The rocker, who recently followed up his memorable appearance in 1992′s Wayne’s World with a cameo in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, surprised concertgoers with the song that came at the tail end of his 90-minute set. However, he put his own hard rock spin to Gaga’s Madonnasound-alike, including personalized lyrics about his upbringing: “Called myself Alice / surprised my dad,” the erstwhile Vincent Furnier sang. “He just didn’t understand.”
The crowd rocked and cheered along with the performance that went into the early morning. And though Lady Gaga didn’t appear at the music festival herself, Cooper brought out a giant “FrankenGaga” inspired by Mother Monster—blond wig, caution tape and all.
According to Alice Cooper on his Ke$ha-featuring song “What Baby Wants”, the cannibalistic pop star has “razor blades instead of teeth” and will “take your bleeding heart and your soul / No regrets.” He forgot to mention that she’ll also take your thrown-out clothes. Jump below to hear the duo’s collaboration, off Cooper’s Welcome 2 My Nightmare. More »
“I’m gonna drain your veins and bathe in your blood,” threatens Ke$ha-as-the-devil on Alice Cooper’s new song “What Baby Wants”, off his upcoming album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare. This may be metal instead of pop, but our favorite inappropriate cannibal‘s essence remains intact throughout the rockin’ track. Hear a snippet of the song below.
:: Alice Cooper calls Ke$ha “an old friend”, and reveals that she’ll be playing The Devil on a track off his new album, called “What Baby Wants.” Ah, type casting. [PopCrush]
:: According to a list making its round on the Internet (aka it’s probably fake), Britney Spears’ tribute at the 2011 MTV VMAs will include Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Janet Jackson and Madonna. If this turns out to be true, it may be the greatest thing to have ever happened, but we’re not holding our breath. [Pink Is The New Blog]
:: We hope Jason Derulo has a permit for those guns he’s packing. [MTV Buzzworthy]
:: Eminem’s boxing drama Southpaw has been dropped from Universal. [Hip-Hop Wired]
:: Five people were killed and dozens injured when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair. Sara Bareilles had just finished her set, and Sugarland were preparing for their performance when huge gusts of wind blew the stage down. “We are praying for our fans, and the people of Indianapolis,” the country band tweeted after the tragedy. “We hope you’ll join us. They need your strength.” [Huffington Post]
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:: Ke$ha continues to spread her musical wings by appearing on rock legend Alice Cooper’s new album Welcome 2 My Nightmare. We’re sure they did shots on the hood of her car (and pretty much everywhere else) before hitting the studio. [Pop Dust]
:: See the men of Glee dressed as The Village People. Surely Chris Colfer would have made a better cop than Mark Salling? [Pink Is The New Blog]
:: Fantasia Barrino is pregnant with her second child. The father is yet to be revealed. [Pop Crush]
There was a real meeting of the sexy last night in Oslo, when Alice Cooper shock-rocked Ke$ha’s fans at her Get Sleazy tour stop by joining her midway through the “Blow” minx’s rendition of “School’s Out.” You gotta love the girl in the clip below who starts screaming once the music legend (we mean Alice, kiddies) steps on stage. We’re not sure if she’s thrilled because she actually recognizes him, or if she’s just plain scared because he looks like…well, Alice Cooper. More »
So how do you feel, American Idolators, after Lee DeWyze clinched the Season 9 crown in what Ryan Seacrest declared was a narrow two percent difference in amount of votes? Our poll in the right sidebar shows that the majority of you were supporting Crystal Bowersox. Personally, we were supporting the awesomeness that was Daryl Hall and John Oates performing “You Make My Dreams”! (Hey, it’s better than Lee’s lackluster cover of “Beautiful Day”—which is now available on iTunes, BTW.) After the jump: we’ve got all the performances of the night—Janet! Alanis! Carrie Underwood! Bret Michaels! GENERAL LARRY PLATT and WILLIAM HUNG!!!—and, in case you missed it, the final moments when Lee won this season of American Idol.
The beloved motley crew known as the Muppets will continue its curious hookups with the pop-music world next year with the release of Muppets Remastered, a covers album on which artists of today will cover Muppets-warbled tunes of yore. According to a Muppets fansite two tracks on the comp have been announced: Weezer will pay homage to its music-video co-stars with their take on “The Rainbow Connection,” while the Fray is going to take on “Mahna Mahna” (which I fear will have the unfortunate side effect of putting poor old Rowlf to sleep). I guess it wouldn’t be too far of a stretch to think that the always-synergistic Lady GaGa will somehow be involved—perhaps she will sing, and perform a water ballet, to “Miss Piggy’s Fantasy”, and thus spark a big Lady-on-Miss row?
Me, I just hope they figure out a way to bring Alice Cooper back into the fold.
• Alice Cooper to tour state fairs this summer; no word on if he’ll bring along some crazy fried-food concoction that will satiate fairgoers’ Frankensteins [LiveDaily]
• Court hearing in Chris Brown case today; there may be an announcement of a plea deal, or there may not [MTV]
• Lil Wayne suing “I Feel Like Dying” producers Rebel Rock over unauthorized sample on song [Billboard]
• Britney Spears’ ex-manager Sam Lutfi ordered to stay away from singer for three years [Reuters]
• The Wu-Tang Clan has not split up, says Method Man, who notes that there’s been no official statement regarding the hip-hop act’s demise; however, “there’re things we’ve got to take care of first before anybody even starts to discuss” making music or touring again [NYDN via Spin]