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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will make a full album together, the legendary singer said Thursday at an Amy Winehouse gala.
According to the Associated Press, Bennett said he “can’t wait” to make the album. He promised that it will be “a big swing album” and that “we have it all worked out already on paper.”
While speaking with Rolling Stone at the event, he gave even more details, confirming that they should start recording in June.
“We're working on it from now until June, and then we'll record in June. She's phenomenal,” the 86-year-old crooner said. “I get along great with her. She's looking forward to it and so am I.”
Despite being from two entirely different generations of music history, Gaga and Bennett have worked together in the past and have made their admiration of each other’s work well known. They first sang together on “The Lady Is a Tramp,” a track on Bennett’s Duets II.
In January, they performed at a White House event, after which Gaga tweeted, “And here's me and my handsome date, I simply cannot wait for our album together, he's my darling!”
“Once you have an idea, then you go for it,” Bennett told Rolling Stone Thursday.
Bennett also admires Gaga’s business skills, joking, “She sold one billion bottles of perfume.”
Bennett was at the Amy Winehouse Gala and Inspiration Awards to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award.