During her interview with 20/20 on Saturday night, Cher revealed that her long anticipated collaboration with Lady Gaga, titled “The Greatest Thing” may not make the cut, telling 20/20 (video coming soon):
There is a track with Lady Gaga, but it’s very on the line right now…she may not want to be on album.
While a rough demo of the RedOne produced track has been circulating since 2010, the two met up in 2011 to record a brand new version, originally slated to be the second single off of Cher’s 25th studio album, due in September.
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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced on Thursday that they will be including on-demand audio and/or video song streams to it’s gold & platinum certification program. With the launch of this new rule, the RIAA announced that “Bad Romance” has now reached Diamond certification status (10x platinum). Other titles that earned a new certification include Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”, Kanye West’s “Stronger”, Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” and Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s “We Found Love”.
Our friend, Emil had the opportunity to attended Richard Jackson’s (Gaga’s choreographer) Dance Down class in Houston a couple weeks back, and sent us the details about the class and little bit of what went on during the Q&A session afterwards. Check it out:
When the class started, Richy gave a little pep talk, followed by the chorus choreography to “Telephone” with Asiel and Montana. After that, we spent about two hours learning a 1.5 min routine to a “Judas/Schieße”. It was hard as hell, even just watching them go through it had me out of breath.
Afterwards, Richy spoke about Gaga’s journey for about 10 minutes. One of the stories he told was how when Gaga first showed up to rehearsals in 2008, he laughed at her and told her the industry was going to have a real problem with her (in a good way!).
Finally, the dancers sat us down and opened the floor up to questions. Some boring questions were asked at first, but things got interesting when somebody asked Richy and the dancers if they had heard ARTPOP, or if they had started choreographing and working with Gaga at all. Richy smiled and said they had been working on a few things, but that it was secret and we would find out “sooner than you think.”
Richard swiftly moved onto the next question, which was if he was still friends with Laurieann Gibson, or Boomkack, as we’ve all grown to know her as. The entire room, including Richy and the dancers, laughed and he finally said that we all probably knew the answer to that already.
Richy also mentioned that the Born This Way Ball is about Gaga’s life before The Fame. We asked if that meant ARTPOP was her first album and he smiled and proceeded to the next question. We knew he wasn’t able to talk much about ARTPOP, so we asked him about the video of Gaga allegedly tearing her hip while performing “Scheiße” in Montreal, the week the tour was postponed and eventually canceled. He explained that over time, muscles don’t cooperate the way we want them to and that’s what happened with Gaga. He said that fans were saying that she tore her hip in that performance, but that wasn’t the case at all. He said as the tour progressed, the existing injury got worse and she was in a lot of pain, which forced Gaga to cancel “everything.”
After the open floor questions ended, everybody else took photos, while I spoke to Montana and Asiel about if they have normal lives until Gaga decides to call them up to fly out and work on ARTPOP. They simply looked at each other and smiled.
Richard Jackson’s Dance Down has two more stops left: one in Washington, D.C. on June 1st and the final date in Seattle on May 4th. Ticket and registration info can be found at richysquirrel.com/tour.
While on her sold out Born This Way Ball tour, Lady Gaga told monsters backstage that she was looking for female artists to feature on her upcoming album, ARTPOP. At the time, Gaga only had two songs with rapper Azealia Banks, but a series of recent and unfortunateevents have led us fans to believe that the “Esta Noche” songstress will no longer have any involvement on the highly anticipated LP.
Which brings us to this post. Word broke last week that Gaga and Britney Spears have been working on their respective projects at the same recording studio in California, which left us buzzing. Fans have been begging for a track between these two ever since their collaboration for “Telephone” fell through in 2009. The conversation blew up once again when photos surfaced Tuesday afternoon of Britney leaving the same recording studio Gaga was seen at all last week.
Britney and Gaga have a short (but sporadically sweet) history together together dating back to 2008, when Gaga wrote and provided backing vocals on “Quicksand,” featured on Britney’s comeback album Circus.
The two reportedly finally met for the first time in 2010, when Britney attended Gaga’s Los Angeles concert as part of the Monster Ball Tour. One year later, in Atlantic City, Gaga was spotted at Britney’s Femme Fatale Tour. Britney has stated that she finds Gaga to be an interesting artist, while it’s no secret that Britney is one of the only contemporary pop stars (next to Beyoncé) that you will consistently see Lady Gaga praising. Most recently at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, Gaga presented Britney with the Video Vanguard Award. The two almost locked lips in a slightly awkward moment which inevitably stole the show.
With all this history, we’ve have been wondering: How come a proper collaboration hasn’t happened yet?
Do you guys think the two should finally release some musical tension and finally collaborate, or do you think they should each just stay on their own records? Let us know on Twitter!