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Lady Gaga is all set to pay tribute to Bowie at the Grammys

By / Published on Monday, 15 Feb 2016 12:31 PM / No Comments / 239 views
Lady Gaga is all set to pay tribute to Bowie at the Grammys

Lady Gaga at the Saint Laurent fall collection fashion show in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Reuters


Lady Gaga is promising a technologically ambitious, “multisensory” David Bowie tribute at the Grammy Awards she hopes will befit the famously experimental rock legend.

The music industry’s biggest night takes place barely a month after the shocking death of Bowie, who over his half-century career became one of the most influential figures in pop culture.

Lady Gaga, known for her brash outfits and sexual openness, is among the contemporary artists who is most obviously inspired by Bowie, the pioneer of glam rock.

Grammy producers have raised expectations for Lady Gaga’s tribute, saying it will be groundbreaking.

“I don’t know that we’ve ever done anything quite as elaborate as this,” said Eric Cook, the supervising producer of the Grammys. “This is obviously an ambitious performance and we’re all really excited about it,” he said in a video preview.

Chip-maker Intel said it developed effects for the performance at the Grammys, which will be broadcast live from Los Angeles.

“We’ve used technology to almost be an extension of Gaga. As she moves, the environment around her is responding to her, and that’s because of the real-time technologies that we’ve incorporated into it,” said Paul Tapp, Intel’s director of technology.