Band say they could be persuaded...
Alex Winehouse
08:33 23rd June 2011

Kings of Leon have announced their interest in writing the theme tune to the next James Bond film.

Drummer Nathan Followill previously turned down Bond star Daniel Craig's request to work on a song for the franchise, but he and brother Caleb have since had a change of heart.

In a Twitter chat with Vue cinemas, Followill said: "Hmm Daniel Craig has asked me before. I have turned him down 3 times already but maybe."

He added: "I've always wanted to work with strings though so maybe yeah, that'll be a good excuse."

The task of writing the theme song to a Bond film has become something of a holy grail for music stars, with Jack White and Alicia Keys performing Another Way to Die for the last film, Quantum of Solace.

In the past, performers such as Tom Jones, Paul McCartney and Shirley Bassey have contributed to some of the most memorable songs in movie history.

Both Lady Gaga and Michael Buble have been rumoured as potential contributors to director Sam Mendes' as-yet-untitled Bond 23.

Ban! Showbiz quotes a source close to Gaga as saying: "The Bond bosses are all huge Gaga fans. Her sound and sense of drama make her the top choice.

"Gaga has the look as well as the voice to tackle a thundering ballad. She's a great songwriter too. This is perfect on every level."

Bond 23 is due for release on October 26, 2012.

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