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- Posted on Jun 22nd 2010 11:25PM by Benjy Eisen
Murphy, of course, has a history with vampires that predates the world's fascination with Edward Cullen. Bauhaus had their first breakthrough as a band in 1979 with the song 'Bela Lugosi's Dead.' It's an essential track that remains a universally recognized goth anthem to this day. And although it pays homage to the actor who portrayed Count Dracula, Murphy himself feels no particular allegiance to that archetypical vampire versus, say, the heartthrob model that has helped make 'Twilight' such a smash.
"Actually, I have no favorite vampire," Murphy admits to Spinner. But he did watch the first two 'Twilight' films and counts himself as a fan...along with, like, tens of millions of young girls. Hence, Murphy's daughter, Hurihan, will happily accompany him on the red carpet when 'Eclipse' debuts in London on July 1. She's probably more stoked than dad.
But there's backstory here, too. Murphy was last seen on the silver screen in 1983 when Bauhaus performed 'Bela Lugosi's Dead' in the opening sequence of the vampire classic 'The Hunter,' starring David Bowie and Susan Sarandon. Two other entertainers that know a thing or two about cult followings.
As for Murphy, his 'Eclipse' cameo not only brings his cinematic vampire activities full circle, it also serves as a nice precursor to a worldwide solo tour ('The Dirty Dirt Tour' which kicks off in Paris, France on July 29) and the release of his ninth solo album -- appropriately titled 'Ninth' -- which will drop later this year. Our guess is that it will be released sometime after the summer heat when the weather is more appropriate for trench coats and black nail polish.