During an appearance on Larry King Live, Lady Gaga revealed a couple of interesting bits of information. Via TIME:
“I don’t necessarily like to talk about those very personal things that happened but I guess I can speak about it now,” Gaga said Tuesday night. “I was actually asked to open for Michael on his tour and we were going to open for him at the O2 and we were working on making it happen.”In the conversation with King, there was some indication that an onstage duet had been discussed.
Gaga has indicated that she wants to avoid collaborations on her next record, so there shouldn't be any concern about a Natalie Cole/"Unforgettable" production. That said, it's interesting to consider the possibility of Gaga, a woman whose sound and public image both have a very 80s sheen to them, taking part in the Jackson legacy. None other than Tommy Mottola has indicated that Jackson's unreleased catalog includes dozens of songs- could Gaga be a possible posthumous collaborator, should the Jackson estate go the route of Tupac Shakur? Of the candidates, she's got a pedigree much like one of Jackson's peers, Madonna. It's certainly a fun thought to entertain, even if it is purely speculation.
The former Stefani Germanotta also revealed that she tests "borderline positive" for lupus, a disease which she says runs in her family.
After the jump, LG gets her karaoke on with some big name friends and links to a profile and some academic musing on Gaga.
This clip is from a recent benefit for The Rainforest Fund- Gaga, Debbie Harry, Miss Shirley Bassey, Elton John, Sting, and Bruce Springsteen tipped in their version of Journey's "Don't Stop Believing," with a healthy dose of Bruuuuuuuuuce's guitar face.
Gaga's Bruce Love was mentioned in Esquire's feature article from last month's issue.
Also: Salon.com offers this interesting take on Gaga, including commentary by a doctoral candidate who has written about her.