The singer-songwriter panned the track 'I See Fire' for sequel The Desolation of Smaug, which is out this month.
Seen on the red carpet were director Sir Peter Jackson, and movie stars Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman, Evangeline Lilly and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Daniel Rutledge on the excitement and madness of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug's Hollywood premiere.
Sir Peter Jackson took to the black carpet with cast in tow, for the world premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Tourism New Zealand is expecting more tourists than ever before to follow in the Hobbits' footsteps to New Zealand.
Sir Peter Jackson's second Hobbit film is having its world premiere screening today in the packed Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
In The Hobbit trilogy, Cumberbatch plays the role of Smaug the dragon.
The cast and crew of The Hobbit are gathering in Los Angeles today for the world premiere of The Desolation of Smaug.
Sir Peter Jackson was so eager to have Freeman portray Bilbo Baggins he restructured the film's production to accommodate.
Rather than go to see The Hobbit, Dan Parker and Billy Weepu decided to show us how they might use that time.
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug opens December 12, and today the cast gathered ahead of tomorrow's world premiere.
Two great eagles, along with wizard Gandalf, have been installed at Wellington Airport.
The interactive experience at the Beverly Hilton Hotel brings the New Zealand visitor experience to life.
The airline unveiled the Boeing 777-300 aircraft, with the 54-metre The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug dragon emblazoned on both sides.
Gollum was a no-show, but Peter Jackson and his Hobbit cast were in LA to spruik the beauty of New Zealand.
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