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Lady Gaga to honour David Bowie with 'experimental' Grammys performance

2016-02-02
Lady Gaga is to honour the late great David Bowie with an “experimental tribute” at this month’s Grammy Awards. Giving audiences a chance to experience Bowie's music on stage once again, organisers have described the tribute as “a multisensory testament to the icon's incredible artistry and a reflection of his limitless creativity”. Lady Gaga artRAVE david-bowie-40-anni-di-ziggy-stardust-l-alieno-sessualmente-ambiguo_h_partb Three-time Grammy winner Nile Rodgers is to work behind the scenes on the tribute as musical director and is credited for his lifelong friendship with Bowie after the pair met during the production of 1983 classic ‘Let’s Dance’. Grammy Awards executive producer Ken Ehrlich said Gaga had already been booked to perform at this year’s ceremony, but when the news broke of Bowie’s passing last month, “almost in a single moment — we knew we had to change direction”. "We immediately spoke and agreed that she should be the one to honour David. She's perfect for it,” he said. “So I reached out to Nile and, before long, we were on our way to creating what we believe will not only make a great GRAMMY Moment, but one befitting of David." The tribute performance will mark Lady Gaga's fourth appearance at the awards. She is also in the running for an award following her Best Song Written For Visual Media nomination for or "Til It Happens To You" with Diane Warren. The singer also joins Adele, James Bay, Andra Day, Ellie Goulding, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, and The Weeknd. Hosted by LL Cool J for the fifth consecutive year, the 58th Annual Grammy Awards will be held at the Los Angeles STAPLES Center on Monday 15 February. More stories: Just how many straight guys have had gay sex? Watch the tear-jerking moment man realises public flash mob proposal is actually for him