Lady Gaga + Tony Bennett to Do Full Album of Duets?
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett showed what they can do together on her Thanksgiving Day special and for their version of ‘The Lady Is a Tramp‘ for his ‘Duets II’ album. Gaga and the crooner had such good chemistry — not to mention the fact that he sketched her in her birthday suit — that they want to take advantage of their working relationship and do a full album of duets! We love when generations collide.
In a chat with the U.K. Metro, Bennett gushed about Gaga, saying, “She’s a very talented person.” He also says that her parents, Joe and Cynthia Germanotta, told him that Gaga wants to continue collaborating with him, saying, “I was with her parents recently and they said she’d like to make an album with me. I’d like to do that, too. I’m looking forward to it.”
The Mother Monster and the iconic crooner on more songs? What a combo. Little monsters could listen to it with their parents!
Bennett also opened up about that famous nude sketch and why he chose to draw Gaga in the buff. “It was the right thing to do,” Bennett said. “I paint every day. Some days I paint models nude — like Michelangelo when he did the Vatican. The sketch I did of her sold for $30,000 and the money went to her charity.”
We have to agree with Bennett. While some were creeped out by the news of him getting a good look at Mother Monster naked, it was for a good cause and for the sake of art.
Watch Tony Bennett + Lady Gaga Duet on ‘The Lady Is a Tramp’