Bill & Ted Face The Music Will Feature First New Mastodon Music In Years

The rock band will debut an original song in the new Keanu Reeves movie.


The new Bill & Ted movie, Face the Music, will feature the first new original music from the rock band Mastodon in years. Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher said on the RRGB podcast that the group wrote an original song for the movie's soundtrack.

"We got asked a couple months ago to be a part of the new Bill & Ted movie, to put a song in there. So we wrote a song to be in that movie which we’re kind of wrapping now," he said (via

That's all Kelliher had to say about the song for Bill & Ted 3. Whatever the case, it'll be the first new Mastodon music in some time, as the band's latest full album was 2017's Emperor of Sand. The group covered "Stairway to Heaven" in 2019 as a tribute to their longtime manager, Nick John, who died in 2018.

This isn't the first time that Mastodon has been asked to write music for a popular piece of Hollywood media. The group also wrote the song "White Walker" for the official mixtape for Game of Thrones, Catch The Throne. The band's 2004 song, "Island," was also featured in Pixar's Monsters University in a particularly great throwaway gag.

Face the Music brings back original stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, who starred in the 1989 original and the 1991 sequel. The new movie is expected to debut in theatres this August, despite the COVID-19 crisis.

For lots more, check out GameSpot's roundup of everything you need to know about Face the Music.

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