Jack White, Alicia Keys to ‘Bond’ for ‘Quantum of Solace’
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The next James Bond film has its theme song. Jack White and Alicia Keys have tag-teamed to record ‘Another Way to Die’ for the November release ‘Quantum of Solace,’ the second Bond flick to feature Daniel Craig in the lead role.
It had been speculated for a few weeks that Keys would be tapped to the perform the song, and now she has a drummer. White will provide the rhythm for the cut and serve as its writer-producer, confirmed in a release today from Columbia Pictures. ‘Another Way to Die’ is hyped as the first duet for a Bond film.
White and Keys are the latest Americans to tackle a main Bond song, following Chris Cornell, who did ‘You Know My Name’ for ‘Casino Royale’ in 2006. And like the latter, ‘Another Way to Die’ will be one of the rare Bond theme songs to not actually feature the name of the movie in the title.
The announcement brings to end months of speculation as to who would sing the latest Bond theme. Rumors earlier this year had Amy Winehouse doing the honors, but her producer-collaborator Mark Ronson declared her ‘not ready.’ Newcomer Leona Lewis had also been rumored to be in the running.
The soundtrack to ‘Quantum of Solace’ will be released by J Records, Keys’ record label, on Oct. 28.
-- Todd Martens