Recorded at Conway Studios, Los Angeles, California and Record Plant Studios, Hollywood, California.
Personnel: Jeff Scott Soto (vocals); Zakk Wylde (guitar); Jason Bonham (drums).
The most booty-kickin' spoof Metal group to come down the pike since Spinal Tap is Steel Dragon, the Mark Wahlberg-fronted hair band in the film ROCK STAR. Along with other '80s metal tracks and modern tunes, this soundtrack makes for a great listen.
ROCK STAR is based on Tim "Ripper" Owens, who left his Judas Priest cover band to join the real thing. The cover band in the film is Blood Pollution, who give us the catchy, hard-rocking "Wasted Generation." Steel Dragon does a full-throttle cover of Rainbow's "Long Live Rock And Roll" that retains the spirit of the original. Steel Dragon's original tunes such as "Livin' the Life" and "Stand Up" are straight out of 1987, with the screaming vocals and crunchy guitar riffs that made the era so much fun. Real-life metal anthems like Kiss's "Lick it Up" and Motley Crue's "Wild Side" are perfect choices for this soundtrack. Everclear's bratty yet determined title song is catchy, while "Colorful" is a new tune from Verve Pipe that holds up well with their earlier material. Anyone who grew up on the hard rock of the '80s will love this soundtrack.