Alicia Keys Fancies Working With White Stripes
Author: Rema Rahman
published: 2008-05-23 16:14:18
Some people want it all, and with her fame and fortune, Alicia Keys can certainly get whatever she wants. The singer revealed to Rolling Stone that, inspired by her Keith Urban collaboration and last year’s Live Earth, she wants belt out her infectious vocals with more guitar-savvy musicians, and she wants Jack and Meg White at the helm.
”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,” Keys said, celebrating The White Stripes for their ”very raw, very cut and dry” sound. How intriguing it would be for Meg White’s 4th grade drumming skills to collaborate with Keys’ melodic power ballad piano strums – if that doesn’t inject it’s way onto the Billboard Hot 100, I don’t know what could. Keys also revealed interest in working with other rock-oriented bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Linkin Park and Coldplay. Linkin Park? Do I smell Collision Course part deux? She sure could teach those boys a thing or two about making music. Then again, Jay-Z did little to taper those talent-less sacks. I just...I won't even get started on Coldplay.