Jack White

After years with The White Stripes (R.I.P.), collaborative projects like The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, an ex-wife/bandmate that everyone thinks is his sister, and now a new solo album, Jack White‘s been a busy man. While he’s no stranger to film, he’s never composed a film score until now. According to Disney, they’ve hired the slightly mad musician to score The Lone Ranger, the forthcoming movie from Gore Verbinski. The director has worked most often with Hans Zimmer, but there’s no denying that White has incredible musical talent. As for movies, White worked with Alicia Keys on the Quantum of Solace song “Another Way to Die,” he was featured in It Might Get Loud, and he also appeared on “Rome” – the album from Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi which was inspired by Spaghetti Westerns. It’ll be an interesting experiment to see how his vision and talent transpose to the screen.  

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There’s no way to write this without pointing out how tangential it is to the world of film. On the other hand, it strikes the movie world right in the heart of a classic genre. So take your pick. Either way, it’s good music. Acclaimed producer Danger Mouse has teamed up with Italian composer Daniele Luppi to create “Rome,” an album that’s inspired by the scores of Spaghetti Westerns. Normally, a theme or influence for an album wouldn’t be movie news, but in this case, Danger Mouse and Luppi brought together many of the original musicians who recorded the scores for Ennio Morricone and Alessandro Alessandroni – including the iconic Cantori Moderni (which is perhaps best remembered for The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly). Jack White and Norah Jones lend their competing vocal styles to the project, and NPR has a first listen that’s just about good enough to blow a few minds. It absolutely captures the spirit of the genre, and there’s a good chance it will act as a surge of nostalgia for times when quiet strangers shot clean through the nooses of men dangling from trees. Both Morricone and Alessandroni are still alive (and in their 80s), but it doesn’t seem like either were available to whistle for the project. None the less, it’s some great music that would have made a hell of a film score.

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It Might Get Loud

It Might Get Loud is a film for the bedroom dreamers and weekend warriors, a chance to see three of guitar rock’s finest players on the same stage sharing licks, trading tips and talking about how they got to where they are.

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What do you get when you put three rock icons in the same room together with a few amps and guitars? I guess we’ll find out.

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The music video for “Another Way to Die,” the theme song for the upcoming Bond movie Quantum of Solace, performed by Jack White and Alicia Keys, has hit the web today via Yahoo Music.

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Daniel Craig as James Bond

As November 14th continues to inch closer and closer — quite literally — by the day, the one man that is one almost every movie fan’s mind is Bond, James Bond.

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First there was the background music to a Coke Zero commercial that spilled the beats on Jack White’s theme creation for the upcoming James Bond flick Quantum of Solace, and now this.

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What enigmatic rocker and R&B goddess are teaming up for the first duet James Bond has ever heard? Don’t you hate it when websites use rhetorical questions as their sub-headline? We do, too.

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