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Keith Urban on David Bowie: 'He was always leading the charge'

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Keith Urban joined a long line of celebrities paying tribute to the late David Bowie yesterday. “I was watching the news this morning, and someone was referring to him as a musical chameleon,” he told Storme Warren of SiriusXM’s The Highway. “And I love the fact that the guy said, ‘But he was so not a chameleon.’ Because a chameleon was about fitting in, and Bowie never fit in. He was always leading the charge to the next thing that we would all be trying to cop, whether it was fashion, music, fusion of styles.” Listen to the rest of his Bowie comments on SiriusXM here.

Urban also appeared on the show to announce his upcoming 2016 Ripcord World Tour, which will take him around the United States, Canada, and Australia with Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris. “I’m so tired of people that can’t deliver live, who make a great record, and they go out and sing and suck,” he told SiriusXM of his selection process in choosing Eldredge and Morris.

The three artists also covered of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” which you can listen to below.