Duran Duran want Kanye West for Bond theme
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 July 2015
Duran Duran believe Kanye West should do the next James Bond theme and dismissed rumours Ellie Goulding is set to record the song by suggesting she's not "interesting" enough
Duran Duran want Kanye West to do the next James Bond theme.
The 'Hungry Like The Wolf' hitmakers have suggested the 38-year-old musician should follow in Adele's footsteps by rapping the theme to the forthcoming James Bond film 'Spectre', suggesting Ellie Goulding, who is rumoured to be singing the track, is not "interesting" enough.
Bassist John Taylor said: "I don't see Ellie Goulding for Bond.
"Kanye West, Daft Punk or somebody interesting would be better. How about Florence + the Machine?"
Drummer Roger Taylor added: "I think Kanye would do a great job of taking it down a different avenue."
However, the band - who recorded 'A View to a Kill' for the 1985 Bond movie of the same name - admitted a track by the 'All Day' rapper might not suit the film, starring Daniel Craig as the iconic spy, instead suggesting he should be given the chance to create the theme if actor Idris Elba takes over the coveted role.
John continued: "Maybe that will be the choice when they get Idris Elba to play James Bond, and why not?"
The rockers - who are currently gearing up to release their 14th studio album 'Paper Gods' - added 'Stay With Me' hitmaker Sam Smith would be the obvious choice, despite the fact he's denied any involvement with the project.
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, John added: "Sam Smith is the no brainer, if they can get him then they will and it would be a smart choice for Sam. He's in a very interesting phase of his career - the second album, what's next?
"They are going to be throwing every producer and every writer his way."