Corey Taylor, The Struts, Lisa Loeb, Umphrey's McGee, Dawes, Nikki Lane and Car Seat Headrest are also on the special.
Howard Stern will pay tribute to late rock icon David Bowie on Friday night (Feb. 9) with a special on his Howard 101 SiriusXM satellite radio station featuring 25 acts performing their favorite Bowie tracks. "I've been listening to this special for about two weeks... it's killer," Stern enthused on Tuesday morning (Feb. 6) while previewing selections including Lisa Loeb's moving acoustic version of "All the Young Dudes."
"You've got some great bands, some new bands, some classic bands," Stern added as he ran down a quick list of the performers who've recorded their versions of songs from Bowie's catalog over the past year for the special that will be hosted and produced by longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti for The Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie, which will air at 10 p.m. ET. “When I got into rock & roll music, one of the artists that I first really got into was David Bowie,” said Stern in a statement announcing the show. “He was always evolving, he was always on top of things, he was just a great musician and a great songwriter and a great singer. I want to make sure that people remember David Bowie.” Bowie passed away on Jan. 10, 2016 at age 69 and in a statement Visconti said he was inspired to put together a celebration of his friend's musical life.
“It was my pleasure to make about half of his albums with him and what was even better was that he was my personal friend as well,” Visconti said. “And I’m glad we can share these fantastic interpretations of his songs. There is no end to how they can be interpreted... This project is very ambitious because David Bowie songs are not easy to play and sing for technical reasons. But everyone who participated in this rose to the occasion.”