March 30, 2016


R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe Brings Stunning David Bowie Cover to 'Fallon': Watch

Thursday and Friday will mark two classy, sold-out New York City concerts in memory of the late, great Ziggy Stardust. The Music of David Bowie will hit Carnegie Hall on March 31 and Radio City Music Hall on April 1. For a little taste of what to expect, R.E.M. frontman/new beard legend/Instagram master Michael Stipe hit The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

His choice was one we haven't really seen making the tribute rounds since Bowie's Jan. 10 death, as he sprung for the 1970 song "The Man Who Sold the World." Stipe also took a very different approach to the title track of Bowie's third album, opting to sing over a melancholy piano.

The Music of David Bowie will feature Stipe, The RootsThe Mountain GoatsMumford & Sons, Esperanza Spalding, The Flaming LipsCat Power and the NYC Children's Chorus, among many more acts. It will stream free at this site.

Below, watch Charli XCXMajor Lazer, Anais Gallagher and Father John Misty tell Fuse their favorite Bowie memories at the 2016 BRIT Awards: