Keying into rock

R&B superstar Alicia Keys is desperate to team up with rockers, The White Stripes, and has begged band members Jack and Meg White to perform on her next album.

R&B superstar Alicia Keys is desperate to team up with rockers, The White Stripes, and has begged band members Jack and Meg White to perform on her next album.

Keys claims the band's new album, Icky Thump, is her favourite this year.

She said: "I'm dying to work with them. We tried to work something out for this record but the timing got a little crazy and it didn't come off. I know we can do something next time around."

The Fallin' hitmaker has hinted at moves in a new musical direction by revealing her dream to team up with another rock group.

"I'm dying to work with Queens Of The Stone Age too," she said. "Both bands have a very simple approach to music but it has a soul to it that I totally get. If we did something together, it would be incredible." - Wenn

X