Spoon: Howard Stern David Bowie Tribute
Spoon: “We got a tune coming up on Stern Show tribute to David Bowie, which airs tonight at 10p EST / 7p PST on SIRIUSXM’s Howard101 channel.”
Howard Stern has enlisted artists like Garbage, Billy Corgan, Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Daryl Hall, Peter Frampton and Todd Rundgren to contribute Bowie tracks to ‘The Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie’ special, which premieres tonight, February 9th on SiriusXM’s Howard 101 channel.
Spoon’s frontman Britt Daniel actually recorded his rendition of “Never Let Me Down” on the night David Bowie died after he learned of the legendary artist’s passing.
“I woke up in the middle of the night, the night Bowie died,” Britt explained. “I glanced at my phone and saw the headline, felt the shock, woke all the way up, and couldn’t go back to sleep. I sat up in bed listening to songs, watching videos, thinking about all the times I’d spent with his music.”
Eventually he came across David’s song “Never Let Me Down” which hit him with a particular rush of emotion. “At around five or six in the morning I realized I wasn’t gonna be getting any more sleep,” Britt said. “I had the urge to do something right then to get some of the emotion out. So I went to the little studio I have at my house and made this recording as the sun was coming up.”