David Bowie tributes pour in: Paul McCartney, Iggy Pop, Brian Eno, more celebrate music icon

Arcade Fire, The Rolling Stones, Nile Rodgers, Queens of the Stone Age also pay homage

David Bowie

    As news of David Bowie’s death spread across the globe Monday morning, tributes have begun to pour in. Musicians, actors, and politicians have taken to social media to pay homage to music’s greatest innovator. We’ll be collecting these various tributes as they are shared.

    Sir Paul McCartney:

    The Rolling Stones:

    Bowie and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger collaborated on the 1985 single “Dancing in the Street”.

    Arcade Fire’s Win Butler:

    Bowie performed with Arcade Fire together at a Fashion Rocks concert in September 2005, and later appeared on Arcade Fire’s album Reflektor.

    Goodbye friend. So many tears, and so lucky to have passed in the same solar system.

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    Iggy Pop:

    Bowie produced Iggy and the Stooges’ landmark 1973 album Raw Power.

    Brian Eno:

    Bowie teamed up with Eno for the so-called “Berlin Trilogy” albums, specifically 1977’s Low, 1977’s “Heroes”, and 1979’s Lodger.

    “David’s death came as a complete surprise, as did nearly everything else about him. I feel a huge gap now.

    “We knew each other for over 40 years, in a friendship that was always tinged by echoes of Pete and Dud. Over the last few years – with him living in New York and me in London – our connection was by email. We signed off with invented names: some of his were Mr Showbiz, Milton Keynes, Rhoda Borrocks and The Duke of Ear.

    “About a year ago we started talking about Outside – the last album we worked on together. We both liked that album a lot and felt that it had fallen through the cracks. We talked about revisiting it, taking it somewhere new. I was looking forward to that.

    “I received an email from him seven days ago. It was as funny as always, and as surreal, looping through word games and allusions and all the usual stuff we did. It ended with this sentence: ‘Thank you for our good times, Brian. they will never rot’. And it was signed ‘Dawn’.

    “I realise now he was saying goodbye.”

    Nile Rodgers:

    Bowie enlisted Rodgers to co-produce his 1983 album Let’s Dance and 1993’s Black Tie White Noise.

    Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page:

    Peter Gabriel:


    Planet Earth is blue – Bono

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    Kendrick Lamar:

    Bowie cited Kendrick Lamar as a major influence for his latest album, ★ (Blackstar).

    Kanye West:

    The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle:

    Queens of the Stone Age:

    See you in Valhalla Black Star

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    Adam Lambert:

    Ricky Gervais:


    Madonna inducted David Bowie into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

    Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis:

    Bowie played the UK festival on two ocassions.

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron:

    British astronaut Tim Peake:


    Sonic Youth:


    Bowie co-produced DEVO’s acclaimed debut album Are We Not Men? We Are Devo!

    Yoko Ono:

    TV on the Radio’s David Sitek:

    Bowie collaborated with TV on the Radio for their 2006 single “Province”.

    Bruce Springsteen:

    Owen Pallett:

    New Order:

    Pet Shop Boys:

    Michael Stipe:

    Pearl Jam:

    Chris Cornell:

    Perry Farrell:

    Justin Timberlake:

    Reggie Watts:

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    Elton John:


    And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds.

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