Case in point: Danger Mouse, who has since become better known for Gnarls Barkley and Broken Bells than for The Grey Album. The apex of Danger's big-picture success is still forthcoming, since he's producing the new U2 record. Yup — the guy illegally releasing homebrew experiments less than a decade ago is now working alongside what's probably the world's biggest band. "It is weird," says Reidell on the Danger/U2 team-up, "but what it really is is awesome."

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