Twenty-five years ago the idea that an openly gay and very butch woman could become a pop idol was seismic. Now she can just make her music. Lang at her home.
By Doug Rule on March 22, ruleonwriting. Four years ago, k. It was daunting, but it was a wonderful experience musically — working the Lincoln Center Jazz Band and singing the Duke Ellington songbook.
Some have already registered their excitement on a bus parked outside. A third drew a big heart with an arrow through it and a simple exclamation: K. Inside the white stone-and-glass amphitheater, the crowd is already restive, greeting the hapless opening act with boos and catcalls.
In the interview, the cloud of ennui returns. Somewhere, lost amid all the fuss about her tastes in sex and food, is the music, the place where it all started. And in promoting her new album, All You Can Eatk.
Until her album 'Ingenue', kd lang was a cheeky cowgirl who upset old-school Nashville with her disrespectful ways. Before you could say platinum disc, she was whisked into the heady world of superstardom and became the poster-girl for lesbian chic - but the party was over almost as soon as it had begun. Now the torch-singer who flew too close to the flames is back to her best, writes Tom Shone.
By Claire Toureille For Mailonline. There has been much speculation about a possible romance between kd lang and Madonna - but the nineties singer has now hinted it may have been nothing more than a 'showmance. Kathryn Dawn Lang, 57, from Canadawas a giant of the the country music scene back in the Nineties, and a lesbian icon, renowned for her androgynous looks.
The home I grew up in My parents were My mother is a typical Canadian prairie woman with a very liberal, open and hungry mind. My father — who has now passed away — was probably a bit gay, and a great singer.