Dossiers tagged with "James Bond music"

Adele hints at a late 2012 single – could be Bond theme?

The press speculation is back after a lull in the proceedings. Adele was first tipped for the Skyfall theme long before we knew the 23rd James Bond film as Skyfall.

Now in an interview with French Radio the singer says her next album is a year off, but a single will be released later in the year – perfect timing for the Bond theme, some may say.

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David Arnold’s availability did not stop him from composing “Skyfall”

The five-time 007 composer David Arnold revealed in an interview that it was not – as many had assumed – the commitment to the Olympics that meant he was not hired to score 007′s forthcoming adventure in Skyfall.

Cultbox caught up with the musician and asked him about missing the cut this time around:

“My availability wasn’t an issue,” Arnold says. “[The film's director] Sam Mendes wanted to continue his working relationship with Thomas Newman.”

“I would hate to be a composer foisted upon a director if the director would rather have someone else and I have been lucky that the five directors who I’ve worked with on the Bond movies chose to work with me.

“You have to afford each director the same right and I’ve never expected to be asked back just because I’d done the films previously.”

Mendes and Thomas Newman have a long working relationship, so it is understandable that the director wanted his close colleague.

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Thomas Newman strongly suggested to be “Skyfall” composer

MI6 has it on good authority that the five-time 007 composer David Arnold is not signed on to score the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall.

Arnold, who has composed music for every Bond adventure since 1997′s Tomorrow Never Dies has the prestigious job of musical directing the 2012 Olympics in London.

In his place EON has purportedly sought out American Thomas Newman, who has worked on a number of Sam Mendes productions to date.

His credits include: American Beauty, Road to Perdition and more recently The Help and The Iron Lady.

Legendary Bond composer John Barry passed away last year – whoever fills the position has a immense task ahead of them with the standards set by both Arnold and Barry, stalwarts of 007 music.

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Noel Gallagher denies Skyfall title song rumors

According to a tipster who contacted and claims to have access to a “reputable source close to the production”, Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig are eyeing former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher.

“Noel’s newest solo album “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds”,has been getting a lot of positive attention” our source suggests.

We have been unable to corroborate this with any other media or insiders.

UPDATE: The rocker posted to his blog recently: “A ‘source’ says, ‘Nothing has been signed or made official’! Of course it fuckin’ hasn’t! Who is this fucking source? Has he been on the sauce’? Bizarre indeed.”

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X Factor star Mary Byrne wants to sing the theme to James Bond 23

According to rumors Mary Byrne has thrown her name in the hat to be the songsmith for the 23rd James Bond adventure.

“We have talked about it,” she said. “We have put it out there, but they haven’t got back to me yet.

I would be the happiest woman on this planet, and that’s the truth. To sing a Bond song, you would be up there with the greats, the likes of Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones and Paul McCartney. To even consider me would be a phenomenal feeling, and I would be so honoured and proud.”

Byrne added: “I love James Bond movies – I loved them from the Sean Connery ones. Connery is my number one Bond, there’s no doubt about that.

“But my favourite Bond is Roger Moore because he is my generation, and then Pierce Brosnan as the sexy one. Daniel Craig brings a different dimension to it.”

It is unlikely that 007 producers would be considering a theme song artist this early into pre-production.

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Bond 23 back on track – Composer David Arnold talks + MGM progress

Today MGM’s proposal for pre-packed bankruptcy was approved by a federal court.

“Today’s ruling is an important milestone for MGM,” said Co-Chief Executive Officer Stephen Cooper. “Thanks to the support of our lenders and the hard work of our employees, we have moved through the restructuring process quickly. By dramatically reducing MGM’s debt load and providing MGM with access to new capital, the reorganization plan the Court confirmed today will enable MGM to emerge from this process with a solid financial foundation and will position MGM to be a successful studio going forward.”

MGM expects the Plan to become effective by mid-December, once the conditions of effectiveness have been met.

Regular 007 music man, David Arnold has confirmed that plans are afoot in relation to James Bond 23.

Speaking to Film Music Magazine, Arnold said that they “just got the news that we’re back on.” Nonetheless the composer is keeping defiantly scilent, saying he “will keep quiet until I get a script and then start writing ideas.”

David Arnold, a lifelong Bond fan, prior to writing the music, stated: “I’m looking forward to a great script for it, alongside every other Bond fan in the world!”

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Could talent show star Susan Boyle perform the new James Bond theme?

The UK papers The Guardian and Daily Record have picked up on a tabloid whisper that some fans are campaigning for ‘Britian’s Got Talent’ sensation, Susan Boyle to perform the James Bond 23 title-song.

By all accounts it is far too early into the film’s schedule for the producers to be considering title-song artists.Last time around Jack White and Alicia Keys were confirmed publicly just three months before ‘Quantum of Solace’ premiered.

Guardian blogger Stuart Heritage wrote on Monday that he thought the rumor was an indication that “Eon plans to stop tinkering with the formula and churn out a great big old-fashioned number”.

More recently, some fans have been campaigning for a David Arnold and Shirley Bassey hit, after Dame Shirley’s newest album was produced by the five-time Bond composer.

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