether David Bowie has licensed his catalog, or a portion of it, to screenwriter and producer Deep Singh for the new jukebox show Heroes: The Musical.
Singh originally reported that licensing was in place in the U.K.'s Guardian, saying that the show would not be a biography but a fictional piece using Bowie's music, much like ABBA's was used in Mamma Mia and Queen's in We Will Rock You.
Unfortunately, the agreement has evidently been shot down by Bowie, EMI Music and Chrysalis. A statement was released by Bowie's people on Sunday saying "Neither the David Bowie Organization, nor its co-publishers EMI Music and Chrysalis, has issued a license for a Bowie musical at the O2, as has been reported in the UK. There are no negotiations pending for a long-running musical featuring the music of Mr. Bowie."
Does Bowie really not want his songs to be used in a musical or did Singh let the agreement out too soon? We will see how this develops over the coming weeks.