Lady Gaga

Surprise Guests And Weird Encounters At Shows In 2016

By Alyson Camus | November 26, 2016

It certainly adds some spice to the night

US Top 10 Albums: November 12th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | October 31, 2016

How did “Perfect Illusion” not crack the charts for her?

Lady Gaga Played A Secret Show In My Neighborhood Last Night

By Alyson Camus | October 28, 2016

‘I feel so heard as a woman’

Lady Gaga Bought Frank Zappa’s Hollywood Hills House

By Alyson Camus | September 22, 2016

Lady Gaga bought the house for $5.25 million

Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet To Come, At Radio City Music Hall, Thursday, September 15th, 2016, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 18, 2016

a New York institution in a New York institution singing to New York constituents

Lady Gaga In The Lab With Mark Ronson And Tame Impala

By admin | May 23, 2016

Appears to be making progress

Worst Song Ever

By Iman Lababedi | March 1, 2016

Good causes is not an excuse for bad song,

Lady Gaga’s Tacky Bowie Tribute At The Grammys

By Alyson Camus | February 17, 2016

Cheesy? Is this the word you are looking for Duncan?

Music On The Campaign Trail

By Alyson Camus | February 3, 2016

As for Bernie Sanders, does it even matter what kind of music he likes?

Not With The Band: Why So Much Hatred On The Web?

By Alyson Camus | January 11, 2016

‘College kids today are about 40 percent lower in empathy than their counterparts of 20 or 30 years ago, as measured by standard tests of this personality trait.’

French Artist Orlan Is Reopening Her Lawsuit Against Lady Gaga

By Alyson Camus | January 10, 2016

We are suing the American singer in Paris civil court for forging two works by Orlan.

Billboard Name Lady Gaga Woman Of The Year, Officially Run Out Of Ideas

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2015

Why do these asses have a monopoly on this stuff? If ever something was ripe for a hostile takeover it is these guys. A proud tradition is finally and completely destroyed. And they can’t even post the charts in a timely fashion and why am I reporting an October 10th chart on September 27th

Lady Gaga’s Video To Raise Awareness About Sexual Assaults On Campuses

By Alyson Camus | September 19, 2015

‘One in five college women will be sexually assaulted this year unless something changes.’ It says at the end of the video, and Lady Gaga has always been outspoken about the subject as she has herself being sexually assaulted at the age of 19.

Dolly Cohen, The Woman Who Makes Grillz For The Stars

By Alyson Camus | July 3, 2015

She now has a Tumblr page with heavy traffic, and was discovered by A$AP, her first famous customer. Then Rihanna saw his mouthpiece, and from there, Dolly became the grill-maker for celebrities. All of her creations are customized and handmade, and are unique pieces, she said to Vogue magazine she will never make the same one again. Using her dentistry practice, she makes a mold of someone’s mouth and then sculpts the piece using chromium chromate, then 18K gold, yellow or white.

Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga “Cheek To Cheek” At Radio City Music Hall, Friday, June 19th, 2015, Review

By Iman Lababedi | June 20, 2015

There were many good songs, I would say 20 our of 32 were fine but while it is good enough for a good evening, it isn’t enough for a great evening., and I just think, right person, wrong song.

Oldies But Goldies: Lady Gaga AT The Prudential Center In 2011

By Iman Lababedi | June 19, 2015

(Yeah, as I get ready for tonight’s Radio City Music Hall Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga gig, I hope and pray it is a substantial improvement on this one at New Jersey’s Prudential Center in April 2011. One thing I know for sure, we won’t be waiting till 1015pm for her to hit the stage

10 Songs: Sunday, June 14th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 14, 2015

Bennett is a genius and Lady Gaga had the tools of genius without the scope, and I actively disliked their album of standards when it was first released. With the duo playing New York this week, this is nothing much, but not terrible either. In the end, it is all a little whatever because Gaga lacks a certain sweetness to her voice, it isn’t abrasive but it isn’t an instrument built for the Great American Songbook – B-

Did Lou Reed Die For Lady Gaga’s Sin?

By Alyson Camus | April 15, 2015

Artpop’ was conceived in direct connection with the Velvet Underground, Gaga’s ‘Dope’ was the VU’s ‘Heroin’, ‘G.U.Y.’ was ‘Walk on the Wild Side’… ‘MANICURE’ was ‘I’ll be your Mirror’… oh poor Nico!… ‘Applause’ with the opening verse ‘I stand here waiting for you to bang the gong’, is Reed’s ‘I’m Waiting for the Man’, although they are not exactly waiting for the same thing… So, demos were sent to Reed in November 2012, and Reed didn’t answer, but when he did, he replied ‘I have no interest in any further involvement.’

Madonna Versus Lady Gaga? Madonna.

By Iman Lababedi | March 6, 2015

I am as completely unbiased when it comes to music as I can be,, and if you want proof here is my review of Madonna at Yankee Stadium. But there is doubting her pop music genius and while Lady Gaga may one day find herself in the same league, it sure hasn’t happened yet.

Grammy’s Morphs Into Duets

By Iman Lababedi | January 30, 2015

First the Grammys were cool, then they missed the bus on rock and roll and missed it again with the British invasion, and then, sometime in the 1990s, about the time Dylan received the lifetime achievement award, they got cool, up till the moment they realized duets would give them cachet and now…

Grammys 2015: Pardners In Duets AGAIN

By Iman Lababedi | January 29, 2015

First the Grammys were cool, then they missed the bus on rock and roll and missed it again with the British invasion, and then, sometime in the 1990s, about the time Dylan received the lifetime achievement award, they got cool, up till the moment they realized duets would give them cachet and now…

Dr. Dre Made $20 A Second In 2014!

By Alyson Camus | January 14, 2015

Rappers are still going strong even those I haven’t heard anything from for a long time, like Diddy ($60 million and $1.90 per second)! Beside this you have Calvin Harris ($66 million and $2.09 per second), Jay Z ($60 million and $1.90 per second), and Drake ($33 million and $1.05 per second)

A Few Songs Celebrating Blasphemy To Honor Charlie Hebdo Victims

By Alyson Camus | January 9, 2015

These artists died to defend our rights to speak against anything, to be able to criticize anything, even religion. Having the right to discuss and criticize any opinions is an essential human emancipation

A Madonna's Demo Dissing Lady Gaga Leaks

By Alyson Camus | December 31, 2014

‘It’s an ugly look/Did you study me hard enough?/You’re never gonna be/You’re just a wannabe me/Like a sister all messed-up/who’s gonna help you out?/In your fantasy, you can try it all/But you can’t be me/You can walk the walk/Even talk the talk/But you’ll always be/Two steps behind me’

Lady Gaga Reveals She Was Raped By Famous Music Producer At 19

By Alyson Camus | December 5, 2014

‘It didn’t affect me as much right after as it did about four or five years later,’ she said. ‘It hit me so hard. I was so traumatized by it that I was like, ‘Just keep going,’ because I just had to get out of there.’

Must See??? Gaga And Bennett At Radio City Next June, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | November 6, 2014

two New York icons together at a New York landmark for a show that in 20 years (I’ll be… 77!!) will be a legend… hard to deny. I remember seeing Mel Torme and Peggy Lee at Carnegie Hall in the 90s and today it feels like it happened to someone else, it is so beyond the realm of possibilities… and I feel that way about Bennett all the time now

US Top 10 Albums 10- 11-14

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2014

Gaga and Bennett in at #1 on the album charts? 131K units moved. I am now officially the worst prognosticator since that dead ringer groundhog deBlas dropped… Otherwise, the charts no longer tell you whether music is god or bad, anything released in any given week that sells over 50K will be on the charts. Essentially, it is ten albums that have been released recently

10 Songs: Friday, September 26th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | September 26, 2014

Gaga does not have the voice for this, it’s not that she has a bad voice but it is completely off: she is a declarative when the song calls for contemplation. Not crazy about Bennett either. I’d like to take that flute and stick it up their noses –if I weanted to hear Kenny G, I’d listen to Kenny G – D+

Not With The Band: When Uber Fans Go Under The Knife

By Alyson Camus | September 23, 2014

‘The treatment, which Dr. Mason perfected by slicing a small section of the eyelid, has been dubbed by local fanatics as the “Yorke cut.” In the simplest terms, the $600 surgery gives fans a chance to re-create on their own person the trademark Thom Yorke amblyopic left eye.’

Television Lite: August 4th – August 8th, 2014

By Helen Bach | August 3, 2014

I am hopeful that things improve in the fall but that’s so far off. So until then, grab a blanket and a picnic basket and go out to your local park for a free concert- screw the TV its not worth your time.

Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga's "Anything Goes" reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 31, 2014

Lady Gaga, who I am sick to death of, doesn’t simply jump the Shark here, but climbs on top of it, squeezes it between her legs and rides it like Slim Pickens at the end of “Dr. Strangelove” and in the worst is yet to come mode, Bennett delivers his single worst vocal performance of all time

Musician Kasey Anderson Charged With Fraud After Fake Project Involving Springsteen & Lady Gaga

By Alyson Camus | July 29, 2014

“I lied to myself and others, and believing those lies, I told myself consistently that whatever was going on with me … I could fix it on my own. I convinced myself that it was normal. I am a deeply flawed and mentally ill person who made some terrible choices, causing so much emotional and financial damage to others. But I believe I have much to offer my community.’

Lady Gaga's Assistant To Publish A Tell-All Book

By Alyson Camus | July 22, 2014

O’ Neill says she was expecting to be working and available 24/7, ‘handling Gaga’s luggage, administering her ‘medicine’, waking her up, and even ‘ensuring the promptness of a towel following a shower’. It sounds like the usual demand from a diva, but at the top of this, she was required to sleep in Gaga’s bed because the fame monster does not like to sleep alone

Watch 30 Seconds Of Shelved Lady Gaga's Video For 'Do What U Want'

By Alyson Camus | June 23, 2014

Despite R Kelly playing a weird sex-predator doctor and a naked Gaga masturbating in newspapers while being shot by Richardson, there’s nothing there really more shocking than in your usual shitty sexually-charged video. So may be the rest of the clip got wilder

Let's Play With Food For The Rock Stars

By Alyson Camus | June 21, 2014

But let’s imagine for a minute all the possibilities for other bands. If it would be very easy to imagine any entrée inspired by the Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Meat Loaf, Salt-N-Pepa, Spice Girls, the Black Eyed Peas, Korn

That Was The Week Of May 12th, 2014, That Was

By Iman Lababedi | May 18, 2014

A good week for concerts. I went three for three, Lady Gaga followed by Lily Allen, followed by Elbow and all three were a whole lot of fun, though I think, maybe, Elbow were best. Still, two of these will make my best of the year list and the third maybe should as well.

Lady Gaga At Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, May 13th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 15, 2014

Yeah, we are all little monsters in it together doesn’t really mean much and yes, she has written a song as good as “Bad Romance” in way too long, and yeah, popstars need consistency, and Lady Gaga seems not to have it really. But they also need energy and joy and a throbbing exciting basslike brilliance and that she sure does have.

Active Viewin': rock nyc Concert Picks Week Of May 12th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 11, 2014

I can’t predict Tuesday’s concert, the only one I have seen on this tour was the Itunes film and it was terrible, but maybe this will come theretofore, maybe this will work. I definitely plan to find out Tuesday. I’ve seen her three times, freat once, lousy once, okay once… let’s see what we get at Madison Square Garden.

10 Songs, Sunday May 11th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 11, 2014

Typical Girls – The Slits – M.I.A. mentioned the late great Ari Upp at yesterdays Webster Hall gig, and listening to this great song from back when the fractured rhythms sound so much like an ancestor of M.I.A. and in a way the entire modern House scene it is worrying, it makes you think we didn’t give the Slits their due – A

Hatsune Miku To Support Lady Gaga North American Tour

By Helen Bach | April 30, 2014

Who the hell is Hatsune Miku? No one, its a hologram that sounds like a helium infused twiddle bug. The pitch alone should star a riot but in consideration of Gaga’s fans, this may just work

New Petition To End Lady Gaga's Relationship With Her Vomit Painter

By Alyson Camus | March 24, 2014

Lady Gaga and her vomit girl are in trouble. A petition, denouncing her last performance at SXSW and asking her to ‘stop glamourising bulimia’ urged her to ‘end her professional relationship’ with ‘vomit painter’ Millie Brown, has been launched online. ‘Pop star Lady Gaga once struggled with bulimia, but now she is glamorizing the eating disorder,’…

Not With The Band: What's The Deal With This Pompous Art In Pop And Rap?

By Alyson Camus | March 19, 2014

Art is now used as an accessory to promote music, it’s not an inspiration, it’s a promotional tool, that may or may not work. I am tempting to think that mainstream music is so weak right now that this is a need, a requirement to get all these artifices to attract attention and interest. Gaga and Jay Z take the high road dropping more famous painters in songs than the Met owns

Watch Lady Gaga's Puking Performance At SXSW

By Alyson Camus | March 16, 2014

When she was singing ‘Swine’, a girl on stage was drinking some neon green substance and actually repeatedly vomited on Gaga… great scene really. Like a homage to all bulimic people, the girl was sticking her fingers down her throat, while pulling her long hair backward and regurgitating the slimy green stuff all over the singer’s naked body,… and she actually switched to some black stuff when the two were provocatively riding the mechanical bull (pig?) on stage

Hear Ye: what rock nyc is listening to 12-28-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 28, 2013

Once upon a time at home
I sat beside the telephone
Waiting for someone to pull me through
When at last it didn’t ring I knew it wasn’t you

Must See: Lady Gaga At Madison Square Garden, May 2013

By Iman Lababedi | December 27, 2013

Four songs off the album are among my favorites of 2013, and if nobody else likes her, well, you’re not her accountant, what does it matter to you? It shows you aren’t a member of a rabid pack of naysayers, you can go your own way and be true to your own, beter tastes.

Is The Song Dead As The Currency Of Modern Pop?

By Iman Lababedi | December 11, 2013

At the heart of so many 2013 big albums, is the lack of song, from Prism to Artpop, from New to Hesitation marks, from …Like Clockwork to Britney Jean, the lack of songs kills the albums in their tracks. They don’t get heard often enough and when and if you do give them the time they need to hit your pleasure button they don’t.

Hear Ye: what rock nyc is listening to 12-9-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 9, 2013

This is what David Fricke wrote about this terrible song in Rolling Stone: “”It’s about the seeds of dreams, and U2 play it perfectly: down-to-earth, while looking up.’. The truth is, the lyric, apparently taken from Nelson Mandela’s love letters to one of his wives, is asinine and the track is a Church organ in search of a song and not finding it

US Top 10 US Albums 12-14-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 5, 2013

the Garth Brooks Walmart only 6 CD, 2 DVD box set, with four albums of Brooks covers, his greatest hits album from 2007 and a live special that aired on CBS on DVD. Whatever future CDs have, it will be something like this

Lady Gaga Japanese Silicone Dolls

By Alyson Camus | December 4, 2013

The Gaga dolls also have an amazing feature that probably doesn’t come with regular love dolls: by pressing your ear to their chest you can listen to Gaga’s songs and secret messages. These rubber things are expected to be used to advertise the singer’s new album, but can you imagine what will happen to them afterwards?

Forbes Magazine Announced the Highest Paid Musicians of 2013

By Helen Bach | November 25, 2013

This list does not clearly define how this wealth was obtained but looking at the names in sequence I attribute a lot of this to savvy investment firms and not from actual annual earned income.