David Bowie

The Flaming Lips Bring ‘Space Oddity,’ Chewbacca to the ‘Late Show’

The Flaming Lips brought their cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" to last night's Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Frontman Wayne Coyne also returned to his perch on Chewbacca's…
Anna Gaca / April 20, 2016

LCD Soundsystem Covered David Bowie and Guns N’ Roses at Coachella

LCD Soundsystem performed the first of two headlining sets at Coachella 2016 on Friday night, where, in addition to playing a number of their…
Rachel Brodsky / April 16, 2016

Watch the Flaming Lips Preach the Gospel of Bowie in Their ‘Space Oddity’ Video

Wayne Coyne is not one for subtlety. Take, for example, his Chewbacca-themed tribute to Bowie, and it becomes easy to see that, at least when it…
Evan Siegel / April 15, 2016

Watch David Byrne and the Roots Cover David Bowie’s ‘Fame’ at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

David Byrne, Kimbra, and the Roots opened last night's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony with a tribute that needed no introduction: David Bowie's "Fame." The annual…
Anna Gaca / April 9, 2016

Watch David Bowie’s ‘I Can’t Give Everything Away’ Lyric Video

A posthumous lyric video from David Bowie's ★ (Blackstar) track for "I Can't Give Everything Away" has been released. Posted to the late singer's social media channels,…
Rachel Brodsky / April 6, 2016

Eric Church Honors David Bowie, Lemmy, Glenn Frey, and Scott Weiland at 2016 ACM Awards

The 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards took place last night, during which Nashville singer-songwriter Eric Church performed his Mr. Misunderstood single "Record Year." His set…
Rachel Brodsky / April 4, 2016

Watch the Flaming Lips, Pixies, Cat Power, Laurie Anderson, Debbie Harry, Michael Stipe, More Cover David Bowie

Despite the Roots pulling out of Carnegie Hall's series of tribute concerts to David Bowie, the first one last night went on as planned. Pitchfork has collected…
Harley Brown / April 1, 2016

The Roots, Kimbra, and Bilal Pull Out of David Bowie Tribute Concert

Update: Dorf has revised his earlier statement:  There was a production miscommunication about some shared equipment last night on the tight City Winery stage for…
Dan Weiss / March 31, 2016

Michael Stipe Covers David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ on ‘Fallon’

In advance of Carnegie Hall's star-studded tribute concerts to the music of David Bowie, R.E.M.'s former frontman Michael Stipe covered The Man Who Sold the World's title track on The…
Harley Brown / March 30, 2016

The Music of David Bowie: Behind the Curtain at Carnegie Hall’s 2016 Tribute Concert

David Bowie had meant to attend his Carnegie Hall tribute concert on March 31. Instead, hours after announcing the night's extensive lineup of artists (Pixies, Cyndi Lauper,…
Rachel Brodsky / March 29, 2016

Watch Prince Cover David Bowie, Bob Marley in Concert

Prince held back-to-back concerts in Toronto on Friday night that had him performing 57 songs in total, including a cover of David Bowie's 1977 hit…
Colin Stutz / March 26, 2016

Smashing Pumpkins Covered Hole’s “Malibu” Last Night

Update: We also have footage of Smashing Pumpkins covering David Bowie's "Space Oddity." Scroll down to see fan-shot Instagram video (via NME). Smashing Pumpkins began their U.S.
Anna Gaca / March 23, 2016

Here’s Jeff Tweedy and Courtney Barnett Covering David Bowie’s ‘Queen Bitch’

Friendly guitar dad Jeff Tweedy is on tour with his son, Spencer Tweedy, and his other band, also called Tweedy. Last night in Melbourne, Australia,…
Anna Gaca / March 21, 2016

Trey Songz Covers David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars?’ for HBO’s ‘Vinyl’

Trey Songz took on the latest classic cover from the soundtrack of HBO's record-industry drama Vinyl, and the stakes are pretty high: It's David Bowie's "Life on Mars?" Songz' stripped-down…
Anna Gaca / March 17, 2016

Brush Up on Your Album Art History With These Clever Mashups

We've seen famous album covers with cats, famous album covers recreated by neonate girls, famous album covers with superheroes, and famous album covers interpreted in crumpled socks, but…
Anna Gaca / March 15, 2016

Watch Sinéad O’Connor, Ava Cherry Cover David Bowie in Chicago

Sinéad O’Connor and David Bowie's famed former backup singer Ava Cherry visited Metro Chicago last night to pay tribute to the Thin White Duke. Appearing in…
Rachel Brodsky / March 5, 2016

Dave Grohl Covers the Beatles for Oscars’ In Memoriam Montage

Following sets from Best Original Song nominees the Weeknd and Sam Smith, Dave Grohl made a special appearance at the 2016 Academy Awards, covering the…
Rachel Brodsky / February 28, 2016

Lorde Performs ‘Life on Mars’ at the BRIT Awards’ Stirring David Bowie Tribute

Lorde appeared at the 2016 BRIT Awards, capping off a heartfelt tribute to David Bowie with a performance of "Life on Mars." The…
Anna Gaca / February 24, 2016

David Bowie ‘★’ ‘InstaMiniSeries’ to Feature Tavi Gevinson and Patricia Clarkson

Prior to his death, David Bowie gave InstaMiniSeries, a creator of episodic programs in the form of Instagram videos, early access to his album ★ (pronounced…
Rachel Brodsky / February 22, 2016

Listen to Shooter Jennings and Marilyn Manson Cover David Bowie’s ‘Cat People’

Back in 1982, David Bowie recorded a song called "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" that was produced by electronic/disco legend Giorgio Moroder. The track was the…
Rachel Brodsky / February 18, 2016
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