Duran Duran Record "Five Years" in Tribute to David Bowie

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For their first new studio recording in just over five years, Duran Duran have picked a fitting song to break their silence: a cover of David Bowie's "Five Years," released on what would have been Bowie's 74th birthday.

The British quartet have released their take on the opening track of 1972's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars, one of Bowie's most enduring works and the song that kicked off an incredible new chapter in his lengthy career. Duran Duran have long been avowed fans of Bowie - they've recorded takes on "Fame" and "Boys Keep Swinging" in 1981 and 2010, respectively, and opened for Bowie on select dates of 1987's Glass Spider tour. Duran's last studio album was 2015's Paper Gods.

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Duran Duran are set to perform the song on a livestreamed tribute, A Bowie Celebration: Just for One Day! broadcasting live on Friday, Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. EST. The concert will also feature performances by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott, Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction, Billy Corgan, Ian Hunter and nearly a dozen backing musicians who recorded or toured with Bowie during his career.

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