Michael Stipe Covers David Bowie's 'Ashes to Ashes': Watch

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Michael Stipe performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on March 29, 2016.

The former R.E.M. singer also reflects on the New York David Bowie tributes shows.

A couple weeks after Michael Stipe participated in two nights of star-studded David Bowie tribute concerts at New York's Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, the former R.E.M. singer has provided some public reflection on the shows and being able to play "two of [his] top 20 favorite songs of all time."

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"To play Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall is, in itself, a huge honor -- they are incredible venues each with incredible histories," Stipe wrote on R.E.M. website. "It was two stunning evenings, hearing songs that I grew up with, all contributors honoring the output of such an astonishing songwriter. For myself, including the performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, in one week i got to interpret and perform two of my top 20 favorite songs of all time."

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At the tribute performances, Stipe dueted Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes" with Karen Elson while Paul Cantelon played piano. He also covered "The Man Who Sold the World" on The Tonight Show that same week. 

Watch Stipe's performance of "Ashes to Ashes" below: