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Imagine Dragons Playing at Transformers: Age of Extinction World Premiere in Hong Kong

Transformers News: Imagine Dragons Playing at Transformers: Age of Extinction World Premiere in Hong Kong

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 3:54AM CDT

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We reported a while back that the band Imagine Dragons are working with Steve Jablonsky on the new Transformers: Age of Extinction score, possibly replacing Linkin Park - though this is not confirmed, and the band may still feature! We now know, thanks to MichaelBay.com, that Imagine Dragons will also be playing at the Hong Kong world premiere of the movie, and their new single, Battle Cry, features heavily throughout the film. Check out the press release below!

Transformers News: Imagine Dragons Playing at Transformers: Age of Extinction World Premiere in Hong Kong


MICHAEL BAY’S “TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION” TO FEATURE AN ORIGINAL SONG BY THE GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING BAND IMAGINE DRAGONS

THE BAND CONTRIBUTED CREATIVELY IN THE SCORING PROCESS WITH THE FILM’S COMPOSER STEVE JABLONSKY

WILL PERFORM LIVE AT THE FILM’S WORLD PREMIERE IN HONG KONG ON JUNE 19th

HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 13, 2014) – Director Michael Bay, film composer Steve Jablonsky and Paramount Pictures are collaborating with the Grammy Award-winning band IMAGINE DRAGONS to feature the band’s original music in the upcoming film “TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION,” one of the most anticipated movies of the summer.

Following an early footage screening of the film, Imagine Dragons wrote the original song “BATTLE CRY,” which Bay used in critical points in the film. Additionally, the band contributed original music during the scoring process by recording cues with Jablonsky, the film’s composer, and Hans Zimmer, who assisted in the process. The collaboration resulted in added depth to the sound of the film.

“We’re incredibly lucky that Dan, Wayne, Ben and Daniel were available to work with us,” says director Bay. “I remember being drawn to the emotion of ’Demons’ and ’Radioactive’ the first time I heard those songs, and I knew I wanted that same energy and heart for this movie. They’ve created a really epic, otherworldly sound for ’Battle Cry.’”

“The TRANSFORMER franchise has set the bar for cinematic innovation over the years, says Alex Da Kid, label head at KIDinaKORNER records. We are excited to collaborate with Michael Bay and Paramount Pictures and view this as an incredible global platform.”

IMAGINE DRAGONS will perform its new single live at the film’s worldwide premiere in Hong Kong, one of the locations in the film, on June 19th.

IMAGINE DRAGONS are Dan Reynolds (vocals), Wayne Sermon (guitar), Ben McKee (bass), and Daniel Platzman (drums).
Credit(s): MichaelBay.com

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Re: Imagine Dragons Playing at Transformers: Age of Extinction World Premiere in Hong Kong (1573504)
Posted by shockblast2 on May 13th, 2014 @ 7:38am CDT
Who?



Imagine Dragons is a good name for a band in this movie. Because rather than having actual dinosaurs, it is full of dragons claiming to be dinosaurs.
Re: Imagine Dragons Playing at Transformers: Age of Extinction World Premiere in Hong Kong (1573507)
Posted by shockblast2 on May 13th, 2014 @ 7:43am CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:
T-Macksimus wrote:So while you may not like it yourself, which is perfectly ok, that doesn't warrant a blanket "They Suck!" statement. They don't suck, you're just too damn small minded to realize this world doesn't revolve around you and your tastes.


That is a pretty direct insult to me since I was the one that did say they sucked. So first off, you can go **** yourself. Second, anyone who likes music have the right to praise it. So then why do people who dislike the music get attacked for exercising that same right? I listen to a lot of different styles of music and I can form my own opinion of what is good or what is ass. Just because you don't agree with it, suddenly I'm small minded. Quite the hypocrite, you are. You say music is an art form and that it is all subjective to how people connect with it. Alright, fine, agreed. I don't connect with this music because I think their "art" is garbage. I don't care how hard you work on something, if the end result, and especially in the realm of art, it can still be garbage because IT IS ALL BASED ON OPINION, REMEMBER? So the next time you want to try and defend a band because you can't handle an opposing opinion, choose your defense more carefully. You can like this music all you want, and I won't call you narrow minded for it. But there is no way in hell you can censor my complete dislike for this garbage excuse for a band by trying to label my opinion as being an inferior one that is uninformed compared to yours.




What kind of music are they? Rock? Like Linkin Park?
Re: Imagine Dragons Playing at Transformers: Age of Extinction World Premiere in Hong Kong (1573508)
Posted by shockblast2 on May 13th, 2014 @ 7:50am CDT
YRQRM0 wrote:Idk if they're replacing LP, Chester already strongly hinted that they would be involved.



I could never get past that name. Anyone remember the movie Airheads with Adam Sandler? Remember how the main guy is this tough hair metal rock guy named Chaz and then everyone finds out his real name is Chester?

I can't take a rock guy seriously that has the name Chester. I did like a few of Linkin Park's songs back in the day. Until I realized every song they made was the same song with a few different chords here and there.
Re: Imagine Dragons Playing at Transformers: Age of Extinction World Premiere in Hong Kong (1573521)
Posted by mooncake623 on May 13th, 2014 @ 9:09am CDT
I suspect the Change to Imagine Dragons from Linkin Park cause they're actually relevant right now? When's the last time Linkin Park's done anything?
Re: Imagine Dragons Playing at Transformers: Age of Extinction World Premiere in Hong Kong (1573614)
Posted by Burn on May 13th, 2014 @ 3:01pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:I suspect the Change to Imagine Dragons from Linkin Park cause they're actually relevant right now? When's the last time Linkin Park's done anything?


Oh they keep putting stuff out but they're definitely not as popular as they use to be.
Re: Imagine Dragons Playing at Transformers: Age of Extinction World Premiere in Hong Kong (1573619)
Posted by Va'al on May 13th, 2014 @ 3:16pm CDT
Burn wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:I suspect the Change to Imagine Dragons from Linkin Park cause they're actually relevant right now? When's the last time Linkin Park's done anything?


Oh they keep putting stuff out but they're definitely not as popular as they use to be.


Yeah, I just checked this, and the latest Linkin Park album is from 2012, with another being released next month. They're also doing festivals, but I've really not heard that much of, about and from them.

Then again, I'm not that big a fan, so I would miss most of the news. :P
Re: Imagine Dragons Playing at Transformers: Age of Extinction World Premiere in Hong Kong (1573655)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 13th, 2014 @ 4:41pm CDT
Who the hell are these guys? Never heard of them & im pretty up to date with the newer rock/metal bands. They sound pretty generic so thats probably why i dont recognize the name, i tend to skip the commercial/generic sounding stuff. Much better than linkin park but still better bands out there. Still say they should've gotten Red Dragon Cartel, but then again they might not want to be associated with a mindless explosion fest movie. Surprised Metallica hasnt had a song in a TF movie yet youd think they'd be the front runners, probably to expensive to get them.

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