added: 28 Nov 2011 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
The chart-topping band Nickelback have shocked their rocker fans by revealing that they would have liked to write the musical soundtrack to the glitzy West End show Chicago, and how they now have their eyes on a theme tune for The Office.
Chad Kroeger and Ryan Peake also chatted to Absolute Radio about writing for the Spiderman movie and let slip that they count The Police as a musical influence.
VB: 2002, Chad, you teamed up with Josie Scott to do the Spiderman theme song Hero. How did that come about?
N: I think Josie teamed up with him.
VB: Ah. Josie was your shadow, following you round?
N: My manager was managing the band that he was in called Saliva and they were also signed to. Island Def Jam, then Island Def Jam had just like acquired half of our record company. They were like 'Hey, you should really do a song with Josie.'
VB: Push it out there.
N: Yeah, I mean it was, it started as one of those and then I played that and he's like 'Just a minute, let me get my A&R guys.' So he brought his A&R guy in the room and he was like 'Just give them the first verse again and a little bit of the chorus.' So I played it again for them acoustically and they just said 'Yes, that's the one we should definitely do that one together.' Then we sent the demo back to the record company just to see what they were thinking and right away they sent it over to Columbia who were doing the sound track for Spiderman and they wanted the song badly, which was really nice.
VB: So the song came first, then the sound track picked it up. It wasn't written particularly for that film?
N: No. When you start a song that says 'I'm so high I can hear heaven', you know, I wasn't really talking about.
N: Swinging from building to building.
VB: Are there any films that you wish you'd recorded a full sound track for? Is that something you'd like to do as a band in the future?
N: Chicago. I think we could have done the whole sound track to Chicago.
VB: Nice, bit of jazz.
N: We could have done it poorly but we could have done it.
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