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Hard Rockers Drafted For 'Damned' Soundtrack

Marilyn Manson, Disturbed’s David Draiman, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, Static-X’s Wayne Static, and Orgy’s Jay Gordon have been drafted to sing five tracks co-written by Korn’s Jonathan Davis and multi-instrumentalist Richard Gibbs for the upcoming “Queen of the Damned” soundtrack. The Warner Bros. album is due Feb. 19; the film, starring the late Aaliyah and based on the novel by Anne Rice, arrives three days later in U.S. theaters.

“Queen of the Damned” also stars Stuart Townshend as the vampire Lestat, who becomes a rock star with the band Satan’s Night Out. As previously reported, contractual restrictions prevented Davis from voicing the tracks himself on the soundtrack (but not in the film), and his parts were originally set to be reproduced by hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto.

The film’s official Web site is now hosting video clips of Satan’s Night Out performing three of the five songs, with vocals by Davis. These versions, which feature backing by members of Korn and Limp Bizkit, are also what moviegoers will hear in theaters, according to a spokesperson.

On the soundtrack, Manson sings the track “Redeemer,” Draiman sings “Foresaken,” Bennington sings “System,” Static sings “Not Meant for Me,” and Gordon sings “Slept So Long.” The “Queen of the Damned” soundtrack will also sport previously released cuts from Papa Roach, Tricky, Deftones, Papa Roach, and Godhead, among others, but no songs from Aaliyah.

The first single will be Static-X’s “Machine,” a video for which will be shot in the coming days by directors Joe Hahn and Nathan Cox.

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