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Bowie, Borland Go "Under"

Supergroups star on soundtrack

August 14, 2003 12:00 AM ET

Producer and Nine Inch Nail Danny Lohner hopes to do with the Underworld soundtrack what P. Diddy did with his all-star Bad Boys II collection, on top of the charts now for four weeks in a row. Lohner tapped hard rock heroes David Bowie, former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, Filter frontman Richard Patrick, Helmet's Page Hamilton and Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante to record for the set, due September 2nd.

Bowie contributed a remix of "Bring Me to the Disco King," from his upcoming album Reality, that features Frusciante and Keenan. Keenan's own new project with Lohner, Pulcifer, offers a new song, "REV 22:20"; and Lohner teams up with Borland, A Perfect Circle's Josh Freese and Patrick on the leadoff track, "Awakening," recorded under the name the Damning Well.

Also featured on the collection are tracks from Hamilton, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Skinny Puppy, Lisa Germano and actress Milla Jovovich.

Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman star in the dark vampires and werewolves film, which will be released September 19th.

Underworld soundtrack track listing:

"Awakening," The Damning Well
"REV 22:20," Puscifer
"Throwing Punches," Page Hamilton
"Rocket Collecting," Milla Jovavich
"Now I Know," Renholder
"Bring Me the Disco King (Loner Mix)," David Bowie (featuring Maynard James Keenan and John Frusciante)
"Optimissed," Skinny Puppy
"Down in the Lab," Renholder
"Judith (Renholder Mix)," A Perfect Circle
"Suicide Note," Johnette Napolitano
"Baby's First Coffin," Dillinger Escape Plan
"Hover (Quiet Mix)," Trust Company
"Falling Through The Sky," Renholder
"Weak and Powerless (Tilling My Grave Mix)," A Perfect Circle
"Worms of the Earth," Finch
"From a Shell," Lisa Germano
"Death Dealer's Descent," Renholder
"On the Lash," the Icarus Line
"All Of This Past," Sarah Bettens

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