Gary Numan joins Beck on stage as he covers Cars

Gary Numan’s status as an electronic music godfather seems to grow stronger by the year, and he got another endorsement over the weekend as he joined Beck on stage at Chicago’s Riot Fest to perform Cars.

Released in 1979, Cars was Numan’s debut single, and has become a new wave classic. Beck has performed the track before, but not with its writer.

Writing on Twitter after the performance, Numan said: Honoured to be invited to join Beck on stage tonight at Riot Fest. Incredible band.”

Check out some fan-filmed footage of the performance above.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.