All proceeds from the song will go to Teenage Cancer Trust
The cover will be released on iTunes this Friday, (January 15) and can be streamed below. Speaking to NME about Bowie and their decision to cover the song, James Brown of the band said: “Along with the millions of people all over the world who’s lives he had touched, we were shocked and saddened to hear the news.”
“We’re all huge fans of his work, so at band practice on Monday night we decided to learn and record a tribute to him and his incredible legacy. Here is a cover of one of our favourite tracks, ‘Ziggy Stardust’. All profits from the track will go to Teenage Cancer Trust which is an amazing cause. Long live The Goblin King!”
As reported, producer Tony Visconti has revealed Bowie was planning to record and release another album after ‘Blackstar’. It was previously suggested in a separate report that there is material leftover from the ‘Blackstar’ sessions which could see a future release.
David Bowie has been cremated in New York according to reports. It is believed he was privately cremated without any friends and family present, as per his wishes. He wanted “to go without any fuss”, a source told two UK newspapers.
He passed away on Sunday (January 10) following an 18 month battle with cancer. Reports have since suggested that he “died from liver cancer” after “surviving six heart attacks”.
See more tributes to David Bowie here.