It seems as though the hottest sounds of this summer will be coming from soundtracks.
Following in the star-studded wake of the "Godzilla" and "The X-Files" albums, the soundtrack for the upcoming film "Small Soldiers" features another heavy hitting rock and rap line-up, this time reworking some '70s and '80s closet classics.
For the album, Wyclef Jean revisits the grooves of Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust," while Kool Keith comes out for the Pretenders' "My City Was Gone." Queen Latifah raps on a remix of Pat Benatar's "Love Is A Battlefield," and producer Dallas Austin puts his touches on an old Billy Squier track, "The Stroke."
As we previously reported (see "Rage's Morello Teams With Flea, Rollins, Bone Thugs For Soundtrack"), the "Small Soldiers" soundtrack also features a cover of the old Edwin Starr hit "War" by a one-off supergroup of rock and rap artists.
"Small Soldiers" hits theaters on July
10, while the accompanying soundtrack ships out on July 7.