Rolling Stones, Dylan, More On Soundtrack Of 'Not Fade Away'
Tracks from the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan lead the soundtrack of Not Fade Away, an upcoming film set in the 1960s about a young rock band from New Jersey trying to make it big. The movie is written and directed by David Chase, best known for creating the now-classic HBO series The Sopranos. The soundtrack has been compiled by the film's executive music producer, Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band, who also performs several songs on the soundtrack with fellow E Streeters Max Weinberg and Gary Tallent under the name The Twylight Zones.
Van Zandt, who played Silvio Dante for Chase on The Sopranos, said in a statement, "Helping David realize his vision was one of the most satisfying projects of my life. Watching these young actors meet every challenge we threw at them was also quite inspiring."
Two of the film's young stars, John Magaro and Jack Huston, performed the fictional band's songs themselves in the movie and on the soundtrack.
Other artists featured on the soundtrack include Bo Diddley, the Sex Pistols, James Brown, the Rascals, Van Morrison, Robert Johnson, Elmore James and more.
The soundtrack will be released digitally via iTunes and all other online stores on December 18th, with the movie arriving in theaters on December 21st.
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