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Watch The Killers Perform David Bowie's 1975 Hit 'Fame'

Killed it.

"Fame," a 1975 track by the legendary David Bowie, is perhaps one of his best

According to Rolling Stone magazine, a few months after meeting at a party, David Bowie and John Lennon were jamming together when "Fame" was born.


"Bowie, who was working on the Young Americans album, invited Lennon to the studio to play on a cover of 'Across the Universe.' Lennon, who had never been happy with the Beatles' version of that song, accepted. During his visit, they started jamming, and guitarist Carlos Alomar pulled out an extremely funky guitar lick. Bowie came up with the jaded lyrics on the spot ... Lennon added backing vocals and guitar, and the anguished result became Bowie's first American Number One single."

Recently, The Killers took to BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge to perform a cover of the song, and much to our delight, it was a success. 

"I think David [Bowie] would've loved this cover," one YouTube viewer comments on a video of the performance.

"I'm convinced there is nothing The Killers cannot do," another adds.

During their session at BBC, The Killers also performed their own tracks, "The Man" and their 2004 smash "Mr. Brightside," giving us some major nostalgia. 

Check it all out below:

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