Dave Navarro And Billy Morrison To Play Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust In Full


Jane’s Addiction’s axeman Dave Navarro and Billy Idol’s Billy Morrison have revealed that they will be performing another Above Group benefit concert this autumn.

The two guitarists will be joined by special guests for a performance of two landmark records.

That’s David Bowie’s “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” and if that wasn’t enough the rockers will perform Stooges’ self-titled debut record.

Morrison explained how both records acted as a deep musical influence:

“Oh, the Ziggy album was everything to me. A sexually ambiguous alien in a woman dress singing about space? What is there NOT to like about that??

“Mick Ronson formed my whole playing–listening to his Les Paul when I was a kid was almost a spiritual experience. And the Stooges just personified raw power and emotion–the things that spoke to me the most when punk was happening.”

Navarro said: “Both of these iconic albums helped shape the sound of Jane’s Addiction and were instrumental in terms of influences. As a young man, I had been drawn to theatrical performances, Kiss and Elton John among them.”

“When I got to Ziggy, it was as if I had found the perfect blend of theater, story and depth with musical originality. As for Iggy, let’s just say that our punk rock roots were firmly in place when this album came out, pushing the boundaries of aggression and art and poetry, something that I see in Perry Farrell as well. It’s no wonder Iggy is one of his all-time favorites as well.”

The benefit for MusiCares will be taking place on September 16th at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California.

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