Cantrell performed the song with help from Tyler Bates, who also composed the score for the film."John Wick: Chapter 2" was directed by Chad Stahelski and stars Keanu Reeves, Common, Riccardo Scamarcio, Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, Bridget Moynahan, Lance Reddick, Franco Nero, John Leguizamo and Ian Mc Shane.Titled ‘A Job To Do’, the heavy, slow-building track was co-penned by Cantrell alongside music producer and composer Tyler Bates and, unsurprisingly, it’s imbued with the Alice In Chains blueprint.“I moved houses a few years ago and ended up meeting my new neighbor, Tyler,” Cantrell tells Billboard.Every now and then, the rock world crosses paths with film as entire bands or just select artists are tapped to write a song for a motion picture soundtrack.Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell already had experience in this role, writing a song for film, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Common and more.
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ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has contributed a song called "A Job To Do" to the soundtrack of the upcoming action thriller "John Wick: Chapter 2".
The soundtrack will be released digitally on February 10 via Varèse Sarabande in conjunction with the opening of the movie, while the physical version will arrive on March 3.
The sequel to the highly acclaimed 2014 action thriller follows the legendary hitman as he is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins' guild.
Cantrell said in a statement: "I really dug 'John Wick' and have always admired Keanu's work.