Trent Reznor coated David Bowie’s “Improbable Voyage” and “Style” as a part of the “Just for One Day” tribute livestream, which — after a one-day delay as a consequence of technical difficulties and Covid-19 restrictions — aired Saturday night time, someday after what would have been the late icon’s 74th birthday.
The stripped-down rendition of Lodger’s “Improbable Voyage” featured the Nine Inch Nails frontman alongside longtime collaborator Atticus Ross and Bowie keyboardist Mike Garson, who additionally hosted the occasion. On “Style,” the trio had been joined by Reznor’s spouse and Easy methods to Destroy Angels bandmate Mariqueen Maandig Reznor, who provided background vocals on the Scary Monsters (and Tremendous Creeps) observe.
“Within the early Nineties, David stated to me, keep watch over this subsequent singer. He’s somebody to be reckoned with,” Garson stated in his introduction of Reznor, whose 9 Inch Nails toured alongside Bowie in 1995. “To have this gentleman grow to be a really shut pal and an artist that I love is a lovely factor.”
Different Only for One Day performers included Adam Lambert, Peter Frampton, Andra Day, Mott the Hoople’s Ian Hunter, Sure’ Rick Wakeman, the one-off supergroup Floor Management (that includes Jane’s Dependancy’s Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and the Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins) and Duran Duran, who coated “Five Years” for the livestream.
Tickets to observe the Only for One Day are nonetheless on sale, with $2 from each ticket might be donated to Save the Children, a corporation Bowie supported with funds raised from his famed 1997 fiftieth birthday live performance at Madison Sq. Backyard.