Lemmy Kilmister Of Motorhead, Glenn Fry, And David Bowie Grammy Tributes in HD Video
Lady Gaga paid tribute to David Bowie with an unbelievable performance at Monday’s 2016 Grammys. Watch below.
Bowie died on January 10 at age 69 after secretly battling liver cancer. The music icon had released a new album, Blackstar, just two days before. His unexpected passing devastated many, including Gaga, who has cited Bowie as one of her musical inspirations.
It was announced on February 2 that Gaga would take the stage at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in his memory. Her powerful medley included such songs as “Space Oddity,” “Suffragette City,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Fashion,” “Fame,” “Let’s Dance,” and “Heroes.” She performed under the direction of Nile Rogers, who worked with Bowie for more than 30 years.
Incredibly, Bowie only won a Grammy once, in 1985, when he took home Best Short Form Video for “Jazzin’ For Blue Jean.” But his prolific career was recognized by the Recording Academy in 2006 when the legendary star was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
As for Gaga, she is a six-time Grammy winner, and this marked her fourth turn on the award show’s stage. In addition to paying tribute to Bowie, she also attended the ceremony as a nominee for Best Song Written For Visual Media. She and collaborator Dianne Warren received the nomination for “Til It Happens To You” from The Hunting Ground.
Johnny Depp and his band Hollywood Vampires performed a tribute to Lemmy Kilmister by playing Motorhead’s “Ace Of Spades” at Monday’s Grammy Awards. Watch below.
Depp formed the so-called “supergroup” with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry just last year to celebrate long-gone rockers. They released a self-titled album, made up of covers, this past September. That same month, the band gave its debut performance at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood.
Now, taking the Grammys stage inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Vampires gave its first-ever television performance. The trio used their time in the spotlight to premiere a song called “As Bad As I Am,” and pay tribute to Lemmy. As Gossip Cop reported, the revered Motorhead front man died in late December at age 70 after a short battle with cancer.
With his group, Lemmy won a Grammy for Best Metal Performance in 2005. Cooper has been nominated twice over the years, while Perry has won several Grammy awards with Aerosmith. Depp has long expressed an interest in music, but this marks his first turn as a Grammys performer.
The Eagles remembered their fallen founder Glenn Frey with a tribute performance of “Take it Easy” at the Grammy Awards on Monday. Check out the video below.
Frey died on January 18 at age 67 of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. The illnesses had sidelined him from performing with his iconic band in recent months. Now Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit, and Joe Walsh took the Grammys stage inside the Staples Center in his honor, joined by Jackson Browne.
Frey was a six-time Grammy winner, and took home his last award in 2009. In a statement, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow said, “Glenn Frey’s untimely passing was a huge loss for the entire creative community. For more than 45 years, the Eagles have played a significant role in shaping our musical landscape. We are honored to welcome the band, along with Jackson Browne, to the Grammy stage in tribute to Glenn’s tremendous legacy.”