Come armageddon come.
The “experiential tribute” (meaning ‘costumes’) will be under the musical direction of Bowie collaborator Nile Rodgers, which should be a good thing but probably won’t be enough to prevent an abomination. Gaga had already been confirmed to perform at the Grammys (her song ”Til It Happens To You’ is up for an award) but decided to overhaul the performance in the wake of Bowie’s death.
Also performing on the night are Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Adele, Ellie Goulding and Lionel Richie. So there’s that.
For a proper tribute, try Mikey IQ Jones’ look at 15 of Bowie’s deep cuts and misunderstood classics.