Remembering This Movie : Rockstar (2001)

"Rock Star is a 2001 movie starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Stephen Herek. The film also stars Jennifer Aniston. It was shot almost entirely in and around Los Angeles, but takes place it Pittsburgh.

The movie depicts, approximately, the life of an '80s heavy metal band, with the highs and lows of fame, drugs, rock and roll, and groupies. The band depicted in the movie, Steel Dragon, is fictional.

The film was inspired by the real-life story of Tim 'Ripper' Owens, singer in a Judas Priest tribute band who was chosen to replace singer Rob Halford when he left the band. The original title of the movie was to be Metal God, similar to signature Judas Priest song "Metal Gods".

This is the executive producer debut of George Clooney, Wahlberg's co-star from Three Kings and The Perfect Storm."

This bloggers comments: Honestly, I always like metal music until now. Rockstar has shown us what its like having a 'Rockstars' life during those times (this was the 80's). Music during this times where the best (from hard rock, pop, new wave and rap) that is why most of the songs from this era are being revived. Although the movie itself didn't break into the box office but it gives a slight documentation of what was the life then during the metal band trend in the States.


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