· Madonna: During her Rebel Heart World Tour, the pop titan took some time "to pay tribute to a man who inspired [her] career" and fittingly performed the late icon's 1974 hit, "Rebel Rebel."
· Adam Lambert: Over in Osaka, Japan, the former "American Idol" runner-up performed a rendition of "Let's Dance" during his Monday (January 11) concert.
· Bruce Springsteen: "Over here on E Street, we’re feeling the great loss of David Bowie. David was a visionary artist and an early supporter of our music. Always changing and ahead of the curve, he was an artist whose excellence you aspired to. He will be sorely missed." Bowie was the first artist to cover Bruce, having recorded "Growin' Up," with Ronnie Wood on guitar, in 1973, although it wasn't released until 1990.
· Ronnie Wood: "God bless David, I shall miss him. It's a bit of a shock. Even though his health hasn't been good for years, nobody likes to lose such a great talent. We used to have great laugh because he had a great sense of humor."
· Keith Richards: “I’m deeply saddened by such a sudden shock. David was a true original in everything he did and, along with many others, I’m going to miss him. Another goodbye to another good friend.”
· Alice Cooper: "It's hard to know exactly what to say when you hear of someone's passing. I know that I have certainly lost one of my lifetime rock and roll theatrical comrades in David Bowie. We both started in theatrical rock 'n' roll at the same time, and in some cases we challenged each other to go farther and push the envelope. The loss of David Bowie will be hard to swallow for everyone. He leaves behind a rich history of musical and cultural experimentation and invention that will rarely be seen again, if ever. He was one of a kind. The man that fell to Earth has gone back to the planet that he came from. Condolences to his family and fans." Bowie was accused of copying some of Cooper's onstage persona, and he commented on that in 1977: "I kind of expected all that to happen, and I just trusted in my own conceptions that eventually we'd split off and have separate identities, Alice and myself. I just trusted in my optimistic ideas of what I could do."
· Steven Tyler: "HEART BROKEN BY THE PASSING OF DAVID BOWIE…YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BY WHO YOU LOVED AND WHO LOVED YOU AND THE MOMENTS IN YOUR SONGS THAT TAUGHT US HOW TO LIVE…MUCH LOVE AND WHITE LIGHT DAVID."
· Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople, had a hit with Bowie's "All the Young Dudes": "David wrote some wonderful songs. I was lucky enough to sing one of them – and it changed my life. My heart goes out to his wife, son and daughter. R.I.P. David.”
· Sting: "Trudie and I were totally captivated by his energetic charm, his extraordinary music, his art and his unique spirit. We will never forget him."
· Van Morrison: "I was sorry to hear of the passing of David Bowie. A genuinely original artist who always had something to say."
· Robbie Robertson: "Whenever I ran into David Bowie he was such an incredible gentlemen. He made me feel like it had only been days since the last time we’d seen each other when in fact, many years had passed. He had a massive impact on the evolution of rock music and his imagination was awe inspiring. I was completely shocked when I received the news, but I have deep respect for the privacy that he clearly cherished during this difficult time. Blessings to his family."
· Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick: "David Bowie, a creative musical genius. With Respect, 'Words Can Never Say It'. In Heaven with Mick Ronson."
· Brian Wilson: "I was shocked to hear about David Bowie and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I was honored when David recorded 'God Only Knows' – he was a great artist and will be missed."
· Bono: "As a teenager, Bowie was our Elvis. They shared the same birthday and they both took music somewhere no one thought it could go. It was his other worldliness that took us all away. A sense that we are not just earth bound creatures..."
· The Edge: "The impact that Bowie had on the culture was immense. Next to The Beatles he stands as the most influential artist of all time. He truly altered the course of music history."
· Phil Collins: "I find it sobering when people of your era start falling off. I didn’t know he was battling cancer. I don’t think too many people did. Bowie was heralded. Everybody seemed to like David. He was always interesting. He was always doing something that was not inside the box, always reinventing himself. You never knew what to expect and that made him one of a kind… Surprising."
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