If you’re a fan of the movie Rock Star, chances are you’ve heard the iconic song “We All Die Young” that plays throughout the film. But do you know who performed it? Let’s dive into the history of this classic rock anthem and find out who sang it.
The Origins of “We All Die Young”
“We All Die Young” was first written and recorded by the American hard rock band Steelheart in 1990. The song was featured on their self-titled debut album and gained moderate success in the United States.
However, it wasn’t until a decade later that “We All Die Young” gained widespread popularity after being featured in the movie Rock Star. The film, which starred Mark Wahlberg as a tribute band singer turned frontman for his favorite band, prominently featured the song throughout its soundtrack.
The Singer Behind “We All Die Young” in Rock Star
In the movie Rock Star, “We All Die Young” is performed by fictional band Steel Dragon, which is based on real-life bands such as Judas Priest and Mötley Crüe. The lead singer of Steel Dragon, Bobby Beers, is played by actor Jason Flemyng.
However, despite Flemyng’s on-screen portrayal of Bobby Beers, he did not actually sing any of the songs in the movie. Instead, all of Steel Dragon’s songs were performed by real-life musicians including Jeff Scott Soto and Mike Matijevic.
Jeff Scott Soto
Jeff Scott Soto provided lead vocals for most of Steel Dragon’s songs in Rock Star. Soto is a veteran musician who has worked with several notable bands throughout his career including Journey and Yngwie Malmsteen.
Soto’s powerful vocals helped to bring “We All Die Young” to life in the movie and make it one of its most memorable tracks.
While Soto provided most of the vocals for Steel Dragon, Mike Matijevic also contributed to the band’s sound. Matijevic is best known as the lead singer of the American hard rock band Steelheart, which originally recorded “We All Die Young” in 1990.
In Rock Star, Matijevic provided backing vocals for some of Steel Dragon’s songs and helped to recreate the band’s signature sound.
The Legacy of “We All Die Young”
Thanks to its inclusion in Rock Star, “We All Die Young” has become one of Steelheart’s most well-known songs. The track has been covered by several other artists over the years and continues to be a fan favorite.
While Jason Flemyng may have portrayed Bobby Beers on screen, it was Jeff Scott Soto and Mike Matijevic who brought “We All Die Young” to life in Rock Star. Their contributions helped to make the film’s soundtrack a classic among rock fans and cemented the song’s place in cinematic history.