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Watch Lady Gaga’s David Bowie Tribute at the Grammys

Joined by Nile Rodgers of Chic

Feb 16, 2016 David Bowie Bookmark and Share

Whether or not Lady Gaga was the perfect performer to lead the Grammys’ tribute to the late David Bowie last night is up for debate. While, like Bowie, Gaga has also been adept at creating stage personas and blurring gender lines (and also recently took up acting), the two never worked together and it’s unclear if they ever even met (or whether or not Bowie was a Gaga fan). Yes, it was a nice touch that Bowie-collaborator Nile Rodgers of Chic was involved, but wouldn’t it have been better if more Bowie collaborators took part (Mick Jagger, Iggy Pop, Brian Eno, etc.)?

Then there’s the fact that the performance was sponsored by Intel, which makes it seem likes the Grammys are essentially profiting on the death of an icon. Regardless, Gaga gave it her all in a breathless performance that encompassed several of Bowie’s hits: “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “Suffragette City,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Fashion,” “Fame,” “Let’s Dance,” and “Heroes.” Still, if Gaga was a true fan she would’ve worked in a cut from the ambient second side of Low! We kid of course, but watch the performance below.


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