Mark Ronson banned Bradley Cooper from using Lady Gaga‘s ‘Joanne’ in ‘A Star Is Born’.
The producer revealed that she was working with the ‘Poker Face hitmaker on her fifth album, also titled ‘Joanne,’ at the same time that she was getting set to work on the romantic drama with the Hollywood hunk and that the 48-year-old actor had been to visit them in the recording studio.
Bradley made his directorial debut with the film and was excited by what he heard, but even though Mark Ronson understood he was a “big star and everything,” he was stubborn about keeping the track away from the picture.
Mark Ronson told NME: “We were working on Gaga’s album ‘Joanne’ and Bradley Cooper stopped by the studio one afternoon. I like his films. He showed up looking like a movie star. So we hung out.
“He was really sweet, talking about this new script that they were both doing. I played him the song called ‘Joanne’ and he’s like, ‘That’s great, can I have it?’
“I know he’s a big star and everything, but I really liked that song. And I kind of needed it for Gaga’s record.”
Mark Ronson decided to reschedule his work on a different track for the upcoming one with Gaga and remembered the same moment he knew ‘Shallow’ which was awarded Oscar and would be a hit.
He said: “We were working in this incredible studio in Malibu – Rick Rubin’s studio, Shangri La – and it had this really long echoey hallway.
“I have this very distinct memory of Gaga’s voice coming from 30 feet away, sounding so excited about something as she came in. She sat down at the piano and started singing ‘I’m off the deep end…’”