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Joe Elliott Pays Tribute To David Bowie With 'Goodnight Mr. Jones'

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Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott paid tribute to David Bowie by dropping a new song, titled "Goodnight Mr. Jones."

"I've been a fan ever since I saw Bowie perform Starman on Top of the Pops in 1972 and was devastated when he passed away five years ago," Elliott told Ultimate Classic Rock.

"Goodnight Mr. Jones was written as my sendoff/thank you song to a hugely influential artist," he added. "I wanted to mark the fifth anniversary of his passing with something that would celebrate the artistry of someone who remains a huge part of my life."

The song's title is a reference to the iconic musician's birth name, David Jones.

"So the Blackstar finally took you away/And the world seems very different today/As I woke to the news I was shivering inside/'Cos I knew that my feelings had no place to hide," the lyrics go.

(Photo: Matt Becker)

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