Trent Reznor and The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan are among the stars set to mark David Bowie‘s 74th birthday in a special tribute livestream in January.
Bowie, who died just three days after his birthday in 2016, would have turned 74 on January 8 next year.
The tribute, ‘A Bowie Celebration: Just for one day!’ has been organised by long-time Bowie pianist Mike Garson, and is set to see Bowie’s collaborators from across his career cover and interpret his songs.
Garson said of the event: “What we’re planning is an amazing show with the most talented musicians from every period of David’s career, as well as phenomenal artists from many different genres. We’ll hear different interpretations of David’s songs; some with totally new arrangements that have never been heard before.”
Also set to star in the Bowie livestream are Gary Oldman, Macy Gray, Perry Farrell and more, including Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti, and his final touring band, which featured Gail Ann Dorsey, Garson and others. Tickets for the show are available now for $20 (£15).
Across 2020, a series of David Bowie live albums and rarities have been shared. The star’s 1975 album ‘Young Americans’ received a limited edition vinyl reissue in celebration of its 45th anniversary last month, while ‘Something in the Air (Live Paris 99)’, a 15-track LP capturing Bowie’s 1999 performance in France as part of his ‘Hours Tour’, was also released. Another Bowie live album, ‘LiveAndWell.com’, came out back in May.
Elsewhere in Nine Inch Nails news, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently announced that six past and present members of the band will be inducted alongside their founder and creative driver, Trent Reznor this year. These include Reznor’s longtime collaborator Atticus Ross, plus Robin Finck, Chris Vrenna, Danny Lohner, Ilan Rubin, and Alessandro Cortini.
In an interview with Rolling Stone at the top of the year, when the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 was initially announced, Reznor said, “I’m pretty freaked out. I’m quite in shock,” of Nine Inch Nails’ induction. “I’m pleasantly surprised to see us acknowledged. It feels pretty good,” he added.