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Brian Joseph Burton (born July 29, 1977), [ 1 ] better known by his stage name Danger Mouse , is an American musician, songwriter and producer . He came to prominence in 2004 when he released The Grey Album , which combined vocal performances from Jay-Z 's The Black Album with instrumentals from the Beatles' White Album .
The Grey Album is a mashup album by Danger Mouse , released in 2004. It uses an a cappella version of rapper Jay-Z 's The Black Album and couples it with instrumentals created from a multitude of unauthorized samples from The Beatles ' LP The Beatles (more commonly known as The White Album ).
Dark Night of the Soul is an album written by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse . [ 6 ] It features a wide range of singers, which include James Mercer of the Shins , Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips , Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals , Jason Lytle of Grandaddy , Julian Casablancas of the Strokes , Black Francis of the Pixies , Iggy Pop , Nina Persson of the Cardigans , Suzanne Vega , Vic Chesnutt , David Lynch , and Scott Spillane of Neutral Milk Hotel and the Gerbils ; these singers also had a hand in composing and producing the work. [ 6 ]
Broken Bells is an American indie rock band composed of artist-producer Brian Burton (better known as Danger Mouse ) and James Mercer , the lead vocalist and guitarist for the indie rock band The Shins .
Gnarls Barkley is an American soul duo composed of the artists Brian Joseph Burton (known professionally as Danger Mouse ) and Thomas DeCarlo Callaway (known professionally as Cee Lo Green ).
Crazy by Gnarls Barkley has made pop history as the UK's first number one song based on download sales alone. Until this month, download sales could only count towards a chart position if the song could also be bought in shops.
Rome is an album written by the American music producer Danger Mouse and the Italian composer Daniele Luppi . [ 11 ] The album took five years to make and was inspired by the music from spaghetti westerns . [ 12 ]
Left to right: Jack White, Norah Jones, Danger Mouse (a.k.a. Brian Burton), Daniele Luppi.