Call them the Jonathan Davis All-Stars.
Marilyn Manson, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, Disturbed's David Draiman, Orgy's Jay Gordon and Static-X's Wayne Static were selected by the Korn frontman and Warner Bros./Reprise chairman Tom Whalley to sing Davis' songs for the upcoming "Queen of the Damned" soundtrack, according to a Warner Bros. spokesperson.
While Davis co-wrote and recorded the five tracks that will be heard in the vampire flick, his record label contract prohibits his voice from appearing on the soundtrack, which will be released just before the next Korn album.
Veteran hard rock singer Jeff Scott Soto, who recorded some of the music in "Rock Star," was originally slated to take Davis' place on the soundtrack, but the organizers of the project later decided otherwise (see "Korn's Davis Uses Stunt Double For Vampire Movie Soundtrack ").
Manson sings on "Redeemer," Bennington on "System," Draiman on "Forsaken," Gordon on "Slept So Long," and Static on "Not Meant For Me." The songs are performed in the movie by the main character, Lestat, and his band, Satan's Night Out. The band's videos can be viewed at the movie's official Web site, www.queenofthedamned.com.
Davis' Korn bandmates Brian "Head" Welch and James "Munky" Shaffer play guitar on the songs, while seasoned drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa, Sting) handled the beats. Limp Bizkit's Sam Rivers played bass on "Forsaken" and "Redeemer," and Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons) played additional drums on "Slept So Long."
Richard Gibbs, former keyboardist for quirky rockers Oingo Boingo, co-wrote the songs and scored "Queen of the Damned" with Davis (see "Korn's Davis To Score Vampire Pic" ). Gibbs has scored several films, including "28 Days," "Say Anything" and "10 Things I Hate About You."
Other songs on the soundtrack, due February 19, are hard-rocking favorites like Disturbed's "Down With the Sickness," Papa Roach's "Dead Cell" and Deftones' "Change (In the House of Flies)." The late R&B singer Aaliyah, who co-stars in the movie, does not appear on the soundtrack.
"Queen of the Damned," based on the third novel in Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles," was directed by Michael Rymer ("In Too Deep") and stars Stuart Townsend ("Wonderland") as Lestat, a vampire first introduced in "Interview With the Vampire" who eventually becomes a rock star.
"Queen of the Damned" soundtrack track list, according to Warner Bros.:
- Wayne Static of Static-X - "Not Meant For Me"
- David Draiman of Disturbed - "Forsaken"
- Chester Bennington of Linkin Park - "System"
- Deftones - "Change (In the House of Flies)"
- Marilyn Manson - "Redeemer"
- Papa Roach - "Dead Cell"
- Godhead - "Penetrate"
- Jay Gordon of Orgy - "Slept So Long"
- Disturbed - "Down With the Sickness"
- Static-X - "Cold"
- Earshot - "Headstrong"
- Dry Cell - "Body Crumbles"
- Tricky - "Excess"
- Kidney Thieves - "Before I'm Dead"