Tom Cruise to sing on Rock of Ages soundtrack
Hollywood actor Tom Cruise will be transforming into an Eighties rock star and singing songs by Def Leppard, Bon Jovi and Guns N' Roses.
The 49-year-old Mission Impossible actor is putting his sleek, spy persona to one side for his next film Rock of Ages, due to be released June 15.
Not only will the Hollywood star be strutting around in Eighties rock garb, Cruise will also sing on the film's soundtrack.
As the rock singer Stacee Jaxx, he will perform tracks by Guns N' Roses, Def Leppard and Bon Jovi.
The director Adam Shankman has said that Cruise "actually has a fantastic voice".
Cruise has been in vocal training for five hours a day to prepare for the film. Shankman said to expect: "a brilliant mash-up of Axl Rose, Keith Richards and Jim Morrison".
The film is an adaptation of the musical – currently playing in the West End – and has an all-star cast. Russell Brand and Catherine Zeta-Jones are also in the film and will be performing a duet on Starship's 'We Built This City'.
The film follows waitress Sherrie Christian – played by Julianne Hough and Drew Boley – played by Diego Boneta who fall in love in the Eighties in America.
Alec Baldwin plays Dennis Dupree – the owner of the nightclub The Bourbon Room while Mary J Blige will be Justice Charlier – the owner of the Venus Club.
The soundtrack will be released June 5.
Full track listing:
“Paradise City” – Tom Cruise
“Sister Christian” / “Just Like Paradise” / “Nothin’ But A Good Time” – Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin
“Juke Box Hero” / “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” – Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough
“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” – Catherine Zeta-Jones
“Waiting For A Girl Like You” – Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough
“More Than Words” / “Heaven” – Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta
“Wanted Dead Or Alive” – Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough
“I Want To Know What Love Is” – Tom Cruise, Malin Akerman
“I Wanna Rock” – Diego Boneta
“Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise
“Harden My Heart” – Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige
“Shadows of the Night” / “Harden My Heart” – Mary J. Blige, Julianne Hough
“Here I Go Again” – Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige, Tom Cruise,
“Can’t Fight This Feeling” – Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin
“Any Way You Want It” – Mary J. Blige, Constantine Maroulis, Julianne Hough
“Undercover Love” – Diego Boneta
“Every Rose Has Its Thorn” – Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige
“Rock You Like A Hurricane” – Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise
“We Built This City” / “We’re Not Gonna Take It” – Russell Brand / Catherine Zeta-Jones
“Don’t Stop Believin’”- Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige