Bowie and 7” single on cover of October Rolling Stone Germany

Rolling Stone Helden 7” vinyl

Ewiger held. Im schatten der mauer… Eternal hero. In the shade of the wall

As David Bowie’s legendary album “Heroes” celebrates its 40th anniversary, the new issue of ROLLING STONE Germany contains an exclusive 7inch single: The vinyl features a live version of the immortal hit “Heroes” and the German version of the song.

“Helden” was issued on the “Heroes” LP in Germany in 1977. Tobias Rüther takes a look at this germanised version of the song in his cover story, recalling the difficulties of translation and the pronunciation of the German language for non-speakers of it, even with the help of Antonia Maaß.

ROLLING STONE also takes a closer look at Bowie’s life in Berlin in the Seventies: At the time the musician became one of the biggest heroes of the gay movement, Jens Balzer examines the artist’s influence on the LGBT music scene. Bernd Cailloux also describes what Berlin looked and felt like in 1977, he travels to the thriving underground and reflects on the city’s effect on David Bowie – and the singer’s impact on Berlin.