Brian Joseph Burton, better known by his stage name Danger Mouse, (born July 29, 1977) is an American musician and producer. He came to prominence in 2004 when he released The Grey Album, which combined acappellas from Jay-Z‘s The Black Album with instrumentals from the album The Beatles (also known as The White Album).
He formed Gnarls Barkley with Cee-Lo Green and produced their 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. He was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Producer of the Year category. In addition, Burton worked with rapper MF DOOM as DANGERDOOM and released the albums The Mouse and the Mask and Occult Hymn.
On September 29, 2009, Pitchfork Media announced Broken Bells, a collaboration between Danger Mouse and James Mercer of the indie rock band The Shins. The group’s first album was released on March 9, 2010.