QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE members Josh Homme (guitar/vocals) and Nick Oliveri (bass) have teamed up with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE drummer Brad Wilk to work on the soundtrack for the upcoming film The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys. At the request of producer Bob Stevenson, who directed QUEENS' 2000 video for "Monsters in the Parasol", the trio wrote five songs — "The Atomic Trinity", "Hanging (a.k.a. Ramble Off)" , "Francis and Margie", "Stoned" and "All the Same" — to accompany Todd McFarlane's animation sequences for the flick and the closing credits.
"It was really cool because we'd never done soundtrack work before," Homme told MTV.com. "Usually people call you up and ask, 'Oh, will you put a song [from one of your records] on our soundtrack?' But for this we were actually watching this film go by and writing stuff to the scenes."
"Since the characters come to realize their superhero selves at these quick times, we had to make these abrupt [musical] punches at these weird times, which was challenging," added Oliveri.
"It took about 35 minutes to write it all," Homme boasted. "I've always thought that we're writing soundtrack music for movies that don't yet exist anyway, so when the movie existed it was like, 'Okay, I've got that one right there. No problem.' "
Scream and Blade II composer Marco Beltrami wrote the rest of the music for the soundtrack, which came out last week. The film is currently in limited release.