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Tony Bennett ‘Can’t Wait’ To Record Album With Lady Gaga

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Tony Bennett (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Tony Bennett (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

(CBS NEWS) – Tony Bennett is looking forward to making music with Lady Gaga.

They haven’t hit the studio yet, but the 86-year-old crooner says he “can’t wait” to record his next album with the 26-year-old pop star.

Bennett said in an interview Thursday that they will record “a big swing album.” He says “we have it all worked out already on paper.”

Bennett and Gaga collaborated on “The Lady Is a Tramp” for his Grammy-winning, platinum-selling 2011 “Duets II” album. He called the 26-year-old a “wonderful person and a great talent.”

Bennett released “Viva Duets,” a collaborative album with Latin American singers including Gloria Estefan and Marc Anthony, in October.

He says he wants to work with Gaga because “she’s quite different.” He adds that he’s also impressed with Gaga as a business woman.

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The “Born This Way” singer seems equally as excited to work with him. Back in January, she tweeted: “I simply cannot wait for our album together, he’s my darling!”

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