Contrary to rumors, David Bowie and Lady Gaga have not teamed up to work on the pop star’s upcoming album. Bowie shot down any and all speculation with a statement on his official website, which in part reads, “The suggestion that David Bowie is producing and participating in the production of Lady Gaga’s next album is untrue and a hoax.”
Rumors of a Bowie/Gaga collaboration took hold on Thursday (Aug. 12), after a scanned document appeared on a Gaga Daily message board thread that appeared to list the titles of several songs recorded for Gaga’s new album — including “You and I,” “Born This Way” and “Hooker on a Church Corner” — as well as in-studio collaborators. Bowie is named as a co-producer, guitarist and vocalist.
“When this tall story first surfaced a few days ago it was denied as a hoax in an update to the same article, and we thought that would be the end of it,” the statement on Bowie’s site reads. “I guess some folk see what they want to see though.”
Fans hungry for details on Gaga’s forthcoming album — the followup to her record-breaking debut, “The Fame” — will have to make do with promises of greatness from the pop star herself, for now. “The new album is my absolute greatest work I’ve ever done, and I’m so excited about it,” Gaga says in the pre-fall issue of i-D magazine. “The message, the melodies, the direction, the meaning, what it will mean to my fans and what it will mean to me in my own life — it’s utter liberation. I’m on the quest to create the anthem for my generation for the next decade, so that’s what I’ve done.”