1987. Naive Sherrie Christian has just arrived in Hollywood from Tulsa looking to become a rock star. She is just like Drew Boley was when he first arrived in Hollywood, he, now the Hollywood veteran, who works as a bar back at the Bourbon Club, known as the center of the rock scene in town and the place where many of the biggest acts in rock got their big break. The two meet as Drew helps Sherrie with a situation when she first arrives in town. Despite Dennis Dupree, the Bourbon's owner/manager, not liking to hire people like Drew or Sherrie - someone who has musical aspirations - as service staff, Drew is able to convince Dennis and his assistant Lonny to hire Sherrie as a server, Drew and Sherrie who have a blossoming mutual attraction. Dennis and Lonny, who are having financial difficulties, are able to convince rock star Stacee Jaxx, the perpetually stoned front man for the band Arsenal who got his first break performing at the Bourbon, to perform for free at a benefit concert at... Written by
Joel Hoekstra, who at the time played guitar for the Broadway production of Rock of Ages and for the band Night Ranger, can be seen to the left over Will Forte's shoulder during the "We Built This City" scene. See more »
The angle of Stacee's head changes during his interview by Rolling Stone magazine. At the beginning of the interview, he sits up and leans forward on the couch, and starts to say, "I think, due to the changing nature of the music industry..." with his head leaning to his left. The camera angle changes, and his head is instantly leaning to his right. See more »
Okay great interview, hope you got everything
You're not a cowboy
Why don't you tell me what I am?
You are man-child stuck in a rut
I love it when you talk dirty...
You used to be great, but whatever made you that way, it's gone
That's right give it to me rough
Now you are just another asleep at the wheel singing songs you wrote ten years ago.
Oh and as long as you got this manager keeping you on the road and doping you up with girls and booze and million dollar record deals he's ...
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If you are a legit rock or metal listener, you would definitely agree with me that the so-called "rock" performances in the movie doesn't really qualify as "rock". It is more like pop, well what do you expect from the director of Hair Spray and other Musical Movies, he made it mainstream to probably make it more appealing. I also agree with the other reviewers that it doesn't even give the right information about rock/metal. Rock/Metal is not just about sex, drugs and rock n' roll, it is much deeper than that. 1 point for the all star casts (minus points for them being miscast for their roles). 1 point for the effects, "rock and roll" feel. 2 points for some good renditions and selection of songs. Overall, 4 points... this is just a mediocre movie.
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