The band aren't the only musicians inspired by Tyson; rapper and Wu-Tang Clan founder GZA was also inspired to rap about space and dark matter by the physicist. He also has his own meme.
We have been aware of how great Neil is for a long time," Phenomenaut guitarist/vocalist Commander Angel Nova said in an email to Wired. "When he was on The Daily Show talking about how we needed to double NASA's budget, we decided to -- rather than just jumping out of our seats and cheering -- that we should make a song to encourage our fans to love him too.
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The Phenomenauts have posted their new video for "I'm With Neil." The song (and video) are a tribute to much loved and admired New York-based astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The band wrote "I'm With Neil" after an appearance by Tyson on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. They explained:
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