Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction, which helps explain the jaw-dropping tale spun in this reality-based flick and illuminated by its partially vintage, partially re-created soundtrack. The rags-to-riches story -- a slightly embellished take on the career of Tim "Ripper" Owens, who went from cover band obscurity to fronting Judas Priest -- is best encapsulated in the half-dozen tracks by Rock Star's fictional supergroup, Steel Dragon, made up of real metal all-stars, including Zakk Wylde and Jason Bonham. Walking the line between head-banging fury (which spills from the balls-to-the-wall "Blood Pollution") and Bic-flicking power balladry (see the overwrought "We All Die Young"), Dragon revel in the self-indulgent excess of the '80s. In addition, you'll find a sprinkling of chart hits from the big-hair era -- Kiss's "Lick It Up" and Mötley Crüe's "Wild Side" being the most telling -- as well as solid (but slightly misplaced) offerings from '90s rockers Everclear and the Verve Pipe. If you've been looking for a bookend for that Spinal Tap soundtrack for ages, your search is, at long last, over.
Performance CreditsBon Jovi Track Performer
INXS Track Performer
Kiss Track Performer
Mötley Crüe Track Performer
Ted Nugent Track Performer
Jason Bonham Drums
Jeff Pilson Bass
Jeff Scott Soto Vocals
Zakk Wylde Guitar
Verve Pipe Track Performer
Everclear Track Performer
Technical CreditsJon Bon Jovi Composer
Trevor Rabin Producer
Richie Sambora Composer
Paul Stanley Composer
Vinnie Vincent Invasion Composer
Desmond Child Composer
Eddie DeLena Engineer
Tom Werman Producer
Mick Mars Composer
Andrew Scheps Engineer
Genevieve Thomas Colvin Associate Supervisor
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Rock Star based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
I have never in my whole life seen such an amazing movie. Not only the movie but the soundtrack was truely inspiring. It was a relief to hear the same music I grew up to getting the respect it longfully deserved. It was nice to hear music that you can understand and relate to versus new age metal. I think that Mark Wahlberg played his character to profection and he has never been so inspirational.
I just finished watching ''Rock Star''. And, while it was mildly entertaining, it was also overly predictable. However, this was a viable and somewhat familiar vehicle to help Mark Walburg, in his ascent in the movie business. Haveing shook the stigma of the ''Marky Mark days'', Mr Walburg is fast becomeing a a new and refreshing ''riseing star'' in the local theaters. In short, while the movie itself left somewhat to be desired, it is worth a watch just once, to see Mr Walburg in the movie that he simply ''had to make''. Keep an eye on this young man, as he is destined to become a major box office draw, and, I feel, deservedly so.....
This movie gave a clear inside look at the ups and downs of a rock stars rise and fall and the soundtrack fits perfectly. While Wanted Dead Or Alive might have been a better choice than Livin On A Prayer to summarize this artist's struggle, the inclusion of a Bon Jovi song brings a reality to this story. A soundtrack makes a movie.
This movie was the most amazing thing I have ever seen! This movie is the story of my dreams I can put myself right into the main character!!!!! It was so exciting and so heartfelt......I saw it like 2 years ago and I'm STILL reeling from seeing it! The cd is like having MORE of the movie, You definitely need to see the movie and get this CD!!!!!!!!!!