Before his presentation at David Bowie’s virtual tribute Just For One Day, Duran Duran dropped off the cover of the late legend’s “Five Years.”
The group raises the synthesizers for The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and Spiders from Mars broadcast as Simon Le Bon is backed by backup singers for the climate choir. “Your face, your race, the way you talk,” he sings. “I’m kissing you, you’re beautiful, I want you to walk.”
“My life as a teenager was entirely about David Bowie,” Le Bon said in a statement. “That’s why I started writing songs. Part of me still can’t believe his death five years ago, but maybe it̵
The band will appear on Just For One Day on Friday, January 8, the day that would be Bowie’s 74th birthday. Boy George, Adam Lambert, Michael K. Hall, Ian Hunter from Mott the Hoople, Trent Rezner, Billy Corgan and others. Livestream tickets are now selling for $ 2. All proceeds will go to Save the Children, which Bowie backed with money from his 1997 birthday party at Madison Square Garden.
Duran Duran will celebrate his 40th birthday with a short tour abroad, which kicks off on June 13 in Dublin, Ireland on June 13. They will spend the summer making stops in the UK, ending in Ibiza, Spain on October 8. More information can be found on the group’s website.