Umphrey’s McGee With Huey Lewis & Jeff Coffin Contribute To ‘Howard Stern Tribute To David Bowie’


This Friday, February 9 at 10 p.m. ET, SiriusXM’s Howard 101 channel will premiere the Howard Stern Tribute To David Bowie. Peter Frampton, Dawes, Daryl Hall, The Struts and Nikki Lane are among the 25 acts that contributed Bowie covers to the special, which will be hosted by longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti. Umphrey’s McGee also recorded one of David Bowie’s most-beloved songs, “Let’s Dance” for the Howard Stern Tribute To David Bowie and recruited old friends Huey Lewis and Jeff Coffin to add to their rendition.

“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 told of his relationship with Bowie. “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,” Visconti added. “But everyone who participated in this rose to the occasion.”

Music legend Peter Frampton shared a live rendition of “Rebel Rebel,” songwriting great Michael Penn took on “After All,” up-and-comers Greta Van Fleet tackled “The Jean Genie,” Stern superfan and singer-songwriter Kristeen Young covered “Moonage Daydream,” while Spoon frontman Britt Daniel went with “Never Let Me Down.” One of the newest acts featured on the special is Durand Jones & The Indications, who perform “Young Americans.”

Other covers among the 25 set to premiere are “Fame” by Daryl Hall, “Suffragette City” by The Struts, Lisa Loeb’s “All The Young Dudes,” Biffy Clyro’s “Modern Love” and “Life On Mars?” by Todd Rundgren. “Space Oddity” was interpreted by Billy Corgan, “Starman” was given a go by Garbage, “Heroes” was covered by Shawn Colvin and Gogol Bordello reimagined “Rock & Roll Suicide.”

The special premieres Friday at 10 p.m. ET on Channel 101. Look for replays to run soon thereafter and the special to be available on-demand.

[Umphrey’s McGee with STS9 & Liquid Horns – Let’s Dance]

List Of Bowie Covers Featured On The New Special

  • Peter Frampton – Rebel Rebel (Live)
  • Michael Penn – After All
  • Greta Van Fleet – The Jean Genie
  • Kristeen Young – Moonage Daydream
  • Britt Daniel – Never Let Me Down
  • Durand Jones & The Indications – Young Americans
  • Daryl Hall – Fame
  • Corey Taylor – Fashion
  • The Struts – Suffragette City
  • Lisa Loeb – All The Young Dudes
  • Sun Kil Moon – John, I’m Only Dancing
  • Umphrey’s McGee (Feat. Huey Lewis & Jeff Coffin) – Let’s Dance
  • Jade Bird – Quicksand
  • Biffy Clyro – Modern Love
  • Todd Rundgren – Life On Mars?
  • Bones – I’m Afraid Of Americans
  • Dawes – Oh! You Pretty Things
  • Nikki Lane – Golden Years
  • Bleachers – Ziggy Stardust
  • Car Seat Headrest – Ashes To Ashes
  • Low Cut Connie – Diamond Dogs
  • Gogol Bordello – Rock & Roll Suicide
  • Shawn Colvin – Heroes
  • Garbage – Starman
  • Billy Corgan – Space Oddity