Watch Hans Zimmer Record 12 Drummers at Once for the MAN OF STEEL Score

     June 24, 2013


Though the final film proved to be a bit divisive, one of the best things about Man of Steel is undoubtedly Hans Zimmer’s massive score.  Just as with his previous scores, Zimmer thought outside the box with regards to the Man of Steel music, and one of the more interesting tactics he used in crafting the score was assembling a “who’s who” of some of the best drummers to record some intense percussion sessions.  A new featurette has landed online that documents said sessions, showing the composer getting together a group of 12 drummers to all play at once.  The team of performers includes the likes of Pharell Williams and Sheila E, and it’s a lot of fun to see a big circle of 12 drum kits pounding at the same time.

Hit the jump to watch the featurette, and if you missed Steve’s extended interview with Zimmer about his work on the film, click here.  Man of Steel is now playing in theaters everywhere.


  • tertiaryintervention

    He had f-ing Sheila E drumming for him?! Bad ass!!

  • JK1193

    Ironic how two of my favorite scores of the year so far are drum-oriented (Zimmer’s score here and M83′s score for Oblivion). Awesome job guys!

  • pinkincide

    The first cool drum circle in history.

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  • Unique Jenique

    And this is why I love this man.

  • Alex Hajna

    I think Adam thinks this film is divisive, what d’ya think?

  • KryptonianKnight

    Great Soundtrack! Arcade is killer and I love how well it’s doing in the billboards. Hanz Zimmer is brilliant. Another good smack to the mouths of all the MOS haters who have nothing better to do with themselves!

  • Moppusan

    Danny Carey. F yeah.

  • sense11

    Wow this is sick :)

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  • Nomis1700

    Loved the film!

  • Joseph M

    I like some of his stuff, but a lot of his music is instantly forgotten when the film ends. I guess simple, memorable melodies that stay in the public psyche are the domain of the orchestral masters. I loved all the big drums in TDKR. The famous track from Gladiator was good, but that was composed with the brilliant Lisa Gerrard. Her music on the Man Of Steel’s second trailer was so good. ‘Was gutted to hear it wasn’t actually in the film. That, and the big choral piece from a composer I’ll have to check out.

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