Gaga Channels Bowie in Cosmic Tribute

She even came with a new Bowie tattoo
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2016 10:38 PM CST

Lady Gaga showed up on the Grammys red carpet all Ziggy Stardusted-up in her Marc Jacobs getup and platform heels, ostensibly to get her pumped for her much-talked-about tribute to David Bowie (she even got a giant tattoo of Bowie on her torso over the weekend, per the New York Daily News). And like all things Bowie, her set was replete with costume changes and vibrantly colorful lights in an Intel-sponsored performance that was described by before the show as being "experimental" with a "wizard behind the curtain" feel."

Gaga ran through some of Bowie's best-loved hits, including "Space Oddity," "Changes," "Ziggy Stardust" (which she accompanied on the keyboard), "Suffragette City," "Rebel Rebel," "Fashion," "Fame," "Let's Dance," and "Heroes." The performance was called a "burst of rock 'n' roll energy on a sleepy night" by the Verge, while Rolling Stone deemed it an "astonishing" and "transformative performance." (Read more Grammys stories.)

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