Lady Gaga may be embracing her love of rock again on her next album. According to rumors, the singer hit the studio with Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich.
Fansite Propagaga was the first to share the news about the rumored musical collaboration, which is said to have taken place in the City of Angels. “Whitesnake guitarist, Doug Aldrich, was recording with Gaga today in L.A.,” the site tweeted. “@DJWS [DJ White Shadow] is rumored to have been in studio, as well.”
A rep for the singer did not respond to MTV News’ request for comment by press time, but the Mother Monster suggested on her own Twitter page earlier this month that she would be working with pal White Shadow on her next album.
This is hardly Gaga’s first dalliance with the rock genre. She worked with Queen’s Brian May on her last album, Born This Way, on the track “Yoü and I,” which was produced by the equally legendary Mutt Lange. She also worked with the late Clarence Clemons, who played saxophone on “Edge of Glory,” further proving her love for rock and roll. That track was produced by White Shadow, along with Fernando Garibay.
Slowly but surely tracks are coming together for Gaga’s new release, her follow-up to 2011’s Born This Way. She recently teased fans with a new song, blasting it out of her car while in New York City. She even implied that the dance track would be the first single. She previously tweeted that DJ White Shadow was the producer behind the lead single off the release.
Gaga has also been playing her new piano-heavy song “Princess Die” while on tour. During one stop, she opened up a bit about her next album, whose title she will announce in September . “Let’s just say I feel, I feel that when I wrote Born This Way, I demonstrated a sense of maturity,” she said.
“And I feel that on the next album there’s a lack of maturity — it’s a tremendous lack of maturity or sense of responsibility.”