Ke$ha tapped members of The Strokes, Black Keys for 'Warrior'
November 23rd, 2012
03:43 PM ET

Ke$ha tapped members of The Strokes, Black Keys for 'Warrior'

Ke$ha's best known as pop's glittery wildchild, but the singer has a range of influences.

On her upcoming album "Warrior," which is scheduled to arrive November 30, Ke$ha tapped The Strokes' Julian Casablancas and Fabrizio Moretti and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys for collaborations.

Speaking with Spin magazine about their contributions, the "We Die Young" singer added that she wasn't even sure how Casablancas and Moretti got pulled on the project.

"They just were down, and I was down," Ke$ha said. "A friend of mine plays with Julian and we kind of knew each other, and Julian really likes Dr. Luke so they were talking, and it kind of happened, oddly organically and in a strange way. I'm a huge fan of their music, and they're on one of my favorite songs on the record."

Moretti and Casablancas, she added, are just "part of a long list of some of my favorite bands that have actually collaborated with me on ['Warrior']. It's really exciting for me to work with people that are unexpected. I hope people freak out. I kind of freaked out ..."

But when it came to landing Carney's assist, it was more like Ke$ha calling on a friend.

"[H]e's a close friend," she said. "I really wanted to capture that essence that my mom used to talk about - all my favorite records were made of people being friends and jamming and making music in an organic, spontaneous way, and I wanted to capture as much of that on a pop record as I could."

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  1. Leon Peris


    November 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gotcha

    -i'll be on the other for a few hours. lazy

    November 26, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. Alluring Trixie

    Shouldn't the article read "The Strokes and Black Keys tapped Ke$ha with their members?"

    November 26, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. Carol

    she looks like a trannie

    November 26, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. Nate

    I was down. Then they were down. Then I like freaked. I hope you freak.

    She sounds even dimmer than me.

    November 26, 2012 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
    • GC

      Kesha was a gifted student, who was accepted to multiple ivy league colleges. She scored 1500 out of 1600 on her SATs, so she's actually a lot smarter than most of us.

      November 26, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. went to the "game"

    November 26, 2012 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  7. TicToc

    I've heard of her but never heard her music, that I know of. Is she any good?

    November 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Timmy

      I've never heard her music but she said they are "down" with this and that. I automatically don't care for the music of people who talk like that. They are way too cool for me.

      November 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Midge

    1. was ew
    2. eh
    3. was good-loved his hard watch.

    November 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ava

    bon jovi is my idol

    November 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jimmy

    my comment is waiting moderation

    November 25, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  11. Timmy

    my comment is waiting moderation.

    November 25, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  12. she looks like a trannie.

    November 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Alluring Trixie

    I thought Ke$ha was best known as the trailer-trash, crack wh0re that gave out bl0w-j0bs for quick cash behind the Quickie Mart so she could buy time at a recording studio with an auto-tuner?

    November 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. she looks like a


    November 24, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  15. Rick K

    Just another white girl pretending to be black

    November 24, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  16. Rick K

    She looks like euro trash.

    November 24, 2012 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  17. Eleven Fingers

    Your comment is waiting moderation

    November 24, 2012 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |


    November 24, 2012 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  19. Print my comment or it heads into legal

    November 24, 2012 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  20. just woke up

    this is nothing you should hear what everyone said about her Ke$sh back in sept.

    November 24, 2012 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
  21. Snorlax

    Never heard of her.

    November 23, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |

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