While Lady GaGa was not impressed by Madonna's "Born This Way/Express Yourself" mashup which ended with the Material Girl taking a sly dig at her, the Mother Monster approves Alice Cooper's version. He performed her hit single at the Bonnaroo festival over the weekend.
''Gaga loved it, she emailed us - she's in Australia right now - and said she loved it," the rocker told BANG Showbiz. "I just thought it was such a great track, and the lyrics, 'My momma told me when I was young / she did my hair and put my lipstick on,' for Alice Cooper to sing that, it's funny.''
Cooper covered GaGa's song to appeal to young fans. ''We figured 15 to 25 was probably the average age out there, and I was thinking of a song that would be of their generation, so I said, 'What about 'Born This Way'?' Because that song could be a rock song, it just needed a different attitude," he explained.
Commenting on his monster-like appearance, he said, ''I wasn't making fun of Lady GaGa, it was a tip of the hat to her, but We have this 14 foot Frankenstein that we use in our show, and I said, 'Dress up the Frankenstein like Gaga, and have that come out at the end with the big blonde hair and the curlers and the dress' - and the audience loved it, they absolutely got it.''
Cooper also added twist to his rendition by adding his own lyrics. "You may be crass, you may be dumb...but hell with that, are you having fun?" he sang to loud cheers from the crowd. "They killed me once. They killed me twice. They hung me high, but that's the price. Of fame and fear and fortune too, I'm standing here at Bonaroo!"