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* Music/RogerWaters' 1990 performance of ''Music/TheWall'' in Berlin featured guest performances from The Music/{{Scorpions}}, Music/CyndiLauper, Music/SineadOConnor, Music/JoniMitchell, Music/ThomasDolby, Music/BryanAdams, Music/VanMorrison, Music/MarianneFaithfull, Creator/TimCurry, and members of Music/TheBand.


* Music/JoniMitchell's 1979 tour, as captured on the ''Shadows and Light'' live album, featured some big names in jazz fusion: [[Music/PatMetheny, Lyle Mays]], [[Music/MilesDavis Don Alias]], Michael Brecker and [[Music/WeatherReport Jaco Pastorius]].

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* Music/JoniMitchell's 1979 tour, as captured on the ''Shadows and Light'' live album, featured some big names in jazz fusion: [[Music/PatMetheny, [[Music/PatMetheny Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays]], [[Music/MilesDavis Don Alias]], Michael Brecker and [[Music/WeatherReport Jaco Pastorius]].



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* Music/JoniMitchell's 1979 tour, as captured on the ''Shadows and Light'' live album, featured some big names in jazz fusion: [[Music/PatMetheny, Lyle Mays]], [[Music/MilesDavis Don Alias]], Michael Brecker and [[Music/WeatherReport Jaco Pastorius]].


** DJ Khaled is known for these; some examples are "All I Do is Win", "We Takin' Over", and "Out Here Grindin'"

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** DJ Khaled Music/DJKhaled is known for these; some examples are "All I Do is Win", "We Takin' Over", and "Out Here Grindin'"

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* [=USA For Africa=]'s "We Are the World" is one of the most successful charity records, and this record from 1985 -- proceeds of which were used for famine relief in Africa -- has a who's who of musical acts, from all the major genres, involved. Quincy Jones was the conductor, and writers Music/LionelRichie and Music/MichaelJackson were a prominent part of the chorus. Get a load of who else had solo parts: Music/StevieWonder, Paul Simon,Music/ Music/KennyRogers, Music/JamesIngram, Music/TinaTurner, Music/BillyJoel, Music/DianaRoss, Music/DionneWarwick, Willie Nelson, Al Jarreau, Music/BruceSpringsteen, Music/KennyLoggins, Steve Perry (of the band Music/{{Journey}}), Daryl Hall, [[Music/HueyLewisAnTheNews Huey Lewis]], Music/CyndiLauper, Kim Carnes, Music/BobDylan and Music/RayCharles. And who backed them up? Creator/DanAykroyd, Harry Belafonte, Lindsey Buckingham (of Music/FleetwoodMac), Music/WaylonJennings, Music/BetteMidler, John Oates (Daryl Hall's longtime partner), [=LTD=] lead singer Jeffrey Osborne, Music/SmokeyRobinson; and various members of The News (Huey Lewis' backing band), the Jacksons and the Pointer Sisters.
* This is the entire point of a posse cut in hip-hop. Some well-known examples:
** "Scenario" by A Tribe Called Quest & Leaders of the New School
** "Flava in Ya Ear (Remix)" the original was by Craig Mack, but the remix featured Music/TheNotoriousBIG, Music/LLCoolJ and Music/BustaRhymes.
** DJ Khaled is known for these; some examples are "All I Do is Win", "We Takin' Over", and "Out Here Grindin'"
* The intersection of films and songs is of course concert movies, and Creator/MartinScorsese's ''Film/TheLastWaltz'', which documented and celebrated the last performance of Music/TheBand, assembled a murderer's row of talent. Aside from the group themselves, there were performances from Music/EricClapton, Music/JoniMitchell, Music/NeilYoung, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Dr. John, Paul Butterfield, and Bobby Charles ([[WTHCastingAgency Neil Diamond]] too, but we don't like to talk about him)--and of course, a set by Music/BobDylan, who brought The Band to prominence as his backing group before they went solo. Oh, and just for completeness sake, the last song adds in [[Music/TheBeatles Ringo Starr]] and [[Music/TheRollingStones Ron Wood]] as backing musicians.
* It's very common in jazz as the genre relies on the skill of their protagonists.
** Famous example is Music/MilesDavis' ''Kind of Blue'' from 1959 that features high-profile players like saxophonists Music/JohnColtrane, Cannonball Adderley and pianist Bill Evans. ''Bitches Brew'' from 1970 collected an impressive cast as well: guitarist {{John McLaughlin}}, pianists Chick Corea and Joe Zawinul as well drummer {{Jack DeJohnette}}. A bonus track from a reissue even had Billy Cobham! His two legendary quintets weren't far behind, so Miles definitly had a taste for a CastOfSnowflakes.
** Cannonball Adderley's 1958 album ''Somethin' Else'' had drummer Art Blakey, the "two Jones" Sam and Hank Jones (not related) and Miles Davis.
* This trope is the Raison d'être of the {{Supergroup}}, which assembles a group of famous musicians (or members of famous bands) and draws in fans with the promise of awesomeness by amalgamation. A special mention needs to go to Music/TheTravelingWilburys, who assembled an utterly unbelievable amount of talent (to quote its own trope page," Music/BobDylan. Music/RoyOrbison. Music/TomPetty. Music/GeorgeHarrison and [[Music/ElectricLightOrchestra Jeff Lynne]]. Holy Shit.")-- and then released the entire thing under a StageName, with no reference to who they really were, because they were doing it to have fun and work with each other.
* Music/{{Chickenfoot}} is composed of Music/JoeSatriani, [[Music/VanHalen Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony]] and [[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers Chad Smith]].
* This is a staple of the CharityMotivationSong genre, as seen in "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and "Music/WeAreTheWorld", and the charity benefit concert, as in the case of Live Aid.
* Music/KanyeWest's Music/MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy, especially on All of the Lights.
* Jamie Foxx's video for "Blame It" both parodies this with its opening and plays it straight when you realize just [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blame_It#Music_video how many famous people]] are in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfjtpp90lu8 video.]]
* Music/MichaelJackson's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3V-7DEAgdc "Liberian Girl"]] which was literally just all his famous friends walking around a set talking and waiting for Michael to show up to the video shoot while the song plays in the background. That's the whole point.
* Music/JohnnyCash's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJlN9jdQFSc "God's Gonna cut You Down"]].
* The song and video for "Bed Rock" by [[Music/LilWayne Young Money]] features everybody in the Young Money group(and a few others) including Music/LilWayne, Music/NickiMinaj, Music/{{Drake}}, Birdman and Lloyd.
* Music/JayZ's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Revmkhxu7dk "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)..." video]] is packed with famous faces, some predictable (Diddy, Roc-a-Fella artists [[ThoseTwoGuys Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel]], Jadakiss, Freeway, Tru Life, and Young Gunz), some unexpected ones (rapper Rick Ross, singers Music/MariahCarey, and Cassie, rap producers Swizz Beatz, Just Blaze, The-Dream, DJ Clue, and Irv Gotti, and ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' alum Yaya Dacosta), and a few downright surprising ones (former adversary Music/{{Nas}}, ''Series/RockOfLove'' contestant Kristia Krueger, actors [[Series/ThatsSoRaven Drew Sidora]] and [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Tristan Wilds]], athletes Zab Judah and Larry Johnson). Of this group, only Diddy and Cassie had a hand in creating the song. Ironically, the track's most famous contributors, Music/KanyeWest and background vocalist Music/{{Beyonce}}, are both absent.
* Music/DavidBowie's second and third videos from ''The Next Day'' (2013) attracted some name acting talent to shore him up: Tilda Swinton plays his wife in "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)", while Gary Oldman plays a Catholic priest and Marion Cotillard a prostitute in "The Next Day". (No links because neither clip is safe for work.)
* Slash's debut album was made on the theory that the guitarist would write whatever he wants in any genre he wants, then contacts the singer best suited for it when he's got a basic song laid down (most of them friends he's made throughout the years). This session ended up including Music/OzzyOsbourne, [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]], [[Music/{{Soundgarden}} Chris]] [[Music/{{Audioslave}} Cornell]], [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy Kilmister]], Music/KidRock, an instrumental with Music/DaveGrohl and his old Music/GunsNRoses band-mate Duff [=McKagen=], and Music/AliceCooper doing a duet with [[Music/PussycatDolls Nicole Scherzinger]] among others. Two of the only names he wasn't able to get for various reasons were [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Dave Mustaine]] and [[Music/TheWhiteStripes Jack]] [[Music/JackWhite White]].
* Music/{{Megadeth}}'s 2013 Gigantour already included several bands with celebrity members, except they were playing in smaller or less famous bands. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nPDBGxgu2I Then one night in Texas]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L52eXjOFFuk they all]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9g9GwnQVFw got on stage together]] to perform "Cold Sweat" by Music/ThinLizzy while Slash was in the building. This ended up becoming a jam of David Ellefson and Music/JasonNewsted on bass, [[Music/{{Pantera}} Vinnie Paul]] on drums, Mustaine, [[Music/{{Mudvayne}} Chad Gray]] and [[Music/{{Disturbed}} David]] [[Music/{{Device}} Draiman]] on vocals, and Mustaine, Chris Broderick, Shawn Drover off his kit, Slash and [[Music/BlackLabelSociety Zakk]] [[Music/OzzyOsbourne Wylde]] on guitar. So basically, a number of famous names in metal (and then the fellow from Death Division). For a {{metalhead}}, Dave Mustaine announcing these names quickly became SerialEscalation.
* Disney's Friends for Change's inaugural song "Send It On" features Music/MileyCyrus, Music/SelenaGomez, Music/DemiLovato, and Music/TheJonasBrothers - a rather modest lineup even by Disney's standards. The accompanying GreenAesop campaign recruited literally every star they had on their shows at the time.
* Creator/{{Sam Kinison}}s video for his cover of "Wild Thing" was a who's-who of 80's metal and rock stars. [[{{Music/Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler and Joe Perry]], Music/BillyIdol, the entire line-up of Music/{{Ratt}}, [[Music/GunsNRoses Slash and Steven Adler]], [[Music/BonJovi Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora]], [[Music/{{Poison}} C.C. Deville]] and [[Music/MotleyCrue Tommy Lee]]. All there to mostly get blitzed and sing back-up.
* The studio album version of ''Here Lies Love''. The music and lyrics were a collaboration between Music/DavidByrne and Music/FatboySlim. The guest talent they brought in to sing the album included [[Music/FlorenceAndTheMachine Florence Welch]], Music/CandiePayne, Music/StVincent, Music/ToriAmos, Music/MarthaWainwright, Music/NellyMcKay, Music/SteveEarle, Music/CyndiLauper, Music/AllisonMoorer, Music/CharmaineClamor, Music/RoisinMurphy, Music/{{Camille}}, Music/TheresaAndersson, [[Music/SharonJonesAndTheDapKings Sharon Jones]], Music/AliceRussell, [[Music/TheB52s Kate Pierson]], [[Music/{{Sia}} Sia Furler]], Music/{{Santigold}}, Music/NicoleAtkins, [[Music/TenThousandManiacs Natalie Merchant]], and [[Music/MyBrightestDiamond Shara Worden]].
* The ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'' [[Music/Furious7Soundtrack soundtrack]], in contrast to previous albums' lesser known cast of artists, features a wide variety of big name stars, consisting of rappers, [=DJs=], and pop singers, mixed with some lesser known acts. It includes Kid Ink, Tyga, Wale, YG, Rich Homie Quan, T.I., Young Thug, Sevyn Streeter, Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Wiz Khalifa, Music/IggyAzalea, Prince Royce, Charlie Puth, [[Music/ThreeSixMafia Juicy J]], Kevin Gates, Future, Sage the Gemini, Music/DavidGuetta, Kaz James, Music/DJShadow, Mos Def, J Balvin, French Montana, Nicky Jam, Music/FloRida, Lookas, Music/LilJon, Fito Blanko, Skylar Grey, and Famous to Most.
** This is par the course with soundtrack albums, especially if they were cobbled together from previously recorded songs, such as the soundtrack for ''Literature/ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower'' featuring a who's who of 80's AlternativeRock groups such as Music/SonicYouth, Music/TheSmiths, Cocteau Twins, Music/NewOrder, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Music/{{XTC}} and Music/DavidBowie.
* Shudder To Think's soundtrack to ''First Love, Last Rites'' had them performing songs in various {{retraux}} styles with guest vocalists - They ended up largely working with singers who, while not household names, were definitely prominent in 90's AlternativeRock: Music/JeffBuckley, Music/LizPhair, [[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Billy Corgan]], [[Music/TheCardigans Nina Persson]], [[{{Music/X}} John Doe]], Angela [=McLuskey=], Lena Karlsson, [[Music/TheThe Matt Johnson]], and [[{{Music/Low}} Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker]].

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