avid Bowie’s drummer hailed the late singer as “one of the superb artists that has come out in historical past” as he unveiled a stone on the Music Stroll of Fame in London honouring him.
The stone was laid in reminiscence of the pioneering musician on Wednesday on the Camden-based path which recognises influential artists from all over the world.
Michael “Woody” Woodmansey, who was the drummer of Bowie’s backing band The Spiders from Mars, mirrored on the legacy of the Life On Mars? singer, who died of liver most cancers in 2016, throughout the occasion.
He advised the PA information company that he considers Bowie to be “one of the superb artists that has come out in historical past” and so he feels it is necessary for the UK to have a bodily reminder of the singer.
“He was on a mission to make music, rock and roll thrilling, controversial, rebellious, which is what it was speculated to be”, the drummer added.
“And on the time we got here out, it had obtained a bit of bit samey, a bit of bit jaded, a bit of bit boring and he modified that.”
Woodmansey additionally mirrored on the legacy of songs the singer left behind and their enduring energy as youthful generations proceed to find his music and new artists create music impressed by his work and magnificence.
“I feel simply the standard of what he produced must be there as a reminder for younger generations”, he stated.
“Younger generations all the time have their very own music, they need their very own music and they need to have it however in time they’ll return and see what he did for the tradition and the way he paved the best way for lots of the brand new music. It’s necessary to know the place it got here from.”
The Music Stroll of Fame honour coincides with the worldwide launch of Brett Morgen’s Moonage Daydream, a documentary movie concerning the acclaimed musician.
Guitarist Kevin Armstrong additionally carried out an acoustic model of Bowie’s basic music Heroes on the occasion in Camden.
The musician, who collaborated with the late singer on numerous events, stated Bowie remains to be somebody the music world can “draw inspiration from in all areas of fashionable leisure as a result of he kind of had such a broad vary.”
He advised PA: “He was such an imaginative and fearless performer and artist that I feel that’s the rationale why, even unveiling a paving stone right here six years after his dying, individuals will transform as a result of he was superb.”
A bunch of different mates, collaborators and followers of the late singer gathered for the star-studded ceremony together with actor Nick Moran and singer Clifford Slapper.
His stone was laid reverse Camden City Tube Station, becoming a member of different music stars together with The Who, Soul2Soul, Insanity and Amy Winehouse.