Artists Remember David Bowie Through Songs
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:28:57
As the news of David Bowie's passing reached across the world yesterday, a number of artists paid tribute to the man and his amazing achievements. Some did so through social media, others through more traditional news outlets, and others still, through the best way they knew how: song. From Rick Wakeman's stirring piano recital of "Life on Mars" on BBC Radio 2 to EL VY (The National's Matt Berninger and Menomena's Brent Knopf) and Jon Batiste & Stay Human's performance of "Let's Dance" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to Skratch Bastid's remix of "Let's Dance," musicians from all over the globe played in remembrance of the star.
It seems a fitting tribute to the man who once said, "I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I'm not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things. But my music does it for me, it really does."
Watch Rick Wakeman play "Life on Mars"
Watch EL VY & Stay Human perform "Let's Dance"
Skratch Bastid - David Bowie Tribute "Let's Dance" routine
Heidi Berry - "Rebel Rebel"
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Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater with "Space Oddity"
Glen Hansard with "Ashes To Ashes"
Paul Kimble with an a cappella version of "Golden Years"
Steve Nieve Plays "Life on Mars" (and click through to Steve's Bowie story)
Grace Potter's music video for "As The World Falls Down"
Elton John pays tribute to David Bowie at the Wiltern in Los Angeles with Bowie's "Space Oddity" into his own "Rocket Man"
Video of Bruce Springsteen performing "Rebel Rebel" on the first night of 'The River Tour'
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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