Usher Joins Afghan Whigs On Stage For 'Climax' [LISTEN]
Usher dropped by Brooklyn Music Hall last night (Oct. 5) to join The Afghan Whigs for a rendition of the R&B singer's 2012 song "Climax."
After a full set commemorating the 21st anniversary of the band's indie rock classic Gentlemen, The Whigs shared the stage with Usher during their encore, SPIN reports. Surprisingly, it wasn't the first time the two acts played together. In 2013, The Whigs joined the singer at South by Southwest for "Climax," "OMG" and their very own "Somethin' Hot." Check out their most recent collaboration below.
Last month, The Whigs announced that they would be reissuing their 1993 album under the new name Gentlemen at 21, which is out Oct. 28. "Gentlemen at 21 presents the original record's 11 tracks, updated but still retaining the 1993 album's blistering swagger," the announcement read. "The same 11 tracks that have made a visceral connection with fans over the last 21 years -- the deeply dark and confessional lyrical content, the no-frills production qualities, and Greg Dulli's soul-baring vocal performances captured on tape."
The remastered album will be available through Rhino Records as a 2-CD set for $19.98, a digital download for $14.99 and a single LP without bonus material for $24.98 on Oct. 28. A deluxe, triple LP version of the work will be released for Record Store Day on Nov. 28 for $59.98.
As for Usher's next album, UR, the singer told Billboard he'd be taking some more time with it. "The album isn't scheduled anymore. I've basically taken it back. I'm taking my time with it," he said last month. "At the end of the day, all of this is just about having fun. You get in the studio [and] go with how you feel."