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Here's What Peter Gabriel Thinks of Harry Styles' 'Sledgehammer' Cover

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Peter Gabriel performs at the 3Arena on December 10, 2014, in Dublin, Ireland.

Peter Gabriel took to social media on Thursday (March 5) to praise Harry Styles' cover of his classic song "Sledgehammer" on The Howard Stern Show.

The world music legend retweeted the clip with a pair of clapping emoji, tagging the pop star, the long-running radio show and his own Real World Studios, which earned a shout-out from the former One Direction-er during his Stern appearance.

When introducing his performance, Styles called the 1986 anthem from Gabriel's fifth solo studio album, So, "the best-mixed song ever" before revealing he recorded a bulk of the material from his new album Fine Line at the veteran rocker's Bath, England-based studio. (Naturally, he and his team couldn't resist blasting "Sledgehammer" in the room before jumping into the recording process.)

Check out Gabriel's tweet -- as well as Styles' full cover -- below.