Twenty One Pilots singer Tyler Joseph says band was on Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack until Tom Cruise 'just came in and just fired everyone'
Twenty One Pilots was on the soundtrack for the new Top Gun movie before Tom Cruise 'just came in and fired everyone', the band's singer has claimed.
Tyler Joseph said he and drummer Josh Dun had been working on music for the blockbuster sequel before the actor intervened.
He claimed they were 'a part of' the major changes made to the film amid multiple delays due to the Covid pandemic.
But insiders shot back saying the 33-year-old duo from Ohio were never officially signed on to perform for the film.
The latest: Twenty One Pilots singer Tyler Joseph, 33, said that his band was slated to be on the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack - until the film's leading man and producer Tom Cruise, 59, let them go from the high-profile project. Joseph was snapped last fall in NYC
Joseph said that he and drummer Josh Dun, 33, had worked on music for the long-awaited sequel
Joseph told KROQ on Friday he and Dun had worked on music for the long-awaited sequel.
He said: 'I was working with the music placement person for the new Top Gun on writing a new song for them, adding 'and then I believe Tom Cruise just came in and just fired everyone.'
He said he 'saw some scenes' of the high-profile motion picture, which features Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer and Jon Hamm.
Joseph said that Tom Cruise (pictured at the Top Gun: Maverick in San Diego last week) 'just came in and just fired everyone'
'They brought me in to show me some scenes and stuff, and I actually don't think I started writing,' the Heathens artist said.
'It was actually pretty soon after they brought me in to show me parts of the movie of what they were looking for and stuff then I kind of got word that there was a wholesale swap.'
Lady Gaga headlines the soundtrack to the blockbuster with the ballad Hold My Hand and also collaborated with Hans Zimmer and Harold Faltermeyer on the score.
Cruise made a grand entrance at the movie's San Diego premiere in a helicopter
Other artists and songs showcased on the compilation, according to an Amazon listing, include the Kenny Loggins hit from the 1986 original Danger Zone; I Ain't Worried by OneRepublic; and a rendition of the Jerry Lee Lewis movie Great Balls of Fire from Teller.
Top Gun: Maverick will open in theaters May 27.