Pop superstar Lady Gaga has revealed she's a massive fan of Def Leppard, stating her own music is influenced by the British rockers. She told The Sun, "With my music there's lots of really big Def Leppard-style melodies in the choruses but it's electronic dance music. I'd call it avant-garde techno rock. It is very hard and very edgy."
She added, "There are a lot of rock influences on the album but not that it is rock music. It is an exploration of electronic music and techno songs but I have created a genre of metal/dance/techno/rock/pop music with a lot of anthemic choruses, because that is actually the music I love."
Gaga has worked with Def Leppard producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange on her track "You And I", with The Sun adding that the 25-year old is keen to build on their professional relationship.
Lady Gaga previously spoke about her love for Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath, calling the experience of seeing Maiden for the first time a "life-changing" event.
The singer also appeared in photos with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and last year's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Alice Cooper.