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Scissor Sisters Sing With Elton

Disco rockers' idol lends a hand on their next album

January 24, 2006 12:00 AM ET

New York disco-pop outfit Scissor Sisters wrote, recorded and produced their 2004 self-titled debut in keyboardist-bassist Baby Daddy's Brooklyn kitchen. Two years later, the band is cutting its follow-up in its own state-of-the-art studio, aptly dubbed Discoball. And a longtime dream has been realized: The group's collective idol Elton John, himself a Sisters fan, collaborated on the new track, "I Don't Feel Like Dancing." "He's been so amazing and supportive and warm, and it's a really big deal for us," says Baby Daddy.

The as-yet-untitled follow-up, which the group is attempting to self-produce, will potentially include the song "Everybody Wants," which the band debuted onstage this past summer at Live 8. While the rest of the album, due late spring, is just taking shape, singer/lyricist Jake Shears says it will be a mishmash of upbeat disco songs, Sixties psychedelia and glam rock.

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