21 Pilots singer says he was fired from ‘Top Gun: Maverick’
When Top Gun: Maverick finally lands in theaters on May 24, it will even be his different from that originally planned.
Tyler Joseph, lead singer of Twenty One Pilots, said during an interview with the Los Angeles radio station on Tuesday KROQthat he was once involved in music.
“Funny thing, I was working with the music placement manager for the new Superior gunwriting a new song for them and then I believe Tom Cruise came along and kicked everybody out,” Joseph said. “Have you seen this news? Superior gun the trailer has been out for about three years. There were some revisions, and I was part of it.”
However, Joseph said he didn’t get very far.
“I saw scenes,” Joseph said. “They brought me in to show me scenes and stuff, and I don’t think I started writing.”
A source close to the production says Joseph’s comments are “just plain wrong” and that Cruise has never seen any songs submitted by the band.
Yahoo Entertainment has reached out to representatives for Cruise and the film’s studio, Paramount, for comment and will update this story with any statements.
Cruise has a reputation for being a badass. In December 2020, audio leaked from set of Mission: Impossible – Estimated in which Cruise can be heard threatening to fire anyone who doesn’t follow COVID-19 protocols.
The sequel to 1986 Superior gun, which Cruise is a producer, has been repeatedly delayed, at least in part due to the pandemic. The first trailer was released in July 2019.
Just last week, Lady Gaga released her new song for the film, “Hold My Hand”, which she described as “a love letter to the world during and after a very difficult time”.
“When I wrote this song for Top Gun: Maverick, I didn’t even realize the multiple layers it covered through the core of the film, my own psyche and the nature of the world we lived in,” Gaga wrote. “I worked on it for years, perfecting it, to make it ours. I wanted to make the music a song where we share our deep need both to be understood and to try to understand each other – a desire to be close when we feel so far away and an ability to celebrate the heroes of the life.”
She called working with Cruise on the film’s song and score “a great experience.”
Cruise also had some good things to say about the Oscar-winning and Grammy-winning artist’s song.
“It’s like that moment when things came together in such a beautiful way,” Cruise told James Corden this month during an appearance on The late show. “Her song that she wrote just fell in and really became the underlying score and the heartbeat of our movie. She’s amazing.”
The soundtrack was, of course, a massive blockbuster, having sold over 9 million copies to date. Hits such as Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” (which won the Oscar for Best Song) and Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone”, plus tracks from 80s favorites Cheap Trick, Loverboy and Miami Sound Machine , propelled the collection to No. 1 on the Billboard pop charts and the best-selling soundtrack of 1986.