Film composer Hans Zimmer to work on Johnny Marr’s next album

Pair previously worked together on 'Inception' and 'Spider-Man 2' soundtracks

Film composer Hans Zimmer has revealed he is to work on Johnny Marr‘s next album.

Zimmer, who has composed the score for films such as Gladiator and 12 Years A Slave, worked with Marr on the soundtracks for Inception and Spider-Man 2. But the pair have yet to work together on any of Marr’s own albums.

Zimmer told Bang Showbiz: “Johnny’s got a plan. I don’t want to talk about it too much, but he’s roped me into something where we’re going to be doing a bit of role reversal. I’m going to be his humble arranger, which is going to be fun. It will be a case of Johnny telling me what to do and I’ll do it. It will be for his next album.”


Marr guests at Zimmer’s concert at Hammersmith Apollo tomorrow (October 11) and has spoken of his admiration for the composer. He told Gigwise: “I’ve learned a lot from Hans about being able to really go somewhere dramatic with guitars, and that would be the only thing I’m interested in besides what I’m doing now.”

Marr released his second solo album ‘Playland’ last week (September 29). He starts a 13-date tour on Monday (October 13).

Johnny Marr will play:

Lincoln Engine Shed (October 13)
Southend Cliffs Pavilion (14)
Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion (15)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (17)
Cardiff Great Hall (18)
Bournemouth O2 Academy (20)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (21)
London O2 Academy Brixton (23)
Bath Pavilion (24)
Manchester O2 Apollo (25)
Glasgow O2 Academy (27)
Newcastle O2 Academy (28)
Leeds O2 Academy (29)