Linkin Park, Static X & Disturbed Fill In For Davis On 'Damned'

By | January 22, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis will not appear on the soundtrack to the forthcoming movie Queen Of The Damned due to a stipulation in his contract with Epic Records, which prevents him from working for other labels. To solve the problem, Davis and Warner Bros., the label which is putting out the movie’s soundtrack, have assembled various stars of today’s alternative music scene to cover the five tunes, which Davis sings in the movie as the voice of the Lestat character.

Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, Disturbed vocalist David Draiman, and Static X singer Wayne Static are set to lend vocals to the songs for the soundtrack, which is due on Warner Bros. February 22. Two other tracks are also in the works. A source revealed that there’s a good chance Marilyn Manson will lend his talents to the album and cover one of the songs.

Queen Of The Damned stars the late Aaliyah as Queen Akasha and Stuart Townsend as Lestat. It opens in theaters February 22.

The songs “Redeemer,” “System,” “Slept So Long,” “Not Meant For Me,” and “Forsaken” were all written to be performed by the Lestat character in the film. Davis and writing partner, former Oingo Boingo keyboardist Richard Gibbs, were joined by a full orchestra last month for the film’s score.

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