There were a number of tributes on the 2016 Grammy Awards, to celebrate the artists we’ve lost this year. And there have been so many.
One of Monday night’s big Grammy moments was Lady Gaga, all glammed up in a fiery red do and spangled white jumpsuit to honor David Bowie, and artist we lost earlier this year. Her own penchant for taking on personas is influenced by the rock legend. She paid tribute with a medley that cycled through a slew of his classic songs, channelling him in a way that made me miss him more than ever. Producer Nile Rodgers joined her on stage.
Lady Gaga Pays Tribute to David Bowie
Also, Jackson Browne and The Eagles paid a touching tribute to Glenn Frey who passed away a few weeks ago. Jackson co-wrote “Take it Easy” with Glenn. The singer performed the song with Glenn’s old bandmates.
Jackson Browne and the Eagles pay tribute to Glenn Frey
Bonnie Raitt joined Chris Stapleton and Gary Clark Jr. for an UNFORGETTABLE tribute to the late great BB King. The blues guitarist influenced so many that came after him. Bonnie is still sounding terrific. I love when she picks up the guitar. Chris Stapleton just came off of two Grammy wins for Best Country Solo Performance for “Traveller” and Best Country Album. The trio rip it up for BB
Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr and Bonnie Raitt pay tribute to BB King
Hollywood Vampire is a hard rock group comprising of Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp. Sounds like a vanity group, doesn’t it? Still, they rocked pretty hard in tribute of Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, who died earlier this year. They closed their performance with his signature song, “Ace of Spades.”