20 Weird and Wild Grammy Collaborations

Paul McCartney singing with Linkin Park and 19 more mash-ups from music's biggest night

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Deadmau5 and Foo Fighters, "Rope" (2012)

Though the 2012 Grammys' celebration of EDM might have seemed a little forced, the Recording Academy didn't broker this strange collaboration: Rat-headed festival DJ Deadmau5 had already remixed the Foos' "Rope" the previous year. As mouse-eared ravers look blissfully on, a straightforward rock performance gradually gives way to buzzsaw electronics and zero-gravity bass drops. After displaying his broad musical tastes, however, Grohl drew some flak for his acceptance speech that night, where he celebrated "the human element of music," saying, "Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft, that's the most important thing for people to do … it's not about what goes on in a computer."

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