Radiohead's Thom Yorke for Twilight sequel soundtrack?

The anti-corporate curmudgeon is, apparently, a fan of vampire movies and has reportedly expressed an interest in contributing music to forthcoming bloodsucker blockbuster New Moon

Thom Yorke is trying to ingratiate himself with vampires. The Radiohead frontman is reportedly "interested" in contributing to the soundtrack of New Moon, the second film in the series that began with Twilight.

Yorke may be an anti-corporate curmudgeon, but he seems keen on teen bloodsuckers. A Radiohead song, 15 Step, appeared on the Twilight soundtrack over the credits. The band were a bit of an add choice, appearing alongside Paramore, Linkin Park and, er, Paramore.

Nevertheless, they seem to have enjoyed the experience. "I am surprised at some of the bands that have said they're interested [in New Moon]," director Chris Weitz told Rotten Tomatoes. "It's kind of great. The criterion will still always be what's right for the movie at that given moment, but Thom Yorke is interested; we might, if we're very lucky, get Kings of Leon to do something … it's exciting to be able to have access to this kind of talent."

Many Radiohead fans aren't quite so enthusiastic. "I kind of hope someone confronts Thom in an interview in the near future," commented "Jayme" at the Playlist. "The movie was awful as I imagined it would be, and hearing Radiohead at the end was the only thing that kept me from intentionally driving my car off a cliff when I left the theatre ... I would rather sacrifice my life than ever associate my favourite band with that monstrosity."

In June, actor Daniel Radcliffe suggested Radiohead do the score to a different teen movie series – the Harry Potter films. "If you asked people what band they associated with Harry Potter, Radiohead wouldn't be the first that sprang to mind," Radcliffe admitted to the Daily Record, "but ...Harry's darkness is a very specific type of darkness and it's Radiohead's."

Yorke played a solo gig at Latitude festival last weekend. No word yet whether he left Suffolk as a bat.


Sean Michaels

The GuardianTramp

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