Tony Visconti Praises Lorde's "Respectful" and "Egoless" BRITs Bowie Tribute

26 February 2016, 12:01 | Updated: 26 February 2016, 12:39

David Bowie BRIT Awards 2016

Bowie's long-time friend and collaborator has commended the BRITs for doing "the right thing".

Tony Visconti has spoken out about the tribute to David Bowie at the BRIT Awards.

The late rock icon was given a posthumous Icon Award at the awards ceremony with tributes from Annie Lennox and Gary Oldham, before he was honoured with a performance from Lorde and his touring band. 

The musician and producer has taken to his official Facebook to commend the performance as a "first class, respectful, sensitive, egoless tribute".

Bowie's long-term collaborator, who worked on several of Bowie's albums including his final Blackstar record, also congratulated Bowie's touring band and the BRIT Awards for "doing the right thing".

See his full post below:


A first class, respectful, sensitive, egoless tribute to dear David. Thank you Gail Ann Dorsey, Gerry Leonard, Mike...

Posted by Tony Visconti on Thursday, February 25, 2016

This comes after Bowie's son Duncan Jones praised the tribute on Twitter, calling it "just... beautiful".

Visconti's post may prove to be another blow to Lady Gaga and Nile Rodgers, whose Bowie tribute at the GRAMMYs received mixed reviews. 

Duncan Jones himself seemed to suggest her performance was frenzied in his Tweet below:

Nile Rodgers came out in defence of their performance last week, with a series of tweets, saying they did what they thought was right "at the time".

See them below:

Watch the full tribute below:

Bowie died on January 10 after a private 18-month battle with cancer.

He passed away just days after his 69th birthday and the release of his final album Blackstar.


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