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Danny Elfman Slays Coachella with Simpsons Theme + Film Scores


Sitcom and film themes took heart stage final Saturday evening (Apr. 16) throughout a singular set by composer extraordinaire Danny Elfman at Coachella, which was lastly again after two years of COVID cancellations.

The uncommon look by the composer and Oingo Boingo chief included a lot of songs from movies that Elfman has scored.  Conducting a full orchestra behind him, Elfman led the group by means of music from Edward Scissorhands, the 1989 Batman film, The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas, Spiderman and extra earlier than a strong rendition of The Simpsons theme track. Twitter video from a superb chunk of Elfman’s set on the competition might be discovered beneath.

In addition to the orchestra, Elfman employed a who’s who of rock as his backing band. Josh Freese (A Good Circle) was on drums, Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) and Nili Brosh (The Iron Maidens) dealt with guitars and Stu Brooks (Mike Patton) was on bass. Elfman ran by means of a bunch of Oingo Boingo tracks as nicely, together with “Bugs,” “Nothing to Concern (However Concern Itself),” “Solely a Lad,” “Who Do You Wish to Be” and the Halloween traditional “Useless Man’s Occasion.”

2022 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Competition – Weekend 1 – Day 2

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Elfman, who confirmed off a formidable physique (and tattoos) for a 68-year-old (he had stripped off his shirt by the finish of his efficiency),  promised and delivered on as he put it, “a wierd little present.” As he wrapped up, he stated, “Thanks for bringing me out of… no matter it’s referred to as, I neglect,” stopping wanting utilizing the phrase “retirement.” He then added, “Thanks. I prefer it right here.”

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