It’s no secret that Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie wants to conquer the metal world – or at least branch out a bit in the process. He has guested on Every Time I Die’s “It Remembers” a couple years back, and Urie has even said it himself. So, is this going to happen or not?
Since the beginning of recorded history, music has lent itself extraordinarily well to collaborative efforts, especially in the realm of singing. You know the ones – David Bowie and Freddy Mercury on “Under Pressure”, Maynard James Keenan and Chino Moreno on “Passenger”, or for a slightly different example, Faith No More’s Mike Patton fronting Dillinger Escape Plan on their EP, Irony Is A Dead Scene. Needless to say, there are plenty of opportunities for bands and musicians of disparate genres (or even similar ones) to create something great together.
Let’s imagine, for a minute, a world where these collaborations happened more often. With modern technology, it’s a lot easier to do than it was, say, 30 years ago. Much of alternative music could make cross-genre pollinating a real force for unity, and in a world where many scenes continue to segregate themselves, the possibilities are simply endless.
Without further ado, here’s ten musical collaborations we’d absolutely love to see happen. Some are a bit outlandish (Brendon Urie and…who?!) while for others, it’s a bit shocking they haven’t happened yet (Alcest and Emma Ruth Rundle). Enjoy our irrelevant and possibly silly (just kidding) musical analysis below.
Panic! At The Disco mastermind Brendon Urie is more or less on top of the music world at this point, given that “High Hopes” – his biggest hit to date on the charts – is more or less inescapable almost anywhere you go. Given that he’s already worked with some massive talent in the recent past, would anyone really be surprised if Brendon worked with, say, Green Day?
With 2019 already at its halfway point, it’s only fair to ask ourselves what bands and musicians are truly having big years. Luckily for you, Pollstar has combed through the empirical data so you don’t have to. The question is this – what are the most popular tours of 2019 so far? The list is led by plenty of familiar names, of course, but there’s also plenty of surprises on the list as well.