R&B superstar Alicia Keys is set to give her next album a new twist - she wants to rock out with the Kings of Leon. The "No One" hitmaker recently enjoyed chart success with Jay-Z, collaborating with him on their hit song "Empire State of Mind", and now she's eager to try a new sound; she's eyeing collaborations with the "Sex On Fire" rockers and singer/songwriter M.I.A.
She says, "Working with other people is definitely something I want to do more of. I love it a lot. It takes me out of my element into a whole other world. I'd love to collaborate with Kings of Leon and M.I.A. I think would be crazy."
In early January, Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill was forced to publicly deny reports the band was working on new material with Leona Lewis. In a 'tweet' to fans, Followill, wrote, "Contrary to reports out there Kings of Leon are not writing or recording with Leona Lewis. No offense to her."