If this year had any notable trends, it was a continual breaking down of traditional genres and boxes, allowing disparate-sounding artists to come together for some truly bizarre and unique collaborations. Who knew Morgan Freeman would end up on a B.o.B record? Or Ed Sheeran and Yelawolf would record an entire EP together? Here are Fuse's strangest collabos of the year.
On their 15th album Music From Another Dimension!, Boston vets Aerosmith enlisted John's son for backup vocals for their opening track.
When Limp Bizkit announced they signed to Lil Wayne's label, most people had to make sure the date wasn't April 1. While their only collaboration was never officially released, Bizkit member DJ Lethal leaked the track.
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran may appear non-threatening, but dude recorded an entire EP with cool-but-kinda-scary rapper Yelawolf, which included a song called "You Don't Know (For F-ck's Sake)."
Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga, “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”
The Compton rapper wasn't able to include his collabo with Mother Monster on his official album Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City, but it's 2012. So if it was recorded, it will be released in one form or another.
Of all the unlikely collaborations for this year's Record Store Day, none was more anticipated or unexpected than gentle singer-songwriter Feist's collaboration with metal gods Mastodon. The idea: Mastodon would cover Feist's "A Commotion," while Feist handled Mastodon's "Black Tongue." It was weird. It was singular. It was exactly why we love bizarre collaborations.
What kind of time warp?! '90s (and early 2000s) rock icons Fred Durst, Scott Weiland and Mark McGrath get photobombed by '70s icon Wayne Newton, aka Mr. Las Vegas. This should be all these guys' Christmas cards.