Howard Stern and SiriusXM announced today The Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie, a special honouring the legendary musician. The radio event will premiere on Friday, February 9, exclusively on Stern’s SiriusXM channel Howard 101.
“When I got into rock & roll music, one of the artists that I first really got into was David Bowie,” said Stern. “He was always evolving, he was always on top of things, he was just a great musician and a great songwriter and a great singer. I want to make sure that people remember David Bowie.”
The Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie will feature a wide variety of artists inspired by the late musician, performing his songs with their own inventive styles and interpretations. The contributors range from legends such as Peter Frampton, Daryl Hall, and Todd Rundgren; to recent breakthroughs including Greta Van Fleet, Biffy Clyro, and The Struts; and a rare collaboration between rock stalwarts Umphrey’s McGee, Huey Lewis, and saxophonist Jeff Coffin.
Each artist selected and performed their songs exclusively for Stern’s special, with Peter Frampton recording before a live audience.
The tribute broadcast will be hosted by Bowie’s long-time producer Tony Visconti. “David Bowie’s lasting influence on music, past, present, and future is absolutely phenomenal. He will be played a hundred years from now,” Visconti said. “I’m glad we can share these fantastic interpretations of his songs. The people who rose to the occasion for the Howard Stern tribute did an amazing job.”
The Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie will premiere on Friday, February 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET. The special will also be available On Demand via the SiriusXM app.
Below is the full set list for The Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie, airing exclusively on SiriusXM’s Howard 101 channel:
01. PETER FRAMPTON | Rebel Rebel (Live)
02. GARBAGE | Starman
03. GRETA VAN FLEET | The Jean Genie
04. UMPHREY’S MCGEE (ft. HUEY LEWIS and JEFF COFFIN) | Let’s Dance
05. KRISTEEN YOUNG (co-produced by TONY VISCONTI) | Moonage Daydream
06. BRITT DANIEL | Never Let Me Down
07. DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS | Young Americans
08. COREY TAYLOR | Fashion
09. MICHAEL PENN | After All
10. THE STRUTS | Suffragette City
11. LISA LOEB | All The Young Dudes
12. SUN KIL MOON (ft. PETRA HADEN) | John, I’m Only Dancing
13. JADE BIRD | Quicksand
14. BIFFY CLYRO | Modern Love
15. BONES | I’m Afraid Of Americans
16. SHAWN COLVIN | Heroes
17. TODD RUNDGREN | Life On Mars?
18. DAWES | Oh! You Pretty Things
19. NIKKI LANE | Golden Years
20. BLEACHERS | Ziggy Stardust
21. CAR SEAT HEADREST | Ashes to Ashes
22. LOW CUT CONNIE | Diamond Dogs
23. DARYL HALL | Fame
24. GOGOL BORDELLO | Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide
25. WILLIAM PATRICK CORGAN | Space Oddity