Muse Reworks “I Belong to You” for New Moon Soundtrack

According to MTV, Muse frontman, Matthew Bellamy, confirmed exactly how Muse will take part in the New Moon soundtrack:

“He [Chris Weitz] wants a rendition of that [I Belong to You], but the only thing with the new film is they want the songs to be exclusive to the film. So he’s asking if I mind doing, or if we mind doing an alternative version of it.”

Bellamy said the band is up to the challenge. “I think it’s all right. … If it was one of the main tracks on [our] album, I would never do it,” he said. “But it’s actually one of the weirder tracks on the album … one of the ‘can’t believe we got away with it’ kind of tracks. I think it might be worth giving it a go [because] it’s a track that might not get played live very often … so it might give that track some life that it wouldn’t have otherwise.”

Check out the rest of the details on MTV.

New Moon Soundtrack Closer to Completion

MTV is reporting that the songs on the New Moon soundtrack will be announced on Friday.

Alexandra Patsavas talked to the New York Times about the entire Twilight Saga soundtrack process and her experience in this unique phenomena:

“Ms. Patsavas, known for her work on television shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Gossip Girl,” said she was confident that the “New Moon” soundtrack would include Thom Yorke, Bon Iver and Band of Skulls. Death Cab for Cutie’s “Meet Me on the Equinox,” the first single, had its premiere on on Sunday, as part of a “Twilight” promotional blitz surrounding MTV’s Video Music Awards.”

Get the rest on the New York Times.

The Used on New Moon Soundtrack

According to an exclusive on Take 40, the Used are on the New Moon soundtrack:

“When we spoke to Bert McCracken of The Used yesterday, he revealed that a new song of theirs entitled ‘For You I Would’ was set to be the title track!

“It’s gonna be a big deal,” Bert told “We wrote a really awesome original song for the movie.”

Bert also said that former Nine Inch Nails musician Danny Lohner produced the track.”

You can hear the actual interview here.

TY to multiple people who emailed in.

New Moon Soundtrack Pre-Order Specials

This just in from Atlantic Records, the label of Death Cab for Cutie:

“Death Cab for Cutie unveils preview of their New Moon single / Soundtrack available to pre-order now!

We have exciting news today! First of all – you can now listen to a snippet from the 1st single from the soundtrack, Death Cab for Cutie’s ‘Meet Me On the Equinox’!

Just go to the audio player on the homepage of to hear it now. Then visit this Sunday, September 13th during the Video Music Awards to hear the entire song!

If you want to be one of the very first people to download the song, you can now pre-order ( the soundtrack through the Official New Moon Soundtrack Pre-Order site.

Every option will deliver ‘Meet Me On the Equinox’ to your inbox on the evening of September 13th, before it’s available anywhere else!

Click HERE to check out all the great stuff that you can get as a part of the official pre-order!”

Basically, there are four different package you can order designed to fit your budget. Prices range from $9.99 to $499

You can order the $9.99 version if you want your basic product.

You can be one of 50 people to get the uber delux $499

Meet Me on the Equinox: New Moon Soundtrack Video Shoot

Death Cab for Cutie talks about their music video plans for their New Moon Soundtrack song”

“Their first idea was to go big, as in “cameos by Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner.” Of course, that was mostly just wishful thinking, so they went with option number two: make a smart, stylish clip with the directorial tandem known as Walter Robot, a pair of guys known for making smart, stylish clips (including DCFC’s VMA-nominated “Grapevine Fires”).”

Read it all here.

Kings Of Leon: Officially NOT on New Moon Soundtrack

It looks like the Kings of Leon will not be on the New Moon Soundtrack, at least according to a quot from teh band that appears in Billboard.

“Kings of Leon are pondering the release of another single for “Only By Night” — Followill is thumping for “Notion” — but will not, as rumored, be contributing anything to the soundtrack for “New Moon,” the second film in the “Twilight” series.”

Amanda Bell, The Twilight Examiner runs down the rest of the story for you here.

So since KOL is now out, what band do you want to see most on the New Moon soundtrack?

New Moon Soundtrack Rundown

So over the last few weeks there has been all kinds of talk about the New Moon Soundtrack.  Chris Weitz, in an interveiw with Fandango, mentioned that Thom Yorke (from Radiohead), Bon Iver and Band of Skulls have all contributed to the soundtrack.  He also mentions begging the Kings of Leon to contribute a song which would be a fantastic addition. We have also seen tweets from The Used saying they were in the studio recording a song for the soundtrack.  Other than that we have no official word regarding it. However there have been several artists saying they have been “shortlisted” such as Jacqui Ryan and Lee Safar, both from Australia. Below you will find videos and links to each artist so you can check them out.  Let us know what you think in the comments! Also don’t forget the New Moon Soundtrack will be out on October 13th!!

**Please note these songs are just samples of the artists’ work.  We have no idea what will be used on the soundtrack.

Thom Yorke The Present Tense

The three members of Band of Skulls, Russell Marsden (guitar & vocals), Emma Richardson (bass & vocals) & Matt Hayward (drums), first met at college and quickly discovered that having two lead singers and three songwriters in a band was always going to present unlimited possibilities. With their creative process and sonic path fully intact the band quickly established themselves in the music and art community with a series of culturally inspired club nights in Southampton, London and further afield in Moscow and Tokyo.

Band of Skulls Fire

Bon Iver (pronounced: bohn eevair; French for “good winter” and spelled wrong on purpose) is a greeting, a celebration and a sentiment. It is a new statement of an artist moving on and establishing the groundwork for a lasting career.

It wasn’t planned. The goal was to hibernate.

Justin Vernon moved to a remote cabin in the woods of Northwestern Wisconsin at the onset of winter. Tailing from the swirling breakup of his long time band, he escaped to the property and surrounded himself with simple work, quiet, and space. He lived there alone for three months, filling his days with wood splitting and other chores around the land. This special time slowly began feeding a bold, uninhibited new musical focus.

Bon Iver The Wolves (Act I&II)

The Used

Lee Safar

Jacqui Ryan

Jacqui Ryan: 2 Songs Shortlisted For New Moon

Singer/song writer Jacqui Ryan has come to the US from Australia to promote her music. In this video, she talks about two songs that are on the short list for the New Moon soundtrack.

You can hear Jacqui’s songs at her MySpace.  You can also check her out on her official site, and on her Twitter. Ty to Sandi from Twitter for the heads up.

The Used Tweet about the New Moon Soundtrack

In the studio recording a song for twilight 2 Dawggg. I’ll send more pics later 14 hours ago from Tweetie

It seems The Used are currently working on their contribution to the New Moon Soundtrack which will be released on October 13th according to information given at Comic Con.  You can follow The Used on Twitter at WeAreTheUsed.  Thanks to Marianna for the heads up!!

For those of you who haven’t heard of The Used before there check out their official site which has some great vidoe footage and music videos.  I have posted a sample of their music from their site below.