In other news I want to be the queen of England... just sayin'
R+B queen ALICIA KEYS has set up one of the oddest collaborations in music history by revealing she wants to work with the WHITE STRIPES.
The Fallin' singer insists she's keen to take her music in a different direction and would like her next album to include eclectic tracks with the White Stripes and Queens of The Stone Age.
Keys admits the White Stripes are one of her favourite bands: "They're very raw, very cut and dry. It's, like, drums and guitar. It's that simple, and I love that.
"I think that combining that style with mine, which already has a raw feel to it, and my voice, I just think we could do something really interesting that mixes rock and soul together, the blues and emotion, and it could be really touching."
And Keys claims the unlikely collaboration isn't as far-fetched as some might imagine: "We've had some conversations. When the time works out, and it definitely will, it will happen." http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf...tripes_1069590
licia Keys doesn't seem to mind sharing a mic. Usher, Common, Mos Def, Damian Marley, Maroon 5's Adam Levine, a hologram of Frank Sinatra: the R&B superstar has worked with them all, and more. That list, however, is definitely missing some rock 'n' roll flavour -- and it seems Keys wants to change that. The singer told UK paper The Daily Mirror that the next time she records a duet, she wants it to be with Jack White. And should White be too busy (he's previously been said to be working on at least three different side projects -- and that's outside of the Stripes and the Raconteurs) Queens of the Stone Age, reportedly, are a close second.
Keys told the paper that she's a massive White Stripes fan. "The're very raw, very cut and dry. It's like, drums and guitar. It's that simple and I love that," said Keys, possibly assuming that English reporters haven't been exposed to such fantastical devices of wizardry as "radios," "television sets" and "interwebs."
According to the Mirror, Keys has already approached Jack and Meg White about collaborating.
"I think that combining that style with mine...I just think we could do something really interesting that mixes rock and soul together, the blues and emotion, and it could be really touching."
Cool, but Keys better hold any orders for custom red-and-white hair extensions. So far, no reports suggest the collaboration has received a greenlight. Alicia Keys Wants to Turn up the Rock