David Bowie To Reissue 'Ziggy Stardust' In June For 40th Anniversary

03/23/2012 12:30 pm ET | Updated Mar 23, 2012

The remastered record will be reissued on June 5 on both CD and vinyl. The re-release will contain remastered audio of all 11 tracks off the album.

Bowie's epic concept album is based on a story of an androgynous alien rock star named Ziggy Stardust, who arrives on Earth to bring a message of hope via rock 'n' roll. After its release, the album peaked at No. 5 in the UK and No. 75 in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 charts.

In a 1974 Rolling Stone interview with William S. Burroughs, Bowie revealed his concept for Ziggy Stardust and his creative process.

"I must have the total image of a stage show," he said. "It has to be total with me. I'm just not content writing songs, I want to make it three-dimensional. Songwriting as an art is a bit archaic now. Just writing a song is not good enough... A song has to take on character, shape, body and influence people to an extent that they use it for their own devices. It must affect them not just as a song, but as a lifestyle."

Some do it better than others, but that doesn't stop celebs from embracing their alter egos. Take a look at some of our favorites below, Ziggy Stardust included.

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