David Bowie helped convince LCD Soundsystem to reunite, says band’s frontman

James King; Ruvan WijesooriyaLCD Soundsystem will release a new album titled American Dream in September, six years after the alternative dance-rock band called it quits. As it turns out, none other than David Bowie helped convince frontman James Murphy to reunite his band.

Speaking with BBC Radio 6, Murphy, who worked on what would be Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, remembers talking with the rock icon about possibly getting LCD Soundsystem back together.

“[Bowie] said, ‘Does it make you uncomfortable?'” Murphy recalls. “I said ‘Yeah,’ and he said, ‘Good — it should. You should be uncomfortable.'”

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