After months of skeptics calling for Lady Gaga to brave an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, this morning she did just that.
The 90-minute conversation was by far the most detailed interview she’s ever granted, sharing her thoughts on money, fame, the L.A. lifestyle, and her history of drug use. Of course, Stern was in his usual irreverent form, asking trademark questions about Gaga’s sexual history (which we can’t print here, though you can listen to the entire interview below).
But much of it revealed less prurient details, like the fact that the chorus for “Born This Way” came to her in the shower, and that she often vocalizes melodies that come to her into her BlackBerry; she even proceeded to play some raw, early cell-phone versions incarnations of “Judas” and “Highway Unicorn (Road to Love).”
Stern didn’t hide the fact that he was chagrined it took so long for her to make an appearance on his show—“I felt I was more important than The Gayle King Show”—and that he’d received some threatening Little Monster-penned missives warning him to go easy on Her Ladyship. But by the end he seemed easily won over to the Cult of Gaga and declared her soaring acoustic rendition of “The Edge of Glory” to be “one of the best performances we’ve ever had on the show.”
Listen to the interview after the break and read some highlights we’ve transcribed below: READ FULL STORY