1. Amy Winehouse To Release Unused James Bond Song

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-08-12

    Even though Amy Winehouse wasn’t chosen as the title song performer for Quantum of Solace, that doesn’t seem to be stopping her from releasing her own James Bond theme.

    As many fans recall, Winehouse was pegged as a contender for the 007 theme dating back to April of this year. Working alongside producer Mark Ronson, she ultimately did come up with a demo track that she was planning on submitting to the producers.

    This collaboration was then sidelined about a week later when Ronson said the two had ceased work on the Bond track, saying: ‘I’m not sure she’s ready to work on music yet.’

    Ronson later revealed that the two were upset that they were passed over in favour of the Jack White-Alicia Keys duet. ‘It’s really disappointing,’ he said, ‘of course it is. But at the time Amy was going through some s–t, and now she’s doing great, so who cares if we missed the Bond boat. It’s fantastic to see her back on track again.’

    ‘We’re both gutted we missed out on 007, but there will be other great opportunities for us.’

    Winehouse now has plans to release her Bond track around the same time the official duet comes out. She told Britain’s New! magazine: ‘I want to prove they have made a big mistake. I don’t think they could have waited a bit. If they want a worldwide hit, I have them all up here.’

    Referring to the selection of Black and Keys for the Quantum of Solace theme, she said: ‘I guess they are going for clean-cut and boring. When I do release mine–and I am tempted to do it on the same day–this would be the bigger hit. If they change their minds, I am waiting!’

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