Metallica and Lou Reed
Following the frankly bizarre news that Metallica and Lou Reed are set to pair up soon, we’re looking at the strangest meetings of minds in music over the years. Reed insists the music he’s done with the metal legends is the best ever, but that remains to be seen.
Ozzy Osbourne and Miss Piggy
The spot at the rock bottom of the pile has to go to Ozzy Osbourne and Miss Piggy, who duetted on a criminal version of Steppenwolf’s ‘Born To Be Wild’ for the 1994 album ‘Kermit Unpigged’. Hear the abomination here.
Craig David and Sting
Proving two wrongs make another very wrong thing, Craig David and Sting joined forces for bad on a terrible track called ‘Rise And Fall’ which masochists can experience on YouTube now.
Holy shit this one was bad. Canadian crooner Celine Dion lined up her windpipes at soul’s cheesiest mofo R Kelly. The result? Go find out if you dare.
Wu Tang Clan
Wu Tang Clan teamed up with George Harrison’s son Dhani Harrison for an especially odd rendition of The Beatles’ ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Erykah Badu and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ John Frusciante were also involved.
Eddie Murphy was no stranger to Michael Jackson videos. Like the rest of the celeb world he appeared in one (‘Remember The Time’), but this bizarre effort, ‘What’s Up With You’, was just wrong.
Way before Tricky was hooking up with Beyoncé, he teamed up with The Specials’ Terry Hall for a rendition of ‘Ghost Town’. It kind of worked. Better than his Glasto showing, anyway.
Happy Mondays joined forces with the UK’s premier yodeller Karl Dencer for ‘Lazyitis’. Turns out it was just what the song needed. Erm, not really. Listen here.
Celine Dion and Anastacia
What could be worse than the double whammy of Celine Dion and Anastacia? The pair performing AC/DC’s ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ of course.
Dolly Parton and Sly Stallone
Harden your stomach muscles and prepare the sick bag, it’s Dolly Parton and Sly Stallone singing in harmony. Turns out his singing’s as bad as his acting – do a double take here.