In a new interview with CR Fashion Book, pop superstar Lady Gaga shares her thoughts on heavy metal, and more specifically, genre giants Iron Maiden, (via Blabbermouth). “They're one of the greatest rock bands in history, in my opinion,” claims Gaga. “Some people really don't know the importance of metal and the scope of it. Those guys were filling stadiums, and they still are. And it's because of the culture of the music, the poetry that's so powerful, that whenever the fans come together they unite in the essence of what Iron Maiden is all about. I always used to say to people, when they would say, 'Oh, she's the next Madonna.' No, I'm the next Iron Maiden.”

Read more: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor calls out Kanye West: “You are not the greatest living rock star”

Do you think Gaga is the pop equivalent of the metal titans?

Below you can see a photo of her clad in an Iron Maiden shirt, which will be featured on the cover of CR Fashion Book’s newest issue.