Watch Danny Elfman Do the Simpsons Theme at Coachella 2022


The composer Danny Elfman played a unique set at Coachella 2022 yesterday, including a rendition of his best-known work, the theme tune of The Simpsons. Elfman, who released his first solo studio album in 37 years last April, played the set topless with a full orchestra, showing off his tattooed torso. Watch a clip below, along with footage of Elfman fronting performances of his music from Batman and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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