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Thread: David Bowie to be honoured by Lady Gaga at the Grammys

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    David Bowie to be honoured by Lady Gaga at the Grammys - BBC News

    By Mark Savage, Music reporter

    2 February 2016



    (AP/Getty Images) Lady Gaga has cited David Bowie as an inspiration


    Pop star Lady Gaga is to honour David Bowie with "an experiential tribute" at this month's Grammy Awards.

    The performance will be overseen by Chic's Nile Rodgers, who produced Bowie's hit album Let's Dance in 1983.

    "The tribute will be a multisensory testament to the icon's incredible artistry and a reflection of his limitless creativity," said the Recording Academy in a statement.

    Gaga has previously credited Bowie as an inspiration.

    "He's sort of like an alien prince," she once told chat show host Alan Carr. "Every morning I wake up and I think, 'What would Bowie do?'"

    "We had already booked Lady Gaga on this year's show, but when David passed - almost in a single moment - we knew we had to change direction," said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the Grammys.

    "We immediately spoke and agreed that she should be the one to honour David. She's perfect for it."


    Brits honour planned

    The Grammys will be held in Los Angeles on 15 February. Gaga is nominated for best song written for visual media, thanks to her Diane Warren-penned ballad Til It Happens To You, from the documentary The Hunting Ground.

    Other performers on the night include Adele, Kendrick Lamar, James Bay, Ellie Goulding and Carrie Underwood.

    During his career, Bowie was nominated for 11 Grammys but only won once - when Jazzin' for Blue Jean was awarded best video in 1985. He also received a lifetime achievement prize in 2006.

    The star died of cancer on 10 January, just days after releasing his new album, Blackstar. It will be eligible for honours at next year's Grammy ceremony.

    A Bowie tribute is also planned for the Brit Awards, which take place on 24 February. Details have yet to be announced, but media reports suggest that Noel Gallagher, Bono, Adele and Damon Albarn have been invited to take part.

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    I think no. There are other artist who would be better for this tribute. Arcade Fire came to mind as well as Duran Duran. Maybe even other artist who worked with the man. Iggy Pop, perhaps?
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    I think the tribute should include other artists that were inspired by Bowie. Gaga doesn't come off as a typical artist that was heavily inspired by Bowie. I guess the artist I'm thinking of don't really sell the Grammy's.
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    I think Gaga deserves this opportunity. She really is a fan and always spoke about him. They obviously want a spectacle.
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    It's not that I don't think Gaga shouldn't be a part of it, I just think a larger scale tribute would be called for. Especially for Bowie. Using some of his influences, contemporaries, 80's new wave/alternative bands and current artists.

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    Grace Jones came to mind

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    Ugh, this is disgusting. Why won't they get some real artists, Gaga is a fucking joke.
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    When all these women are gone she can honor them too.















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    Lady Gaga Is a Copy Paste (31 pics) - Izismile.com

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    At least Gaga can sing. And I see her costume schtick as a direct influence of Bowie's glam rock era.

    I'm completely of the opinion that Gaga may not be everyone's cup of tea, but she is talented and would do Bowie proud. I would like to see other artists' tributes though, maybe a collaborative tribute might have more wide appeal.
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    She has a shit voice. I even hated that Disney thing she did on some awards show that everybody raved about. I'd rather have a real artist or multiple artists do this.
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    ^ But not if they are old fogies. It shouldn't be too retro.
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