Katy Perry Joins The Rolling Stones In Vegas

Pop star Katy Perry may be all-too-quiet on the music front, but that isn’t stopping her from returning to the stage. Heck, it doesn’t even have to be her show!

Perry was in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 11, and went with some friends to The Rolling Stones ’50 and Counting’ tour stop at the MGM Grand. During Beast of Burden,” Perry appeared on stage with the band and even did a bit of grinding on sixty-nine-year-old Mick Jagger. Fans in attendance lept at the chance to capture the moment on their smartphones, and now we can all experience the combo of RS and KP by clicking play on the video below.

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Pusha T Wants To Work With Adele

G.O.O.D. Music artist Pusha T is a busy man. After performing at SXSW last week, Pusha is gearing up for a series of US dates while continuing to work away his days in the studio.

Speaking with MTV Hive recently, Pusha discussed his desired collaborations if money and time were not an issue. The first person on his mind? None other than “Skyfall” Oscar winner Adele.

I feel like I could get Kanye to do the track of all tracks and I could get Adele to sing the soul of all soul on one of my most introspective records ever, that would be it.

We have to agree with Pusha on this one. After building a career on his own story of struggle and perserverence, the only thing that could take Pusha’s emotional depth any further would be the angelic-yet-heartbreaking voice of Adele. Whether or not it will happen is anyone’s guess, but it’s not like a superstar guest appearance would be the most insane thing someone working with Kanye West has ever done, right?

Will The Killers Collaborate With Muse?

Now that would be an interesting combination. Can you imagine both bands competing with one another to create the most futuristic modern indie rock explosion? Think of the light show they’d need if they performed together. The crowd would go blind! Well perhaps we’ll see (or not see, rather) sometime in the near future. According to NME, The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers says they would like to collaborate with Muse. The two bands have “become good friends” and they’d “never rule out working together.” Whether this will definitely happen is uncertain, but you can bet that the result would be either absolute “Madness” or “Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll.”

If you like Muse or The Killers, you should check out OurStage artist A Lion Named Roar.

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Cameo Lovers: Kimbra To Collaborate With Ben Weinman Of The Dillinger Escape Plan

Yup, you read that correctly. Australian pop-star Kimbra (Known primarily across America as “the girl in that Gotye song”) has revealed in a recent interview that she will be collaborating with quite a few big names on her next album, the most obscure and intriguing being Ben Weinman, guitarist for math-core metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan.

The young and talented singer admits that DEP was “one of [her] favorite bands in high school. He was stoked, so yeah, it’s kind of awesome to be hitting up Benjamin Weinman and be like ˜put some guitars down on my new song.'” While surprising, the genre crossover here may not be as farfetched as one would initially think, seeing as both artists have very jazzy influences, and Dillinger has been known to dabble in pop music from time to time (i.e. a cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Like I Love You”).

Regardless, whether you’re a fan of Kimbra’s golden pipes and candy-coated pop songs or DEP’s blood-curdling screams and ruthless math-core carnage, this collaboration is sure to turn some heads. I’m sure with their “Good Intent,” and a “Two Way Street” of mutual musical appreciation, Kimbra and Weinman’s “Sugar Coated Sour” results just might be “The Perfect Design.” See what we did there?

 

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Hip-Hop And Dubstep: Holy Matrimony Or In Need Of Marriage Counseling?

Electronic dance music and hip-hop have been the two musical forces occupying the headspace of American listeners in recent months. Both genres have been the soundtrack to many a summer shindig, there’s a great deal of crossover between the two respective fandoms for the musical styles, and both cultures surrounding the respective genres share similar interests”like women and drugs and partying”so it would make sense that the two forms would eventually come together.

Hip-hop and electronic music have had a tangled history in the U.K. And we’re going to have to turn our sights back onto dubstep, this obscure little genre that you’re probably not familiar with. Grime”the precursor to U.K. dubstep and, by extension, the precursor to U.S. dubstep”is a style of music born into the disadvantaged parts of London. As we’ve mentioned in our discussions of the origins of dubstep before, the genre takes rhythmic elements from rap and dub music and marries them to intense sub bass and slow bpms. From there the minimalist, nuanced genre was pumped full of steroids and shipped off to the U.S., where it has been soundtracking college parties and sporting events ever since.

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Superlatones: Most Likely to Succeed

Good music comes from different sources. But when two artists come together in a collaboration, what takes precedence? Who writes the melodies, and who keeps the lyrics fresh? Nowadays, it may seem that mainstream music has grown increasingly diverse, and yet more and more we are hearing from new and unexpected partnerships between genres spanning from funk to opera and beyond. This is why, through Superlatones, we are creating our very own directory”a musical wish-list, if you will”of artists who have yet to join the collaborative bandwagon.

The Dynamic Duo
Florence + The Machine
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Calvin Harris

 

 

 

 

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