The Rock of Ages’ actors are going to be a big part of the soundtrack
Whose idea was it to take classic bands with legendary songs, and have a movie’s cast of stars turn around and perform them for the soundtrack?
That’s exactly what the honchos behind Rock of Ages decided to do, and you can see the movie when it’s released on June 1.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 20-song record accompanying the film will include music by bands like Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Joan Jett, and Pat Benetar, just to name a few.
The cast bold enough to sing the songs includes Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Mary J. Blige, Russell Brand, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, among others.
The film is an adaptation of the 2006 Broadway musical of the same name, which is based on a love story about a waitress (Hough) who falls in love with a busboy (Boneta) during the rock music-infused era of the 1980s.
Director of the movie, Adam Shankman, says of the decision, “Taking classic, beloved rock anthems and seeing them through the unique perspective of the characters in the film was such an exciting prospect for me in directing Rock of Ages.”
He adds, “We had a phenomenal cast who performed these songs in such a powerful way — adding depth and meaningful imagery to the film. I was lucky to have a partner in Adam Anders who, better than anyone working today, understands how to take popular songs and seamlessly repurpose them to tell a story with unparalleled originality and success.”
With an $80M dollar budget, an all-star cast, and Adam Anders (Glee) serving as the executive music producer, I think the final result will sound just fine.
The soundtrack will be released June 5.
You can check out the full tracklisting after the jump!
1. “Paradise City” – Tom Cruise
2. “Sister Christian” / “Just Like Paradise” / “Nothin’ But A Good Time” – Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin
3. “Juke Box Hero” / “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” – Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough
4. “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” – Catherine Zeta-Jones
5. “Waiting For A Girl Like You” – Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough
6. “More Than Words” / “Heaven” – Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta
7. “Wanted Dead Or Alive” – Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough
8. “I Want To Know What Love Is” – Tom Cruise, Malin Akerman
9. “I Wanna Rock” – Diego Boneta
10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise
11. “Harden My Heart” – Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige
12. “Shadows of the Night” / “Harden My Heart” – Mary J. Blige, Julianne Hough
13. “Here I Go Again” – Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige, Tom Cruise,
14. “Can’t Fight This Feeling” – Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin
15. “Any Way You Want It” – Mary J. Blige,Constantine Maroulis, Julianne Hough
16. “Undercover Love” – Diego Boneta
17. “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” – Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige
18. “Rock You Like A Hurricane” – Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise
19. “We Built This City” / “We’re Not Gonna Take It” -Russell Brand / Catherine Zeta-Jones
20. “Don’t Stop Believin’”- Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige