Dylan declined opportunity to soundtrack action film
Bob Dylan nearly provided a song for the film Rambo, according to producer Giorgio Moroder.
In an interview with the Guardian, Daft Punk collaborator Moroder revealed that he had composed a song for Dylan at actor Sylvester Stallone’s request, in the hope of tempting the legendary singer to provide lyrics.
“It was actually Sylvester Stallone who asked me to ask him [Dylan] to sing a song for a Rambo movie,” he said. “So I composed a song. I wanted him to write the lyrics, of course. I went to see him in Malibu, where he had a beautiful house.”
He continued: “He listened to it about four times. I’m not sure if he didn’t like the music that much, or if he wasn’t interested because of the nature of the movie, which was totally anti-Russian, anti-communist. I think he didn’t feel like being involved with a movie such as Rambo. It was nice to meet him and it could have worked, but it didn’t work out.”
It was recently revealed that Moroder was working with Nile Rodgers, who also contributed to Daft Punk’s recent album ‘Random Access Memories’, on new material. Hewill take part in London’s forthcoming electronic music festival LEAF. The producer has recently taken up DJing and will hold at the festival this November. Other artists performing at venues around the city as part of LEAF include William Orbit, Major Lazer and Trentemoller.
A huge, career-spanning Bob Dylan box set, meanwhile, is set to be released next week (November 4). The ‘Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection: Vol One’ includes 35 of his studio albums, from his 1962 self-titled debut to his 2012 LP ‘Tempest’, with 14 of the albums being newly remastered for the release.