Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack Bits & Real Spiders

A couple more items on the Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. ‘HIIMFXU’ tells us that the lead singer of the Cranberries may be involved as well…

On the unoffficial Cranberries website Zombieguide.com, it said that Dolores O’Riordan, the leading singer(maybe ex-singer) of the Cranberries has recorded a song for the Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. The song is said to have a title of “Black Widow”. This was taken from a phone conversation bewteen the website and a person who worked on the song.

Also, MTV reports that Maroon 5 has a song on the soundtrack…

While West was putting the finishing touches on the remix, Maroon 5 were in the studio Tuesday recording the song “Woman,” for inclusion on the soundtrack to “Spider-Man 2.” Alongside M5′s unreleased cut, the soundtrack, due June 22, boasts contributions from Jet, Hoobastank and Yellowcard.

Then ‘huxleyhf1932′ says Train was on Howard Stern this morning…

Train performed “Ordinary” live for Howard Stern this morning and Howard and Co. indicated it would be the first single from new the soundtrack.

Also, National Geographic has announced that it will be airing a documentary on real spiders right before Spider-Man 2‘s opening…

With their hairy, scuttling bodies, unblinking eyes, and venom pumping fangs, spiders are scary enough to humans. But in the insect kingdom, they are super predators. Around since before the dinosaurs, surviving planetary extinctions (and many a stomping foot), spiders have been evolving their bizarre and often sophisticated hunting strategies for over 400 million years. These creatures also have a mythology to them which has inspired comic book series, television shows and the popular “Spider-Man” movie franchise.

On Friday, June 25, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, on the eve of the premiere of “Spider-Man 2,” National Geographic Channel’s Spider Power takes an extraordinary look at the evolution of one of the most successful hunters on the planet. Using spectacular macrophotography and stylized CGI, this one-hour special brings you within attack range of some of the world’s most ingenious predators — and their “super powers.”

Spider Power explores several incredible spiders which populate our world, and the arsenal of weaponry that makes them the most pervasive predators on earth including: spiders that jump 100 times their body length (equivalent to a six-foot tall teenager jumping the length of a soccer field in a single bound); spiders that generate silk so strong it could catch a speeding truck (five times stronger than steel, spider silk is one of the finest feats of engineering ever witnessed); spiders with macabre table manners who digest their prey while it’s still alive; virtually blind spiders that rely on vibration to detect their prey; spiders that spit toxic glue; and even spiders that walk on water.

Dr. Simon Pollard, a real life “spider-man” who has dedicated the last 25 years of his life to studying these creatures, takes us into a macroscopic arena to witness the fascinating evolutionary journey from simple insect to a super-power with a strategy. Dr. Pollard, Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at Canterbury Museum in New Zealand, spent six weeks in the field collecting spiders for the special, which also includes never-before-filmed footage of Dysdera, a spider with a penchant for mating with the dead.

Spiders can be found in every hemisphere, in populated areas, jungles, on land and in water. Spider Power explores the lives of familiar spiders, including tarantulas which can grow to the size of a dinner plate and black widows, where it’s normal for the female to kill her lovers — frequently eating them alive after mating with them. More exotic spiders are also featured, including the ultimate spider, Portia. With a brain no bigger than a pinhead, Portia exhibits remarkable hunting techniques as she uses patience, cunning and stealth while hunting and killing other spiders.

Spider Power spins a web of reality about these amazing creatures, and explores what their future may hold. Spider Power is produced by NHNZ (New History New Zealand) for National Geographic Channel.

Source: Superhero Hype!