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The 'Rock Of Ages' film adaptation of the Broadway hit musical will be in theaters starting June 15th with Tom Cruise playing fictional ‘80s rock frontman Stacee Jaxx. The official track listing for ‘Rock of Ages’ soundtrack is out, and on it Cruise sings Guns N’ Roses‘ ‘Paradise City’ and Def Leppard's ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me.’
Russell Brand sings a medley of Jefferson Starship’s 'We Built This City' and Twisted Sister's 'We’re Not Gonna Take It,' while the movie’s lead actor Diego Boneta takes on Twisted Sister’s 'I Wanna Rock.' Check out the full track listing below. The album will arrive June 5 via WaterTower Music.
The cast includes Cruise as Stacee Jaxx, Brand as a geeky journalist, Boneta as an up-and-coming rock star, Julianna Hough as his Boneta’s love interest, Paul Giamatti as a sleazy band manager, Alec Baldwin as a club promoter and Catherine Zeta-Jones as the woman trying to shut down a rock club. Malin Akerman, R&B queen Mary J. Blige and Bryan Cranston also star.
'Rock of Ages' Film Soundtrack Track Listing:
1. Paradise City - Tom Cruise
2. Sister Christian/Just Like Paradise/Nothin' But a Good Time - Diego Boneta
3. Juke Box Hero/I Love Rock 'N' Roll - Diego Boneta
4. Hit Me With Your Best Shot -Catherine Zeta-Jones
5. Waiting For a Girl Like You - Diego Boneta
6. More Than Words/Heaven - Diego Boneta
7. Wanted Dead or Alive - Julianne Hough
8. I Want To Know What Love is - Malin Akerman
9. I Wanna Rock - Diego Boneta
10. Pour Some Sugar On Me - Tom Cruise
11. Harden My Heart - Julianne Hough
12. Shadows of the Night/Harden My Heart - Julianne Hough
13. Here I Go Again - Diego Boneta
14. Can’t Fight This Feeling - Russell Brand
15. Any Way You Want It - Julianne Hough
16. Undercover Love - Diego Boneta
17. Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Diego Boneta
18. Rock You Like a Hurricane - Julianne Hough
19. We Built This City/We're Not Gonna Take It - Russell Brand
20. Don’t Stop Believin' - Diego Boneta
New Line Cinema has released the new movie trailer for Rock of Ages," the big budget rock musical starring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige, and Julianne Hough. The trailer features music by Twisted Sister, Night Ranger and Journey.
The film is based on the hit Broadway musical and features '80s tunes from the bands featured in the trailer as well as Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Poison, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Joan Jett, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Styx and many more.
Rock of Ages uses the backdrop of the Sunet Strip "hair metal" scene of the 1980s to tell the story of Drew and Sherrie, two young lovers chasing their dreams in 1987 Los Angeles through a series of obstacles, including a concert venue that may be shut down due to rock-hating protestors led by chief villain Catherine Zeta-Jones. Tom Cruise stars as the iconic rocker Stacee Jaxx. The film also stars Diego Boneta, Malin Akerman, Paul Giamatti, and Bryan Cranston and was directed by Adam Shankman (Hairspray). Rock of Ages opens on June 1, 2012.
Sebastian Bach posted a photo on his Facebook page, from the set of Rock Of Ages, next summer's big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical that celebrates the '80s music of power ballads and glam metal.
Says Bach: "Evil Rock Singers Burn In Hell. On the set in Miami shooting Rock Of Ages all night with Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) , some nuns, bikers, and rockers all on an amazing set that looks exactly like Hollywood. No midgets though, sadly."
The Rock of Ages cast includes Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alec Baldwin. Diego Boneta will be making his feature film debut with a starring role in Rock of Ages. In Rock Of Ages, Cruise transforms into Stacee Jaxx, a superstar devotee of hair-band excess.
The musical features rock numbers by Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and Scorpions. Filming is currently underway in Florida. New Line has set a June 1st, 2012 release date.
Sebastian Bach updates us on what's happening with his upcoming album release:
"Just approved final gatefold sleeve for vinyl edition of Kicking & Screaming. Man did I have fun. It is so cool that vinyl is making a comeback and I can't believe we are releasing a gatefold album cover in 2011. The packaging is perfect and I can't wait to hear the music analog style on my turntable! Also approved the deluxe CD/DVD edition! Can't tell you the details on this yet but stay tuned because the DVD included in the deluxe edition will blow you all away. It's way beyond what I could have imagined. Could not be more proud and stoked for you all to watch this DVD, it is amazingly put together and the quality is superb! Spending today and tomorrow doing 11 domestic and international interviews on the new album, in the US, Germany, Spain, Finland and Italy... look for these to hit magazines soon!!"
Bach will release Kicking & Screaming on September 23rd in Europe and on September 27th in North America via Frontiers Records. The first digital single from the album is the title track 'Kicking & Screaming' and it will be released on August 23rd.
The Rock of Ages cast includes Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Mary J Blige, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alec Baldwin. Diego Boneta will be making his feature film debut with a starring role in Rock of Ages.
-Diego Boneta has snagged the part of Drew Boley. The relative newcomer (though 90210 and Pretty Little Liars fans will recognize him) will play the bus boy/aspiring rocker trying to get his big break in LA.
-Russell Brand wil play Lonny, who narrates the movie and runs The Bourbon Room, the fictional LA club where Drew works.
-Tom Cruise is attached to the part of rock star Stacee Jaxx.
-Julianne Hough has the female lead of Sherrie Christian, the small-town girl with big dreams.
-Malin Akerman plays the journalist who is easily seduced by Jaxx, Cruise's character.
-Paul Giamatti will play the manager of Jaxx's band.
-Alec Baldwin is Dennis Dupree, owner of The Bourbon Room.
-Mary J. Blige will appear as Justice Charlier, proprietor of exotic dance establishment The Venus Club.
-Bryan Cranston will play the mayor of Los Angeles, and Catherine Zeta-Jones will play his wife.
The musical features rock numbers by Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and the Scorpions.
Filming is currently underway in Florida. New Line's set a June 1, 2012 release date.
This from USA Today:
He engaged in a barroom sing-along to You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' in Top Gun. But you've never seen or heard Tom Cruise like this.
In Rock of Ages, next summer's big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway jukebox musical that celebrates the '80s heyday of power ballads and glam metal, Cruise transforms into Stacee Jaxx, a superstar devotee of hair-band excess.
"His character has elements of Axl Rose, Keith Richards and Bret Michaels," says director Adam Shankman, calling from the film's Miami set. "We did a huge amount of research on what people were going through in this period." He also relied on personal experience. "I knew a lot of these people because my dad was a music business manager."
Today, that knowledge will be put to the test as Cruise shoots his first scene, which involves wailing Def Leppard's Pour Some Sugar on Me. It was the actor, a fan of Shankman's version of Hairspray with John Travolta, who first approached him with the idea of doing a movie musical together. One problem: "But I couldn't think of what musical would work with him," the director says.
But after seeing Cruise dance with wife Katie Holmes as she sang Whatever Lola Wants at a charity event last year and pull off his comedy shtick as obnoxious producer Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder and on MTV, Shankman was convinced he might be right for the Rock of Ages front man.
"I thought, who better to play the biggest rock god in the world but the biggest movie star in the world?" Just to make sure, the actor's vocal chops were put to the test after some coaching. Turns out, "He has a huge voice."
Just as Shankman adjusted Hairspray when it went from stage to screen, so, too, has Rock of Ages undergone a makeover. "It is the exact same spirit. But the tone on Broadway was campier, which makes it difficult to connect to the characters. We raise the emotional stakes. We had to give it some weight."
That includes changing Jaxx from less of a predatory snake to more of a lost boy. "We made him what these guys are, man children," Shankman says. "Someone no one says no to. More of an innocent who does something wrong and doesn't know it."
While Cruise gets to belt out classics of the era such as Bon Jovi's Wanted Dead or Alive, Scorpions' Rock You Like a Hurricane and joins in a group performance of Journey's Don't Stop Believin', he also tackles a fair share of fancy footwork choreographed by Mia Michaels of TV's So You Think You Can Dance.
Says Shankman, "Does Tom dance? Let me put it this way. He is dancing so much, we are all exhausted and laying down on the floor. He is dancing us into the ground. I've never seen someone who wants to rehearse more."