Nile Rodgers Defends Lady Gaga's Grammy Tribute to David Bowie

Nile Rodgers Defends Lady Gaga's Grammy Tribute to David Bowie
On Monday night (February 15), Lady Gaga paid homage to her hero David Bowie by butchering "Heroes" and an assortment of other songs — like, a lot of other songs — onstage at the 58th Grammy Awards. She was joined onstage by Bowie collaborator and Chic co-founder Nile Rodgers for a medley that included snippets of "Space Oddity," "Changes," "Ziggy Stardust," "Suffragette City," "Rebel Rebel," "Fashion," "Fame," "Under Pressure," "Let's Dance" and the aforementioned "Heroes," prompting many viewers to complain about the all-over-the-place nature of the performance.
 
Even Bowie's son Duncan Jones weighed in, tweeting a vague but not very encouraging: "Overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused. Damn it! What IS that word!?"
 
Now, Rodgers has stepped in to defend Gaga's tribute performance, responding to critics on Twitter and saying he's proud of what they did given the constraints that inevitably accompany a live telecast.
 







 

Relive the segment in the player below.