Bowie heads Britain's Mercury Prize shortlist
LONDON (AFP) - Rock icon David Bowie's re-emergence into the limelight continued on Wednesday when he was named on the shortlist for the Mercury Prize, one of Britain's most prestigious music awards.
The winners of the award, for the best British or Irish album of any genre released in the year to July, will be announced at a ceremony in London on Oct 30.
Also on the list are former winner Arctic Monkeys, folk singers Jake Bugg and Laura Marling and Oxford art-rockers Foals.
The victors, chosen by an independent panel of judges, will join an exclusive club of past winners including Portishead, Pulp and Franz Ferdinand.