In 2003 comedian Jack Black starred in School of Rock, a comedy about a teacher who takes a pack of upper-crust private-school kids and turns them into a rock band. This idea was loosely inspired by the Paul Green School of Rock Music, whose sole simplistic mission is to teach future generations the fundamentals of rock & roll from the legends themselves. In 2005, a documentary aptly entitled Rock School focused on Green's academy and its faculty, a veritable who's who of classic rock & roll. This soundtrack features the students performing the music of their "professors," covering their finest moments in a different light. Faculty members Billy Idol, Alice Cooper, Ann Wilson, Gregg Rolie, Dave Mustaine, and Stewart Copeland are among the teachers here, and the students are more than up to the task of doing each song justice. It's not as cheeky as the Langley Schools Music Project, so those looking for something along those lines will be sorely disappointed. This is full unabashed rock done by passionate students with equally passionate teachers hoping to pass the torch and define true rock & roll for a future generation.
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AllMusic Review by Rob Theakston