Forums > Queen - General Discussion > QUEEN & GAGA FOR BOND THEME

forum rss feed
Author

mickyparise user not visiting Queenzone.com
mickyparise
Bohemian: 787 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 23 Nov 11, 19:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

IT could be a licence to thrill for Queen and Lady GaGa if James Bond head honchos have their way.

Composer David Arnold, who has penned the past five 007 film soundtracks, would love Queen to have a go at writing a theme tune for next year’s Skyfall starring Daniel Craig.


David, 49, told me: “I’m a massive Queen fan and I would love them to do a theme tune.


“Imagine how ridiculously bombastic a Queen anthem could be. It’s a shame because they would have been perfect for Roger Moore’s Bond during the 80s when he was punching clowns.”


Any possibility of a Queen song today could rest with Lady GaGa, 25, who guitarist Brian May, 64, would love to see fill in for much-missed Freddie Mercury.


The cloud-haired axeman, 64, told me recently: “We still hope to do something with GaGa in the future.


“We’ve been close to doing something for TV before – she is an inspiration.”


Bookmakers Paddy Power have Rihanna, 23, as fav­ourite to record the song at 6-1.


But they are already offering odds of 25-1 for a Queen/Lady GaGa collaboration for Skyfall, which hits cinemas in October 2012.


One thing’s for sure, rum­oured theme tune singers Adele, 23, and Noel Gallagher have not been app­roached to do the music yet.


Arnold, who also soundtracked 2007’s Quantum Of Solace told me: “I’ve heard the Adele rumours but nobody has been asked yet.


“Traditionally producers wait for the film to be made, or if I’m asked I’ll have somebody in mind.”


Noel, 44, shot down the rum­ours, saying: “I don’t know where you’ve seen a story about me being off­ered the job of penning the tune.”


Meanwhile Arnold has been talking to Simon Cowell, 54, about adding a Bond-themed evening to next year’s X Factor.


He revealed: “I’ve spoken to Simon about doing an X Factor Bond special before.


“We would love to try it but it’s difficult finding the right Bond songs for people to sing.”


Bond fans are in for a treat next year.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/playlist/view/222212/Queen-Gaga-for-bond-theme/


R.I.P. PRINCESS

Living Life on Life's Terms
rhyeking user not visiting Queenzone.com
rhyeking
Royalty: 1566 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 23 Nov 11, 20:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sounds like speculation, the way it's worded in the article.

The Bond composer thinks Queen would be cool. [Sure, why not?]

Brian May has said he'd like Queen to work with LGG. [Okay, maybe.]

And he concludes that Queen + LGG could be in line to do the Bond theme song for the next movie.

Anything for a story, I guess.

bobo the chimp user not visiting Queenzone.com
bobo the chimp
Deity: 12700 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 24 Nov 11, 08:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pass me the Zyklon B.


"Your not funny, your not a good musician, theres a difference between being funny and being an idiot, you obviously being the latter" - Dave R Fuller
GT user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 799 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 24 Nov 11, 09:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fabulous, this would be the perfect vehicle for a collaboration.

e-man user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 697 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 24 Nov 11, 10:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

horrendous idea imo

how desperate are they gonna get?
"hey ladyio ga ga - want to front the band for the mtv  thing? No? how about any other gig?"

David Jones user not visiting Queenzone.com
David Jones
Deity: 2469 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 24 Nov 11, 12:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

David Arnold is a massive Queen fan, he was on a documentary with Matt Lucas? However, I find his Bond soundtracks very boring indeed.


"Freddie would have loved it" - Brian May
Jon home user not visiting Queenzone.com
Jon home
Bohemian: 243 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 24 Nov 11, 12:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember reading that Queen were approached for A view to a kill, but Ah ha got the gig ?

brians wig user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2236 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 24 Nov 11, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That'd be great considering the shite we've had fo Bond themes the last few films.
Infact, the last decent Bond theme was Garbage (the band, that is!)

D

Canadian May Fan user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 106 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Nov 11, 09:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sounds like a cool idea.

Certainly if Queen is going to try doing something with Lady Gaga, a one-off thing like this is the best way to try it.


"I'll top the bill, I'll overkill, I've got to find the will to carry on... The show must go on."
Micrówave user not visiting Queenzone.com
Delilah, on Medium Power
Micrówave
Deity: 7037 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Nov 11, 10:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Jon Home wrote: I remember reading that Queen were approached for A view to a kill, but Ah ha got the gig ?



No Duran Duran got it.

And from that point on, their career nosedived.   Let's look at all the Artists who recorded Bond Themes and went on to further prominence:

_______________________

Now let's look at some of the ones who actually did Bond themes:

Paul McCartney & Wings:  Much of the Band On The Run material already written, it was their last successful album and preceeded lineup changes, Paul's decision to let Linda sing more, and finally the Japanese Pot Fiasco that ended their career

Shirley Bassey: Goldfinger was her only #1, though I enjoyed Golden Gun.   In her words: 'I suppose I should feel hurt that I'venever been really big in America on record since "Goldfinger"...But, concertwise, I always sell out.'

Sheena Easton:  Morning Train, her first released single, was her only #1.  After penning the Bond Theme, she went on to receive the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.  We all know what happens after that!

Louis Armstrong:  "We Have All the Time in the World" is a James Bond theme and popular song sung by Louis Armstrong. Its music was composed by John Barry and the lyrics by Hal David. It is a secondary musical theme in 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service.  Armstrong died of a heart attack in his sleep on July 6, 1971, a month before his 70th birthday.

It's almost a death sentence for artists to contribute... but if you're looking for the coffin nail for RT & BM, this could be it!!!

Fireplace user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 889 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Nov 11, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote: Pass me the Zyklon B.

Only if you promise to ingest immediately.

scprof user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 232 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Nov 11, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Please be too busy doing this than have time for Brian to record with Dappy from N-Dubz.  That would be a new low for Brian as far as I'm concerned.

Or even do an album with 5IVE.


Death to Rapidshare. Long Live BitTorrent!!
rhyeking user not visiting Queenzone.com
rhyeking
Royalty: 1566 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 25 Nov 11, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Micrówave wrote:


Jon Home wrote: I remember reading that Queen were approached for A view to a kill, but Ah ha got the gig ?


No Duran Duran got it.

And from that point on, their career nosedived.   Let's look at all the Artists who recorded Bond Themes and went on to further prominence:

_______________________

Now let's look at some of the ones who actually did Bond themes:

Paul McCartney & Wings:  Much of the Band On The Run material already written, it was their last successful album and preceeded lineup changes, Paul's decision to let Linda sing more, and finally the Japanese Pot Fiasco that ended their career

Shirley Bassey: Goldfinger was her only #1, though I enjoyed Golden Gun.   In her words: 'I suppose I should feel hurt that I'venever been really big in America on record since "Goldfinger"...But, concertwise, I always sell out.'

Sheena Easton:  Morning Train, her first released single, was her only #1.  After penning the Bond Theme, she went on to receive the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.  We all know what happens after that!

Louis Armstrong:  "We Have All the Time in the World" is a James Bond theme and popular song sung by Louis Armstrong. Its music was composed by John Barry and the lyrics by Hal David. It is a secondary musical theme in 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service.  Armstrong died of a heart attack in his sleep on July 6, 1971, a month before his 70th birthday.

It's almost a death sentence for artists to contribute... but if you're looking for the coffin nail for RT & BM, this could be it!!!

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Considering Queen has already worked on two films directly, Flash Gordon and Highlander, and have had their music feature in many others, both huge (Wayne's World) and not so huge (Iron Eagle), at this point in their career, contributing to a soundtrack now will neither make nor break the band's popularity. If it's bad song, it'll be forgotten. Everyone thought the Wyclef Jean remix of AOBTD for Small Soldiers was the breaking point and that was in 1997. For many, that release has since become just another "I'm going to ignore this" track.

Brian has since worked with the Foo Fighters on "Have A Cigar," for M:I3 and did Furia's soundtrack. A big chunk of his Another World album is composed of tracks for TV ("Business," "On My Way Up") films ("Another World," The Guv'ner") and even a video game ("Cyborg"). He also did the music for the Spider-Man radio series and two songs for the Pinocchio soundtrack.

So, no, doing a Bond film (a franchise with it's share of iffy installments, I might add) is not going to align the planets or whatever to bring about the end of Brian and Roger.

bobo the chimp user not visiting Queenzone.com
bobo the chimp
Deity: 12700 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 26 Nov 11, 00:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Only if you promise to ingest immediately."

Oh it's not for me.  It's for the stupid mutt.


"Your not funny, your not a good musician, theres a difference between being funny and being an idiot, you obviously being the latter" - Dave R Fuller
Holly2003 user not visiting Queenzone.com
Hot Buttered Soul
Holly2003
Deity: 4706 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 26 Nov 11, 05:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



rhyeking wrote:


Micrówave wrote:


Jon Home wrote: I remember reading that Queen were approached for A view to a kill, but Ah ha got the gig ?


No Duran Duran got it.

And from that point on, their career nosedived.   Let's look at all the Artists who recorded Bond Themes and went on to further prominence:

_______________________

Now let's look at someof the ones who actually did Bond themes:

Paul McCartney & Wings:  Much of the Band On The Run material already written, it was their last successful album and preceeded lineup changes, Paul's decision to let Linda sing more, and finally the Japanese Pot Fiasco that ended their career

Shirley Bassey: Goldfinger was her only #1, though I enjoyed Golden Gun.   In her words: 'I suppose I should feel hurt that I'venever been really big in America on record since "Goldfinger"...But, concertwise, I always sell out.'

Sheena Easton:  Morning Train, her first released single, was her only #1.  After penning the Bond Theme, she went on to receive the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.  We all know what happens after that!

Louis Armstrong:  "We Have All the Time in the World" is a James Bond theme and popular song sung by Louis Armstrong. Its music was composed by John Barry and the lyrics by Hal David. It is a secondary musical theme in 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service.  Armstrong died of a heart attack in his sleep on July 6, 1971, a month before his 70th birthday.

It's almost a death sentence for artists to contribute... but if you're looking for the coffin nail for RT & BM, this could be it!!!

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Considering Queen has already worked on two films directly, Flash Gordon and Highlander, and have had their music feature in many others, both huge (Wayne's World) and not so huge (Iron Eagle), at this point in their career, contributing to a soundtrack now will neither make nor break the band's popularity. If it's bad song, it'll be forgotten. Everyone thought the Wyclef Jean remix of AOBTD for Small Soldiers was the breaking point and that was in 1997. For many, that release has since become just another "I'm going to ignore this" track.

Brian has since worked with the Foo Fighters on "Have A Cigar," for M:I3 and did Furia's soundtrack. A big chunk of his Another World album is composed of tracks for TV ("Business," "On My Way Up") films ("Another World," The Guv'ner") and even a video game ("Cyborg"). He also did the music for the Spider-Man radio series and two songs for the Pinocchio soundtrack.

So, no, doing a Bond film (a franchise with it's share of iffy installments, I might add) is not going to align the planets or whatever to bring about the end of Brian and Roger. ===================================================================

The laughs just never ... start.


"With a population of 1.75 million, Northern Ireland should really be a footballing minnow. Instead, they could be better described as the piranhas of the international game" (FIFA.com)
David Jones user not visiting Queenzone.com
David Jones
Deity: 2469 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 26 Nov 11, 13:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rhyeking wrote:


Shirley Bassey: Goldfinger was her only #1, though I enjoyed Golden Gun.   In her words: 'I suppose I should feel hurt that I'venever been really big in America on record since "Goldfinger"...But, concertwise, I always sell out.'

Didn't Lulu do Golden Gun? Shirley did Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker. You're right about the nose diving thing though, although I like how one of Louis' last tunes was "we have all the time in the world" as he and Mrs. Bond clearly didn't.


"Freddie would have loved it" - Brian May
Fireplace user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 889 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 26 Nov 11, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote: "Oh it's not for me. It's for the stupid mutt."


 LOL, that's stiff medicine! I'n no fan either, but I'm sure Brian is minding his street cred (and possibly his wallet). I myself prefer Paul Rogers to any onther singers mentioned for possible collab's so far. Flaming in 3...2...1....

bobo the chimp user not visiting Queenzone.com
bobo the chimp
Deity: 12700 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Nov 11, 04:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I supported Paul Rodgers in principle (ie. 'wait and see') and what I heard from the '05 tour wasn't all that bad at all.   When the band were really giving it shit, and Paul Rodgers was really putting in the effort, they sounded great.  I'm not at all ashamed of saying that.

There was just way too much coasting going on.  I know that maybe it's an age thing, or just a general air of complacency, but I personally do not enjoy that atmosphere, and am going to rate it accordingly.

The only Queen related thing I've really enjoyed of late was the Princes Trust gig, where Tom Chaplin was singing.  That's the most decent attempt anyone's made at a Queen song in years.


"Your not funny, your not a good musician, theres a difference between being funny and being an idiot, you obviously being the latter" - Dave R Fuller
Donna13 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1683 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Nov 11, 09:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because this composer is a Queen fan and a Lady Gaga fan, and because he composes for Bond films, and because Brian has mentioned that they would like to work with Lady Gaga in the future, this composer thinks it is a good idea for Queen and Lady Gaga to collaborate for a Bond theme.  I don't know why but when people give advice they often want you to do what they have chosen to do.

But the theme of government sponsored killing would put Brian off ... I think.  Not sure.  Also the problem of composing with Lady Gaga.  She likes to sing about love and acceptance.  You have to want to sing about killing to write a Bond theme song.