Phoenix Sing the Praises of R. Kelly, Paul McCartney…and David Copperfield

Lyndsey Parker
Maximum Performance

The last time Yahoo Music caught French indie-poppers Phoenix at a music festival, they were jamming with an incredibly surprising surprise guest, R. Kelly, at Coachella. So of course, when we caught up with the band at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas shortly before their Saturday night set, we just had to ask how that bizarre collaboration came about.

But Phoenix didn't just have kind words for Kelly. Like most bands at the fest, they were fanboying over iHeart performer Sir Paul McCartney. But, unlike most band at the fest, they were fanboying over Vegas magician David Copperfield, too. Go figure. Check out the conversation above. It's very funny...and very French.