While the initial sting of David Bowie’s passing has passed, many of his fans are still going to be in mourning. So, they will probably be pleased to hear that Lady Gaga will be performing an “experimental tribute” to him at the Grammys.
Following David’s passing, Lady Gaga spoke to the Hollywood Reporter, saying: “When I fell in love with David Bowie, when I was living on the Lower East Side, I always felt that his glamour was something he was using to express a message to people that was very healing for their souls.”
“He is a true, true artist and I don’t know if I ever went ‘Oh, I’m going to be that way like this,’ or if I arrived upon it slowly, realizing it was my calling and that’s what drew me to him.”
As well as the special tribute to him, David Bowie will also be receiving a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at the event, which takes place on February 15.
Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich had this to say: “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. We immediately spoke and agreed that she should be the one to honor David. She’s perfect for it.”
A familiar name will be taking the helm of music director for the tribute, as it will be handled by Nile Rodgers who worked on Bowie’s 1983 album Let’s Dance.