Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell is to write and record the theme tune to the new James Bond film, Casino Royale.
The theme for the 21st Bond film, in which Daniel Craig will debut as 007, is titled You Know My Name.
A film spokeswoman said Cornell’s music was “both soulful and tough” and “the perfect complement” to the film.
Casino Royale will receive its world premiere in London on 14 November. The film is released three days later in the UK and US.
US rocker Cornell was previously the singer with Seattle rock group Soundgarden.
As further elaboration to DeathOwl’s Pandora post, I hereby ask: Wouldn’t it be nice to link your LastFM/AudioScrobbler list with Pandora?
Well, you can! More info here: Pandora and Last.fm get together
And, more for my reference than anything else, while we’re on the topic of music tools, don’t forget Shazam. Their blurb: Call Shazam on your mobile (2580). Hold out your phone to the music. The phone will hang up after 30 seconds. We send you a text telling you artist name & song.
It doesn’t matter what tariff you’re on, it costs 50p to tag a track on the 3 Network, O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone – plus your standard call charges.
Their newest feature is that you can log into their website and buy the tracks that you have ‘tagged’, to use their terminology.
Or, you just go to MP3search.ru and download it for $0.10!
So, this summer Penny is going to three different concerts. She’s going to see the Foo Fighters, the Chillis and Radiohead. I’m very happy for her, but I was somewhat grumbley since there was nothing that I was desperate to see or could make time for.
Then I saw it in this morning’s Metro. The O2 Wireless Festival 2006:
Friday: Massive Attack and DJ Shadow
Saturday: Zero 7 (which even makes up for James Blunt being there)
Sunday: Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp and Bauhaus
Then I catch the dates, and it’s the 23rd to the 25th of June.
I’m in Germany. Aaargh!
There’s no justice in the world.
Update: There might be a way around this: Go to see Goldfrapp at the end of March and then just go to the Friday afternoon/evening part of the O2 festival to see Massive Attack and DJ Shadow…
It’s a crazy idea, but it might just work! Now just to check whether or not I’m booking one lot of tickets or two…
Update 2: Goldfrapp tickets booked, and just waiting to see if Alex & Alison are joining me for Massive Attack. Nice!
So, Pioneers of the Inevitable LLC, creators of Winamp, have created a new media player called Songbird. It looks quite pretty, much like Itunes, and has as it’s major selling points that it can\will be able to access multiple online music stores and can play lists of music on a webpage directly as playlists. Neat.
Technologically, it’s built on the Firefox UI engine making it very solid and extensible.
Features missing so far are the very necessary CD burning & ripping and of course extensions themselves. The former is a must before I convert (for I surely shall), and the latter could make Songbird a real must. I’d want an extension for web\satellite\DAB radio, PSP synching and an interface into www.mp3search.ru (yes it’s still legal and will be until September so get your cheap, downloaded, DRM-free music fast) and (and this bit’s a little sad) good visualisations including a party mode where the machine is locked but still playing the playlist.
In short, watch this space and I’ll give you a review of version 0.2 when it’s out, for version 0.1 shows immense promise but there’s no point for me yet.
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Song sites face legal crackdown: “The music industry is to extend its copyright war by taking legal action against websites offering unlicensed song scores and lyrics.
The Music Publishers’ Association (MPA), which represents US sheet music companies, will launch its first campaign against such sites in 2006.
MPA president Lauren Keiser said he wanted site owners to be jailed.
Guitar licks and song scores are widely available on the internet but are ‘completely illegal’, he told the BBC.
Mr Keiser said he did not just want to shut websites and impose fines, saying if authorities can ‘throw in some jail time I think we’ll be a little more effective’. “
Next: Music Ass. of America jails teenager for singing in shower without paying royalties.
I need something fairly brainless in the mornings to read, so I bought the newest Tom Clancy paperback, ‘Teeth of the Tiger’. If I’m reading for quality, I steer away from Clancy, and his politics do often grate with me, but it’s a fairly decent techno-thriller that you can read with only half of your brain switched on. When I finish that one, I’ve got a collection of H.P. Lovecraft’s work. All praise Great Cthulhu! After that I have ‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell’ by Susanna Clarke to read. I didn’t really get into it last time, but I’ve got enough time in the evenings to dedicate to it now.
I recently acquired, as part of my monthly post-payday Amazon purchase the second ‘Global Frequency’ book and ‘Mr Punch’, a Gaiman/McKean collaboration. I had read GF2 before, but it was quality, so I had to own it. I haven’t read ‘Mr Punch’ yet as it requires a fairly awake brain. I’m getting frustrated that ‘Desolation Jones’ is only bi-monthly and the first (assuming there’s more) storyline is supposed to be six episodes long and I’ve got three of them already. So for those weak in arithmetic, that means I’ve got to wait half a year to finish reading the story. Grrr….
Bryce very kindly brought his library graphic novel acquisitions with him to the game so I had something to read on Sunday morning while everyone else was still asleep. The first was a Constantine book, ‘Highwater’, which was good, and firmly re-establishes Constantine as someone not to be messed with. I quite enjoyed the other book he brought, but am ashamed to say I can’t remember it’s name.
My AudioScrobler profile (see link on right) is slanted. The WMP plugin only records what you actually play using WMP, not what you transfer to your MP3 player. If I’m playing music from the computer, it’s likely to be mellow Sunday morning stuff, or occasional weird stuff, so there’s by plenty of Lamb, Massive Attack, Mr Punch, Goldfrapp etc. However, my MP3 player, which I actually listen to most often, is mostly filled with rockin’ tracks as I’m listening to it on the move and want something to get the adrenaline flowing.
Aside from that, this month’s Amazon purchase included the classic album ‘Moon Safari’ by French electronica outfit, Air.
Haven’t seen any movies recently, not being around in the evenings much. I’ve been filling my time, as mentioned below, watching the second season of 24. However, films I want to see, hopefully are: The Corpse Bride, Nightwatch and Serenity. Next months DVD purchase may include Batman Begins.