So this is weird: Yahoo! Music is stating that the Bond theme song may be played by Finnish metal band H.I.M. for the next installment, Bond 22. Apparently composers David Arnold and Don Black were rather impressed with the band's song "Wings of a Butterfly," and according to a source "They think [H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo] has just the right ear to write a classic Bond hit with them."
So if this pans out, the Bond music would probably sound harsh and heavy, which could maybe be cool, but perhaps a bit too much. Who else do you think could do some interesting things with the Bond theme song? I'd like to see what the Decemberists could do with the music, or maybe someone even quirkier like Regina Spektor.
To video for H.I.M.'s "Kiss of Dawn" to get a taste of what they're like,