Speculation about who will appear on the New Moon soundtrack heated up this week after director Chris Weitz dropped a few big names to a RottenTomatoes.com interviewer: "The criterion will still always be what's right for the movie at that given moment, but Thom Yorke is interested; we might, if we're very lucky, get Kings of Leon to do something." Well, well!
But don't get too excited just yet. Yorke's camp would neither confirm nor deny the Radiohead frontman's reported involvement to EW at this time. The Kings of Leon connection, meanwhile, seems even more tenuous. "Not as of right now, no," KoL lead singer Caleb Followill tells EW's Whitney Pastorek when asked if his band will contribute to the Twilight sequel. "I haven't had any time to write any music, we've been so busy… I would have to write a song in my hotel room, which I think we might could do, but I don't know. As of right now I'm more focused on getting some rest and writing another album."
Oh well. For now, at least, sounds like the New Moon soundtrack field is still very much wide open. It'd be a choice gig for any up-and-comer, considering how successful the first Twilight film's soundtrack was.