Friday Top: 20 Unlikely Musical Collaborations You'd Like to See the Most

As voted by UG community.

Ultimate Guitar
Friday Top: 20 Unlikely Musical Collaborations You'd Like to See the Most

This week's traditional Wednesday Question saw the people of UG community discussing the matter of unlikely musical collaborations you would like to see happen the most. Based on your votes and almost 250 comments, we summed this one up to a Top 20 rundown, make sure to check it out below.

Before kicking things off, this week's notable prank votes are:

  • Nickelback and talent
  • Linkin Park and Brad Delson
  • Metallica and Lou Reed

And now, the actual list!

20. Serj Tankian and Les Claypool

Wake up! This duet sucks!

19. Robert Plant and Jimmy Page

Robert Plant hates "Stairway" too much for this to happen, but, yeah, why not.

18. Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai

Solo virtuorgasm.

17. Gorillaz and Trent Reznor

Cartoonish version of Trent Reznor? Sign me in!

16. Maynard James Keenan and Thom Yorke

Great music, atmosphere of impending doom, however, by the end of the day, they'll be asked to play "Creep."

15. Devin Townsend and Steven Wilson

Wet dream of all prog fans.

14. Steven Wilson and Thom Yorke

That would be mesmerizing, to say the least.

13. Chris Cornell and Robert & Dean DeLeo

Embodiment of grunge.

12. Roger Waters and David Gilmour

Make Pink Floyd a thing again!

11. Tool and Buckethead

How many albums will this duet release in a year? To answer that question you need some serious math shit.

10. Chet Atkins and Cannibal Corpse

Fingerpicking sodomy on the stage.

9. Mike Patton and Alice in Chains

Patton's vocals harmonizing with Cantrell would be absolutely amazing. Patton would sure nail "Rooster."

8. John Frusciante and Red Hot Chili Peppers

A lot of RHCP fans still miss John Frusciante...

7. Josh Homme and Royal Blood

Josh Homme's guitar playing would sure spice up Royal Blood tunes.

6. Zakk Wylde and Pantera survivors

The only one who's worthy to replace Dimebag is Zakk Wylde.

5. Dave Mustaine and Metallica

Like in good ol' days...

4. Mike Patton and Les Claypool

Everything's better with Mike Patton... Even Les.

3. Steven Wilson and Trent Reznor

Ultimate prog by production wizards.

2. MegaDave!

Grohl, Mustaine, Navarro, Matthews, Diamond, Gilmour, etc. (With Lombardo as a guest member as well).

This what happens when you take a mortal Dave and put him in control...

1. Jack White and Jack Black

This is not the greatest band in the world... this is a tribute. (With album artwork done by Alex Grey!)

That's all folks; we hope you enjoyed the top, stay tuned until next week for another WQ!

60 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Pairing Buckethead with Tool would likely create a paradox.
    (4 albums/27 years) x (294 albums/32 years) = 1.361 albums per year I'm a maths student with no future someone hire me
    weird, math degree is pretty valuable in my country, you could have great job opportunities
    I might be a GNR fan (including the "Nu-metal" lineups), but I would say Buckethead in GNR was damn close. He ended up leaving because Chinese Democracy wasn't released fast enough. 
    Wes Borland and Trent Reznor would be nice
    Oh yes, Cruel Melody is the greatest NIN album that NIN didn't make. I would love it
    Jack White and Jack Black would actually be great to see tbh. The Tenacious Stripes?
    To be honest, I'm not a huge White fan, but it's be cool to hear his guitar playing style mixed with Hommes.
    Serj and Les Claypool for the win. Jack Black and Jack white would definitely be an interesting combination too but Bucket Head and Tool would just be fucked on so many levels.
    Serj and Les Claypool is a possibility, they've both worked with Buckethead and Praxis quite a few times in the past. For me, I'd love to see Guthrie Govan and Pino Palladino work together, maybe with Chris Dave on drums
    Can we even call some of these collaborations? A bunch are just reunions. Also, how is #10 not considered a prank vote?
    Katatonia and Mikael Åkerfeldt. Not so "unlikely", but I will be glad to hear them together once again.
    Trent Reznor with El-P Just thinking about El-P rapping over "Me I'm Not" gives me chills And both are gods of productions and electronic music
    Well, I'm here to make your day
    I know this one, and there are at oeast three remixes so it's like we have 4 collaborative songs by them! But I would love to hear full LP by these two, I'm a big fan of both of them
    Pair Phil Rudd or Tim Lambesis and Justin Bieber together. For research purposes...
    Wow, 2 of mine made the list! Not only is that a first but it's a second!
    I thought we were only supposed to vote once.
    You can only nominate one nomination in each comment. You can vote on as many as you want, and you can make as many nominations as you want (just as long as they haven't been nominated already).
    Still stand by my Randy Newman - Lin Manuel Miranda collab, but damn Homme - Royal Blood would be the tits pajamas!
    Buckethead and David Gilmour or Buckethead with Steven Wilson could be nice too ! Very atmospheric music in the air.
    Dave Grohl and the drummer from Nirvana?  I'll show myself out...
    Considering jack white is crap and jack black is a comedy act I'm sure they would make some crap comedy!
    Devin Downsend has the name of an average tasting meat, like his music. Him with anyone else would produce the same quality of music. Average!
    Very surprised not to see 'Allan Holdsworth and Fredrik Thorendahl' on the list, or even 'Garfield and Friends'.
    Honestly, a combo of Adrian Belew and Les Claypool would be something I'd pay a shitton of money to watch
    Till Lindemann and Meshuggah. Seriously. Check out the Meshuggah remix of Benzin.