Wednesday, June 8, 2011

VIDEO: Judas Priest vs. Lady Gaga mashup

This wasn’t hard to predict.

A mashup has been created featuring Lady Gaga’s “Judas” and a song by metal legends Judas Priest.

The second single off Gaga’s “Born This Way” was inspired by a Priest connection.

"I've had lots of ex-boyfriends betray me — a**holes, we all have them — and in particular there was one who loved Judas Priest, loved heavy metal,”
Gaga told Britain's MTV.

"Originally, I began to write the song about an ex-lover, who betrayed me, who loved heavy metal music and then as I started to write the lyrics, I thought about Judas and the biblical implications and how Judas was the betrayer. So I thought of a more beautiful and liberating way to tackle the message of the song — we attack the idea by saying my ex-boyfriend betrayed me and this person in my life haunts me but I forgive them and we'll move on to make room for what's good."

Gaga is a metal fan herself: she used to dance to Black Sabbath classics on stage in go-go clubs, and after catching a recent Iron Maiden concert, she declared “Maiden changed my life.”

Australia’s Wax Audio has mixed the Gaga song with Priest’s “Painkiller,” the title track to the band’s 1990 release. The video version really mixes the biker images of the two artists into one complete clip.

Lady Gaga vs Judas Priest – Lady Judas (2011)
Wax Audio

Judas Priest Judas Priest

Judas Priest – Painkiller (1990)

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