The soundtrack for the The Hulk, will be out June 17. Danny Elfman – who is engaged to Bridget Fonda – composed the score.
The soundtrack also includes “Set Me Free,” recorded by a post GN’R super group featuring Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots; vocals), Slash (Guns N’ Roses; guitar), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses; bass), Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses; drums) and Dave Kushner (Suicidal Tendencies; guitar). The song can also be downloaded from Apple’s iTunes Music Store from June 8, 2003 through June 17, 2003.
The currently unnamed band was invited by director, Ang Lee to see an early cut of the film
- which inspired them to write a powerful song that would match the movie in both theme and intensity. Slash commented, “Writing songs is really cool, but if you get inspired to do it for a really good movie, the outcome is more fulfilling. We got a certain energy from watching the film, and we wanted to do something that would be really appropriate for it. The Hulk is a very dramatic version of the same stuff that we all go through. All this bottled-up tension is what the song’s about, so it’s a pretty good marriage: the theme of the song and what The Hulk is all about.”
Added Scott Weiland, “Ang Lee had a lot of intensity about the movie and his art form.” He met with the band following their screening and provided some additional ideas and inspiration for lyrics that would closely reflect the story of Bruce Banner and his struggle with his monstrous alter-ego, The Hulk. [press release]