David Bowie Producer Has Choice Words for Those Calling Harry Styles ‘The New Bowie’
David Bowie remains one of the most unique musical talents in modern history. However, for those that compare pop superstar Harry Styles to the late icon, producer Tony Visconti has a few things to say.
Visconti produced a number of Bowie albums including his “Berlin Trilogy” consisting of 1977’s Low and “Heroes” and 1979’s Lodger. Like many music figures, Visconti tuned into the Grammy Awards last night (February 5.) To put it lightly, he wasn’t impressed with what he saw.
In a since-deleted Facebook post that was screenshot by French journalist Steven Bellery, Visconti wrote, “What’s the difference between the Grammys and Las Vegas? Nothing!” He then added in the comment section of the post, “Someone just told me that Harry Styles is the new Bowie? From what I saw tonight, he’s not worthy of shining his shoes.”
Quand Tony Visconti debriefe les #GRAMMYs et donne son avis sur « Harry Styles est-il le nouveau Bowie ? ».— Steven Bellery (@StevenBellery) February 6, 2023
« Someone just told me that Harry Styles is the new Bowie? From what I saw tonight he’s not worthy of shining his shoes. » #headshot pic.twitter.com/2B7NNX7P1g
Despite Visconti’s opinion, Styles still had an incredible showing at the 2023 Grammy Awards. He took home the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album and stunned the masses winning Album of the Year for Harry’s House.