Fact: Celebrated film composer Hans Zimmer has signed on to extend his collaboration with British guitarist Johnny Marr by working on the former The Smiths star's new solo album. Zimmer previously worked with Marr on the soundtracks for Inception and Spider-Man 2. He tells 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."
Fact: Pharrell Williams' unlikely collaboration with film composer Hans Zimmer on the new The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack has resulted in a catchy tune featuring Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar. It's On Again will be one of the main songs featured on the soundtrack.
Fact: Comic book legend Stan Lee and celebrated composer Hans Zimmer are set to be honoured at The Hollywood Reporter's 2013 Key Art Awards. The duo will be recognised for its influence and creativity in entertainment advertising and marketing during a ceremony in Los Angeles in October (13).
Fact: Composer Hans Zimmer travelled through Europe and recorded the music of the Roma gypsies for the soundtrack of Guy Ritchie's new Sherlock Holmes movie. His photographer daughter captured the sessions for a new exhibition which launches in Los Angeles this weekend (10Dec11).
Fact: Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am is lending his voice to a character in upcoming kids movie MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA. The rapper voices new character Moto Moto, and has provided the score for the animated film, the sequel to 2005's Madagascar, with composer Hans Zimmer.