LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakeshore Records will release the Stand Up Guys Soundtrack digitally on December 4th and on CD January 8, 2013. The soundtrack features two new songs by Jon Bon Jovi ("Not Running Anymore" "Old Habits Die Hard"), the first he has written and performed as a solo artist for film since Young Guns II, which earned him the Golden Globe™ for Best Original Song and an Academy Award™ nomination with the #1 single "Blaze of Glory."
Also included are classic and modern soul songs by Baby Huey, Charles Bradley feat. Menahan Street Band, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and Muddy Waters -- each hand selected, chosen because of their narrative relationship and the depth they add in understanding the motivations of each character.
Jon Bon Jovi has set the bar for nearly three decades as the lead singer of one the world's most successful rock bands, Bon Jovi. Globally, the Grammy Award winning band has sold over 130 million albums; numerous #1 albums and Top Ten hits; performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for 34 million fans and is gearing up to hit the road in 2013 on their worldwide tour "Because We Can."
Stand Up Guys looks at the relationship between old friends, who just happen to be life-long criminals. "I was really just taken by the idea of the loyalty, the trust, the friendship, the brotherhood, of these two guys. These are underlying themes of a lot of my songs," said Jon Bon Jovi.
"The inspiration for writing the songs comes from the page," he continued. "I had to put myself into the characters' voice and utilize dialogue from the script to help tell these stories.
Val (Al Pacino) is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend Doc (Christopher Walken) is there to pick him up, and the two soon re-team with another old pal, Hirsch (Alan Arkin). But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret-he's been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out.
Lionsgate, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, and Lakeshore Entertainment present Stand Up Guys, in theaters February 1, 2013.
SOURCE Lakeshore Records