Alice Cooper has heaped praise on Lady Gaga, insisting the Poker Face hitmaker has already made rock ‘n’ roll history.
The shock rocker is a massive fan of the eccentric singer, who has become famed for her outlandish outfits and huge stage shows, and Cooper is adamant Gaga has cemented herself in the music industry for all time.
He tells Britain’s The Sun, “She’s great because she gets it, but she can back it up. She can sing, she can write, she can play piano, she’s not just a costume queen.
“You can be as outrageous as you wanna be, as long as you can back it up with the music. She said if you’re gonna do it, go as far out on a limb as you can, like Alice Cooper did.
“She’s totally outrageous. Lady Gaga’s already in the history of rock ‘n’ roll.”
Rod Stewart still harbours regret over his decision to give his firstborn child up for adoption, but he’s convinced he would have failed to provide her with a “halfway decent” life.
The singer was just 17 when his girlfriend Susannah Boffey gave birth to their daughter Sarah, and the couple decided to give the baby away.
Stewart has since had six more children with various partners, but he still feels anguish about his lost daughter.
When asked if he regrets the decision, he tells broadcaster Piers Morgan, “There’s no way we could have given her a halfway decent start in life. Yeah, I certainly do (regret it). I missed it but we are seeing each other now and we’re trying to make amends for what went on. She had parents for 70 per cent of her life. She’s only just lost her adoptive parents so there was no point in me shouting it from the rooftops, ‘I’m her father!’ We all kept it quiet.” The Maggie May hitmaker has reconciled with 46-year-old Sarah and they are now trying to forge a relationship, but he admits it hasn’t been easy.
Stewart adds, “It’s somewhat rocky, you know. I think I’ve got to sit down and I think you’ve just got to just open up. If we’re going to get on, and you’re going to get on with my kids, you’ve got to open up, be more friendly, be more cordial. So we’re really working hard at it.
“In fact, I gave her my email address the other day so that’s a big, big plus. I love emailing my kids. It does bond the family together. You can say things that otherwise you might have said on the phone in haste and regretted. I can do my emails and think, ‘Does that look right? Are they going to read that the wrong way?’ and adjust.” At 65, Stewart is preparing to become a father again – the rocker’s wife Penny Lancaster is pregnant with his eighth child.
The former teen idol Paul Anka wants to have a say about the new generation teen idol, especially when media compared him to the new icon, Justin Bieber. If the public sees a resemblance between the two singers, to Mr. Anka, there is no resemblance at all…
When Usher first showed his dance moves, people would compare him to the late Michael Jackson. Then Celine Dion arrived and was considered as the white “Whitney Houston”… now Justin Bieber is admired by millions of fans and everyone sees him as a new Paul Anka. The 69 year old singer stays current but laughed over those recent comparisons and has his opinion on the matter. Indeed, he doesn’t guarantee a long lasting career to the Usher protégé. Having been an entertainer for years, Anka knows how to separate an artist who will be a fading wonder from an artist who’s built for a long and promising career.
According to him, a career shouldn’t be just a one-moment phenomenon but rather a brand that would survive through ages and generations. He fears for Justin Bieber a career that will soon dwindle much like the former teen idol Donny Osmond. We feel however that Justin has what it takes to last. He possess the stage confidence and has the hip-hop moves that have captured the hearts of his fans. He also has a team who manage his image, and finally he is connected to his fans daily through social networks, further becoming a part of their lives. These factors have made Justin Bieber one of the biggest headline lines attractions of 2010. But Paul Anka repeats again: ” Popularity is a goal and Longevity, its secret “.
Similarly he’s pointing at the Lady Gaga’s mania, but never felt attracted to her style. “I listen to Lady Gaga lyrics, what the hell happened, the lyrics make no goddamed sense. All she does is talk about sex, but the lyrics sound like they’re written by a 10 year old.” Paul Anka belongs to another generation and his reluctance towards Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga is understandable but hopefully his advice didn’t fall on deaf ears. Well Mr. Bieber, Miss Gaga, remember you’ve been warned, don’t let the sudden fame fool you, play with it and make it last.
has opened up about his volatile relationship with bandmate Mick Jagger
– revealing the ROLLINGSTONES almost split because of the frontman’s ego.
Richards turns on lifelong pal Jagger in his new memoir Life, set to hit shelves next week (begs01Nov10).
The guitarist says during the 1980s Jagger took control over the band and refused to make group decisions because he thought he was “bigger than the Stones”.
He tells the BBC the behaviour “started at first to annoy me and then slowly enraged me.” But Richards insists the pair has managed to salvage their friendship over the decades, adding, “nobody has the perfect marriage.”