Their first choice was Amy Winehouse. But she was too busy doing drugs. Instead, the theme song for the latest James Bond movie Quantum Of Solace will be the first duet in 007 history of 22 films.
Sony/MGM announced today that artists Jack White of the rock band The White Stripes, and Alicia Keys, have recorded "Another Way To Die", the movie's theme song which was written and produced by White (who is also featured as the drummer on this track).
"We are delighted and pleased to have two such exciting artists as Jack and Alicia, who were inspired by our film to join together their extraordinary talents in creating a unique sound for 'Quantum of Solace,'" producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli say in a joint statement.
The soundtrack to Quantum of Solace will be released by J Records on October 28th.
As Tanner over at www.doubleosection.blogspot.com speculates, massive layoffs are expected at all the British tabloids, each of whom seem to have employed entire departments devoted to making up rumors about who would be singing this theme song!