Rock of Ages
This week on the Billboard 200 album chart, a No. 1 alludes Rush once more, as the Canadian prog-rockers come in at No. 2 right behind pop/R&B star Usher. They lead the charge on classic rock’s chart resurgence, which music fans may have noticed last week when the Beach Boys came in at No. 3.
Def Leppard has the recipe for rock anthems down to a science. So why would they decide to re-record the songs that already gave them their fame? Frontman Joe Elliott sat down with MTV Hive to explain the decision.
Rock fans may have approached Rock Of Ages with some cynicism this weekend, due to the casting of Tom Cruise in the lead role of fictional rock legend Stacee Jaxx. (And perhaps many fans didn’t approach the film – it opened in third place with just above a $15 million gross.)
Some may have been surprised when R&B superstar Mary J. Blige was cast as Justice Charlier in the long-anticpated film version of Rock Of Ages. However, Def Leppard was among the few that were not surprised.
Rock Of Ages opens today, featuring songs by a number of ‘80s stars including Pat Benatar, Foreigner and Twisted Sister. Unlike the Broadway show of the same name (which the movie is based on), the […]
When Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider was performing as club owner Dennis Dupree in Broadway’s Rock of Ages, word came through that the hit musical would soon be developed into a blockbuster movie. Snider’s manager was giddy over the prospect of Dee’s big screen casting – a role that eventually went to Alec Baldwin – but Dee had no expectations, thinking instead that the film would cast big names. And he was exactly right.
Prior to the movie’s release, the Rock Of Ages soundtrack has already been made available, and features the Tom Cruise rendition of the 1987 Def Leppard hit “Pour Some Sugar On Me.”
CBS Local sat down with Snider – whose theatricality with Twisted Sister has been no secret since the early ’80s – to discuss “Dee Does Broadway” and its famous collaborators.
It was a Broadway show, and this summer, it’ll be a movie starring Tom cruise as rock star Stacee Jaxx. Really? “Rock of Ages” tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy […]
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