Posted in movies | music | pictures on April 25, 2014

by P Squared Photography

Spiderman

As you may have caught on our Instagram last night: "Holy mother. Supergroup of the year? Hans Zimmer. Kendrick Lamar. Alicia Keys. Johnny Marr and Pharrell Williams on drums jamming here at the Spider-Man 2 afterparty at Moynihan Post Office Station." The seemingly random group actually all appear on the new movie's soundtrack (Phosphorescent is on there too). Johnny Marr, who also worked with Hans Zimmer in the past, in particular told us about his role in a recent interview we did:

Spider-Man happened because Marc Webb and Hans invited me to do it. Right now we're in the thick of it. I'm sure it will turn out well, because Marc's an inspired person. It's a fun film as well. Of course it's very different from what we did with Inception, but me and Hans have kind of got a thing now. We have a sound that, funny enough, seems to be popping up in a few other movies. For the longest time you wouldn't hear guitar on film soundtracks. Inception seemed to kind of break that mold. I'll be going back there after this tour's finished to continue working on Spider-Man. From a working point of view, it's a very different discipline to writing rock songs and running a band. Mostly because you're given an emotional remit, and I actually really like that. I don't see it as a limitation at all. If anything, it makes things very clear. The great thing about doing movies is that you immediately know when it's wrong.
The band was called Hans Zimmer and the Magnificent 6 and was introduced by Jamie Foxx after Jamie and Pharrell performed "Happy" for the VIP crowd. They jammed on the instrumental tracks and then brought up Kendrick and Alicia for their new song from the movie and soundtrack. A few more pictures and some related videos below...

Spiderman
Spiderman
Spiderman


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Comments (22)

my nightmarish premonitions have come true. the dawn of the apocalypse is on us.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2014 8:01 PM

That's amazing. Have any clips of the show surfaced yet?

Posted by Joe Goldstein | April 25, 2014 9:38 PM

post some more about pointless music for p.r. reps.
jesus, to think people give a shit about this. fucking pathetic.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2014 9:42 PM

St Vincent + Nirvana pt. 2. (That was just as dumb)

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2014 9:42 PM

Definitely shit I care nothing about

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2014 10:51 PM

Great movie, great music, great ideas.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2014 10:58 PM

Rebecca Pigeon

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2014 12:18 AM

Never thought I'd see Hans Zimmer laying into a Telecaster.

This is pretty fucking cool.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2014 12:21 AM

oh, wait. you got listed for this wankery so obliged to post. my mistake.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2014 12:34 AM

Zimmer is such a hack.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2014 2:03 AM

A 1 precenter music bacchanalia...sounds great but I wasn't invited, couldn't care less, and had a great time catching a local show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2014 4:21 AM

Movie party jamz!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2014 9:39 AM

JAMIE FOXX PERFORMED HAPPY?!?!?

fuck you all. better than the magnificent six.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2014 10:06 AM

"St Vincent + Nirvana pt. 2. (That was just as dumb)"

If you explain the joke in parentheses, it doesn't work...

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2014 11:50 AM

^have to explain*

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2014 11:50 AM

they repeated the performance on the Tonight Show last night

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2014 12:09 PM

if u have to explain that you meant have to explain it doesn't work

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2014 8:51 PM

Moynihan post office is a venue now?

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2014 8:13 AM

Why, I remember a time when a Smith being involved in such vacant corporate sludge as a Sony Spider-Man visual product strategy - I mean, movie - would be impossible, inconceivably uncool and against a certain visionary ethos. As a matter of fact, it still is. What a self-congratulating mess of anti-art vacancy! Johnny, won't you come on home? We WORRY!

Posted by MYSTERIO | April 27, 2014 9:59 AM

1. kendrick lamar is OVERRATED
2. putting iconic musicians of different genres sounds a lot better on paper than it will in your ears.
3. alicia keys looks like a lesbian
4. otherwise this is a great idea and i love the direction entertainment is going in.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2014 11:36 PM

pharrell working with hans puts him right at the top of the league of masters...

Posted by Sayre | May 6, 2014 3:19 AM

I'm a big fan of Hans, so it's great to see him getting more exposure. I want to see him on the next Daft Punk album.

Posted by Franco | May 20, 2014 9:10 PM

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