British New Wave icons, Duran Duran have shared a new cover of David Bowie’s 1972 Ziggy Stardust… track, “Five Years” to mark what would have been the late music icon’s 74th birthday on January 8th. Listen below. Stream/download, here.
Duran Duran | "Five Years"
"My life as a teenager was all about David Bowie. He is the reason why I started writing songs," Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon said in a statement.
"Part of me still can’t believe in his death five years ago, but maybe that’s because there’s a part of me where he’s still alive and always will be," he continued. "When we got the ‘Ziggy Stardust’ LP and put the needle in the groove, our first taste of its perfection was the song ‘Five Years’."
Over the weekend, Duran Duran took part in a massive Livestream Bowie tribute concert – along with Billy Corgan and Trent Reznor – curated by longtime Bowie collaborator, Mick Garson – check out some highlights, here.
Meanwhile, David Bowie’s own previously unreleased covers of Bob Dylan’s “Trying To Get To Heaven” and John Lennon’s “Mother” were released on vinyl last week, to mark what would have been the icon’s 74th birthday. Check it out, here.
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