Tom Cruise established himself as one of the most popular actors in Hollywood’s history. The legendary actors’ much anticipated sequel to Top Gun will soon hit the theaters and fans can’t hold in their excitement. It appears, Twenty One Pilots was on the soundtrack for the new Top Gun movie before Tom Cruise decided to change the lineup.

The band’s singer, Tyler Joseph said he and drummer Josh Dun had been working on the soundtrack for the blockbuster sequel before the actor intervened. He claimed they were ‘a part of’ the major changes made to the film amid multiple delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However according to Daily Mail, insiders denied the claim by saying the 33-year-old Ohio duo were never officially signed on to perform for the film. Joseph told KROQ on Friday he and Dun had worked on music for the long-awaited sequel.

“I was working with the music placement person for the new Top Gun on writing a new song for them, adding ‘and then I believe Tom Cruise just came in and just fired everyone.”


Joseph further added, he “saw some scenes” of the high-profile motion picture, which features Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer and Jon Hamm. He also said, “It was actually pretty soon after they brought me in to show me parts of the movie of what they were looking for and stuff then I kind of got word that there was a wholesale swap.”

Since the band’s departure, Lady Gaga got the spot to headline the e soundtrack to the blockbuster with the ballad Hold My Hand and also collaborated with Hans Zimmer and Harold Faltermeyer on the score. According to an Amazon listing, Other artists and songs showcased on the compilation include  the Kenny Loggins hit from the 1986 original Danger Zone; I Ain’t Worried by OneRepublic; and a rendition of the Jerry Lee Lewis movie Great Balls of Fire from Teller. Stay tuned to Thirsty.

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Shubham Banerjee

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