Steel Dragon

Steel Dragon is the name of a fictitious heavy metal band featuring real musicians, created to appear in the Warner Bros. movie Rock Star (2001), inclusively being responsible for the movie's original soundtrack. The members, especially the lead singers, had an over the top look and attitude similar to those seen in some famous heavy metal bands of the '80s.


The band's formation on-screen included the talents of four musicians and had actors playing the role of the lead singers, who actually were dubbed by vocalists Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, Journey) and Michael Matijevic during their performances, except for Myles Kennedy, who did the actual singing himself during his brief scene during the movie.

Also, there were other additional musicians who gave their contribution to help in the process of composing and performing the songs, as listed below:

Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne) - Guitarist "Ghode"
Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, Dokken) - Bassist "J?śrgen"
Jason Bonham (Foreigner, Led Zeppelin) - Drummer "A.C."
Jason Flemyng (Actor) - Lead singer "Bobby Beers"
Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, Journey, Axel Rudi Pell) - Lead vocals for "Bobby Beers"
Mark Wahlberg (Actor) - Lead singer "Chris 'Izzy' Cole"
Miljenko Matijevic (Steelheart) - Lead vocals for "Chris 'Izzy' Cole"
Dominic West (Actor) - Guitarist "Kirk Cuddy"

Additional Musicians

aha ahah (Bass)
Brian McLeod (Drums)
Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) (Lead vocals) - "Thor" ("Chris 'Izzy' Cole's" replacement to finish last Concert)
Blas Elias (Drums) - "Donny Johnson" (Blood Pollution)
Nick Catanese (Black Label Society) (Guitar) - "Xander Cummins" (Blood Pollution)

While Nick Catanese appeared in the movie as Xander Cummins, a member of the tribute band, he actually played guitar on all of the Steel Dragon songs on the soundtrack, along with Zakk Wylde, who appeared as Ghode, the guitarist that Xander Cummins was playing tribute to.

Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind) - Lead Singer (Black Babylon)
Brian Vander Ark (Bass) - "Ricki Bell" (Blood Pollution)
Timothy Olyphant (Actor - Guitar) - "Rob Malcolm" (Blood Pollution)
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