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Monday, September 07, 2009

Michael Bolton Slams Madonna, Discusses Leeching Off Of Working With Lady GaGa

By now everyone likely knows Michael Bolton's upcoming album (out Sept. 21) has a collaboration with Lady GaGa titled "Murder My Heart."

Love how in the below quote from Bolton—where he talks about his label setting her up for a studio session with GaGa before she became famous—he manages to not-so-subtly trash Madonna.
"...I realized she was not only about to have a big hit record but Gaga was a superstar about to launch—energy was so high and her focus excited me," he said. "She reminded me of a young Madonna—with more exuberance and emphasis on the art rather than the marketing."
Only a true craftsman like Michael Bolton could get away with saying this!

Here's "Murder My Heart":

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  • At 12:58 PM, Blogger Dan said…

    Dear Mr. Bolton -

    Remind me again exactly where the art is in Lady Gaga and where the marketing isn't.


  • At 9:27 PM, Anonymous Bluffin' With My Muffin said…

    I really agree with Bolton's assessment of Gaga. She's got more talent and exuberance in her cock than in any shriveled, dusty inch of Ye Olde Vampyre.

  • At 10:40 PM, Blogger Jump! said…

    The song really isn't that bad, even by Michael Bolton standards.

  • At 3:26 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    ooo touche Dan.

    I quite like Murder My Heart. Tres bon. Don't tell anyone that though...

  • At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Fritz said…

    I made it 19 seconds before I had to hit the pause button.

  • At 3:53 PM, Blogger Shane Lear said…

    I think Madonna would be honored to be trashed by the likes of Michael Bolton. What a cheeseball sellout. Yuck.


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