Michael Stipe’s Beard, Backed By Michael Stipe, Delivers Haunting David Bowie Cover

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Mere hours before the death of David Bowie, Carnegie Hall announced a star-studded tribute concert featuring the late musician’s iconic tunes.

The concert was naturally reconfigured as a memorial show, and a second show at Radio City Music Hall was added with even more artists.

The bill is a who’s who of talent, from Debbie Harry to The Pixies, The Roots to Cyndi Lauper.

Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe is set to play at both sold out shows, and boy do we wish we had tickets.

Stipe and his ginormous beard dropped by The Tonight Show on Tuesday and knocked it out the park with a stripped-down piano cover of “The Man Who Sold The World.”

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