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In an explosive new memoir David Bowie's former drummer Woody Woodmansey remembers his otherworldy life ... - Daily Mail

I’d been Bowie’s drummer for more than three years. But we’d got our money and I thought it was all behind us. But I could tell by Defries’ tone that. He was referring to the moment, six months earlier, when I’d refused to do the remaining dates of Bowie’s second US tour unless we, David’s band, the Spiders From Mars, got a pay rise. But no, it was Bowie’s manager, Tony Defries: ‘I’m calling to tell you that you won’t be going to France to record the Pin Ups album. Bowie, whom I would later learn was strung out on cocaine throughout that tour, had said: ‘You’re just a f****** backing band. ‘Well, you said you didn’t want to be in the band any more,’ said Defries. Source: