Saxon Working Hard On New Album, Singer Poses With Lady Gaga
December 19, 2010
Saxon frontman Biff Byford has revealed that the band is working hard on the follow-up to 2009’s ‘Into The Labyrith’, and that Lady Gaga is a “massive heavy rock and Saxon fan”.
In a posting on the official Saxon website Biff Byford says, “Just an update on what’s been happening on planet Saxon…we’ve been working hard on the new album, a big thank you to everyone at hard rock hell who came to the show. We were stuck in the snow a day before the show so I went out and bought a 4×4 truck from the local garage so we could get there (that’s dedication for you !). Unfortunately 2 days later the clutch went…so I spent a cold lonely 3hrs on the A1 waiting for the AA man to turn up!
Got passes to see Lady Gaga for my daughter but she couldn’t go so I went with our agent, Steve. As we walked back stage we met the manager of heavy metal DJ Lady Starlight and a couple of members of the support act Semi Precious Weapons and they invited us back to the dressing room for a drink. As we drained our glasses we said thanks and say hello to lady Gaga from us. The show was great, we went off to the backstage bar for another drink. Suddenly Lady Starlight came in and said that Lady Gaga would like to meet us, then we had a fantastic 50 mins with Miss Gaga who is a massive heavy rock fan and Saxon fan talking everything rock. She’s a great lady and it was a great privilege to meet her.
Looking forward to the cruise and off back to Australia again in February and may have to do some recording over there on our days off (no rest for the wicked) and the new World tour starts in Greece.
We’re not on SPV anymore and we’re talking to different record companies around the world. It’s important we find the right one for the band.”