On Friday, everyone who tuned in to NASA’s live stream of the Perseverance Mars Rover landing heard YUNGBLUD‘s cover of David Bowie’s: ‘Life On Mars?’ The David Bowie Estate offered the song to celebrate this monumental event.
The Perseverance Of NASA
As the most sophisticated rover NASA has ever sent to Mars, Perseverance embodies NASA’s passion to overcome and take on challenges. The rover will collect Martian rock and sediment samples that will help us search for signs of ancient microbial life and pave the way for human exploration beyond the Moon. The video feed of commentary from Mission Control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory can be found here.
Not only has YUNGBLUD performed for the NASA Perseverance landing, but he also covered David Bowie’s ‘Life On Mars?’ during last month’s A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day! concert produced by Mike Garson and Rolling Live Studios.
“To sing the pinnacle song by an artist that truly defined my whole existence, in a search for extraterrestrial existence was one of the best moments of my entire life. The punx went to Mars!”
We are so incredibly proud of YUNGBLUD. Being asked to cover David Bowie and have it during a NASA Mars Rover Landing is a historic moment and something he will no doubt remember for the rest of his life. We, at THP, are so stoked to see where this takes YUNGBLUD and cannot wait to see more from him.
“It was amazing working with YUNGBLUD and I’m honored that Rolling Live, Mike Garson, and Bowie Band alumni got to play a part in bringing an iconic song to mark this historic moment,”
Kerry Brown, CEO/Founder of Rolling Live Studios
YUNGBLUD’s new song ‘mars,’ from his latest album Weird!, debuted at No.1 on the UK Official Album Chart in December 2020. You can see his performance of ‘mars’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live! below.
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