Professionally filmed video footage of legendary rocker Alice Cooper and his band performing a cover version of Lady Gaga‘s empowerment anthem “Born This Way” this past Saturday (June 9) at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville, can be seen below.
In a September 2011 interview, Cooper said that Lady Gaga reminded him of himself. “[She] is the female Alice Cooper,” he said. ‘She totally gets it. She created a character named Lady Gaga and wrote songs for Lady Gaga, just as I write songs for Alice. But when you meet her offstage, she’s nothing like that person… and neither am I.”
Cooper previously praised the 25-year-old singer — who is said to be a fan of heavy metal and hard rock — saying: “She can sing, write and play piano — she’s not just a costume queen … you can be as outrageous as you want as long as you back it up with the music.”
Cooper was photographed backstage at Lady Gaga‘s show on March 25, 2011 in Phoenix. The pop singer marked the occasion by smearing fake blood over her chest and posting on her Twitter profile, “I just died and went to hell” after the meeting.