July 14, 2010 20:04

Johnny Marr performs 'Inception' film score with Hans Zimmer and 20-piece orchestra - video

The Cribs' guitarist played at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles last night (July 13)

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Cribs

The Cribs' Johnny Marr performed the film score for Inception last night (July 13) along with Hans Zimmer and a 20-piece orchestra - and you can see video from the show by scrolling down.

Playing at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, the former Smiths' guitarist took to the stage shortly after the premiere of the film, reports The Playlist.

"I enjoyed working on Inception and it's a great soundtrack," Marr explained in a recent interview "Hans [Zimmer] invited me and he's someone I've wanted to work with for a long time. We really got into it, it's a really good movie."

The sci-fi thriller, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, was directed by Christopher Nolan, who also helmed The Dark Knight and Memento.

"Suddenly in the middle of the night I was sitting there writing this little tune and I go 'woah this would sound really good if Johnny Marr played it," Zimmer explained. "So I phoned him up and he came."

The soundtrack was released on CD and as a digital download yesterday (July 13), while the film itself is on general release from this Friday (July 16).

This is the second movie Marr has scored this year. He has also composed the soundtrack to the forthcoming film The Big Bang.

Footage from the performance begins around the 8 minute mark of the video, lasting for just over 21 minutes.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Paul Gray spent final weeks in 'blur' of drugs and Slipknot bandmates did not help,...
Chance The Rapper cancels live dates after being diagnosed with flu and tonsillitis
Angel Haze on friends and family's reaction to her sexuality: 'they think I'm an...
Midweek chart update: Mr Probz on course for Number One single with debut 'Waves'
Justin Bieber apologises after posing near controversial Japanese war shrine
Linkin Park discuss 'heavy and exciting' album 'The Hunting Party' in new...
Beyoncé joins producer Boots on new song 'Dreams' – listen
Damon Albarn announces Bristol and Portsmouth live dates
The Horrors, Palma Violets and more added to Reading and Leeds Festivals bill – full list here
Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson says he's made it 'acceptable' to appear on TV...
Royal Blood reveal new single 'Come On Over' – listen
Lorde announces rare UK show
Coldplay debut new song 'Oceans' and confirm headline appearance at Radio 1's Big...
James Franco says Kanye West invited him and Seth Rogen to perform at Kim Kardashian wedding
Robert Plant says there is 'zero' chance of Led Zeppelin performing again
Sigur Rós' Jónsi and Alex Somers to score new US TV show 'Manhattan'
Record Store Day organisers respond to Paul Weller boycott
Lily Allen namechecks Gaga, Lorde and Beyonce in new track 'Sheezus' – watch
The National cancel gigs in Russia and Ukraine
Courtney Love shares new song 'You Know My Name' - listen
Damon Albarn unveils 'Heavy Seas Of Love' video - watch
The Killers to play Glasgow Summer Sessions

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
New Issue Out Now
On NME.COM Today