Andrew Lloyd Webber wants Eminem
05/30/2007 3:00 PM, Yahoo! Music
Eminem is being lined up for a possible future collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber on a musical.
The legendary composer has been speaking of his admiration of the rap superstar, who he has met and believes is “very intelligent.”
Webber, the brains behind such landmark Broadway productions as Cats, Phantom Of The Opera, and Joseph & The Amazing Techicolor dreamcoat, says he would “absolutely” love to work with Marshall Mathers.
Speaking about a possible collaboration, he admitted: “I don’t know him well, but I have met him and think he’s very intelligent. I would think he’d probably want to do his own thing [though],” he told Heat magazine.
Eminem has been keeping a low profile in 2007, following the end of his second marriage to Kim Mathers and the death of best friend and fellow rapper Proof.
However, 50 Cent claimed last week that he is working on a new album, refuting reports of premature retirement.
50 told Blender magazine: “He’s got a new album coming. He’s not gonna tell people that, but he’s making new music. I’ve heard a few songs, and it’s hot. He won’t tell nobody he’s working on a new album, but I’ll tell you: He’s working on new music.”