Danger Mouse biography

Danger Mouse

Alternative rock, Record Producer

1977 –


Who is Danger Mouse?

Brian Joseph Burton, better known by his stage name Danger Mouse, is an American musician, songwriter and producer. He came to prominence in 2004 when he released The Grey Album, which combined vocal performances from Jay-Z's The Black Album with instrumentals from the Beatles' White Album.

He formed Gnarls Barkley with Cee Lo Green and produced its albums St. Elsewhere and The Odd Couple. He produced the second Gorillaz album, 2005's Demon Days, as well as Beck's 2008 record Modern Guilt and the album Attack & Release with The Black Keys in 2008. He has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Producer of the Year category five times, and won the award in 2011. In addition, Burton worked with rapper MF Doom as Danger Doom and released the album The Mouse and the Mask. Danger Mouse most recently produced and co-wrote albums by The Black Keys, Norah Jones, Electric Guest, and Portugal. The Man.

Danger Mouse gave a rare interview to Charlie Rose on August 31, 2006.

In 2009 he collaborated with James Mercer of the indie rock band The Shins to form the band Broken Bells. The group's first album was released on March 9, 2010.


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Jul 29, 1977
White Plains
Also known as
  • Danger Mouse, DJ
  • DJ Danger Mouse
  • Dangermouse
  • DJ Dangermouse
  • Brian Burton
  • Pelican City
  • Brian Joseph Burton
  • Danger Mouse
  • African American
  • United States of America
  • University of Georgia
Lived in
  • Atlanta
  • White Plains

on July 23, 2013

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