Lady Gaga Pukes Onstage

She follows Justin Bieber in vomiting onstage, but the video could reveal that she lip-syncs after all. What do you think?

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Lady Gaga has followed in the steps of Justin Bieber who puked on-stage last week and had her own slippery accident.

She was singing (or is that miming?) her song "The Edge Of Glory" in Barcelona when she turned to quickly vomit. The vocal track continued, as did Gaga the moment she recovered.

You can see a clip of the unlucky performance in the player below.

She later tweeted "SPAIN, you took the p-ss outta me. Thats some hard bodied pop stuff. I'll never forget tonight Barcelona. FOREVER." She later shared the video herself, perhaps as a form of damage control.

Meanwhile, Kiss man Gene Simmons has sung the praises of Gaga and revealed that she was set to feature on their forthcoming album "Monster".

"She's terrific," he said. "I don't like that kind of music, but if you listen to what she did with Tony Bennett, the girl can sing."

He continued: "She came backstage a few tours ago, before her meteoric rise. They didn't know who she was, so she was there as a fan and then came backstage and told us about how she has Kiss parties where they all dress up as Kiss and run around."

Watch Gaga vomit onstage here:

Is this proof she lip-syncs to a voice track? Have you seen similar on-stage mishaps? Share your YouTube links in the comments.

126 comments sorted by best / new / date

    b_flo
    Backing tracks are used in all genres, not just pop. Just like it's being used to fatten up guitar sounds, for live application. Also for synths and atmospheric sounds. Otherwise, bands will be travelling with orchestras and choirs.
    INstaNt-RocK
    I'm probably gonna get downvoted to the seventh ring of hell for this, but...I agree with Gene Simmons; her music is shit, but her duet with Tony Bennett is top notch. What a voice.
    Engel22
    She clearly mimes, as if anyone who didn't go to a pop show didn't know that already.
    TheEternalJew
    This woman really is a disgrace. She clearly stuck her finger down her throat. Anything to stay relevant, what an idiot.
    thecougarbear
    lip syncing or backing tracks, it's still not completely sincere musicianship.... at all. If you can't replicate all the layers you put into your recorded sound then you should A. have more people to fulfill those parts live or B. not layer the shit out of it in the first place. There's a local metal band that uses backing tracks and it results in them only actually playing about 60% of their music, the rest is prerecorded. It's just so false.
    5MinutesAlone
    Almost seems like the puking was part of her choreography. *Puke...move my hips...puke...bend forward...puke move my ass'
    Wisthler
    I don't want to be arround when fans adopt puking inside of pop culture....
    MyS3lF
    "Watch Gaga vomit onstage here" why would anyone want to see that >.
    MetalxAnthony
    just the fact that they throw up and get busted lip syncing is just toooo great... I gotta give it to Saliva... Homeboy puked, but wasnt faking a live performance.... lol Saliva was everywhere ;D
    whywefight
    On a different note (heheh) who even cares? Why do we get two articles of pop stars vomiting onstage? I know there are bands where members vomit before every show, because of addictions or nerves. Who cares?
    Slaytan666
    Apparently, Rex from Pantera used to puke on the cables behind his rig all the time, to piss off his bass tech.
    dewitt
    I saw Saliva with Black Stone Cherry in Buckcherry around '06-'07 at a small bar in Nashville. In the middle of the set, Josey Scott puked facing the crowd, while singing the chorus to Click, Click, Boom. It actually went, "Click, Click, BLARGHRGHRGH!" It was kind of clear/white and liquidy. It looked like he had been drinking milk. Then, he was back in time for the next line, without missing a single word.
    TombOfHorror
    Click, Click, BLARGHGHRHRGH! Pure gold. Maybe that could be the remix? I know a few pop stars (Beiber, Gaga) that could be improved with a well-placed BLARGHGHRGH!
    K.i.S.A.
    Thank you sir. I laughed my ass off at that image for a solid ten minutes. Made my day.
    Burnzyburns
    It's kinda impressive that she just kept rolling with her routine. Even if I don't appreciate what she does, I think that makes her a legit entertainer.
    dennis.1960
    The last time I saw someone puke on stage was at a Dead Kennedy's show in 1984. The band was called 'Crucifux' and all through the set the singer was complaining about the spotlights being too bright. Finally at the end of the set the singer yells, 'turn off those f*&^'n blue spotlights' and throws up. Very Punk.
    deadsmileyface
    I love the Dead Kennedys.
    dennis.1960
    Me too. I saw them in 1983 and 1984 at a small club ('The Keystone') in Palo Alto. The show in '84 was amazing, they all came out wearing those silly Shriner's Hats like on the cover of FrankenChrist. Jello was wearing a sweater and thick black eyeglasses to complete the Shriner costume. I love the way he'd mime and act out the lyrics. They were an amazing band live.
    TombOfHorror
    I've seen Marilyn Manson live a few times, and I've seen Twiggy hurl 3 times. Everytime I see them live, I try (and usually succeed) to get the crowd chanting 'Twiggy Puke! Twiggy Puke!' (I'm a bastard, I know)
    cargath
    That's a backing track or a background singer not visible in the video. Pop musicians do it all the time. Just watch the beginning of Pinks official DVD, some other girl with a very similar voice is singing most of Welcome To The Jungle before Pink reaches the stage. Doesn't mean she's lip syncing. I'm not even sure it's Gagas voice.
    Gortorek
    Why is this on UG?! It's got nothing to do with music or guitars.
    TombOfHorror
    Maybe the UG staff found it interesting, amusing or whatever and decided to share. C'mon, they posted 11 articles today. I say articles instead of news, because some of the articles are hardly news. They tend to post at least 3, sometimes 10, today a whopping 11, every day with rare exceptions. They can't all be great. If you don't like the article, don't click / read / comment.
    TheWindGypsy
    as lame as lip syncing is, that was handled really professionally...especially by the dancer guy who went in front of her to try and block the whole thing
    Dude475
    Of course the vocal tack continued... It's pop music when dont they lip sync
    Pingkonk
    She has a track on in the background for when she does dancenumbers. But she never syncs, she sings over it. Ive seen her live.
    MetalRock4ever
    Why did you see her live? It makes no sense, unless you wanted to bottle her...
    Pingkonk
    Because I like her. I happen to have an open mind, musically.
    MetalRock4ever
    She does make some good music, I will agree with. But her 'singing' doesn't do justice for some of it. And, proven recently, she lip-syncs so don't know whether to call it singing...
    Underjoggle
    Did you not know that most pop/rap musicians sing along to their own vocal track? Gaga sings at her shows, just maybe not every single lyric.
    spiff-corgi
    You guys know that Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga weren't actually miming? It's customary, and has been for decades now, for pop acts to operate with a backing track which they sing over the top of. On a shitty quality cellphone camera it sounds like they were just miming when they stop, but really you're just hearing the backing track continue without them. I don't like Justin Bieber or Lady Gaga but let's at least accept reality.
    Camron62\m/
    if she was singing along with the back-up track, then she must've had a mic. so why didn't we hear her BLEGGHHUHUGHGH??
    b_flo
    There's a lot of bands that do this. It's to fatten up their sound, instead of having a traveling group of backup singers travel with them. Also, audio engineers will mix their live vocals underneath these tracks at some points. Lets just say there's one band, known for their guitar solos that use it...for their guitar solos.
    Jesus_Dean
    She's hardcore! She kept on dancing like nuthin was the matter. When I puke, I'm on all fours and then I crawl off to lay on the couch, LOL.
    Jyrgen
    It's hilarious how that Men's Health model guy onstage instantly covers Gaga and starts drawing the attention after she pukes. Yeah I get that it is probably part of the stage show anyway but looks funny don't it?
    Nollemaster
    My little sister is a fan of hers and she insisted that she doesn't lip synch. Ignorant...
    TextOnTheScreen
    I thought there was a technique called ducking that kicked in a recording whenever the singer's mic stopped picking up their voice. Is there, or am I wrong?
    Pingkonk
    I dont know what happened here but she doesnt lipsync. She has a track on in the background for when she does dancenumbers. But she never syncs, she sings over it. Ive seen her live.
    b_flo
    Some singers use the "ducking" effect, Gaga not one of them. Have worked on production with Gaga before, and those could be backing tracks...which a lot of artists/bands do, instead of having a group of backup singers travel with them. We listened to her soundcheck, and he voice is legit, singing opera-style runs. She's still singing live. Some people have their vocals buried under the backing tracks at some points. Other artists have "dummy mics"...where they have the mic's XLR just coiled at the base of their mic stand, and an air gap. Next time you see a band live, look for a laptop by the drummer...they usually trigger all the backing tracks and click track.
    DisarmGoliath
    Nope, 'ducking' refers to a compressor dipping the volume of the instruments/backing when there are vocals present, so the vocals can be heard without making them louder (which, in digital recording, may mean compressing them more) as vocals are typically the dominant element of any commercial mix.
    UGtom
    Technically it's the same thing. In TextOnTheScreen's example, the live vocal ducks the recorded version, so when there isn't singing it kicks in.
    DisarmGoliath
    I guess I can agree with that, though TextOnTheScreen's post wasn't worded too well and I thought he meant in the studio ('...that kicked in a recording whenever...' etc.)
    baumaxx1
    Hadn't thought of that. It's a possibility... but you would still be able to hear the puking. That breed of popstar pretty much has to use backing tracks nowadays anyway... it's a bit much for the audience to expect pitch perfect vocals all while juggling upside down on an elephant or whatever ludicrous stage shows they put on because the fans demand it.
    b_flo
    That depends on the mic's pickup pattern. If she's using a Beta 58 than a regular one, that it has a tighter pickup pattern, which means you'd have to put your mouth closer to the mic. Gaga has a very strong voice, she's great at mic control. She can pull it away from her mouth when during stronger voice projections.
    Soundservant
    Lip syncers really are sickening even when they're not puking.
    Pingkonk
    She doesnt lipsync. She has a track on in the background for when she does dancenumbers. But she never syncs, she sings over it.
    samhell
    Is that like those kids on facebook who don't know what a cover is and play horrible "covers" over top of whatever song they are trying to show off with?
    chiefmegadeth
    Sad part is she is lip syncing, and you're still trying to defend her. all pop acts are the same these days. typical lip sync-er...hate these fake ass bullshit record company pop acts .
    Toasted_Waffelz
    It's still cheating...why can't she just learn to dance and sing properly, like musical theater people?
    Rockeagle540
    Its in her contract that she MUST lip-sync incase she ****s up, its the same with most mainstream pop acts nowadays
    baumaxx1
    Not trying to sound like an ultimate hipster... but metal musicians were vomiting on stage long before popstars.
    kslater22
    metal musicians were doing it before it was mainstream
    baumaxx1
    ^ Ohh yeah... hipsters are meant to "slam" the mainstream. Shows how much of an ultimate hipster I am XD
    Megadeth2011
    Steve Vai got sick in Brazil once and crapped himself onstage... During a song.
    ItMightGetQuiet
    gary lineker once shit himself during a football match and carried on playing, after dragging his ass along the ground like a dog
    Krieger91
    I like the top comment: "Im sorry but weve got to admire this woman. Anyone who has the amazing talent of singing and vomiting at the same time should be rewarded with a prize."
    Jmoarguitar
    I know she has some of her vocal tracks lip synced, but most of the main vocal parts are done live. It's still not great, but given her musical credibility it's kind of acceptable.
    Anjohl
    What's with these people praising her singing, are you for real? She has a generic, forgettable voice She was.chosen (key word) to become gaga because she was willing to play ball.
    shoule79
    First Bieber pukes, now Gaga. Okay, who is the sound guy that's putting these pop stars own music in their monitors? Don't they know that that crap is tough to stomach?
    PeaceFrog36
    dude iggy pop has been puking on his fans during concerts since the late sixties mostly because of the egregious amount of heroin he was doing along with every other drug in the book. that was epic this hardly gets a snore out of me