Ke$ha claims she will "resurrect" rock with her new album.
"People say that rock and roll is dead, and it is my mission and my goal to resurrect it in the form of my pop music," she told MTV News "That's the goal. We'll see what happens."
A foray into the rock world for the pop singer seemed inevitable
after a run of rock-related stories through 2011. In May,
sheclaimed to be obsessed with rock n'
roll, and later joined Alice Cooper on
stage for the second time to perform "School's
"I’ve been pretty much in this 70’s rock and roll kick and I want to capture some of the true essence of what rock and roll is, and that’s just irreverence and sexiness and fun and not giving a f--k, so we’ll definitely put a bit of rock and roll in it," she said in May. She added that there may be some collaborations with her rock heroes, though the official tracklisting is yet to be confirmed.
Ke$ha is not the only pop princess to have made steps towards the world of rock. Lady Gaga has also been snapped backstage alongside Iron Maiden, later claiming that the band changed her life. It's almost as if the pop industry saw U2's record-smashing 360 tour revenue and decided to arrange a concerted move towards live rock performances so they can get a slice of the pie.Cynical? Perhaps, but you might say that the signs are pointing towards a rocking 2012, both on and off the charts.
Alice Cooper is getting Lady Gaga a bible and a cookbook for Christmas.
The shock rocker is good friends with Gaga and looking to get her some useful everyday objects, which he thinks may help her if she wants to tone down her outrageous behaviour.
He told NME magazine: "I know Lady
Gaga really well. And for Christmas I'd get her a Betty Crocker
cookbook. That and a subscription to Good Housekeeping - because
those are the two things I know she doesn't have. Maybe I'd also
get her a bible, actually."
Alice - real name Vincent Furnier - added he relates to the singer because their on stage alter-egos are very different to who they are in real life.
"She created a character named Gaga. I created a character called Alice Cooper that I play. I'm not Alice now, I'll be Alice tonight. She writes songs for her, I write songs for Alice. I think she's great."
Alice's "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" album is out now.Thanks for the report to ContactMusic.com.
One in eight music fans will decide not to sleep with you if they discover you likeNickelback, suggests a survey.
And they’d actually be LESS turned off if you were into Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga or Katy Perry.
The arena pop-rockers have been named the number-one passion
killers in music, ahead
of Coldplay, U2 and Creed plus
a stack of chart-fodder outfits.
The information was revealed by users ofTastebuds.fm, a website which matches single people according to their musical preferences.
In the survey, over 13% of people said you’d end the night alone if they were to findChad Kroeger and co on your MP3 player. Women were slightly more likely to be turned off than men, with 14% of females naming the Canadians versus 11.8% of males.
Tastebuds boss Aled Parish says: "We were curious to know which bands people would be most horrified to discover when browsing their date’s iPod".
"Although sharing musical tastes with your partner is no the be all and end all, it can certainly help in maintaining a harmonious relationship. And we’ve seen it’s a great conversation starter".
"It’s always best to be honest about your taste in music, but perhaps don’t mention your fondness for Nickelback until you’ve got the wedding ring on your finger".
Top musical turn-offs:
01. Nickelback 13%
02. Justin Bieber 12%
03. Lady Gaga 9%
04. Ke$ha 5%
05. Coldplay 5%
06. U2 4%
07. Creed 4%
08. Katy Perry 4%
09. Lil Wayne 4%
10. Britney Spears 3%
When Queen fontman Freddie Mercurypassed away in 1991, the rock world mourned the loss of one of its most charismatic performers. While many had speculated that Mercury would be irreplaceable, Queen had formerFree and Bad Company singer Paul Rogers join their ranks for a reunion tour in 2004. That engagement would end in 2009. Now, in 2011, it seems that Brian May is looking for a new vocalist for Queen, in the unlikeliest of places.
According to Contact Music, Lady Gaga is in talks with May to take over the role of Queen’s lead singer. Brian May offered the following statement to the Daily Expressregarding the situation: "We talk about going out on the road all the time but there’s a bit of a singer problem to put it mildly. We get a lot of offers to work with other people. I worked with Lady Gaga and she’s very creative and is someone we’ve talked about singing, fronting the band with. She’s not just a singer, she writes her own material."
Queen’s influence on Gaga is apparent. The "Poker Face" singer’s flamboyance evidently owes a lot to the theatrics of Mercury, and her stage name is even a play on Queen’s 1984 hit single "Radio Gaga". May is reportedly considering the reality TV outlet as another avenue for finding a new vocalist: "We have talked about doing duets with other people and in a strange way I almost pressed the yes button. We were debating the idea of a TV show where we have all these guest stars. We didn’t press it today but we are still looking at it. Lady Gaga has said she would like to do something with us."Would Queen feat. Gaga be a return of the champions or a bad romance
Rock & Pop
- Joss Stone - Best of
- Feist - Metals
- Mastodon - Hunter
- Lady Gaga - Born This Way (USB)
- Siti Nurhaliza - All Your Love
- Ost - One Day
Classical & Jazz
- Lady Antebellum - Own The Night
- George Benson - Guitar Man
- Acoustic Alchemy - Roseland
Dance & Soul
- DJ Shadow - Less You Know The Better
- Mo Wen Wei (Karen Mok) - Johannes & Karen (Best of)
- Wang Li Hong (Lee Hom) - Open Fire: New + Best Selections
- FT Island - Five Treasure Island (Version B)
Lady Gaga has named 'Bad Romance' as the best song she had written
Asked by Popdust what her best song was, she ranked the single along with 'You And I'and 'Poker Face'.
Gaga said: "Well, 'Bad Romance' has a special place in my heart because it meant a lot to the Little Monsters when it came out.
"I also think 'You And I' is one of the best songs I've ever written. But the third best song ... Well, I suppose I would have to say 'Poker Face.' But see, I have very different feelings about different songs at different times.
"I could also say that 'Fooled Me Again' is one of the best songs I've written, and that was never on any of my albums. I could say that 'Marry The Night' is my third best song, or'Americano'. I go through these artistic rebirths where I envision my songs in completely different ways. But I guess I'd say my third best song is 'Poker Face'
Once again, Lady Gaga has declared her love for heavy metal.
Speaking to SiriusXM, Gaga talked at length about bands includingBlack Sabbath and Iron Maiden, which you can see in the player below:
"I just saw Iron Maiden on their 'Frontier' tour and it
totally changed my life. It was my first Maiden experience and I
just realized in that moment in the show that that was the kind
of artist I wanted to be.
"I didn't want people… 30 years from now coming to see my show to see if I've still got it. But rather I wanted them to be fully unified, fists in the air, wanna hear every song. Iron Maiden's a lifestyle and those fans… live and die by Maiden."
We last reported on Gaga attending an Iron Maiden gig, where we shared a photo of the pop star posing with drummer Nicko McBrain, but now a new backstage image of Gaga with Bruce Dickinson has surfaced which you can see below.The feeling between metal and pop seems to be mutual here. Ozzy Osbourne was quoted as saying "She's very clever, very interesting. She's wacky and I like the zaniness of that woman."
What would Lady Gaga have to say about the Fun Pack Song, the ditty meant for the National Day Parade that used the music to her big hit Bad Romance? That was the question on everyone's mind at the press conference yesterday with Lady Gaga, who was in town to celebrate the unveiling of Amped 2.0, the new version of SingTel's award winning Amped music service that will be launched in September this year.
But before reporters could rattle off the question, minders told everybody that Lady Gaga would only take questions about her new album, Born This Way. This did not sit well with the journalists, some of whom had been waiting for almost two hours for the press conference, held at the Arts Science Museum, to start. The 25-year-old pop star did, however, have good news for fans who could not make it to her showcase at Marina Bay Sands yesterday - she would be bringing her world tour to Singapore next year.
'I’m not interested in people positioning me next to other artists,' announces the singer, sitting in a recording studio with Time Out. 'I just want to make my music.'
A bold claim from someone who has appeared in public dressed in numerous decapitated Kermits, a gas mask, a gyroscope, a large lampshade, a massive egg and a dress made entirely of meat. And these looks have been hard to miss, because for the last three years, Lady Gaga has dominated pop’s field of vision in a way other artists with comparable sales have not.
She is the Internet age’s first true pop phenomenon, but mo’ Twitterfollowers (she recently hit the 10 million mark), mo’ problems. While no megastar in history has been able to connect with an audience so easily, nor has any been quite this easy to heckle. In February, Lady G's much-trumpeted big comeback single, 'Born This Way,' was loudly criticized for sounding too much like Madonna; its successor, 'Judas,' was rounded upon for being too much like, er, Lady Gaga.
'It’s part of the whole Internet culture,' she declares. 'People want you to fail. People want to tear me down, they were going to knife me anyway. The good news is that when they look back they’ll all remember how brave I was: "She put out a record about being yourself, and we crucified her for it, but she soared on and sat at number one for six weeks and told everyone to FUCK OFF!" '
It wasn’t 'Born This Way' that told everyone to fuck off.
Listen up, little Monsters. It's official. Lady Gaga will be performing on our sunny shores on the 7th of July!
Singtel and Universal Music have come together to bring the international superstar back on our shores since she last performed here in 2009, at an exclusive showcase for Singtel customers.
The catch: This time, she'll only be performing for approximately 2,000 lucky Singtel customers as well.
Don't fret, however! 987FM, the Concert Station of the Nation, will be giving away ultra-exclusive tickets to catch Lady Gaga perform live in Singapore!Simply to tune in to the Muttons on the Move from now till the 1st of July for a chance to win these tickets. You could just be a lucky winner.