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Howard Stern announces huge David Bowie Tribute show


Some absolutely huge news for all of the David Bowie fans out there, and to be honest, if you’re not a fan you should probably find another site. Howard Stern, American super-DJ, has announced a truly massive tribute show to the late, great Starman.

It will feature a whole host of acts covering the great man’s legacy in music. From new bands like Car Seat Headrest to classic artists such as Peter Frampton. The show will feature on Stern’s ‘Howard 101’ on Friday night on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. “I’ve been listening to this special for about two weeks… it’s killer,” said Stern.

To add to the wealth of talent on display there is also the addition of Tony Visconti, long-time producer and friend of Bowie, as producer and host of the show. “It was my pleasure to make about half of his albums with him and what was even better was that he was my personal friend as well,” Visconti said. “And I’m glad we can share these fantastic interpretations of his songs. There is no end to how they can be interpreted… This project is very ambitious because David Bowie songs are not easy to play and sing for technical reasons. But everyone who participated in this rose to the occasion.”

Peter Frampton reflected on his friendship with the great man after his cover of ‘Rebel Rebel’: “Dave was a lifelong friend and mentor, we first met when I was 12 at school. If it weren’t for him asking me to record and tour with him on the ‘Glass Spider Tour,’ I know my life would be totally different. He re-introduced me around the world as the guitar player. What a gift! Once again, Thanks Dave. I miss you!”

Corgan, who covered ‘Space Oddity’, said “Growing up, Bowie was one of my idols, and getting to know him some when we played and worked together was a real honor, but that said, ‘Space Oddity’ wasn’t necessarily one of my favorites of David’s, and after his passing I found myself drawn to the alienating lyric the song, and singing it each night became my own personal way of mourning his loss. Eventually, too, I’d realize I was wrong about this tale of Major Tom. It’s truly fantastic, and like no other.”

It’s going to be brilliant, find the list of artists and their covers below one of his all-time best songs ‘Heroes’.

See the full list of covers below.

Peter Frampton – “Rebel Rebel” (Live)
Michael Penn and Aimee Mann – “After All”
Greta Van Fleet – “The Jean Genie”
Kristeen Young – “Moonage Daydream”
Britt Daniel (Spoon) – “Never Let Me Down”
Durand Jones & the Indications – “Young Americans”
Daryl Hall – “Fame”
Corey Taylor – “Fashion”
The Struts – “Suffragette City”
Lisa Loeb – “All the Young Dudes”
Sun Kil Moon – “John, I’m Only Dancing”
Umphrey’s McGee (Feat. Huey Lewis and Jeff Coffin) – “Let’s Dance”
Jade Bird – “Quicksand”
Biffy Clyro – “Modern Love”
Todd Rundgren – “Life on Mars?”
Bones – “I’m Afraid of Americans”
Dawes – “Oh! You Pretty Things”
Nikki Lane – “Golden Years”
Bleachers – “Ziggy Stardust”
Car Seat Headrest – “Ashes to Ashes”
Low Cut Connie – “Diamond Dogs”
Gogol Bordello – “Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide”
Shawn Colvin – “Heroes”
Garbage – “Starman”
William Patrick Corgan – “Space Oddity”