Tom Cruise Sings Guns 'N Roses & Def Leppard On 'Rock Of Ages' Soundtrack

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by Kevin Jagernauth
May 1, 2012 9:44 AM
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This summer there are going to be a lot of options at the multiplex, but few will let you indulge your guilty pleasure center as readily as "Rock Of Ages," Adam Shankman's star-studded musical that will bring the Broadway show to the big screen, complete with its surplus of '80s hits and hairspray.

The story is a familiar one, centering on a young woman who dreams of making it big and falls in love along the way, and it's no surprise that the film's leads, Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta, get the lion's share of the tunes. But it's Tom Cruise who's going to get the most ink and many will be curious to see if he can successfully take on Guns 'N Roses "Paradise City" (how does Axl feel about this?) and Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me." Meanwhile, Malin Akerman will belt out "I Want To Know What Love Is" by Foreigner while Catherine Zeta-Jones will sing "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" the one-hit-wonder tune by Eddie Schwartz. Hell, even Russell Brand is getting in on it, delivering his takes on Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" and Starship's "We Built This City" (in a medley), as well as REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling."

Anyway, if your summer won't be complete without Hollywood stars singing radio hits from the '80s, the "Rock Of Ages" soundtrack arrives on June 5th a few days before the movie drops on June 8th. [Film Music Reporter]

"Rock Of Ages" Soundtrack Tracklisting

1. Paradise City – Tom Cruise
2. Sister Christian/Just Like Paradise/Nothin’ But a Good Time – Diego Boneta
3. Juke Box Hero/I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll – Diego Boneta
4. Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Catherine Zeta-Jones
5. Waiting For a Girl Like You – Diego Boneta
6. More Than Words/Heaven – Diego Boneta
7. Wanted Dead or Alive – Julianne Hough
8. I Want To Know What Love is – Malin Akerman
9. I Wanna Rock – Diego Boneta
10. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Tom Cruise
11. Harden My Heart – Julianne Hough
12. Shadows of the Night/Harden My Heart – Julianne Hough
13. Here I Go Again – Diego Boneta
14. Can’t Fight This Feeling – Russell Brand
15. Any Way You Want It – Julianne Hough
16. Undercover Love – Diego Boneta
17. Every Rose Has Its Thorn – Diego Boneta
18. Rock You Like a Hurricane – Julianne Hough
19. We Built This City/We’re Not Gonna Take It – Russell Brand
20. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Diego Boneta

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2 Comments

  • Mikmg | May 1, 2012 12:54 PMReply

    Got tired of going to movies and being dissapointed. What've I've learned over time is tht if you want to see a guaranteed good movie , pick the one with Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt or George Clooney . They seem skilled at picking right scripts, characters and take work seriously.

    Gotto buy this as a musical fan!

  • Emily | May 1, 2012 12:05 PMReply

    He wouldn't have taken the role if he couldn't do justice to it. I saw the interview with Adam Shankman. This character almost feels like Tom as Lestat...I am really looking forward to seeing him.

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