Trent Reznor, Perry Farrell, Billy Corgan to play Bowie tribute concert

Trent Reznor
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Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, Billy Corgan from The Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction vocalist Perry Farrell are among the star names getting involved in a forthcoming live streamed tribute concert to honour the music and memory of David Bowie.

American pianist Mike Garson, who has worked with Bowie and NIN and the Pumpkins in the past, is over-seeing the concert, dubbed A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day! The event will be held on January 8, 2021, which would have been David Bowie’s 74th birthday.

Members of Bowie‘s final touring line-up will also be taking part in the celebration. Tickets for the event are now on sale.

In related news, Trent Reznor and long-time musical partner Atticus Ross have recorded the soundtrack to the new David Fincher film, Mank, which will premiere on Netflix on December 4. You can hear sections from the score at a ‘secret’ Netflix website. Ssssshhhhhh...

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.