PopWatch Quiz: Which collaboration sounds the most promising?

92021__paris_lWhich of these unlikely musical collaborations sounds the most promising?

A. Three 6 Mafia and Paris Hilton (pictured). The Oscar-winning rap trio are producing and recording tracks with the Simple Life star for her debut album.

B. Paul Simon and Brian Eno. For his first new studio release in six years, the aptly titled Surprise (due May 9), the folk-rock legend has teamed up with the ambient pioneer.

C. Paul Westerberg and the other surviving Replacements. For the first time in 16 years, the singer-songwriter and former bandmates Tommy Stinson and Chris Mars are recording two new tracks, which will appear on the anthology Don’t You Know Who I Was?: The Best of the Replacements (June 13).

(PopWatch’s pick is after the jump…)

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Regarding A., we’ve been hearing about Hilton’s in-the-works album foryears, and I’m not sure even a group with the work ethic of Three 6Mafia is going to make this happen any time soon. Still, I’d like tohear their collaboration on ”It’s Hard Out Here for an Heiress.” I’dlove to say C. sounds the most promising, but as much as I loved the’Mats back in their day (I saw them live at the Channel in Boston,grandkiddies!), I fear that this reunion — especially without the lateBob Stinson — will be anticlimactic at best and a whiskey-soakedfiasco at worst. So I have to go with B. It’s not like Simon and Enohave nothing in common; for one thing they’re both world-music fans.Still, an Eno collaboration is pretty out of the ordinary for Simon,which is a good thing; last time he went this far afield, the resultwas Graceland. Cross your fingers.


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  • Brian

    Here’s yet another “star” who I could just plain do without until she gets some talent, an education, and a purpose in life. With those criteria I am basically mean I could do without her FOREVER!! The only time I have ever enjoyed her was when she was on SouthPark.

  • Ed

    I don’t care if Paris can sing, whether she has talent, or can write a lyric; I’m going to buy the album just because she’s Paris.

  • Pitchmeister

    ok… I am interested in C – but have to bash on A. Its sad that 2000- to today will be known at the years of the dumb blondes – Nicole, jessica simpson, kellie pickler, etc. Here is a suggestion, why not have Nicole and Kevin Spears do a duet together. This way both careers can crash and burn at once. Or even have a threesome – I hear Vanilla Ice is available.

  • pitchmeister

    oppps… I meant Paris – not Nicole

  • Ep Sato

    Three 6 plans to pimp out Paris? Should be interesting. Yclef did okay when he got together with Kenny Loggins, so maybe there is potential for some good here. At least, plenty of material for a few late night comics…

  • dma69

    Three 6 Mafia & Paris? Will the song be called “It’s hard out here for an Heiress.”?

  • aramis

    Hrmmmmmm? “It’s Hard Out There for an Airhead”?
    No thanks.
    I long for the day Paris…goes away. Just imagine all the incredibly talented people out there struggling for some recognition, getting TRAGICALLY overlooked so that Hollywood and Musicaland can make room for the overly ostentatious blonde performing skeleton monkey in heels.
    Teaming with Three 6 Mafia is an obvious cry for much-needed street cred, in this hip-pop dominated music world. She might as well collaborate with Vanilla Ice, much that it will do to creatively boost what can only be seen as incredibly crappy from afar (this, without even having heard a single note).

  • V.M.L.

    Paris needs to die.

  • mike

    Please EW, no more Paris Hilton EVER. Please!

  • Brian

    I think you should boycott anything to do with Paris Hilton. She is a waste of flesh, space, time, energy, air, and attention.
    On a separate note, I think she should be sterilized for fear she may reproduce.

  • Ep Sato

    I am with Brian on this one. The thought of Paris reproducing makes me think we may yet still see the anti-christ…

  • Tim L

    I actually loathe Paris Hilton to the core. When will the stupid stupid wench realize that being rich does not equal being a celebrity. If she was poor no one would give a damn about her…oh wait…no one does. I guess she just wouldn’t be able to make people care about her then. GO AWAY PARIS!

  • nathan

    The Westerberg – Replacements will probably be the best of the 3, but I’m not exactly chomping at the bit for that one either.

  • cynic

    Enough Paris bashing, EW? If your mag took the lead and boycotted anything Paris related, maybe, just maybe, other publications would follow suit. Of course, that doesn’t include the rags that “plant” stories through her publist’s bartering.

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