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Exclusive: Bill Murray Sings “Smoke On The Water” In Soundtrack Preview For ‘Rock the Kasbah’

Exclusive: Bill Murray Sings "Smoke On The Water" In Soundtrack Preview For 'Rock the Kasbah'

If you need a little bit of rock ‘n roll in your fall movie viewing, Bill Murray has got you covered with “Rock The Kasbah.” The actor leads the oddball comedy music movie and even has a tune on the soundtrack – and today we have a little preview, so turn up your speakers.

Co-starring Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Scott Caan and Bruce Willis, the movie follows Richie Lanz, a has-been rock manager from Van Nuys, California, who was dumped and stranded in war-torn Kabul by his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel), However, he soon discovers Salima Khan, a Pashtun teenager with a beautiful voice and the courageous dream of becoming the first woman to compete on national television in Afghanistan’s version of “American Idol.” Richie partners with a savvy hooker, a pair of hard-partying war profiteers and a hair-trigger mercenary. And, braving dangerous cultural prejudices, he manages his new protégée into becoming the “Afghan Star.”

The soundtrack features the kind of tunes Richie would crank on the stereo, from folks like Cat Stevens, Harry Nilsson, and Bob Dylan. Meanwhile, actress Leem Lubany, who plays Salima Khan, gets her share of tunes on the disc, with Bill Murray topping it off with a version of Deep Purple‘s “Smoke On The Water.”

“Rock The Kashbah” opens on October 23rd and the soundtrack hits the same day — you can pre-order it right here.

“Rock The Kashbah” Soundtrack Tracklist
1. Pop Star – Cat Stevens
2. Welcome to Afghanistan – Marcelo Zarvos
3. Torch – Isa Machine & LP
4. Trouble – Leem Lubany
5. Pashtun Warrior – Jalal el Allouli, Youness, and Adil Meriouch
6. Jump Into The Fire – Harry Nilsson
7. Wild World – Leem Lubany
8. Bitch – Zoey Deschanel
9. Knockin on Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
10. The 4 Sacred Bonds – Marcelo Zarvos
11. Peace Train – Leem Lubany
12. Smoke on the Water – Bill Murray

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