BOSTON — Unlike the “Twilight” soundtrack , the collection for “New Moon” — which hit stores Friday — did not include any music created by actors in the film. For those who remember, “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke pushed for the songs “Never Think” and “Let Me Sign” by Robert Pattinson to be included in the film.
But as many Twi-hards know, Pattinson isn’t the only star from the saga with musical talent. Fellow vampire Jackson Rathbone has a band as well, 100 Monkeys, who were recently announced to be creating the soundtrack for his indie film “Girlfriend.” Not to be outdone by Pattinson, Rathbone shared with us that his group would also submit songs for potential inclusion on the “Eclipse” soundtrack.
“It’s been talked about, but it’s one of those things,” Rathbone said when asked if he had been approached to have songs on the previous soundtracks. “We’re going to be kind of giving some of our songs off of our upcoming album for them to see if they want to put on ’Eclipse.’ ”
Earlier this year, Rathbone talked with MTV about having a song on the “New Moon” soundtrack.
“We’d love it,” Rathbone said. “[But] we’re not really pushing for it. It’s one of those things where if they want to put our song on the album, I’m not going to complain.”
When we talked to him on the set of “Girlfriend,” he echoed similar sentiments.
“It’s one of those things that we’re not really pressing for it, because we just love making music. We love playing live and we just have so much fun doing it, that for us it’s all about the performance and not so much the marketing,” he said.
To some, the chance to have their music exposed on what is expected to be a huge blockbuster like next summer’s “Eclipse” would not be something to be taken lightly, but Rathbone was more concerned about pleasing his fans than money or fame.
“We believe in any marketing that we do, we give all the marketing to the fans because it’s what they want,” he said, referencing a contest 100 Monkeys will be having on their Web site that will allow the fans to vote on the cities they want the band to perform in. “They’re supporting us. Without them we’d be living on bread and water alone.”
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