Duran Duran thanked the late David Bowie for uplifting them to develop into musicians.
The British band carried out nearly as a part of the 24-hour A Bowie Celebration: Simply For One Day occasion on Saturday, and coated the enduring musician’s observe 5 Years to mark the special day.
Frontman Simon Le Bon admitted the track is essential to him and his bandmates Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor, and stated Bowie, who died in 2016, was the explanation he fell in love with music.
“My life as a youngster was all about David Bowie,” he stated in a press release. “He’s the explanation why I began writing songs. A part of me nonetheless cannot imagine in his demise 5 years in the past, however perhaps that is as a result of there’s part of me the place he is nonetheless alive and all the time might be.
“After we bought the Ziggy Stardust LP and put the needle within the groove, our first style of its perfection was the track 5 Years. I am unable to start to clarify how honoured I really feel for Duran Duran to be given the chance to carry out (for) this icon, and to position our identify alongside Bowie’s for this commemoration of his music,” the 62-year-old added.
The Simply For One Day celebration marked Bowie’s 74th birthday and the fifth anniversary of his demise, and likewise featured performances from the Cult frontman Ian Astbury, Gary Barlow, Perry Farrell, Peter Frampton, Boy George, and Gary Oldman.