David Bowie Tribute Concert with Lzzy Hale, Trent Reznor and more

July 3, 1973: David Bowie gave his last concert as Ziggy Stardust at the Hammersmith Odeon, London. The gig later became known as the Retirement Gig. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)

After being delayed 24 hours due to COVID-19 conditions in Los Angeles, the David Bowie “Just For One Day” tribute streaming concert took place last night. Hosted by longtime Bowie pianist Mike Garson, the show featured a number of artists (and actors) across genres and generations, supported by alumni of Bowie’s various bands over the years. decades.

The show took a creative approach to social distancing; during some performances, musicians shared the stage, often accompanied by other musicians via monitor screens. Sometimes it was difficult to know who was “there” and who was not. Most of the artists weren’t introduced (nor were the backing musicians, who passed away), so if you didn’t know who they were, you might have been confused. And many songs were obscure (although most of the big hits were played), so often you didn’t really know what you were seeing or hearing. Which was very much on Bowie’s mind. (And at the end of the show, the music credits for each song were listed on-screen.) Unfortunately, at press time, there are no plans to release performances on YouTube, or any other releases. performs.

Here’s how the show went:

  • Duran Duran opened with “Five Years”, accompanied by Mike Garson, who was part of almost every performance. Duran recorded a different version of the song and released it earlier in the week.
  • Halestorm frontman Lzzy Hale and Broadway star Lena Hall performed “Moonage Daydream
  • Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins sang “Space Oddity” accompanied by Garson on piano.
  • Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction and his wife Etty Farrell, accompanied by a mime, performed “The Man Who Sold The World”.
  • Singer/songwriter/guitarist Anna Calvi performed “Bring Me The Disco King”, from Bowie’s 2003 Reality album
  • Gary Barlow of 90s British boy band Take That sang “Fame”.
  • Living Colour’s Corey Glover, who toured with Bowie alumni on their “Bowie Celebration” tours, sang “Young Americans”.
  • Former Bowie bassist Gail Ann Dorsey sang “Can You Hear Me”, from Young Americans.
  • Bernard Fowler, a longtime member of the Rolling Stones touring band and alumnus of the “Bowie Celebration” tours, performed “Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)”.
  • Charlie Sexton, who opened for Bowie in the 80s and is a longtime member of Bob Dylan’s band, performed “Let’s Dance.”
  • Judith Hill, who has worked with Michael Jackson and Prince, and was featured in the 20 feet from fame documentary (and participated in The voice) performed “Lady Stardust”.
  • Macy Gray, who opened one of Bowie’s last tours, performed “Changes.”
  • Garson then paid tribute to one of Bowie’s legendary sidemen, Mick Ronson, performing “Slaughter on 110th Avenue”, the title track from Ronson’s 1974 solo debut.
  • Jazz singer Catherine Russell performed an obscure song from Bowie’s early career, “Conversation Piece.”
  • Charlie Sexton returned to play “Rebel Rebel”.
  • Joe Elliott of Def Leppard sang “Win”, from Young Americansfollowed by “Ziggy Stardust”.
  • Taylor Momsen of Pretty Reckless did a light version of “Quicksand” accompanied by Mike Garson.
  • Charlie Sexton returned again, to play “DJ” and “Blue Jean”.
  • Michael C. Hall – star of Six feet Under ground and Dexterwho played the lead role in the staging of Bowie Lazarus, sang “Where Are We Now?” from 2013 The next day.
  • “Ground Control”, a band consisting of Corey Taylor from Slipknot, Dave Navarro from Jane’s Addiction and Chris Chaney and Taylor Hawkins from the Foo Fighters, performed two songs. first, Hawkins sang “Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide” (there was another drummer filling in). Then Hawkins went behind the drums and Taylor sang “Hang On To Yourself”.
  • Actor Gary Oldman performed a simplified version of Tin Machine’s “I Can’t Read”.
  • Jesse Malin, singer-songwriter and frontman of ’90s punk band D-Generation, sang “The Jean Genie.”
  • Gail Ann Dorsey returned to sing “Strangers When We Meet”, a song Bowie first recorded in 1993 the suburban buddha and re-recorded for 1995s 1.Outside album.
  • Peter Frampton, who played guitar in Bowie’s touring band in the ’80s, performed “Suffragette City.”
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails performed “Fantastic Voyage”, from 1979 Tenant. Next, they were joined by Mariqeen Maandig (the three are in a band called How To Destroy Angels together; she and Reznor are married) for “Fashion”.
  • The Cult’s Ian Astbury sang “Lazarus”, from Bowie’s latest album, 2016
    Black Star.
  • British singer/songwriter YUNGBLUD, accompanied by Yes’ Rick Wakeman, performed “Life On Mars?” Wakeman performed on the original version of the song.
  • Boy George did a mix of songs from 1973 sane aladdin album: “Lady Grinning Soul”, “Time” and “Aladdin Sane”.
  • Mott The Hoople frontman Ian Hunter performed one of his own solo songs, “Dandy”, a song he wrote as a tribute to Bowie; it’s on his 2016 album, “Fingers Crossed.” After that, of course, he sang “All The Young Dudes” by Mott The Hoople, written for the band by Bowie.
  • Adam Lambert, who has sung for Queen for years and is also a solo star, sang “Starman.”
  • Judith Hill returned to duet with R&B singer Andra Day on the Queen/Bowie duet, “Under Pressure”.
  • Bernard Fowler ended the show with a triumphant “Heroes”, accompanied by 10-year-old drumming sensation Nandi Bushnell.
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