Musicians Pay Tribute to Suicide's Alan Vega
Arcade Fire have previously covered Suicide at live shows, and following the news of Vega's death, frontman Win Butler shared a solo cover of "Dream Baby Dream." Uploaded to his DJ Windows 98 SoundCloud, the track was captioned with a short, simple: "Sad day."
MGMT have also offered up a musical tribute, covering "Goodbye Darling" from Vega's 1983 solo record Saturn Strip.
As previously reported, Majical Cloudz' Devon Welsh even penned an original tune titled "Me and Alan Vega" to pay homage to the late singer.
And while there are surely many more musical homages in the works, lots of artists are also sharing their condolences on social media.
A statement from Bruce Springsteen on the passing of Alan Vega -- https://t.co/YahXTKffvV— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) July 18, 2016
Just got off stage to find out the great Alan vega has left us. What a great innovator been listening to suicide constantly lately. R.I.P❤️— Flea (@flea333) July 17, 2016
damn rest in peace Alan vega : (— el-p (@therealelp) July 17, 2016
RIP Alan Vega. Music is still catching up.— Damian Abraham (@leftfordamian) July 18, 2016
R.I.P. Alan Vega. you changed what I thought music could be.— ⚰john congleton⚰ (@congletonjohn) July 17, 2016
alan vega/suicide was one of my biggest heroes & musical influences. gutted to hear we lost yet another pioneer. RIP my comic book fantasy.— ZOLA JESUS (@ZOLAJESUS) July 17, 2016