Rock Star (film)

Rock Star (Film)

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Rock Star is a 2001 American comedy-drama film starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston and directed by Stephen Herek.

Shot almost entirely in and around Los Angeles, the film takes place in Pittsburgh. It tells the story of Chris "Izzy" Cole and his eventual position as the lead vocalist for his favorite band, the fictional heavy metal group Steel Dragon, whose members experience the highs and lows of fame and the "sex, drugs, and rock and roll" lifestyle.

Rock Star 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 was to be Metal God after the signature Judas Priest song of the same name. This was the first film executive-produced by George Clooney, Wahlberg's co-star from Three Kings and The Perfect Storm.

The band members are portrayed by ex-Dokken and current Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson, Black Label Society and ex-Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, actor Dominic West, and ex-Foreigner drummer Jason Bonham (the son of the late drummer for Led Zeppelin, John Bonham). Myles Kennedy, who was at the time the lead...
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