Lady Gaga announced on German TV yesterday that her new album, The Fame Monster, still set for a November 23rd release, will not only be completely new, it will cost half the original price! (UPDATE! You can now pre-order The Fame Monster album with just the 8 new songs for $7.99 from the Gaga store, as promised! (Note: When you arrive at Gaga's online shop, click "Pre-order Lady Gaga Fame Monster" and scroll down.) Other options, such as the two-disk CD and the Collectible edition can still be accessed here.) Here’s the complete transcript translation from her appearance on the German talk show Wetten Dass. You can also watch a video from the program, along with her brand spankin’ new official video for the single “Bad Romance” at the bottom of this post.
WETTEN DASS HOST: Welcome! Good evening!
GAGA: Hi everybody! Nice to meet you. How are you?
GAGA: Oh I need extra space.
HOST: Extra space. With the scythe in the bag. Welcome!
Photo from Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" video, showing the synchronized dancing. "Tough female spirit is something that I want to project. It's meant to be. This is my shield, this is my weapon, this is my inner sense of fame, this is my monster," Gaga told MTV last week, in reference to the video.
GAGA: Thank you so much! I’m so happy to be here! HOW ARE YOU GUYS DOING?
HOST: I’m looking forward to every guest on my show, but had never been so excited to meet somebody in person who you know from music, who you know from the videos, the music. First I listened to “Poker Face” I knew that it’s gonna be a hit. Madonna needed many many years to reach this, but you got it in a very short time, that someone like me want Lady Gaga in his show. How have you reached this so quick?
Photo of the Lady Gaga dancers from her new video "Bad Romance"
GAGA: Well, the first thing I would like to say is happy birthday to Roman, your son. 27 years. Happy birthday!
HOST: Oh, that’s kind! A world star with heart!
Photo of Lady Gaga with two women in "Bad Romance" video. Are they going to baptise or bathe her?
GAGA: Well, actually I am. The truth is my success is only because of my fans. I have the most wonderful fans of the whole world and I love you all! In fact I have a really big announcement to say. On your show. Especially for you. I’ve been fighting with my record label because my album as a re-release was entirely too expensive. So last night I ripped it in half. So I will release an entirely new album on Nov 23rd. Half the price so that my fans don’t have to spend too much money.
Closeup photo of Lady Gaga from her official "Bad Romance" video
GAGA: Thank you!
The host of German talk show Wetten Dass helps Lady Gaga navigate the stairs. Note the hot thigh-high boots! November 8, 2009 photo
HOST: Thank YOU! I always think the same. Usually the show is only one hour and a half, but I do 3 hours. You said your fans are from all over the world, but for Germany you have got preferences though. You’re interested in the Bauhaus Style, you read Rilke. Why do you like German culture, German architecture, German lyrics?
GAGA: Well, Rilke for me has been sort of my bible. Actually I have a Rilke tattoo on my arm. I got this in Osaka, Japan. “In the deepest hour of the night, confess to yourself that you would die if you were forbidden to write. And look deep into your heart where it spreads its roots, the answer, and ask yourself, must I write?”
GAGA: Well, I also spent much time in Germany and all over Eastern Europe and actually the new record, The Fame Monster, was inspired by Gothic industrial music, that I discovered here in Germany. So I produced and wrote all the music on the album and it’s a pop-experimentation with Gothic-industrial beats. For my fans.
HOST: And here we go with the World Premiere of the new single “Bad Romance” and we’re going to see half a minute of it.
GAGA: I can’t wait for you guys to see it.
(They play the preview, shown below.)
HOST: So, that’s the new Lady Gaga. Your idols, Freddy Mercury, David Bowie—I got to know them all. David sat on this couch!
GAGA: Oh I did. I did. END
Photo of Lady Gaga from the November issue of French Vogue in which she sports metallic rainbow teardrops
For tons more photos and videos on Lady Gaga click here for our post on the 2009 Video Music Awards (VMAs).Click on this link to see pictures and videos from her flamboyant gig on Saturday Night Live (SNL). To watch her perform “Imagine” at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) click here. To hear her stunning speech at the National Equality March click on this link. For our most recent post about her appearance on MTV’s Alexa Chung, click here.
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And without further ado, watch her just released full, uncut, official single “Bad Romance” video from the upcoming album The Fame Monster, which you can now pre-order from Amazon.com. You can also download the single from iTunes or Amazon. (UPDATE: 11-10-09 ladygaga Tweeted the following information today: Fashion installations/video conceived by Haus of Gaga in collaboration with Alexander Mcqueen's "Plato's Atlantis." 11.10.09. "Bad Romance.") Lady Gaga explained the razor blade sunglasses in the video to MTV last week: "I wanted to design a pair for some of the toughest chicks and some of my girlfriends—Don't do this at home!—They used to keep razor blades in the side of their mouths." Video directed by Francis Lawrence:
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