This week, Metallica main man James Hetfield unveiled an Adele cover, performing ‘Crazy For You’ with his 16-year-old daughter Cali at a charity show in San Francisco. He’s not the first and he certainly won’t be the last musician to enlist a family member for a collaboration. Here are 20 duets between stars and their next of kin – from the good to the bad to the Osbournes.
Eddie Van Halen & Wolfgang Van Halen: When Van Halen's original bassist Michael Anthony left the band in 2006, Eddie roped in his 16 year-old-son to take over. A risky move, but one that fitted in so well that it was immortalised in video game history forever. Who's that little scamp playing with Van Halen in Guitar Hero? It's our man Wolfgang! Well played, lad.
Jay-Z & Blue Ivy Carter: Recorded at the tender age of 48-hours, Blue Ivy's contribution to 2012 track 'Glory' might not be the world's most considered vocal but it's certainly a unique idea. Blue Ivy can be heard making baby noises underneath her father’s rap and was credited as "B.I.C". Missed a trick not adding a 'Notorious' to the front of that moniker if you ask us.
Eminem & Hailie Jade Mathers: Daughter Hailie Jade was first heard on the 2002 album 'The Eminem Show', but it was her appearance on ‘Hailie’s Revenge (Do Rae Me)’ a year later that really kicked up a fuss. Singing that she "don't want to grow up to be like Ja Rule's little dirty-ass kids", it was a swift introduction for Mathers Jr to her father's controversy-courting way of life.
Chris Martin & Apple: ‘Always in My Head’ was the opening song to Coldplay’s sixth studio album 'Ghost Stories' and features Chris Martin’s then nine-year-old-daughter Apple singing backing vocals. Released just after the announcement of Chris Martin’s "conscious uncoupling" to Gwyneth Paltrow, it was a nice glimmer of happy families in an otherwise turbulent time for the crooner.
Common & Lonnie Lynn: Common has repeatedly roped in his dad to guest on the not-exactly-cryptically-named 'Pop Rap' tracks. The first - ‘Pop’s Rap’ – featured on 1992's 'Resurrection'; the second - ‘Pop’s Rap Part 2/Fatherhood’ – came out in 1997, while the final part – 'Pop’s Rap III/ All My Children’ appeared on his fourth studio LP 'Like Water For Chocolate'.
Nas & Olu Dara: Nas and his dad Olu Dara have frequently collaborated over the years. Though Olu himself has had a successful career as a jazz musician, it was the success of Nas collabs such as ‘Life’s A Bitch’ that helped launch his solo career in 1998. Dara also popped up in the video for 2004 Nas track 'Bridging The Gap' so he could check his son was behaving himself on set. Probably.
Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney & James McCartney: James McCartney's cropped up on a number of his famous folks' records, playing guitar on Paul's LPs 'Flaming Pie' and 'Driving Rain' albums and on Linda's album 'Wilde Prairie'. Linda sadly passed away before she could finish the record, but good old Paul later completed it on behalf of his then wife. A real family affair.
Frank Sinatra & Nancy Sinatra: Both father and daughter had successful music careers, so when both of them came together in 1967 to sing the UK and US number 1 hit ‘Something Stupid’ it just couldn’t go wrong. The single was from 1967 album 'The World We Knew' and was later covered in 2001 by Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman for a novelty slice of Christmas cheer.
James Hetfield & Cali Tee Hetfield: At this year’s Acoustic 4 A Cure benefit in San Fran, co-host and Metallica singer James Hetfield invited his 16-year-old-daughter Cali to sing Adele’s ‘Crazy For You’. An unexpected choice for the heavy rock titan to be encouraging, but since the benefit was raising money to aid a paediatric cancer program we'll let him off.
Snoop Dogg & Cori B: When Snoop Dogg upscaled animals and went through a ‘Lion’ phase in 2013, he called on his 14 year-old-daughter to sing on the song ‘No Guns Allowed’ for the album 'Reincarnated'. Cori B can be heard singing along with her dad in the peace-loving, anti-firearm chorus, while Snoop returned the favour with guest spots on Cori's ‘Daddy’s Girl’ and ‘Do My Thang’.
Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole: 40 years after Nat King Cole released ‘Unforgettable’ in 1951, his daughter Natalie added her vocals to the mix and re-released it as a duet. Cole Senior had sadly passed away several decades earlier in 1965, but Natalie's album 'Unforgettable In Love' proved such a moving tribute that it went on to win six Grammys in '92 including album of the year.
Ice Cube, OMG & Doughboy: He may have looked among the angriest men in music in his NWA days, but Ice Cube is also a family orientated kinda guy. Collaborating with both his sons OMG and Doughboy (not their real names, unsurprisingly) on the songs ‘Y’all Know How I Am’ and ‘She Couldn’t Make it On Her Own’ for 2010 album 'I Am The West', our man Cube turned the LP into a family affair.
Miley Cyrus & Billy Ray Cyrus: When pop provocateur Miley Cyrus was still known as tween sensation Hannah Montana, she performed a lot with her American Country musician father Billy Ray. The two performed together on Dancing With The Stars in 2008 and Billy Ray has since gone to champion Miley's Daily Mail-outraging ways, which is nice.
Gordon Sumner (aka Sting) & Joe Sumner: In 2010, Sting invited his son Joe his band Fiction Plane's track 'Two Sisters' on stage with his at a live show. Featuring a full live orchestra, all that was left for Sting to do was stand at the side and play tambourine, like the gracious, limelight-lending father that he is.
Henry Harrison & Blaine Harrison: The Mystery Jets were originally formed by Henry Harrison and his son Blaine alongside guitarist William Rees, with Henry playing bass before swapping to guitar. Modern indie's coolest dad eventually retired from playing with the band before the release of 2008 album 'Twenty-One', but still pops up at gigs on occasion.
Frank Zappa & Moon Unit Zappa: Prolific eccentric Frank Zappa was continuously churning record after record, which made it difficult for his daughter Moon Unit (yep, that's her real name) to spend much time with her dad. When visiting him during the recording of 1982 album 'Ship Arriving Too Late to Save A Drowning Witch', she volunteered herself as the female vocalist on ‘Valley Girl’.
Ozzy Osbourne & Kelly Osbourne: Kelly joined forces with her father and Prince of Darkness Ozzy to sing a subdued take on Black Sabbath track ‘Changes’, cashing in on the popularity of mental reality show The Osbournes. It went to Number One, but sadly also paved a path for Kelly's solo career.
Johnny Cash & Roseanne Cash: It took country star Roseanne Cash seven years to write 2003 album 'Rules Of Travelling' after losing her voice for nearly two of them, but when it did finally arrive it bore the inimitable rumble of The Man In Black (or Dad to her) on ‘September When It Comes’. Johnny Cash would sadly pass away later that year in September at the age of 71.
Hank Williams & Hank Williams Jr: Two years before Hank Williams Sr died in 1953, he recorded the song ‘There’s a Tear in My Beer’ but decided not to release it. It took 36 more years for his son, Hank Williams Jr to pick up the track and add his own vocals to the mix, but in 1989 HWJ finally released the newly-combined duet between father and son.
Jeff Tweed & Spencer Tweed: When Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy decided to make a solo album, he started to demo the songs with his young son Spencer on drums. As they became more involved with the music that they were creating, however, it turned into a full recording and touring project, with Spencer putting collage on hold to live the indie dream. Now that's some liberal parenting.