Saturday, April 13, 2024

Cher Is Making a Comeback Album with Timbaland, Pink, and Gaga


Cher– you know she is forever. How many farewell tours have there been? Plenty. But Cher is a Phoenix. Thanks to Twitter, we now know that she’s been working on her first album in 11 years. Timbaland is producing it, or most of it. Guest artists include Pink, maybe Christina Aguilera, and seemingly, Lady Gaga.

A source tells me the first single will be ready in October, followed by the album for Christmas. Cher is still on Warner Bros. Records, believe it or not. In her 11 year hiatus she missed the entire Edgar Bronfman debacle. The new people at WB will be motivated to get her some hits. New owner Len Blavatnik is going to love Cher. And of course, there will be another goodbye tour.

Think of it: Cher started singing with Phil Spector around 1964, She sang back up for Ronnie and the Ronettes. Now Phil is in jail, Ronnie and Darlene Love continue to tour, and Cher is making a new album. It will be most welcome. Somewhere, Sonny Bono is smiling. He knew she was a star the minute he saw her.

What would be cool: Cher getting Ronnie and Darlene to join her on a track. And Leon Russell on piano, Carol Kay on bass. They could remake “River Deep Mountain High.”

Meantime, Cher is having a ball on Twitter, slaying Mitt Romney and preaching pro-choice among other things. Her Twitter account reads like the Roller Derby. You gotta love it.

Here’s a picture Cher tweeted from the studio.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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