Members of Foo Fighters and Jane’s Addiction, as well as Culture Club‘s Boy George, are among the artists who have just joined the lineup of a recently announced livestream event marking what would’ve been David Bowie‘s 74th birthday.
As previously reported, the online concert, dubbed A Bowie Celebration: Just for One Day!, will air January 8, 2021, which also is two days before the fifth anniversary of the rock legend’s passing.
Foo drummer Taylor Hawkins, and Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and bassist Chris Chaney will team up with Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor to perform as a band called Ground Control during the show.
Also joining the bill are actor Ricky Gervais, ex-Take That singer Gary Barlow and Taylor Momsen of alt-rock act The Pretty Reckless.
Previously announced artists on the bill, which was curated by longtime Bowie pianist Mike Garson, include Peter Frampton, Def Leppard‘s Joe Elliott, ex-Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, Mott the Hoople‘s Ian Hunter, The Smashing Pumpkins‘ Billy Corgan, Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, Nine Inch Nails‘ Trent Reznor, Duran Duran, Bush‘s Gavin Rossdale, Adam Lambert, The Cult‘s Ian Astbury, Living Colour‘s Corey Glover and actor Gary Oldman, among others.
Additionally, viral music prodigy — and Dave Grohl drum-battle victor — Nandi Bushell will make a special appearance during the stream.
The concert’s house band will feature various musicians who toured and collaborated with Bowie throughout his career, including frequent producer Tony Visconti and members of the group with whom David recorded his final album, Blackstar.
Tickets and ticket bundles are available at RollingLiveStudios.com/Bowie. Two dollars from each ticket sold will be donated to Save the Children, a charity that Bowie supported.
By Matt Friedlander and Josh Johnson
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