American Idol judge Randy Jackson is hosting a new VH1 show giving established singers the chance to perform with the artists who inspired them.

In the first installment of IN TUNE PRESENTED BY BAILEY'S, airing on 15 June (04), John Mayer will be partnered with Paul Simon.

Mayer says, "There are dozens of producers constantly tying to pair artists together for television shows, but if there's no musicality in the collaboration, it's a disaster. You need a fundamental musical trait, and there's no other phrase for it but 'plays well with others'."

Jackson adds of the show, "It's so different from what happens on Idol. We have guest judges on, but the kids don't really get a chance to interact - and they're not at that level yet. They're just at the beginning."

24/05/2004 02:13