“It was like seeing a UFO for the first time.”

While chatting with ABC Australia, the Foo Fighters leader recalled, “The first time I saw David Bowie in person was at a festival in England that he was headlining, we were lower down on the bill. And I stood in the photo pit and looked at him and it was like seeing an alien. Y’know, it was like seeing a UFO for the first timAe, like, ‘Oh, my God, it’s real.’ That’s something I’ve never seen before. And then getting to meet him — all of that feeling coming down to Earth, realizing, ‘Oh, my God, what a gentleman! What a brilliant, sweet, kind, outrageously funny person!'”

  • He went on to say, “I recorded a song with him. . . and watching him step in front of a microphone and begin to sing and you realize, ‘Wow, that voice — that’s real, that just comes out of his mouth, that iconic voice!’ The great thing about it is that it really humanizes everything. We’re like, ‘Wow, that’s a real person.’ It’s reassuring, but at the same time, you’re like, ‘That’s a hero.’ That’s not just another person. That’s David Bowie.”