Pop superstar Lady Gaga spoke about her love for IRON MAIDEN and BLACK SABBATH during an appearance on "The Morning Mash Up" show on Monday, July 18 on SiriusXM satellite radio.
Said Lady Gaga: "I just saw IRON MAIDEN on their 'Frontier' tour and it totally changed my life. It was my first MAIDEN experience and I just realized in that moment in the show that that was the kind of artist I wanted to be. I didn't want people 30 years from now coming to see my show to see if I've still got it. But rather I wanted them to be fully unified, fists in the air, wanna hear every song. IRON MAIDEN's a lifestyle and those fans live and die by MAIDEN."
Check out video footage of Lady Gaga talking about BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN in the YouTube clip below.
A photo of Lady Gaga hanging out with IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain backstage at the band's April 17, 2011 concert in Tampa, Floridacan be seen below. She posted the picture on her Twitter profile with a caption that simply said "Sexy Beast. 666."
Lady Gaga recently appeared in photos with ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and this year's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Alice Cooper.
For her 666th tweet, Lady Gaga wrote the following message on April 10:
"The Number of the Beast. Having' beers listening to Maiden w the New York Boys. Happy 666 Twitterland."
During Gaga's February 5, 2010 appearance on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, Seacrest played the singer an excerpt from an interview he conducted with Ozzy Osbourne in which the BLACK SABBATH frontman said of Gaga, "She's very clever, very interesting. She's wacky and I like the zaniness of that woman."
According to MTV.com, this news pleased Gaga to no end. "Are you kidding? I'm the biggest BLACK SABBATH fan on Earth!" She even told Seacrest a story about how when she was a go-go dancer, one of her show-stopping numbers was to the SABBATH tune "Black Sabbath".