We were just talking about that, we're working on it now. I think they should have Ghostbusters in Rock Band.
Can you sing it?
That's pretty good. You're the only one I know who can sing it. I like the song. I'm not saying it's a bad song. I'm just saying, it's not the same... 25 years later.
I thought, 'No way is this going to replace my song as the Ghostbusters song.' I thought it was a nice song. I like the song.
Because I made too much money on Ghostbusters 1.
No, that's not true. I think certain executive parties were upset with me. People kept writing in the newspaper that the song made the film, and I think it made some people crazy.
We sold over 10 million records immediately, even before the movie came out. Then I got nominated for an Oscar and the movie didn't. I won a BAFTA and the movie didn't. I don't know where the resentment came from, but there was a lot of emotion.
You're trying to be logical. Hollywood doesn't work that way.
I would love to work on Ghostbusters 3, I hope they do call me. But if they don't call me, I won't be surprised.
They could call Beyonce, or they could call Britney Spears... Let me put it to you this way: there was a point where the company asked me to return some of the money.
Get out of town.
What would you have done?
I was a lot nicer than you. But I'm thinking, 'Wow, every movie Ivan Reitman directs, it's going to be like Steven Spielberg and John Williams!' I never got a call again.
I have nothing to say. I just think they should call me for Ghostbusters 3, and they should put me in the film. If they don't call me, I can understand that too.
Absolutely... I love the film and I love being associated with it. I wish they would call me and let me write the song.
That's interesting. I guess we could sit down and talk about it.
I haven't a clue. I know no more about that than I did Ghostbusters.
Less than three days. The song was a minute and five seconds when I wrote it. Then they said, 'Make a record!' I was like, 'Oh, ****.' I had written a verse and a bridge, and that's all I recorded.
Later on I resang it, so the vocal you hear in the videogame is only five or six years old. It's not 25 years old. But you can't tell the difference.
If you told Led Zeppelin to re-record Stairway to Heaven, that might be difficult, because you've got to be in the same hall, the drums have got to sound the same... But Ghostbusters is a computer-driven song. The bass and the drums came out of the sequencer, and I play the guitar, and I got the same guy to play the saxophone. It sounds big, but you could cut Ghostbusters on less than 16 tracks.
Yep. That's pretty much it.
Ghostbusters: The Videogame is released for DS, PC, PS2, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 on 19th June.
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