The Olympics Closing Ceremony rumor mill has run the gamut, with talk of many iconic British acts taking the stage for what’s being touted as a celebration of British music in the last 50 years. Many names have come up, but never has Pink Floyd’s – until now.
In the midst of recording 6th album, British arena rockers Muse received a phone call that would put them in front of an audience of billions. More than just part of an Olympic montage, Muse’s song “Survival” was chosen as the official theme of the London 2012 Olympics. But how and why was the anthemic song chosen? Two words: Elton John.
Sir Paul McCartney may be Britain’s highest-paid performer, but he earned nearly nothing for his performance at the Olympic Opening Ceremony in London last Friday.
Like Great Britain itself, the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics this past weekend was full of musical variety. And for the first time ever, the ceremony’s soundtrack was available for purchase just minutes after it aired.
“We have recorded a piece of music that is a fabulous ending for the Olympics… and just shows the great music that has come out of this country,” Daltrey said. “This country has put some fabulous music out into the world.”
The rumors are true, The Who will perform at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony!
The Rolling Stones’ 1981 hit “Start Me Up” has been used notably in commercials for Windows 95 and Ford, but a new TV spot may take the cake when it comes to synching the sports […]