Songs by Sum 41, Alien Ant Farm, Default and Slipknot's Corey Taylor as well as a collaboration between Jerry Cantrell and members of Nickelback and Saliva are being considered for the upcoming "Spider-Man" movie soundtrack.
Sum 41 plan to contribute a Rick Rubin-produced version of "It's What We're All About," and they're shooting a video for the tune Wednesday (March 20) in their hometown of Toronto, according to an Island Def Jam spokesperson. The song, a live version of which appears on the four-song EP Motivation, is expected to be the soundtrack's first single.
Alien Ant Farm recorded the track "Bug Bytes" in January, according to their publicist; and a song by Slipknot lead screamer Corey Taylor's solo project has been submitted, according to a source close to that band. Taylor's an admitted Web-head fan and even wears a Spider-Man ring.
Though they have yet to hit the studio, according to a publicist close to the project, Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell, Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger and Saliva frontman Josey Scott are preparing the tentatively titled "Hero," while Default will lend their "Blind" to the collection. The song was co-written and co-produced by the band and Kroeger, who also produced and co-wrote much of Default's debut, The Fallout.
Aerosmith have recently recorded a few possible tunes for the soundtrack in Maui, Hawaii, according to their publicist; and Planet Us, a group comprising former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar and current bassist Michael Anthony along with Journey guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo, have offered two possibilities, the band's manager said.
The soundtrack is due April 30, a week later than previously expected, according to a Columbia Records spokesperson. The film, which stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, hits theatres May 3.
Reeling in a track list for the soundtrack is somewhat sticky. A Columbia spokesperson said no decisions have been made on what will be included, and discussions are still pending on whether the resulting LP will be primarily song-based, score-based, a combination of the two or two separate records.