Linkin Park help score Transformers 2

The nu-metallers appear to be composers in disguise after working with Hans Zimmer on the Transformers soundtrack

American nu-metal band Linkin Park are collaborating with composer Hans Zimmer, they have announced, on the score for the next Transformers movie.

"BREAKING NEWS," exclaimed Mike Shinoda, the band's main songwriter, on his blog. "Although I wasn't at liberty to say it before, the song I've been referencing here [recently] is actually being done for Michael Bay's new Transformers film, due out 24 June."

While Zimmer will compose the bulk of the film's music, he is "interpolating" a song by Linkin Park, Shinoda said. "The song we wrote is being used as one of the themes, and we will be writing various interpolations on that theme, and trying out some other thematic ideas as part of the (very large) team scoring the film."

"We met with Hans last week, and heard some of the incredible things he and his guys have done with our new song. In the next few days, we'll be doing some work with Hans's amazing writing and recording crew."

Linkin Park's sturm und drang is certainly a fine match for director Michael Bay's pyrotechnic heavings. What's more, their 2007 song, What I've Done, closed the first Transformers movie. But the best reason for Linkin Park to soundtrack Transformers 2 is the film's title. Revenge of the Fallen doesn't just sound like a movie about giant robots – it might as well be a Linkin Park album name.


Sean Michaels

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