Music Gear News

At we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Bret McKenzie: Oscar gives me sway

Bret McKenzie is going to use his Oscar to help him take more of a leading role over his music pal Jermaine Clement.
Oscar gives McKenzie, right, clout
Bret McKenzie, who picked up an Oscar for Best Original Song, is looking forward to working with his Flight of the Conchords co-star again, making the kind of music that has made them a cult success.

This time however, McKenzie will be looking to take a leading role over Jermaine Clement because now he has 'clout', reported Buzz Sugar.

He explained that he will be able to use the "Oscar card" when he and Clement are composing irreverent songs – if he wants to use a particular chord, then the power of an Academy gong allows him to dictate it.

McKenzie picked up an Oscar for the work he did on the new Muppets movie, which was released last year.

Speaking about writing and composing the song for the film, he said he felt a lot of pressure making the 'music magic' happen.

"A friend of mine said when I got the job of working on the film 'You'll never write another Rainbow Connection,'" he told the online news provider.

"And I said, 'You're right.' And I didn't. Rainbow Connection didn't win an Oscar, but there's no doubt that their song is an absolutely timeless classic, and this song is nothing in comparison.

Posted byADNFCR-2133-ID-801304109-ADNFCR Posted on 28 Feb 2012 14:36 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News


Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17

Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd

6 Oct 2016 15:31

Speaking to friend and radio host Eddie Trunk Frehley stated that he would rejoin the band if the offer came his way

30 Sep 2016 15:54

In aid of The Children Hospital Charity, Arctic Monkeys have signed a statue of an elephant to be auctioned off for charity

28 Sep 2016 17:21

Following a tweet on Wednesday, the band revealed a typo error in their previous announcement and have revealed that they will be returning in 2017

28 Sep 2016 11:15

A plaque marking where David Bowie resided whilst he created his revered Berlin album trilogy has been destroyed

21 Sep 2016 16:06

Recent Music News


In August controversy was in the air as the Dirty Dancing stage show fired its live musicians in favour of a backing track. Now the Musicians' Union urge its members to join in the protest.

26 Oct 2016 15:38

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

26 Oct 2016 13:08

With two plug-ins worth up to 199 Euros, users who purchase a A77X between 24/10/2016-31/01/2017 can experience unprecedented audio quality at a fraction of the price.

25 Oct 2016 15:09

In recent times, the theft of musical instruments and gear seems to be more prevalent than ever. With this GPS guitar pedal, users can track their stolen equipment simply by logging in online on their phone or tablet.

24 Oct 2016 17:11

Paving the path for unique high quality drum stools, Roc 'n' Soc's products cater to caters comfort and overall playing experience.

24 Oct 2016 15:23

With great discounts on Toontrack EZmix 2 Mix Software, Toontrack EZmix 2 Mixing Software EZmix Preset Pack Bundle and Toontrack EZmix Presets Bundle for EZMix 2 Mixing Software the choice for great and affordable mixing software has never been clearer!

21 Oct 2016 13:37