Elton John, Beyonce and more salute silver screen

October 24, 2007  |  12:49pm

Do you love musical tributes to film? If so, you may be in luck, as Elton John, Beyonce and Carrie Underwood are headlining Movies Rock, a two-hour music-and-film show that, despite its name, seems to lack any actual rockage. Must be an editorial oversight.

The performance will air Dec. 7 on CBS, with highlights including Fergie and Jennifer Hudson singing the music to Live and Let Die and Goldfinger. Richard Beckman, president of Conde Nast Media Group, who's one third of the trifecta of companies funding this thing, said in a press release, "We wanted to create an extraordinary show that would pay tribute to the indelible impact music has on film." Somehow, this translates to a scantily clad Fergie dancing on a stage.

Of the non-pop act variety, John Williams will perform a medley of his scores, which include Star Wars and nearly every film Steven Spielberg has ever made. Elton John will also play music from animated movies.

Movies Rock will be supplemented by a magazine, also titled Movies Rock, edited by Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter. Bill Murray will be on the cover.

Related links:
Press release for the show on Variety
Paste on the recent Elton John documentary
CBS.com

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