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Mastodon's rumored role as composers for the "Jonah Hex" score has since been confirmed, and the band has now opened up with some details about what their tracks will sound like behind Josh Brolin, Megan Fox and John Malkovich. When "Jonah Hex" hits theaters in 2010, it will have an original sound playing behind it that channels both Pink Floyd and Neil Young.
"Some of it was heavy, some of it was very moody," Mastodon bassist Troy Sanders told Paste. "A lot of it was spacey, Melvins B-sides, Pink Floyd-like, surreal outer space, like Neil Young’s 'Dead Man.' Swirling, nausea music."
Made up of instrumentals and variations on themes for each of the main characters, Sanders spoke highly of the synergy he developed with director Jimmy Hayward, who originally called the band as a fan to request their involvement, which they agreed to without a paycheck. Though their recording costs, »
- Brian Warmoth
Months ago I ran into Brent Hinds, guitarist for Mastodon, who mentioned that he'd just shot a cameo for the new John Malkovich movie, and that the band would be doing some music for it. That had to be Jonah Hex, but I wasn't able to get any more details. Soon enough AICN got wind of Mastodon's score for the film, but no further info. Now some other enterprising Atlanta boys have talked to the band and got the scoop on what we can expect to hear in the film. And I'm more excited than I expected to be, as the band says that in part, the music resembles Neil Young's score for Dead Man! Paste talked to Troy Sanders, bass player for Mastodon, and he gave up a bunch of details about what the band has done for the movie. Director Jimmy Hayward actually approached the band, saying »
- Russ Fischer
Soundtracks for Western films aren't typically characterized by their extreme guitar-wailing and double-bass drum pounding, but "Jonah Hex" is aiming to make an exception.
According to Ain't It Cool News, heavy metal rockers Mastodon will allegedly provide the musical score for "Jonah Hex," the Josh Brolin-starring film based on the DC Comics character. The report describes Mastodon's sound contribution as, "[needless] to say, pretty heavy!"
The Mastodon-provided soundtrack wouldn't be out of place if "Crank" filmmakers Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor remained attached as directors for the Warner bros.-produced film, as was the original plan—but even after their departure, the pair's script remained in place for the Jimmy Hayward-directed "Hex." Perhaps the screenplay called for some serious guitar thrashing.
Mastodon was formed in 1999 and consists of bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders, guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds, guitarist Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor. Despite their short 10-year existence, Mastodon's »
- Josh Wigler
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