Gosling formed new band after musical concept proved too expensive
Washington: Canadian actor Ryan Gosling has revealed that he and his friend Zach Shields have formed a new band called Dead Man’s Bones, after a stage musical concept they had, proved too expensive.
Gosling, 30, and Shields realised their ambitious idea was too expensive to stage or film, so they hit the studio instead.
“We started off wanting to make a play about zombies and ghosts and monsters who are lonely and looking for love,” Contactmusic quoted Gosling as saying.
“We wanted kids to sing it but it turned out to be the most expensive play of all time and nobody would make it, so we thought, ‘We’ll make it into a movie...’
“But that was equally expensive, so we thought we’d make it into a record.
“Now suddenly we’re a band, which was never the plan... It’s the two of us trying for an Everly Brothers kind of thing.
“Our first record was called Never Let A Lack of Talent Get You Down. We’d like to do another one,” he added.