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Elton John Responsible For Muse’s Olympic Anthem

In the midst of recording 6th album, British arena rockers Muse received a phone call that would put them in front of an audience of billions. More than just part of an Olympic montage, Muse’s song “Survival” was chosen as the official theme of the London 2012 Olympics. But how and why was the anthemic song chosen? Two words: Elton John.

07/31/2012

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Paul McCartney Paid $1.57 For Olympics Performance

Sir Paul McCartney may be Britain’s highest-paid performer, but he earned nearly nothing for his performance at the Olympic Opening Ceremony in London last Friday.

07/31/2012

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Soundtracking the Olympics Opening Ceremony: Big Sales, McCartney & More

Like Great Britain itself, the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics this past weekend was full of musical variety. And for the first time ever, the ceremony’s soundtrack was available for purchase just minutes after it aired.

07/30/2012

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The Who Prepare New Composition For Olympics Performance

“We have recorded a piece of music that is a fabulous ending for the Olympics… and just shows the great music that has come out of this country,” Daltrey said. “This country has put some fabulous music out into the world.”

07/20/2012

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The Chemical Brothers Debut London 2012 Olympics Velodrome Theme

The Olympic Committee selected the legendary electronic duo of The Chemical Brothers to contribute a song to this year’s Games.

07/18/2012

The Who

The Who, George Michael & More To Play Olympics Closing Ceremony

Having once rocked the Super Bowl halftime show is not enough for The Who. As rumored over the last several months, the classic rockers will play the Olympics closing ceremony in London on August 12, […]

06/12/2012

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The Olympics Say “Start Me Up” With The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones’ 1981 hit “Start Me Up” has been used notably in commercials for Windows 95 and Ford, but a new TV spot may take the cake when it comes to synching the sports […]

06/04/2012

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Pink Floyd Gets Its Turn In The Olympics Rumor Mill

Let the speculation continue! The London Evening Standard suggests that [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Pink Floyd[/lastfm] will make an appearance at the Olympics.

01/06/2012

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