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Duran Duran Want Kanye West or Daft Punk to Do the Next James Bond Theme

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The legacy of music tied to James Bond films has always been significant. From Shirley Bassey’s perfection on “Goldfinger” and Paul McCartney‘s smash hit for “Live and Let Die” right up to Adele‘s stunning “Skyfall,” scoring that coveted theme song has remained a golden moment in many artists’ careers.

It seems that Duran Duran, no stranger to Bond as they provided the theme to 1985’s A View To A Kill, have some definite opinions on the theme for the upcoming Spectre.

”I think Kanye [West] would do a great job of taking it down a different avenue,” drummer Roger Taylor recently told the Daily Star (via NME). But the embattled rapper isn’t his only contender. ”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.”

It’s already been suggested that British singer Ellie Goulding has been tagged for the forthcoming Bond film. But Duran Duran bassist John Taylor added, “I don’t see Ellie Goulding for Bond. Kanye West, Daft Punk or somebody interesting would be better. How about Florence + the Machine?”

Daniel Craig will again star in the role of James Bond in the 24th Bond film, due out November 6. Check out what Garbage did with the theme song back in 1999 for The World Is Not Enough below.

Garbage – ‘The World Is Not Enough’ (Official Music Video)

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