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Marc Martel + UQC: Under Pressure

Marc Martel + UQC: Under Pressure

Musician Marc Martel is joined by the members of The Ultimate Queen Celebration for an awesome “work from home” cover version of the 1981 track Under Pressure. Martel channels Freddie Mercury brilliantly as always, while guitarist Tristan Avakian brings his own flair to Bowie’s vocals.

I Wanna Be Sedated by Dulcimer

I Wanna Be Sedated by Dulcimer

The dulcimer usually is associated with the kind of music you’d hear at a renaissance festival. But musician Sam Edelston believes the stringed instrument is “among the world’s coolest.” Listen up as he plays some truly rockin’ cover versions from the Ramones, Black Sabbath, and David Bowie.

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Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams

Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams

BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams celebrates the life of David Bowie through a series of illustrated comic panels. The 160 page hardcover graphic novel chronicles his rise from pop singer to Ziggy Stardust, and his numerous personas and reinventions. Written by Michael Allred, Steve Horton, and Laura Allred.

5 Minutes of Fame

5 Minutes of Fame

Mashup master Bill McClintock managed to combine the funky bassline and guitar riffs of David Bowie’s Fame with the rough-edged metal vocals of Pantera’s 5 Minutes Alone. The resulting track is like watching a spectacular accident that you can’t look away from.

Vans x David Bowie

Vans x David Bowie

Vans adorned four of its classic sneakers with loud designs based on David Bowie’s albums. The Sk8-Hi and Old Skool receive the Aladdin Sane treatment, the Slip-On 47 V DX gets a furry Hunky Dory design, and the Era receives a dotted Space Oddity look. Drops 4/5/19.

Enter Sandman: Bowie Style

Enter Sandman: Bowie Style

Anthony Vincent focuses on a single style for another cover of Metallica’s Enter Sandman, done in the sonorous style of David Bowie, with instrumentals reminiscent of Let’s Dance. That’s Talor Steinberg on guitar, Mat Graham on trumpet, and Rocky Yera on sax.

David Bowie Piano Covers

David Bowie Piano Covers

Melbourne, Australia musician Josh Cohen presents powerful and engrossing piano arrangements of two David Bowie classics – Life on Mars and Space Oddity. Trust us when we say you’ll be glued to your speakers or headphones from the minute you hit “play.”

David Bowie: The Last 5 Years (Teaser)

David Bowie: The Last 5 Years (Teaser)

Our first look at HBO’s upcoming documentary about the final years of David Bowie’s illustrious life, a period which not only produced some of his most revealing and intimate work, but continued to show the world that he was a creative chameleon until the end.

Puddles: Under Pressure/Let It Go

Puddles: Under Pressure/Let It Go

Like many of us, Puddles Pity Party has the occasional bad day. The sad clown with the golden voice works out his stress with a little pie, some cupcakes, and a impassioned cover smoosh-up of Queen and David Bowie’s Under Pressure, and Let It Go from Disney’s Frozen.

Sound and Vision

Sound and Vision

CANADA’s bright and punchy short film was inspired by David Bowie’s Sound and Vision. They made the video for Museu del Disseny de Barcelona’s hosting of David Bowie Is, a touring art exhibit by the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The Korean Man Who Sold the World

The Korean Man Who Sold the World

Musician Luna Lee’s latest cover seems especially well suited to being played on the gayageum – the vibrato sounds of David Bowie’s The Man Who Sold the World just seem to flow perfectly from the strings of the classic Korean instrument.

David Bowie: No Plan

David Bowie: No Plan

“Here, there’s no music here. I’m lost in streams of sound. Here, am I nowhere now? No plan.” Tom Hingston’s music video for one of Bowie’s final tracks will pierce you to the core, its static-filled screens where Ziggy, the Thin White Duke, and Bowie’s other personas once appeared.

Orquestra Raiz x David Bowie

Orquestra Raiz x David Bowie

Elefante Sessions presents a wonderfully different cover version of David Bowie’s classic The Man Who Sold the World, performed by Orquesta Raiz, a dynamic group of musicians with roots around the globe, and a Brazilian influenced sound. More great music here.

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Bowie Drome Tee

Bowie Drome Tee

Artist Takun Williams aka Technodrome1 created this wonderful tribute to musician David Bowie – his face bedecked with the artist’s trademark pop-art patterns which are especially relevant to Bowie’s chameleon-like abilities.

The Flaming Lips: Space Oddity

The Flaming Lips: Space Oddity

Wayne Coyne and gang play to a church filled with balloon audience members in the video for this David Bowie cover, which embraces the sort of enigmatic performance that itself would not exist if it weren’t for Bowie himself. A fitting tribute to the master of theatricality.

Michael Stipe: The Man Who Sold the World

Michael Stipe: The Man Who Sold the World

REM frontman Rip Van Winkle Michael Stipe dropped by The Tonight Show to turn in a haunting performance of the David Bowie’s 1970 classic in advance of The Music of David Bowie charity concert slated for NYC on 3/31 & 4/1/16. The 4/1 concert will be streamed live.

The Flaming Lips x David Bowie

The Flaming Lips x David Bowie

There’s no question the ethereal, theatrical, enigmatic style of The Flaming Lips owe quite a bit to the fertile ground sowed by David Bowie. At Belly Up, Aspen, they repaid the favor with an eight-song tribute to the Thin White Duke. We only wish we had a direct audio feed.

Choir! Choir! Choir!: Space Oddity

Choir! Choir! Choir!: Space Oddity

One of the more emotionally powerful David Bowie tributes we’ve heard, as Toronto’s open choir of more than 500 singers convened to perform a wonderful cover of Bowie’s 1969 classic. Their rendition of The Man Who Sold the World is excellent as well.

Butcher Billy Changes Bowie

Butcher Billy Changes Bowie

Artist Butcher Billy created these amazing mashup images, combining Bowie’s musical milestones with pop culture icons. The result is a mindblowing GIF animation, and a series of individual images which we’d love to hang on our wall. Full series on Behance. Prints here.

Audi R8: Commander

Audi R8: Commander

The extended version of Audi’s big Super Bowl 50 spot is a tribute to the space program, David Bowie, our elders, and awesome sports cars all in one, as a retired astronaut is lost until he gets a chance to drive Audi’s 205mph R8 supercar. Wouldn’t we all like that chance?

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Rick Wakeman: Life on Mars

Rick Wakeman: Life on Mars

During a recent appearance on BBC Radio 2, original Life on Mars keyboardist Rick Wakeman plays an incredibly moving piano tribute to David Bowie. This track and Space Oddity are now available with the artist’s royalties going to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Glen Hansard’s Bowie Tribute

Glen Hansard’s Bowie Tribute

After finding out about the passing of David Bowie, one of our favorite musicians, Glen Hansard turned up at the impromptu memorial in front of Bowie’s NYC apartment, and turned in a moving tribute with a performance of Ashes to Ashes. Video by Kevin Mazur.

Bowie x SNL

Bowie x SNL

During this week’s episode of SNL, we were reminded of this amazing, captivating, and enigmatic performance of the late David Bowie, along with Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias, back in the heyday of NBC’s late night show. After that, watch him on The Tonight Show.

Sarah Blasko: Life on Mars

Sarah Blasko: Life on Mars

For Triple J’s Like a Version, musician Sarah Blasko paid tribute to the late, great David Bowie with a fantastic, soul-stirring rendition of one of our all-time favorite songs, Life on Mars. We’re buying all of her albums right now.

The Man Who Sold The World

The Man Who Sold The World

Adam Ben Ezra turns in an awesome cover version of David Bowie’s classic, highlighted by his deft upright bass skills, and a fuzzed-out rhythm that breathes new life into the 1970 track. And if you never heard it before, be sure to check out his version of the Dexter theme.

Space Oddity Church Bells

Space Oddity Church Bells

Among the many David Bowie musical tributes that have popped up in recent days, here’s one we weren’t expecting – his seminal 1969 classic Space Oddity played on bells at the 634-year-old Dom Tower in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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