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August 7, 8:04 am Eastern Time
SOURCE: Posthuman/Priority Records
Posthuman/Priority Records to Release 'Rock Star' Soundtrack
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- It was announced today that Posthuman/Priority Records will release the soundtrack to the much anticipated film ``Rock Star,'' which stars Mark Wahlberg (``Planet Of The Apes,'' ``The Perfect Storm,'' ``Three Kings'') as a young musician whose life is changed forever when he is chosen to replace the lead singer of his all-time favorite band, Steel Dragon. Jennifer Aniston (of ``Friends'' fame) stars as his girlfriend and manager. The soundtrack will be in stores on August 28th. The film opens nationwide on September 7.
The ``Rock Star'' soundtrack captures the 1980's metal hey day with songs from classic rockers like Motley Crue, Bon Jovi and Kiss, but what is most surprising about the album are the five original tracks by the fictitious band who star in the movie (with Wahlberg as lead singer): Steel Dragon.
Steel Dragon is a band that was assembled specifically for ``Rock Star.'' Comprised of longtime Ozzy Osbourne/Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde, Bonham leader and son of the late great Zeppelin drummer, Jason Bonham on drums, Dokken bassist Jeff Pilson, Black Label Society's Nick Catonese on guitar, Yngwie Malmstein vocalist Jeff Scott Soto and Mike Matijevic who fronted the 80's band Steel Heart on vocals as well.
The Steel Dragon tracks, which perfectly represent the 1985 hard rock scene in which the movie is set, were written by a variety of musicians, including Sammy Hagar (``Stand Up'') and Marilyn Manson bassist, Twiggy Ramirez (``Blood Pollution'').
A track from Everclear, appropriately titled ``Rock Star,'' will be the first single and video. Songs from INXS, Verve Pipe and some score selections from Trevor Rabin round out the soundtrack. All of the Steel Dragon tracks were produced by longtime Crue producer Tom Werman. A complete track listing is attached.
The movie also includes on camera appearances from Verve Pipe's Brian Vander Ark and Slaughter drummer Blas Elias in the Steel Dragon tribute band Blood Pollution. Finally Stephan Jenkins from Third Eye Blind plays Blood Pollution's replacement lead singer, after the departure of Wahlberg.
As anyone who has ever been to a big rock concert will attest, the rock arena scenes in the movie are absolutely authentic. ``In the various films about rock and roll I've seen over the years, invariably there are actors portraying musicians,'' explains ``Rock Star'' director Stephen Herek. ``There always seems to be a certain edge and validity that's missing from their performances.''
Wahlberg's musical background, coupled with Wylde, Pilson, Bonham and actor Dominic West, give Steel Dragon the chops needed to pull off a too-much-metal-for-one-hand arena rock assault in the film's numerous live concert scenes.
The role, of course, wasn't a stretch for any of the musicians. ``I've essentially been doing research for this movie for twenty years,'' jokes Jeff Pilson of his years on the road as bass player for Dokken and Dio. ``And one of the best parts about doing this movie was Steve's openness about getting input from us.''
``My character in the movie was just this guy who likes drinking beer and pretty much doesn't like anybody in the band and just likes shooting guns,'' Wylde says. ``As far as I'm concerned, I got the coolest character in the movie.''
For heavy metal fans, the realness of both soundtrack and the film make ``Rock Star,'' a must listen, must see.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
1) Everclear "Rock Star"
2) Steel Dragon "Livin' The Life"
3) Motley Crue "Wild Side"
4) Steel Dragon "We All Die Young"
5) Steel Dragon "Blood Pollution"
6) Bon Jovi "Livin' On A Prayer"
7) Steel Dragon "Stand Up"
Ted Nugent "Stranglehold"
9) Steel Dragon "Wasted Generation"
10) Kiss "Lick It Up"
11) Steel Dragon "Long Live Rock & Roll"
12) INXS "Devil Inside"
13) Verve Pipe "Colorful"
14) Trevor Rabin "Gotta Have It"
SOURCE: Posthuman/Priority Records