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Michael Einziger of Incubus and Johnny Marr Compose Score for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"

Image courtesy of Columbia Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Columbia Records (via ABC News Radio)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2  will hit theaters later this spring. The live-action film is expected to be as action-packed and tension-building as its predecessors, but the new film will have the advantage of being scored by the Oscar and Grammy-winning  Hans Zimmer and the Magnificent Six  -- consisting of music heavies including  Michael Einziger  of  Incubus  and  Johnny Marr  of The Smiths and  Modest Mouse .

What's the effect of using rock and rollers to write a film's score? Apparently it's putting a rock and roll vibe under the film itself.  Zimmer -- who's won more awards than the average mantle can hold -- says in a  statement  through Columbia Records, "We embraced a rock-and-roll ethos on this movie, and it paid off." 

Einziger -- who last August told ABC Radio News that Incubus is on hiatus but not disbanding -- previously worked with Zimmer on the score for  The Lone Ranger,  a film for which he also co-wrote a single, “Wake Me Up” with DJ/producer  Avicii . 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2  soundtrack will also feature news songs from  Alicia Keys  and  Pharrell Williams . The soundtrack will be available at digital and traditional outlets on April 22.

The film hits U.S. theaters on May 2.

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