Will Blue October be on the soundtrack for 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'?
Posted by Robstengasm on Monday, April 12, 2010
Twilight author Stephenie Meyer loves Blue October. Simple as that.
Back in June, 2008 she and Blue October announced that for Breaking Dawn's release, she and lead singer and songwriter Justin Furstenfeld would be joining hands for a mini-tour across the United States.
Check out this video of the two of them talking about that very news, and you will see how enthusiastic Stephenie Meyer was about having Furstenfeld in her corner for the event.
The band is also featured on Meyer's New Moon playlist for "Sound of Pulling Heaven Down" and "Hate Me (Radio Edit)," her Eclipse playlist for "Overweight (Radio Edit)," and, naturally, her Breaking Dawn playlist for "Congratulations." (Also, the band is cited for their songs "Ugly Side" and "You Make Me Smile" on Stephenie Meyer's Midnight Sun playlist.)
So, for some Twilight fans, the fact that Blue October hasn't been included on the official soundtrack listings for Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon is a bit confounding.
Other bands frequenting Meyer's playlist include Muse and Linkin Park who did make it onto one or more of the albums. Stephenie Meyer's playlists have been very influential, in fact, to the soundtrack contributors listed on the albums. For instance, Collective Soul's "Tremble for my Beloved" was actually a part of the Twilight album, and other bands like Ok Go, Editors, The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie, and Radiohead (Thom Yorke broke out on his own from this band) all appeared on one or more of her playlists and did make it onto the album.
Aside from Blue October, there are only a handful of other bands appearing regularly on the Stephenie Meyer playlists but not on the soundtracks like Coldplay and My Chemical Romance.
According to Justin Furstenfeld's recent interview with Blast Magazine, Blue October's non-inclusion on the first two soundtracks might have a little something to do with the suits.
“Me and Stephenie Meyer are great friends,” Furstenfeld said. “I hate her camp, but I love her. Stephenie Meyer had the balls to take me to dinner…she said, ‘I wanna put your songs in my movies…’ and I was like, ‘Wow. That’s my dream — let’s do it.’ First movie comes out, no song. Second movie comes out, no song. Her management was like, ‘Everything we told you was a lie.’”
Pretty harsh suggestion there, huh?
At this point, no official track list for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has been announced, so it could still be that soundtrack organizer Alexandra Patsavas was planning all along for Eclipse to host Blue October's music . . . Let's hope so.