could be set for a collaboration with Lady Gaga
"Anything's possible. She's terrific, and it's not improbable,
" said guitarist Paul Stanley
in LA Weekly
The comment could be more a way of opening welcome arms to the idea than an official announcement. Stanley was only asked because the new Kiss album is called "Monster
", and Gaga's fans are called "little monsters".
A tenuous link, perhaps. But Gaga has been working the classic rock crowd for months.
First she praised her heroes Bruce Springsteen
and Def Leppard
, before being snapped backstage
at an Iron Maiden
gig. Alice Cooper invited her to take part
in his madcap stage show, and Queen
guitarist Brian May
is said to be involved in her new album
Will the next Lady Gaga album feature all of her heroes, positioning her as more a rock than pop star? There's certainly money in stadium rock. U2 smashed revenue records
when they completed their "360
" tour this year, so the genre shift could be a strategic one.
The affection for Gaga from the Kiss camp is nothing new. Last year, frontman Gene Simmons
gave her a glowing endorsement (via Henne Music
"We appreciate Gaga,
" said Gene. "I'll take Gaga over Madonna any day. Anybody that gets visual on stage and is in your face... she's the most exciting thing I've seen in a decade.