David Bowie would have turned 74 on January 8, 2021, and to celebrate, the Thin White Duke's longtime collaborator Mike Garson curated a star-studded livestream tribute concert. A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day! was supposed to go down on the same day; however, technical difficulties caused it to be postponed until last night (January 9).
Highlights from the event included Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan singing "Space Oddity," Trent Reznor, along with his wife Mariqueen Maandig and Nine Inch Nails bandmate Atticus Ross, covering “Fantastic Voyage” and “Fashion,” and YUNGBLUD taking on "Life On Mars."
"it’s rare in this life that you meet someone who shaped your whole fookin existence," YUNGBLUD wrote in an Instagram post. "i felt like i met him last night. i felt like i was on a different planet. he was there and i was with him. it was truly the greatest moment of my fookin life getting to sing 'life on mars' with rock n roll legends and past members of bowie’s band at a concert in his memory. thank you for everything starman."
Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor, Foo Fighters‘ Taylor Hawkins, The Pretty Reckless‘ Taylor Momsen, Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell, Bush's Gavin Rossdale, Macy Gray, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, The Rolling Stones' Bernard Fowler, Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, Adam Lambert, and more also put their spin on some of Bowie's most beloved songs.
All performances were accompanied by Garson on piano. Watch Corgan, Reznor, and YUNGBLUD's covers and see the full set list below.
A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day! Set List
Duran Duran – Five Years Lzzy Hale + Lena Hall – Moonage Daydream
Billy Corgan – Space Oddity
Perry and Etty Lau Farrell – The Man Who Sold the World
Anna Calvi – Bring Me the Disco King
Gary Barlow – Fame
Corey Glover – Young Americans
Gail Ann Dorsey – Can You Hear Me
Bernard Fowler – Sweet Thing
Bernard Fowler – Candidate
Bernard Fowler – Sweet Thing (Reprise)
Charlie Sexton – Let’s Dance
Judith Hill – Lady Stardust
Macy Gray – Changes
Kevin Armstrong – Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Catherine Russell – Conversation Piece
Charlie Sexton – Rebel Rebel
Joe Elliott – Win
Joe Elliott – Ziggy Stardust
Taylor Momsen – Quicksand
Charlie Sexton – DJ
Charlie Sexton – Blue Jean
Michael C. Hall – Where Are We Now?
Ground Control – Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide
Ground Control – Chubby Little Fat Man
Ground Control – Hang On To Yourself
Gary Oldman – I Can’t Read
Jesse Malin – Jean Genie
Gail Ann Dorsey – Strangers When We Meet
Peter Frampton – Suffragette City
Trent Reznor – Fantastic Voyage
Trent Reznor, Mariqueen Maandig + Atticus Ross – Fashion
Ian Astbury – Lazarus
Yungblud – Life on Mars?
Boy George – Lady Grinning Soul / Time / Aladdin Sane
Ian Hunter – Dandy
Ian Hunter – All the Young Dudes
Adam Lambert – Starman
Judith Hill + Andra Day – Under Pressure
Bernard Fowler – Heroes
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