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David Bowie

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.

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 trainwreck you can’t look away from.

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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
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“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.

Bowie Drome Tee

Bowie Drome Tee
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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.

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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?

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.

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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.

Little Drummer Boy without Music

Little Drummer Boy without Music

Mario Wienerroither turns Grinch and spoils a childhood memory, removing the music from Bing Crosby & David Bowie’s unexpectedly classic live duet of The Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth. Best enjoyed if you’ve got no holiday spirit.

Rebel Rebel T-Shirt

Rebel Rebel T-Shirt
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Princess Leia, your face is a mess. Leka’s awesome t-shirt mashes up Star Wars with Star Man, combining the iconic album art of David Bowie’s classic Aladdin Sane with the Rebel Alliance. Also available on prints, pillows, mugs, etc…

Warpaint: Ashes to Ashes

Warpaint: Ashes to Ashes

LA indie rockers Warpaint turn in a download-worthy rendition of David Bowie’s 1980 classic in a backstage performance during Glastonbury 2014. Fortunately, you can find the track on the 2010 tribute album We Were So Turned On.

Dancing in the Street without Music

Dancing in the Street without Music

Musicless music video master Mario Wienerroither pokes fun at the silly dance moves in Mick Jagger and David Bowie’s superfluous 1985 remake of Dancing in the Street. At least the video has some redeeming qualities now.

Glove & Boots: Space Oddity

Glove & Boots: Space Oddity

We enjoyed the version of Space Oddity that astronaut Chris Hadfield created; somehow, though, Mario and Fafa have made it even sweeter by including themselves – and a Rocket Man cover – in it. (Thanks John!)

Beck: Hello, Again

Beck: Hello, Again

It takes a while to load, but it’s worth it. This 360-degree interactive version of David Bowie’s Sound and Vision was created by artist Chris Milk and performed by Beck. You’ll need headphones and a webcam for the full experience.

Freddie Mercury: Vocals Only

Freddie Mercury: Vocals Only

Hear how truly brilliant Freddie Mercury’s vocals were in this clip which extracts only the vocals from his collaboration with David Bowie on Under Pressure – not that Bowie is any slouch either. More here, here and here.

Space Oddity in Space

Space Oddity in Space

Yes, we know we just posted a clip of Chris Hadfield earlier today, but we couldn’t resist posting this emotional clip sung by the Canadian astronaut on his final day on the International Space Station before returning to Earth.

David Bowie’s Crystal Balls

David Bowie’s Crystal Balls

In Jim Henson’s cult-classic Labyrinth, David Bowie likes to twiddle around his crystal orbs. But Bowie never played with his balls, it was juggler Michael Moschen manipulating them on his behalf. Balls.

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