'Sylvester Stallone wanted Bob Dylan for Rambo soundtrack,' says Giorgio Moroder
Bob Dylan nearly provided a song for the film Rambo, according to producer Giorgio Moroder.
In an interview with the Guardian, Moroder revealed that he had composed a song for Dylan at actor Sylvester Stallone's request, in the hope of tempting the legendary singer to provide lyrics.
"It was actually Sylvester Stallone who asked me to ask him [Dylan] to sing a song for a Rambo movie," he said. "So I composed a song. I wanted him to write the lyrics, of course. I went to see him in Malibu, where he had a beautiful house."
He continued: "He listened to it about four times. I'm not sure if he didn't like the music that much, or if he wasn't interested because of the nature of the movie, which was totally anti-Russian, anti-communist. I think he didn't feel like being involved with a movie such as Rambo. It was nice to meet him and it could have worked, but it didn't work out."
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