David Bowie ended years of silence earlier this week, releasing a brand new track and details on a new album, but that doesn't mean he'll be back on stage any time soon, or ever, says his producer, Tony Visconti.

Speaking to NME, Tony admitted that with his new log of tracks, which will be released later this year (March) on the album The Next Day, it was looking increasingly likely that the rock icon would be returning to the stage after years of absence. But alas, this has proved not to be the case as long-time collaborative partner has said: "He’s fairly adamant he’s never gonna perform live again."

Just to make sure that Bowie seemed adamant, Visconti goes on to add that Bowie said on one occassion: "One of the guys would say, 'Boy, how are we gonna do all this live?' and David said, 'We’re not'. He made a point of saying that all the time."

Bowie set the internet alight when he unveiled his future plans on his 66th birthday earlier this week, releasing the video for his new song 'Where Are We Now' as well as the album details. We're probably flogging a dead horse here, but come on Dave, please!

David Bowie - 'Where Are We Now?'