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.