Thursday, December 6, 2001 @ 10:09 AM
Jonathan Davis Forced To Bow O
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You might recall we reported last week in the Newswire that former Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist Jeff Scott Soto would be singing on some of the songs that Jonathan Davis composed for the upcoming film The Queen Of The Damned due to a contractual dispute. Well, we have a little more information on this situation.
According to Metal Hammer Magazine, Davis' cameo vocal appearance in upcoming vampire flick has been shelved after the threat of legal action from his record company, despite the fact that Davis helped pen the soundtrack.”
The singer apparently worked closely with horror author/filmmaker Clive Barker on the score for the third installment of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and was scheduled to appear in the film as the singer of fictitious rock band called Satan's Night Out. However, according to Davis' record company, Sony Music, the film's February release "contractually conflicts" with Korn's upcoming as-yet-untitled fifth studio album.
Davis will now no longer provide the singing voice for lead character Lestat (played by Stuart Townsend), and Soto will sing the five songs (“System.” “Slept So Long.” “Forsaken.” “Redeemer.” and “Not Meant For Me”) he wrote for Satan's Night Out instead.
Davis is, however, currently in negotiations with Warner Brothers to secure a song by the late R&B singer Aaliyah for the soundtrack, who also stars in the film.