Layne Staley, Tom Morello, Others Cover Pink Floyd For Soundtrack; Offspring, Shawn Mullins, More Contribute

A special one-off group comprised of Alice in Chains’ singer Layne Staley, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, former Jane’s Addiction drummer Steven Perkins and ex-Porno for Pyros bassist Martyn LeNoble has recorded a cover of Pink Floyd’s classic cut, “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 1″ — which marks the first time the group has allowed any of its songs to be “officially” covered.

The ensemble recorded “Brick in the Wall,” which originally appeared on Floyd’s 1980 landmark double-album, “The Wall,” under the group name of the Class of ’99 for the soundtrack to Robert Rodriguez’s new film, “The Faculty,” starring R&B crooner Usher, Elijah Wood, Josh Harnett and Jordana Brewster.

But the loose-knit super alt. group isn’t the only one getting caught up in the spirit of covering its music idols for the “Faculty,” as Shawn Mullins has contributed a version of David Bowie’s “Changes” to the album, while a pair of venerable Alice Cooper tunes have received the remake treatment
as well — with Soul Asylum performing “School’s Out” and Creed revamping “I’m 18″ for the film.

Other artists offering up new tracks for the “Faculty” include Sheryl Crow on “Resuscitation,” Garbage on “Medication,” Stabbing Westward on “Haunting Me” and “The Kids Aren’t All Right” from the Offspring.

“The Faculty” is due to arrive on screens on Christmas Day, while the soundtrack is due out a few days earlier, on December 22.