Hans Zimmer and Rodrigo y Gabriela Will Score 'On Stranger Tides'

February 22, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

With musicians like Daft Punk scoring Tron Legacy and Chemical Brothers composing music for Hanna, today's most talented names in music are moving into the realm of motion picture scores. Now we can add another to the list as Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films have just revealed that composer Hans Zimmer (Inception, The Dark Knight) will work with Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela to compose the score for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment in the blockbuster franchise. As a huge fan of this amazing duo, this is some of the best news I've heard in a long time.

The soundtrack itself will be released on May 17, 2011, just a few days before the film hits theaters on May 20th. Mitchell Leib, President of Music and Soundtracks at Disney says, "We’d always felt it a creative necessity that the Pirates of the Caribbean 4 score have an original sound all its own and to distinguish itself from the first three films. With the inspiring addition of Rodrigo y Gabriela’s unique artistry under the direction of maestro Hans ‘Long John’ Zimmer, this iconic score franchise take its next step forward with an imaginative, fresh and individual new sound.” Clearly the most important fact here is that Hans Zimmer's nickname is apparently "Long John." Honestly, I'm not sure I want to know why.

Anyway, having Rodrigo y Gabriela involved with this film's score is really the only news that has me excited for this sequel. If you're not familiar with their music, I wholly suggest taking a listen to tracks like Diablo Rojo or if you're looking for a more familiar tune to ease into their musical style, you can check out their instrumental cover of Stairway to Heaven. Combine their great musical talent with the amazing skills of Hans Zimmer and we have a winner. What do you think?

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Never heard of them, but after seeing those videos posted, I'm SUPER excited to hear what they and Hans Zimmer create together. Can't wait!

DarkWish on Feb 22, 2011


that's great, great news. Rodrigo Y Gabriela plus Hans Zimmer! no idea what their musical combination will sound like, but it will be different from the first 3 films (the soundtrack for which i liked). colour me excited. thanks for posting the vids, Ethan, so more people can find out about Rodrigo y Gabriela. been lucky enough to see them live a few times. Rodrigo is amazing, but Gabriela is *astoundingly* skilled. here's a few more vids:

Anonymous on Feb 22, 2011


This is inspired, indeed! Rodrigo Y Gabriela are very talented and they have impeccable chemistry! Along with Hans Zimmer, their collaboration will boost the flick into the stratosphere of sonic brilliance!

Spider on Feb 23, 2011


I hope this gets Rodrigo and Gabriela into the mainstream scene, they sure deserve it after what they have created. This score will be truly amazing

Abelardo Gutierrez Chavez on Feb 23, 2011


I heard this earlier today and couldn't wait to post: YEAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!! on this!

Brian on Feb 23, 2011


Now that's what I'm talking about! Not that Zimmer isn't good enough (hell, he's one of the best), but with Rodrigo y Gabriela...?! So looking forward to listen this score.

Anonymous on Feb 23, 2011


They've already worked on film, a little. They are credited with guitar in John Powell's film score for Knight and Day.

Mario on Feb 25, 2011

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