What do a glam rock god, a headbanging badass and a parody songwriter have in common? Apparently, a love of philanthropy (and a fondness for Hawaii).
For supporters of the Maui Food Bank and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, this NYE was one to remember: during a holiday fundraising benefit, hosted at the Mala Wailea restaurant, music icons Steven Tyler, Alice Cooper and Weird Al took the stage — together.
Though the three performers have plenty in common — dudes look like some ladies, for one — they're stylistically very different. Each is recognized as a pioneer in their respective genre, from metal to ballads to jingles. Tyler's best known for fronting rock outfit Aerosmith; Cooper's got garage-metal roots and, while he still tours, is more often heard on his weekly radio show; and Yankovic, famous for hits like "Eat It" and "Amish Paradise," is still releasing best-selling albums nearly 20 years after his first release.
For their set at the Maui benefit, they chose a hands-down crowdpleaser, covering The Beatles' 1978 single "Come Together."
"Alice has to read the lyrics off a cheat sheet, but Tyler obviously knows the song cold – and Yankovic definitely knows his Beatles," Rolling Stone reported.
The show wasn't just a dream come true for the crowd; this morning, Yankovic posted a link to the video above, with the message: "Every New Year's Eve for the rest of my life is gonna suck."
When it comes to hanging with celebrities on NYE, we'll pick karaoke jams with this eclectic trio over Bloomberg and Gaga's awkward midnight kiss any day.