Two rock bands paid tribute to the late, great David Bowie in separate concert appearances on opposite coasts last night.
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At Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, Wilco launched their two-day stay with a rendition of the 1969 Bowie cut “Space Oddity,” with Jeff Tweedy guiding the interstellar track around the universe and back again (his vocals crack a couple of times in a way that’s just a total gut-punch of emotion).
Meanwhile, at their benefit concert for Bernie Sanders in Los Angeles last night, Red Hot Chili Peppers ripped through a cover of the Aladdin Sane track “Cracked Actor,” complete with a hybridized Sanders/Bowie drum cover (per NME). “Well we f**ked up on that,” frontman Anthony Kiedis joked as the song came to a close. Watch below.
— Chad Smith (@RHCPchad) February 5, 2016