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Alicia Keys to get ‘Unplugged’ for MTV

R&B star to team up with Mos Def, Common for acoustic concert
/ Source: The Associated Press

Alicia Keys has resurrected “MTV Unplugged.”

The singer and pianist will perform an acoustic set for the previously dormant MTV series, to air Sept. 23.

“I've always been a very big fan of the show and when they stopped doing it, I was like, what happened to ‘MTV Unplugged?’ I specifically went in there and said we have to do an 'Unplugged,’” Keys told AP Radio.

Keys' appearance on the show will be a group effort. Mos Def, Common and Damian Marley will be her guests, as well as Maroon 5's Adam Levine.

“Adam Levine and I remade the Rolling Stones’ classic ‘Wild Horses’ and it is right up my alley, that whole style” Keys said. “It has a style of its own but still stays very true to the classic arrangement and I love it.”

Previous bar-bones performances on “Unplugged” include those by Eric Clapton, Nirvana and Jay-Z. Dashboard Confessional and Shakira were two of the most recent acts on the series back in 2002.

After Keys’ “MTV Unplugged” episode airs, it will be released as a DVD in October.