Recast: If Hans Zimmer had a clue, this is what The Rock's soundtrack would've sounded like
Introduction: Simon & Garfunkel "America" - Here we have epic patriotic sounding music being played as we bury some soldiers. That's all well and good but the plot of The Rock is going to be filled with holes, so we might as well start with a song that's filled with holes as well.
Nicholas Cage disarms a bomb: The Beatles "Don't Bother Me" - Immediately before this scene we see Nicolas Cage get a $600 copy of Meet the Beatles in the mail (frame-by-frame analysis leads us to believe this is probably one of the original Stereo versions, based on the coloration and "Capitol Full Dimensional Stereo" logo it could be ST-2027, which tends to sell for around $100-$150. We might be wrong since we can't see the records' label though). You'd think this incredibly intense scene would feature a song from the album it just mentioned, even if it is a little ironic.
"What kind of fucked up tour is this?" Motorhead "Marching Off to War" - We see the ex-patriots lead by Ed Harris locking up civilians as hostages and what does Hans Zimmer do for this scene? He has the same goddamn song that he uses the rest of the film. How about instead of using a bunch of string quartets and big drums we use the real deal? "Marching Off to War" is a perfect song for this scene. Also, this is a Michael Bay movie after all, so we might as well assume all over-the top scenes will be accompanied by over the top songs (but we're not conceding to use pop-rock from 1996 here).
The chase scene (you know, with the Ferrari): Black Sabbath "Children of the Grave" - Here's another case of Hans Zimmer not knowing what the hell he's doing. This is an awesome chase scene through San Francisco (complete with cars flying over the hills) with a Ferrari chasing a Hummer, and what does he do? Strings? Seriously? How about we insert the epic "Children of the Grave" to supplement this equally epic scene?
Sneaking into Alcatraz: Bob Dylan "All Along the Watchtower" - It might be our sick taste for irony, but something about playing a song with the first line "there must be some way out of here" while Connery and company sneak into Alcatraz could be beautiful. We're going with the Dylan version simply because Hendrix's doesn't feel right. A reprise of the song would work for the shower massacre scene as well.