Trent Reznor, Duran Duran, Billy Corgan Cover David Bowie Classics – Watch
via Matt Lovasz/YouTube
Check It Out
The biggest names in rock got together virtually for “A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day” – a livestreaming event last January 8. Organized by Bowie’s longtime pianist Mike Garson, it featured performances from Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan, Bush’s Gavin Rossdale, Mott The Hoople’s Ian Hunter, and Duran Duran to name a few.
Reznor performed Fantastic Voyage and Fashion, Corgan took on Space Oddity, and Duran Duran covered Five Years.
Reznor himself was close to the late legendary rocker. He supported Bowie’s Outside tour and they even shared the stage together several times. When Reznor suffered from depression and in the middle of a drug addiction, it was Bowie who helped him out. Reznor told Consequence of Sound, “I’m grateful that our lives intersected, and I’m grateful for – whether he knew it or not – how much he helped me in those dark times before I chose to get my shit together. And I can hear his voice. He penetrated through the layers of bullshit that I’d built around myself. I’m grateful for that.”
Other performances in the virtual concert include Adam Lambert’s Starman, Joe Elliott’s Ziggy Stardust, and Peter Frampton’s Suffragette City.