August 2002
Credit: Christina Radish/Redferns

Alternative rock group Toadies has paid tribute to David Bowie by releasing a cover of “Heroes” for free.

“Over the years, we have have performed David Bowie’s music both at live shows and just futzing around in the rehearsal space,” Toadies guitarist Clark Vogeler said in a release. “His immeasurable talent and influence will surely live on forever. We were lucky to have had him around all this time. We just wish we would have had a chance to say ‘Goodbye.’ In lieu of that, this will have to do.”

The band, best known for ’90s rock staple “Possum Kingdom,” recorded the cover of “Heroes” during an October show. The track was mixed after Bowie’s death on Sunday.

“I’m pissed off. And this sucks,” Toadies singer Vaden Todd Lewis said about Bowie, who died at age 69 following an 18-month battle with cancer. “And I’m going to miss you. Dammit.”

Listen to the cover below, and download the live version at the Toadies’ website.