Who Sings the Songs on the Movie Rock Star?

Are you a fan of the movie Rock Star and curious about who sings the songs in the movie? Look no further – we’ve got you covered!

The Lead Actor Does Not Sing
First and foremost, it’s important to note that Mark Wahlberg, who played the lead role of Chris Cole in the movie, did not sing any of the songs. Instead, his vocals were dubbed by Jeff Scott Soto, a professional singer who has worked with bands such as Yngwie Malmsteen and Journey.

Steel Dragon
The fictional band in the movie, Steel Dragon, was actually made up of a group of musicians including Zakk Wylde (of Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne fame) on guitar, Jason Bonham (son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham) on drums, Jeff Pilson (of Dokken fame) on bass guitar, and Jeff Scott Soto on vocals.

  • Zakk Wylde: Guitar
  • Jason Bonham: Drums
  • Jeff Pilson: Bass Guitar
  • Jeff Scott Soto: Vocals

The Actual Songs in the Movie
The songs that Steel Dragon performs in the movie were written by various songwriters including Desmond Child (who has written songs for Bon Jovi and Aerosmith), Marti Frederiksen (who has worked with Aerosmith and Def Leppard), and Bruce Turgon (who has worked with Foreigner).


So there you have it – while Mark Wahlberg may have played the role of a rock star in the movie Rock Star, it was actually a group of talented musicians who provided the vocals and music for Steel Dragon. The songs they performed were written by some well-known songwriters in the rock industry, making for a truly memorable movie soundtrack.