Lady Gaga a Fan of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Bruce Springsteen
The pop superstar is apparently a bit of a metal-head, and recently talked about her experience at an Iron Maiden concert last month in Tampa, Fla. '[My friends and I) watched most of the show from the box," she recalls in an interview with Rolling Stone. "And we went down during 'The Number of the Beast.' And we were dancing and singing and everyone was just so into it. … People did recognize me, but it was so kind and warm and awesome."
She also met the group backstage and even posted a picture of herself with Maiden drummer NIcko McBrain on Twitter. In addition to Maiden, Gaga has also expressed her love for Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne in the past. She was floored when she heard that Osbourne complimented her. "I'm the biggest Black Sabbath fan on Earth," she exclaimed. She also says she danced to Sabbath and Maiden back when she worked as a go-go dancer.
But her love for classic rock doesn't end there. She has also cited Springsteen and Pink Floyd as major influences. In fact, Springsteen's E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons plays on a few songs off Gaga's latest album, 'Born This Way.'
“Springsteen had such an influence on our home,” Gaga says in a documentary about her album. “My father gave me, I believe it was for Christmas, a Bruce Springsteen songbook for the piano and on it was ‘Thunder Road,’ which is my favorite Bruce Springsteen song."
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