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Pharrell, Johnny Marr team for 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' soundtrack

6/17/2014 Rolling Stone
Pharrell, Johnny Marr team for 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' soundtrack © WENN / Pharrell Williams Pharrell, Johnny Marr team for 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' soundtrack

By Kory Grow
Rolling Stone

An unexpected supergroup of Pharrell Williams, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr and current Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger have teamed up with film-score maestro Hans Zimmer for the soundtrack to "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

The movie's director Marc Webb tweeted a picture of the ensemble on Wednesday and said they were working on music for the film, which is set to come out in May 2014. Also involved in the recording, though not pictured, is former Eurythmics member Dave Stewart, according to Billboard.

Previously, Williams had announced that he and Zimmer were scoring the film, seemingly alone. Zimmerman said recently, though, that other musicians have wanted to get involved because they love Spider-Man.

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"That was the thing that united all of us -- the great love for Spider-Man," Zimmer said, according to Billboard. "With all of these hugely talented people wanting to join us, it was Marc who said, 'Why not start a band?' Marc and I have had a great start jamming with everybody, and we still have a few surprises up our sleeve."

Zimmer and Williams previously collaborated on music for "Despicable Me" and this year's Academy Awards. The three guitarists have all worked with Zimmer in the past, too: Stewart collaborated with the soundtrack composer for "Madagascar 3," Einziger worked with him on "The Lone Ranger" and Marr previously played on Zimmer's score for "Inception."

The film will star Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man and Jamie Foxx as the villain Electro. A clip from the film that featured Foxx came out earlier this year.

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