One part of what makes a movie awesome is the soundtrack and songs that are paired with it. Music from all genres help to create emotional scenes in movies, whether in an action film or a romantic comedy. Fans of rock and metal from all over the world can enjoy some of their favorite songs not only in films, but in video games and online games, too.
Iconic skateboarding game Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland featured songs on the soundtrack from bands such as My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Rise Against, Taking Back Sunday, and more. Music has also been influential in the casino gaming industry, with artists like Guns N’ Roses and Jimi Hendrix having their own official online slots available at LeoVegas featuring their music.
Over the years fans of music and films have seen some of the greatest uses of rock music in movies, including “Cherry Bomb” by The Runaways in Guardians of the Galaxy and “Wake Up” by Rage Against The Machine in The Matrix. Both have become crucial parts of amazing scenes that fans love! Here are just some bands that have starred on the soundtracks of popular movies in recent years.
“Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots (Suicide Squad)
Twenty One Pilots have been a popular band since they formed back in 2009. In 2016, the duo had the chance for their songs to be featured in the DC film Suicide Squad by David Ayer. As a film that many enthusiasts looked forward to, this was a great opportunity for the band. Their song “Heathens” plays during the end credits of the film.
“New Perspective” by Panic! At the Disco (Jennifer’s Body)
Although rated 5.2 on IMDb, Jennifer’s Body, starring Amanda Seyfried and Megan Fox, is still a favorite film among many. Panic! At the Disco recorded a song for the soundtrack titled “New Perspective;” with its classic lyrics, it’s one of the best songs the band has ever done. While tensions may have arisen during the band over the years, they’ve managed to hold it together to release four albums as a group and two as solo albums in their career.
“Immortals” by Fall Out Boy (Big Hero 6)
Before their sixth album American Beauty/American Psycho was even mentioned, “Immortals” was released by Fall Out Boy for the film Big Hero 6. It’s a really catchy dance song that everyone can dance along to. It was a chance for the band to collaborate with Disney, and bassist Pete Wentz lists it as one of the best Fall Out Boy songs that the band has written. If you check out the film, you’ll see that Big Hero 6 was pretty great, but seeing as Frozen came out only a few months later, it didn’t get the attention it deserved.
“New Divide” by Linkin Park (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen)
While the band was working on their fourth album, A Thousand Suns, they recorded a track for the soundtrack of the latest Transformers film at the time, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, titled “New Divide.” The band also got to work with legendary film composer Hans Zimmer on the score for the film. The fact that they filmed their video on the set makes it blend perfectly with the overall theme. The band has had their songs featured three times in the Transformers franchise, but this one was written specifically for the film, which makes it stand out.
“The Edge” by Tonight Alive (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Australian rock band Tonight Alive were able to contribute to a Sony and Marvel film in 2014 with their work on The Amazing Spider-Man 2,an original song titled “The Edge” for the film’s soundtrack. While this was to be the last Spider-Man film starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, this song is a great additional feature at the end of an era.
“Ordinary World” by Green Day (Ordinary World)
While predominantly a frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day has also had a few acting credits. One of the films that he starred in was Ordinary World in 2016, a movie about an aging punk rock star that has to cope with life after rock. Although it only rates as 5.5 on IMDb, Armstrong wrote four original songs for the film including “Ordinary World.” This song also went on to appear on Green Day’s 12th studio album, Revolution Radio. Billie Joe Armstrong has also been featured on the soundtrack of many other films such as Twilight Breaking Dawn – Part 2, The Simpsons Movie, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.