The second weekend of Coachella just wrapped up, and the slightly less cool hipsters and hangers-on of California are nursing their hangovers and drinking their weight in coconut water on the way home. We’re not a music blog, so we don’t tend to cover much Coachella stuff, but this year’s line-up was slightly different, and a little more Hollywood than usual.
For one, Bradley Cooper was shooting his directorial debut, “A Star Is Born,” at the festival, thanks to the headline slot from his star Lady Gaga. But also, one of the festival’s big draws was Hans Zimmer. Yes, the veteran, Oscar-winning composer behind the scores to over 150 films, everything from “Rain Man” and “Driving Miss Daisy” to the recent “The Boss Baby” and Christopher Nolan’s upcoming “Dunkirk” is hitting the road, and played a major slot at Coachella as a prelude to his upcoming tour.
We’ve already featured one highlight, of Zimmer and his vast band playing the “Inception” theme, and now comes another extract, via Slashfilm, with Zimmer doing another Christopher Nolan score, in this case “The Dark Knight.” Even more so than the other video, it’s a bombastic turn, more metal than orchestral in some ways, but it’s a lot of fun to watch. If you’re interested in seeing Zimmer do his thing live, you can find tickets for his shows here, otherwise, he’ll be back in theaters in July with “Dunkirk.”