Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ inspired by Stallone’s ‘Rocky’

Updated: May 26, 2011, 18:19 PM IST

Washington: ‘Poker Face’ singer Lady Gaga has revealed that the fighting themes of actor Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Rocky’ movies inspired her ‘Born This Way’ album.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, Gaga, 25, who is a big fan of the hit boxing franchise, admitted she got the idea for her new album from the 1985 movie ‘Rocky IV’.

“My favourite part in (Rocky IV) is when Apollo’s ex-trainer says to Rocky, ‘He is not a machine. He’s a man. Cut him, and once he feels his own blood, he will fear you’,” Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

“I know it sounds crazy, but I was thinking about the machine of the music industry. I started to think about how I have to make the music industry bleed to remind it that it’s human, it’s not a machine,” she added.