Tony Visconti Praises Lorde's "Respectful" and "Egoless" BRITs Bowie Tribute
26 February 2016, 12:01
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:
This comes after Bowie's son Duncan Jones praised the tribute on Twitter, calling it "just... beautiful".
Finally found the links to tonight's Brits. Just... beautiful. Thank you.— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 25, 2016
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:
"overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused." Damn it! What IS that word!?— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 16, 2016
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:
Many artists and tributes were performed, we did what we thought and still think was right in our short time slot. x https://t.co/NottaU93am— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) February 17, 2016
I did 4 projects with David including his BIGGEST by far! I think I had an amazing relationship w him. https://t.co/X89gmhewAX— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) February 17, 2016
I don't mind hate as you call it, I call it "difference of opinion" sometime it makes me smarter, other times??? https://t.co/u49s0h4ciU— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) February 17, 2016
ABSOLUTELY!!! ALL DAY LONG. Do you have any idea of how many songs (hits) I've done w DB of other people's songs? https://t.co/zLb9XZYN02— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) February 17, 2016
I don't run, produce, direct.control or book the Grammy telecast. https://t.co/H5vkCFJ6Zc— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) February 17, 2016
Don't take it so seriously. If David or I tried to listen to everyone, we'd have never finished ANYTHING! https://t.co/oHcuKNnJ4p— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) February 17, 2016
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.