So what is Lady Gaga doing on this site, you ask? As A.D.D. mentioned last year, many recent pop divas have revealed themselves to be closet rockers, including Gaga, Ke$ha and Celine Dion. Now Gaga has truly proved it, as Metal Insider recently reported, by posting a photo of herself with Saxon frontman Biff Byford through her Twitter account. While I’m not a fan of the pop singer’s music, I’m going to give her props because she chose to gush over an influential but cultish metal band rather than go for a more obvious choice. Saying you like Black Sabbath or Metallica would be too easy (not that there’s anything wrong with that, but so many people say that); saluting Saxon is cooler and shows deeper knowledge and devotion to the genre.
As a possible salute to her musical inclinations, someone recently created a mashup of Lady Gaga and Judas Priest that is amusing, if horrifying. Check it out below. Below that check out a Kylie Minogue/Priest mashup that’s cooler.