Not too long ago, 3,000 lucky fans were treated to an evening of unexpected surprises thanks to world renowned DJ Steve Aoki, who hosted an unforgettable performance that included an appearance by legendary pop superstars Duran Duran.
The defining moment of the night was a Steve Aoki produced remixed performance of the band's classic hit, Hungry Like The Wolf, aptly named, "Hungry Like The Wolf: Steve Aoki vs. Duran Duran - The New York Werewolf Mix" that brought the house down.
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The remix was the joint vision of electronic dance music master DJ Steve Aoki, and Duran Duran, who collaborated for weeks on the reinvention of the song. I wish that I had been there to see it!
I have a passion for music - specifically rock music. When members of different bands get together to collaborate, we tend to call them super groups. Over the years, I've watched many super groups form in the rock and roll genre and I definitely have my favorites!
The first one, and don't laugh at me too much because I am totally dating myself here...
The Damn Yankees. I can't help it. I was born in the 70's, and I grew up listening to 80's music, so when in 1989, Tommy Shaw of Styx and Jack Blades of Night Ranger got together with Ted Nugent and formed Damn Yankees, my little glam-rock heart almost had a heart attack. Unfortunately, they didn't last long due to the rise of Grunge in the early 90's but they were a fantastic band while they lasted.
And then there's Velvet Revolver. Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots? Check. Slash, Matt Sorum AND Duff McKagan of Guns N Roses? Check. Dave Kushner of Wasted Youth? Check. Oh My Gosh. I was on pins and needles for months leading up to the release of Velvet Revolver's first album, Contraband. It was awesome. Magical. It was real rock n roll in a sea of emo pop. But they didn't last...they broke up when Weiland went back to Stone Temple Pilots.
My very favorite super group was Velvet Revolver but I also really loved the collaboration between Travis and Mark on +44 after Blink-182 split up. Of course, they split up as well after only one album, but that made me very happy because they went back to Blink-182, which is my favorite (living) band.
That's the thing about super groups. They never last because these rock n roll legends always really belong somewhere else.
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<3 Duran Duran!
I love Duran Duran. Huge fan of STP and Velvet Revolver too. You're so right about super bands not lasting long.
Wow... flashbacks! I haven't heard that song in ages.
Man I am going to have that song stuck in my head all night! This is a cool blast from the past.
Wow, what a great combo! Love both those artists.
My favorite collaboration is probably the David Bowie/Bing Crosby "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth" Christmas song. 🙂
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A group I haven't heard about in years. Good to see them out and about again!
Velvet Revolver I loved the song..... Oh what is it,I fall to pieces. That is one of my favorite songs. Really edgy!
Hm, that is tough...I don't keep up with a lot of that, but I do really love the Natalie Cole/ Nat King Cole combo for the song Unforgettable. I know it was done after Nat's death, but it is really cool!
is it too embarrassing to say my favorite recent collaboration is NKOTBSB?
I love me some Duran Duran!
I liked Lionel Richie and Darius Rucker on Lionel Ritchie's Cd.
I liked Kanye West and Jay Z on Watch the Throne!
Favorite collaboration: David Bowie and Queen!
Lionel Richie and Darius Rucker..nice combo!
I liked nelly and n*sync
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I love Duran Duran
run dmc and aerosmith
David Bowie and Queen i love them
I love Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald together.
Showing my age, but I loved Elton John and John Lennon collaboration.
One of my favorites is David Bowe and Mick Jagger singing Dancing In the Street!
LOVE Endless Love by Lionel Richie & Diana Ross. The new one with Shania Twain is really good too!
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That's cool! I love some of their music. Not really crazy about their newer stuff, though.
i have no idea! unfortunate... maybe i cant make up my mind or maybe i can't think of anything good! sorry!!! i'll comment again if i think of something
I'm loving Elton John right now.
I was such a big fan of theirs back in the day.
Rihanna and Coldplay 🙂 [email protected] Thanks for the giveaway!
I would go with NKOTBSB. NKOTB was my first concert EVER! Dino was their opening act. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.
Ok.. my favorite colaboration is The Deftones and Maynard (from Tool) collaborating in "Passenger" such a great song!!! AND AMAZING LIVE!!!
Thank you for the giveaway!
Aerosmith and Run DMC! Old skool I know!
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Thanks for the giveaway.
Tim McGraw and Nelly!
Hard choice but I love Duran Duran.
Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen 🙂
Eminem and Rihanna
Run DMC and Aerosmith is prob my fave collab...my bf chews 2 to 3 packs of Trident a week lol~thanks for the chance!
Tim McGraw and Nelly was a great one.
Duran Duran is great, but I'm going to go with Queen and David Bowie as well!
Paul Mccartney and Michael Jackson "Say Say Say"
Tommy Shaw - Styx
This is a bit dated, but Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.
I TOO AM A PRODUCT OF THE 70'S. NOT MUCH INTO THE LATER GRUNGE. I ALSO LIKED THE COLLABORATION OF DAMN YANKEES. SOME GREAT ARTISTS IN ONE PLACE BUT WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT, HUNGRY LIKE A WOLF IS A CULT CLASSIC. EVEN MY 12 YEAR OLD KNOWS THE WORDS.
Duran Duran! Blast from the past for sure!
I am a country fan and my favorite collaboration is Tim McGraw and Faith Hill with "I Need You"
Johny cash and nine inch nails were good together
Back maybe 10 years ago, at a music awards show, there was a collaborative song between Green Day, Oasis, Travis, and Aerosmith...it was called "Boulevard of Broken Songs"...it was great! My favorite collaboration ever! jenniferpeaslee at gmail dot com
My favorite is Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney (Say, Say, Say).
Hank Williams Jr. and Hank Williams Sr. "There's a Tear in my Beer"
To many to really name one>> but love Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock>>RunDMC and Aerosmith too...
I love Queen and David Bowie on Under Pressure.
Wow, I am going to have to go with Duran Duran. I love to listen to there music! It's just something about the way they sound that still gives me chills!
I like Elton John and Kiki Dee
Mary J Blige and U2
Love Duran Duran...but Damn Yankees were a fun group to listen to.
I am loving Lady Antebellum at this time!
Oh ya Duran Duran and Steve Aoki for sure and my ever so romantic Endless Love by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross.
Kristin Hersh & Michael Stipe on 'Your Ghost'
I like Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole Collaboration.
Awesome giveaway! I love David Bowie and John Lennon on FAME. So classic!
Duran duran for sure
Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
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I know people will laugh but Big Girl now with New Kids and Lady Gaga is one of my favorites.I will admit I have been a blockhead fan for over 20 years lol.Thanks!
I like the Rascal Flatts and Natasha Bedingfield song they did together
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill! 🙂
I love Ben Folds and Regina Spektor's song "You Don't Know Me."
Picture by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow was a great, soulful collaboration. What an unexpected, yet cool couple they were!
One of my favorite collaborations is Aerosmith and Run Dmc.
Dirty Dancing soundtrack.
I love Toby Mac and Mandesa.
Ella Fitzgearld and Flo Rida-Good Feeling.
Eminem and Rihanna!
aerosmith and madona!
alicia keys and jay z
Santana and Rob Thomas, "Smooth." Love Santana! Thanks for the giveaway, cool blog!
The Black Crowes and Jimmy Page Live at the Greek!
My favorite, but odd, collaboration was Paul Simon and Bob Dylan touring and singing together.
aerosmith and run DMC
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Bocomomma O Frey
Anthrax / Public Enemy "Bring the Noise" BEST collaboration ever!!!! 😀 Other than Trident flavors of course.
kanye west/jay z
I'm with Jennifer --- David Bowie & Bing Crosby singing Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth. Though Damn Yankees probably my favorite supergroup.
+44 is also one of my favorite collabs!
Love Natalie with Nat King Cole, love Willie Nelson and Ray Charles
There are so many great artists who have sang together on occasion that wasn't recorded
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I have to go with Velvet Revolver...I mean by putting former members of Guns N Roses and Scott Weiland from Stone Temple Pilots, was absolutely genius!
I love Duran Duran, too!
loves Aerosmith and Run DMC together back in the day!
I really like jayz and lincoln park!
Metallica and the San Francisco Orchestra 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!
Ani G W
My fave is Santana's collaboration with Matchbox 20.
A Time Out for Mommy- Elaina
Love Duran Duran!
I would listen to Duran Duran over and over. Loved them!
That reminds me of my days in the Arcade playing Duran Duran, AC/DC, Great White and Aerosmith over and over and over again on the jukebox, lol.
Duran Duran for me
So much fun to blast back to the past!
I can't tell you how much I love Duran Duran. With all my heart and soul, I love them! I met Johns Taylor several years ago and I was lucky enough to see the original 5 members before they permanently ditched Andy. Freaking awesome!
I heart them so much! Thank you for sharing this. I'm in 80s waver heaven right now!