When a teenage comic book fanboy’s obsession takes over his life and he becomes a costumed super-hero named KICK-ASS — with no super-powers whatsoever — the results are the twisted, funny, high-octane adventure movie that opens in U.S. theatres on April 16th.   Preceding the movie on March 30th, DGC/Interscope Records, a unit of Universal Music Group, will release the soundtrack album KICK-ASS: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE.

The KICK-ASS soundtrack album opens with “Make Me Wanna Die,” the first official commercial release by new Interscope recording group The Pretty Reckless.   The band is fronted by singer-songwriter Taylor Momsen, who is also one of the stars of CW’s hugely popular TV series, Gossip Girl.   The release of The Pretty Reckless debut album on Interscope is slated for June 22nd; two days later the group joins the 16th annual Vans Warped Tour 2010 for its two-month trek, running through August 15th.

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