April 9, 2016


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Watch The Roots, David Byrne & Kimbra Cover Bowie

David Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 1996, but his memory continues to live on through various homages, and the latest took place at last night's Rock Hall 2016 induction ceremony with a star-studded tribute featuring David ByrneKimbra and The Roots.

The group of musicians gathered for this particular nod to one of Bowie's greatest hits at Brooklyn's Barclays Center was pretty perfect. Byrne — who was the one to induct Bowie back when he earned his own place in the Rock Hall twenty years prior — delivered a performance that did right by the track's swooping refrains, while Kimbra and The Roots followed suit, supplying Byrne with a funky foundation and sky-high backing vocals.

It's safe to assume that this is similar to the performance we would've seen at the Bowie tribute at Carnegie Hall that The Roots would've performed, had they not backed out of the program due to issues of #bitchassness and concerns over shared equipment. Still, it's great that The Roots were able to such a fantastic group of artists was able to kick-off the festivities with a solid celebration of one of the greats.

Watch David Byrne, Kimbra and The Roots belt their way through "Fame" above.