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lyndsey
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posted September 23, 2001 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lyndsey     Edit/Delete Message
i watched a show with mw and he said he sang most of the songs in rock star...but i just bought the soundtrack and it doesnt acknowledge him! did he just sing in the movie then they had other ppl to sing on the soundtrack or did he not sing at all?

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Kris
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posted September 23, 2001 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kris     Edit/Delete Message
Hi, I was curious about that too. I don't have the soundtrack (yet) but when I saw the credits at the end of the movie, he was listed under vocals, and I saw (in interviews) him saying he sang 30%. I would think the singing would be the same on the soundtrack, anyone know for sure?

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AcousticRocker
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posted September 23, 2001 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AcousticRocker     Edit/Delete Message
I am definitly wondering that same question cause I bought the cd and find out that the songs were by a Mike Matijevic and the assembled Steel Dragon, as well as the Verve Pipe, no mention on the web site of the movie or anywhere that I have noticed of Mark even Singing in the movie only thing I heard was in the showtime extra that he had 7 months of voice training for the movie but still no mention of his singing in it.

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markydirk88
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posted September 23, 2001 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for markydirk88     Edit/Delete Message
um, k well i'm not sure but i'm just gonna take a guess this is what i got out of it, k i got the soundtrack to the songs of steel dragon aren't him singing but... in the movie it is him i think maybee mixed with the verve pipes voice and sometimes not even his k yeah hope it helps

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Lianne
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posted September 23, 2001 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lianne     Edit/Delete Message
The sound editors used some of Mark's vocals along with the singers you see listed in the soundtrack/credits. Instead of just cutting and splicing sections, the editor mixed them together so you can't really hear Mark, it's a hybrid voice, which is why some of the songs in the movie sound a bit different than the soundtrack. More info here

Soundtracks are funny things. There are inspired soundtracks, music from the movie, instrumental background music types, it depends on space on the CD and copyright. I think also part of the reason Mark isn't on the soundtrack, is his unease about the music business. I forgot which interview it was, it's posted somewhere in this section, but WB wanted him to record that little rap thing he does toward the end of the film, but he didn't want to.

I'm sure it'll be explained in greater detail on the DVD.

Lianne

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lyndsey
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posted September 23, 2001 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lyndsey     Edit/Delete Message
thanx for everyones responses!

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JustDeb
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posted March 19, 2002 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JustDeb     Edit/Delete Message
FYI....Mike Matijevic was the lead singer of a pop-metal band called Steelheart back in the 80s...

For those of you as old as me...remember their big hit "I'll Never Let You Go". Whooo that brings back memories!

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Jennie
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posted March 19, 2002 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jennie     Edit/Delete Message
JustDeb,I remember Steelheart.I loved that song.

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He Just Does It For Me
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posted April 27, 2002 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for He Just Does It For Me     Edit/Delete Message
I knew that voice, but I couldn't put my finger on from where.....thank you so much for clearing that up! Mike is a good singer, but there does seem to be something missing on the soundtrack. :-\

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kirkcuddyfan1
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posted May 08, 2002 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kirkcuddyfan1     Edit/Delete Message
I speak to Mike Metijevic a lot and he laughes at the thought of everyone thinking that MW sings all the songs. Mike sings "we all die young" "blood pollution" "long live rock and roll" The whole 80's thing brought back a lot of memories.............

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Music Lover
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posted May 08, 2002 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Music Lover     Edit/Delete Message
Hello everybody,
I just watched "Rock Star" earlier today
and I was blown completely away with it. It is a good movie.
I felt a little weird, though. After seeing this movie, I know I will never be truly happy until I am on the stage. It's been my dream since I was a child, now it's time to make the dream come true!
I wanted to thank Mr. Wahlberg for portraying his character in a believeable way, not sugar-coating it.
What ever the music business has to offer, I want it. I will except the good with the bad.
On the question of "was he actually singing the songs", I couldn't tell he wasn't. Looked to me like he was rocking himself nuts.
This movie is now one of my favorites.
I really enjoyed it!
Love and Light,
Music Lover

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Ashley
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posted May 31, 2002 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ashley     Edit/Delete Message
Yes he totally sang the whole thing. He is the one singing on the soundtrack...WHICH KICKS *** !!!, I love when he sings "we all die young",and the last song in the movie where he is in the coffe shop, but anyway, it's all him....

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Lianne
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posted June 01, 2002 12:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lianne     Edit/Delete Message
Uh, did you recent posters read the above postings? Because we already established (last year actually) that it is NOT Mark singing on the soundtrack. Anyway to have a final word on this whole deal.

If you look at the liner notes to the RS Soundtrack you would see:

Vocals by: Jeff Scott Soto for Living the Life, Stand Up and Wasted Generation

Vocals by: Mike Mitijavic for We All Die Young, Blood Pollution and Long Live Rock & Roll.

Vocals by: Brian Vander Ark for Colorful. He of the Verve Pipe.

Now what I had been talking about was in the film itself, whose sound was recorded at a different time from the soundtrack. I don't want to get into the whole making of a film tutorial here, but the article I linked to explained it clear as day. Mark's voice along with Mike and Jeff were mixed by the sound engineer in post production. While filming Mark was singing, but we don't hear just him.

I was pretty sure it wasn't Mark hitting all those high notes when I saw the movie. Compared to his real voice and his recording career, it seemed a bit out of his range to my ears. They did do a seemless job of it tho, so it wasn't a voice so off.

Anyway, hope that makes things clearer.

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madz
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posted June 15, 2002 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for madz     Edit/Delete Message
on the topic of him singing or not, im serioulsy confused, becuz i dowloaded a song form there, i forget waht its called, but, anyway, i typed in the name of the song, and it came up as " Mark Wahlberg,(then title)" so i think he had to have sang some, other whys, we were jipped out!, lol, he has such talent in singing, i wishe he would do more.

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markymarklover1982
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posted July 06, 2002 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for markymarklover1982     Edit/Delete Message
I was so hoping that was him really singing. But I went to this one site and it says......the soundtrack is centered upon five songs credited to Steel Dragon, with Mark Wahlberg's vocals provided by both Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen Band) and Mike Matijevec (Steel Heart). This sentence kinda confused me and I think it means it wasn't him, I really hope I am wrong, and maybe i was misreading it. If you want to check for yourself i went to cdnow.com and then went to search by: Album Title and then typed in Rock Star then press go. Scroll down till you see soundtrack and then click there. Alot of information about the movie is there, you may need to scroll down to see the other info. Make sure you split rock and star up or in don't work. sorry if i confuse you.

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LYNNE
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posted July 07, 2002 06:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LYNNE     Edit/Delete Message
Talking about singing on Rock Star.Has anyone visited the kareoke sight for it.It's really funny.Such a laugh.

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Mark's Older Woman
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posted July 11, 2002 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mark's Older Woman     Edit/Delete Message
Where's the Kareoke sight?

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MadameRubi
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posted August 07, 2002 01:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MadameRubi     Edit/Delete Message
If you have the DVD and under the special features is the commentary option, which goes through the whole movie with the directors commentary and he states in there that Mark was doing some of the singing. But not very much since he has a much deeper voice than your average 80's rock singer. Anyway the commentary totally clears all that up and he even tells you at about which points Mark is really singing.

Late,
Rubi

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Mark Shields
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posted August 13, 2002 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mark Shields     Edit/Delete Message
madz don't forget that MP3s can be named anything -- just because you saw Mark's name in the filename does not make it official. If I put my name in the title of an MP3 song you wouldn't think I sang it, would you? Besides, MP3s are still, for better or worse, pirated copies of songs ripped from a CD. Whoever does the ripping can name each file whatever he or she wants. There are no "official" MP3s of about 99% of all soundtracks and albums out there. Maybe one day, but not quite yet.

Respectfully,
Mark

p.s. Again, let's get past this old topic, can't we? Lianne's explanation said is clear as a bell.

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Marks Baby
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posted August 17, 2002 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marks Baby     Edit/Delete Message
wut kinda songs r on the soundtrack. i so want it but only if it haz all the songs he sang. i luv mark!

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ROCKSTAR
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posted September 09, 2002 10:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ROCKSTAR     Edit/Delete Message
Justdeb I remember to brings back some good memories. Does anyone know the answer is he singing or not, I remember him singing rap in Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, but I've never known him to sing Rock.

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Infinity
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posted November 12, 2002 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Infinity     Edit/Delete Message
yep jusdeb i remember that song infact i have their tape with it on boy i must me old lol

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Kelbo
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posted February 19, 2004 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kelbo     Edit/Delete Message
hello new girl here!
I Love Mark and this movie is a massive fave of mine. I am a huge Jeff Scott Soto fan too, and boy is this bloke a top geezer and wow what a voice hey?

Kelbo

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Micher6571
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posted February 22, 2004 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Micher6571     Edit/Delete Message
This is not to ruin the fans hopes or anything but you know he might have sang a little bit of the songs but guess what a lot of songs by any artist can be dubbed and lip sync. But they obviously had to make the movie and the soundtrack identical. I hope u guys would be able to realize and notice a difference if it was Mark's voice verses someone else's.

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mymicstand
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posted March 27, 2004 02:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mymicstand     Edit/Delete Message
OK! So if any of you are like me, and were wondering if Mark is actually singing on the movie rockstar...I would like to give you a tip. The question has apparently been answered 27 times on this very message board! Please if your unrealistically bored and indefinably tired, then read this entire page and it will give you a good laugh. There are numerous references to prove that he does not do most of the singing. However, there are still people who feel the need to "stand up and shout" that Mark is doing all of the singing. I don't know why I think its so funny, but I do. I don't know why I am posting a message, but I am.

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Shira
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posted May 27, 2004 01:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shira     Edit/Delete Message
Well i think yes he had a job with singing before i think song wouldhave to be on of the qualifications so i think yes somehave answered your question already so just had to add that

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Hevy Devy
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posted February 05, 2005 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hevy Devy     Edit/Delete Message
True rock and roll will never fade away. Mark Walberg did not do the singing for the film, dispite some articles saying hetook lessons and did his own singing. Thankfully, the movie producers went on a worldwide search to find the best 80's stylerock and roll musicians. The soundtrack has a great line up withKiss, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, The Verve Pipe, and many more. What stood out to me was that the producers put together a band,who never played together before, and pulled it off brilliantly.Steel Dragon has two lead singers, Mike Matijevic and Jeff ScottSoto. Most people have never heard of these guys. Mike Matijevic was in a band called Steelheart, and the band split upafter piece of the stage fell on him, causing him to be hospitalized for a number of months, after a 100% recovery, the band was no more. His voice has such range, and is clear at all volumes, quite amazing considering the style of music. His top single was "I'll Never Let You Go", that song is what most people remember him by. Jeff Scott Soto did a lot of cover band work, singing Ozzy tunes and such. He sounds like Gene Simmons of Kiss a little bit, and has a great voice that compliments Mike Matijevic's range and contol. All things said, if you like great vocals, heavy metal or hard rock, new, and never been over played on the radio kind of music, than this album is right for you. Lets all hope that when Mark Walburg promotes the film as the lead vocalist, he gives some credit to Mike Matijevic and Jeff Scott Soto for providing such heart pounding, high screaming, and true 80's heavy metal rock'in, that make this album a must have for anyone who likes to rock!!

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luv the 80's
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posted February 26, 2005 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for luv the 80's     Edit/Delete Message
Loved the movie!!! especially the vocals from Mark W (even thou it is not only him in there). Bought the CD soundtrack and it is not as good as the movie sountrack. (disappointed in the quality) Does anyone know if you can download or buy the movie version soundtrack?? Would love to rock to it in the car.

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