Wednesday Question: An Unlikely Musical Collaboration You'd Like to See the Most

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Wednesday Question: An Unlikely Musical Collaboration You'd Like to See the Most

For this week's traditional Wednesday Question, we'd like you to think of all the potential yet unlikely musical collaborations out there and answer this little thing right here:

Which unlikely musical collaboration would you like to see happen the most?


  • Not obligatory, but it'd be cool if you could explain what makes the given collaboration so appealing to you.
  • Post only one suggestion per comment after checking that your favorite wasn't already nominated (Ctrl+F and all).
  • Multiple nominations of one collaboration create heavy confusion, since on one hand it's unfair to the given artists to take into consideration only the most upvoted nomination, but seeing that multiple nominations allow one user to give two or more votes to the same collaboration, it's also unfair to other nominees not to discard it.
  • Vote up the ideas you support and vote down the ones you dislike.

We'll sum up your votes by Friday and bring you another traditional UG top list. Show us what you got now!

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    MegaDave! Grohl, Mustaine, Navarro, Matthews, Diamond, Gilmour, etc.
    Each show they are introduced by Dave Gorman, with live shows regularly broadcast on Dave TV.
    Jack White and Jack Black
    They could release an album called Black & white. The songs would be about medium-rare steaks, anti-racism and cocks.
    ...and the obligatory cover song in the album: "Black or White" by Michael Jackson.
    Tool + Bucketheads work ethic. 
    Steven Wilson and Trent Reznor. I know for sure that SW is a fan of Nine Inch Nails, and if you mix the atmospherics of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' sountracks, with Steven Wilsons prog sensibilities, combined with both artists  production wizardry, it could be the best album ever concieved. But I may be biased since both musicians are among my favorites.
    Chris Cornell and Robert & Dean DeLeo
    Josh Homme and Royal Blood would make sweet tunes together, I would think.
    I have been ALL ABOUT Royal Blood lately; you can hear a strong QOTSA influence in their first album, I'd love to see this as well!
    Mike Patton (Faith No More) with Alice in Chains. Patton's vocals harmonizing with Cantrell would be absolutely amazing. Imagine Patton singing Rooster.... 
    Bedside Shred
    Patton singing anything is a win. I also liked the Patton + Claypool idea. Mike could collaborate with a toaster and the record would be sick.
    Can someone give me some recommendations on what to listen to first by Patton,  I'm really trying to listen to him and his work and give it a shot because I see how respected he is. But I'm having a really hard time getting into anything I've heard thus far..
    If you really want something to rustle your jimmies, give "Pink Cigarette" a shot, by Mr. Bungle. Oh it gives me the chills every time I hear the opening "". Let me know how you like it!
    I'm a huge Patton fan but i totally get that he is not for everyone.  I do love that about his music though.   Its so freaking unique and sounds unlike any other type of music.  He is not afraid to push the boundaries.   Get an album and listen to the whole thing vs. a song at a time.   FNM angle dust, Tomahawk- tomahawk,  Bungle - california, peeping tom, Fantomas directors cut --  lovage is forgotten about and awesome too.   have fun!
    Definitely start with Mr. Bungle's California album, it's their most accessible one. Fantômas is pretty out there, their second album is somewhat more structured if you're starting to listen to them.
    I've love a collaboration between Pet Sounds era Beach Boys and Sgt Pepper era Beatles.  Not gonna happen without some big advances in medical science and/or physics, but it would have been wonderful.
    Well, Brian Wilson isn't dead, and Pet Sounds is pretty much him and the Wrecking Crew, with some of the other Beach Boys on backing vocals. Add that to Paul and Ringo still kicking around, and you're about halfway there.
    I'm the one who suggested the question, albeit in a different form, and it was this collaboration that made me submit it.  Granted, Paul and Brian are still around but you can't argue they make the same music they made some, jeez I'm old, 50 years ago.  And Lennon was a huge part of the Beatles music.  George and Ringo helped, but 80% of it was Paul and John.  So Paul and John and Brian with Mike, George and Ringo as supporting artists?
    Serj Tankian and Les Claypool. Maybe alongside Dweezil Zappa or Buckethead too.
    There is a lot of Serj Tankian / Buckethead (coma) cooperation, and at lest 2 or 3 Les Claypool / Buckethead (the ballad of buckethead)
    I know some of them have collab'd with each other, but all at once is what I'm thinking.
    The minds of Maynard James Keenan and Thom Yorke
    Brian Johnson (ACDC), Phil Cambell and Pete Gill (Motorhead), just to see how it would sound if Brian were to try some Motorhead tunes.
    Ever since his last album I always kinda wanted to see childish gambino sing with rhcp with John frusicante. It might be terrible but id pay to see it
    Wow, can't say I've ever thought of this but now I really want to hear it. That actually seems like it could be pretty good.
    Not sure if this counts as a collaboration, but i want to see an Alice In Chains tribute album that have a mix of Country, rock, RnB and even a pop musicians. I know you might think im crazy but if they get the right musicians i think it might work well. Ive always felt that AiC as the type of band that have music that can work with different genres.
    Bootsy Collins and Nile Rodgers. The groove would shake up the galaxy. I don't know why it hasn't happened already.
    Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Soundgarden. Think slow, heavy riffage a-la Superunknown with vocals a-la The Bedlam in Goliath
    Radiohead and QOTSA - They're two very different bands, both in approach and attitude, but especially with "...Like Clockwork" QOTSA have moved into a quite mature territory - However, both bands are aware and have shown appreciation of each others works, so I have a tiny "might-happen" dream that Homme will invite Thom and the boys to the next desert session, and they'll accept. Highly unlikly, but god damnit I can dream... Another, more weirder one would be Sigur Rós and Meshuggah - I don't know why, but the sound I hear when I mentally try to combine the sound of those two bands is absolutely insane, and while unlikely, one should rememer that a mere 3-4 years ago a Sun (((o))) and Scott Walker collaboration would've been a ridiculous suggestion, yet...
    A show with QOTSA, Led Zeppelin and Them Crooked Vultures with ALL the band members jamming at the end would be mind blowing.
    John Mayer and Slash! It would be cool to see what their different styles within the blues would bring in a collaboration! 
    The only problem is that it would still just be John Mayer singing.
    Yabba Who
    Lemmy & Brian Setzer. I was always a fan of Motorhead's blues-rock 12 bar quickies, and Setzer's incredi-playing fits the genre. 
    Alice in Chains with Phil Anselmo.  I know Phil sang on a cover of "Would?" once but I'd love to hear some original compositions together.  
    I actually stumbled upon that video yesterday for the first time ever. I was surprised how good Anselmo's voice fits the song and how they sound good together with Cantrell.
    Vocals: Chino Morino(deftones)  Guitar: Johnny Greenwood (Radiohead)  Guitar2:James Iha (Smashing pumpkins)  Bass: Justin Chancellor (Tool)  Drums: Josh Eppard(coheed)
    I'd like to hear Josh Homme on a Gorillaz track, or Damon Albarn on a Queens track. Not getting either anytime soon... but I can dream.
    I say Lzzy hale with the black crowes. I love her voice but don't care so much for the bro-rock sounding band that backs her. I'd love to hear her with a classic rock band
    Guns N' Chains
    Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica) with Trans-Siberian Orchestra. I know he does a Finnish version of a Christmas band (The name escapes me at the moment in Finland) joining various musicians, but joining TSO would be killer I think.