Although it wasn’t intended to debut on U.S. radio until next week, a leaked copy of Madonna’s “Die Another Day,” the theme song to the forthcoming James Bond movie of the same name, is already getting heavy airplay on stations around the country. An accompanying video clip will premiere Oct. 10 on MTV’s “Making the Video” series; a commercial CD single, featuring remixes by such acts as Thunderpuss and Felix Da Housecat, is due Oct. 22.
The new track is all over the airwaves in major markets, having been spun more than 100 times in less than a week by two Miami stations alone. It is expected to debut next week on the Billboard Hot 100 on the strength of airplay. Madonna has a cameo as a fencing instructor in “Die Another Day,” a soundtrack for which is due Nov. 12 via Warner Bros.
Meanwhile, Madonna told “Today” host Matt Lauer that she has almost finished up her next Maverick album, which is expected some time next year. The artist is promoting her upcoming film “Swept Away,” which she described as “an angry love story.” As previously reported, “Swept Away” was directed by Madonna’s husband, Guy Ritchie (“Snatch”).