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‘School Of Rock’ soundtrack arrives on streaming for the first time

Jack Black‘s 2003 musical comedy School Of Rock has landed on streaming services for the first time.The original School of Rock (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) album featured songs performed by the cast, including the title track and a cover of AC/DC’s ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)’ alongside hits from the likes of The Who, The Doors, Stevie Nicks, Led Zeppelin, and Ramones. It also includes a new song, ‘In The End Of Time’The film starred Black as Dewey Finn, a struggling musician who poses as a substitute teacher, ‘Mr Schneebly’, to make more money and teaches his class about rock ‘n’ roll.
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Jack Black wants a ‘School of Rock’ sequel — but ‘White Lotus’ is getting in the way
Jack Black said he’s down for a “School of Rock” sequel — but that “The White Lotus” is standing in his way.That’s because Mike White, who wrote the original 2003 “School of Rock” movie, also created HBO’s breakout hit “The White Lotus” — and he’s working on Season 3 of that series right now.“You know Mike White wrote the the first one and he’s a genius,” Black told Variety. “And we’d have to have Mike White back in the saddle, but he’s real busy right now with ‘The White Lotus,’ the best show on TV.“I wish there’d be a ‘School of Rock 2 Electric Boogaloo,” Black joked, referring to “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo,” the 1984 sequel to the dance musical “Breakin’.”“I’m ready.”Season 3 of “The White Lotus” will take place in Thailand, where White is currently hunkered down in production on the Emmy-winning series.White wrote the screenplay for “School of Rock,” directed by Richard Linklater, in which Black played Dewey Finn, a guitarist who’s thrown out of his rock group No Vacancy — and then assembles a makeshift band of kid musicians while substitute-teaching at a prep school.The movie co-starred White, Sarah Silverman and Joan Cusack; child actors included future “iCarly” star Miranda Cosgrove.It was adapted into a hit Broadway musical from 2015 to 2019; kid’s network Nickelodeon also adapted “School of Rock” into a series that aired for three seasons from 2016 to 2018 and starred Tony Cavalero as Dewey Finn.In 2022, Black told Entertainment Tonight that the movie is the high point of his career.“My best memories are just that group of kids, and how funny and great they were,” the “Kung Fu Panda 4” actor said at the time.
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