Thanks to SciBling Ed Brayton for bringing to my attention Fergie’s blistering duet with Mick Jagger on The Stones’ Gimme Shelter. U2 is the back up band. The Youtube is here. Mick Jagger also sings. Fergie, for those that don’t know, is the singer for the Black Eyed Peas
Jagger and Fergie are both great, but U2 somehow misses the propulsive menace of the original.
And frankly, Fergie seems to be wasted performing the brand of bubblegum pop hip hop that BEP do. She has a great rock voice and tons of charisma and presence. But I guess the obscene fame and riches are hard to give up.
As further evidence of her rock cred, check out her performances of Guns & Roses Sweet Child O’ Mine with Slash and Heart’s Barracuda. Apparently, she’ll also be doing a song on Slash’s upcoming solo album.