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Lady Gaga Announces ‘Born This Way’ With Bare-Bottom Homage to Bruce

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Lady Gaga likes to make Very Important Announcements in various stages of undress, so she chose to confirm the release date for her upcoming album "Born This Way" by tweeting a photo of herself in a sort of pant-less homage to Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." cover at the stroke of midnight New Year's Eve. Follow us here: She's got her back to the camera, is wearing a classic piece of '80s jeans (in jacket form), and is holding a bandanna near the region of her rear where Bruce tucked his red cap on his own album cover.

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Here's proof we're not totally nuts: Just before tweeting a few "Born This Way" lyrics and the photo, Gaga wrote, "Thunder Road just came on the Radio," referencing, of course, Springsteen's "Born to Run" track. Until Gaga starting talking about "Born This Way" -- and weeping at how trendy her concepts for it, pride and freedom, had become -- Springsteen had a lockdown on famous "born" lyrics.

"Born This Way" (the single) will arrive February 13th, the same day as the Grammy Awards, where Gaga is not-coincidentally up for six trophies. "Born This Way" (the album) is due May 23rd.

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