Grammy Awards: Nile Rodgers, Lady Gaga Share Photo From David Bowie Tribute Rehearsals
The legendary producer and Chic co-founder shared a picture of himself and Gaga, looking upbeat and a touch exhausted.
“Great day rehearsing @TheGRAMMYs #DavidBowieTribute. @ladygaga and I took a photo during a break. Peace EVERYBODY,” he wrote.
Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich has told reporters the tribute will last six or seven minutes and cover "at least three or four" Bowie tunes. It “is going to be a true homage to who David was, particularly musically, but not ignoring his influence on fashion and pop culture in a broader way,” Ehrlich told the New York Times.
Rodgers and Gaga are fine choices to lead the Bowie salute.
Rodgers co-produced Bowie’s Let’s Dance and Black Tie White Noise albums. The former was a huge commercial success, becoming The Thin White Duke’s first platinum-certified studio album by the RIAA and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. “My love for David is immeasurable,” Rodgers said after Bowie’s death. “It's an amazing amount of love and respect that I have for him. Some people get offended when I say that he is probably just as important to my life as Bernard Edwards (Rodgers’ partner in Chic). And I really mean that. Had it not been for Bowie, I don't know what would have happened to me”.
Gaga, who is clearly influenced by the great British artist, spoke of her fondness for rock music's great chameleon in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter prior to his death on Jan. 10. "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."
The Grammys air live on CBS Feb. 15.