Noel Gallagher Wouldn't Mind Writing a James Bond Theme Song
The former Oasis guitarist was linked to the 'Skyfall' theme in 2011 but branded the then-rumors "bizarre."
With the matters of the Bond girls, baddies, locations and official drinks partner now seemingly in order, one of the few unknowns left about Spectre, the upcoming 24th 007 film, is the not-insignificant issue of the theme's musical performer.
Adele famously picked up an Oscar for her Skyfall theme in 2013 and, having already scooped up a major haul of Grammys and Brit Awards, a golden statuette surely would fit snugly on current favorite Sam Smith’s shelf.
But a more unlikely, and perhaps slightly less Academy Award-friendly, contender has come forward to offer his services.
Speaking to Germany’s N-TV channel, former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has revealed that he would jump at the opportunity to write the Bond theme.
"I would do it in a heartbeat. I could do it, and it would be great," he said, but acknowledged that he might not have enough pulling power in the U.S. to get the gig. "I’m not a star, and for that you have to be a big star. You have to be someone in America."
Prior to Adele's theme, Jack White and Alicia Keys duetted for 2008's Quantum of Solace with "Another Way to Die," while Chris Cornell penned 'You Know My Name' for Casino Royale in 2006. Madonna not only wrote Die Another Day's title track in 2002, but she also had a cameo in the film as a fencing instructor.
Gallagher, currently touring with his band High Flying Birds, actually was linked to the Skyfall song, but he shot the rumors down, labeling them "bizarre."
"Apparently, I’m being courted by ‘007 bosses’!!!!!" he wrote on his official website at the time. "A meeting will be ‘taking place in the next few days’!!!! With some guy called 'Michael G. Wilson' (whoever he is)!!!"