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...recent divorce. And the band seems to have changed Jersey idols, from Springsteen to Bon Jovi, especially with the hair-metal chords that open "Stray Paper" and "Rollin' and Tumblin' " and with the power-ballad title track. The rousing...
'Rock of Ages' shows little 'Glee' for the hair-metal era by how quickly we get over it."Rock of Ages," the big-screen version of the jukebox musical set to '80s "hair metal" anthems and ballads, never does. The all-star cast is game, but the filmmakers can't stop winking and mocking...
Student artist in the spotlight: Alex Nelson "It's fun to form a band that has a joke theme around it, i.e. a calculus band or a parody band on '80s hair metal, but still play good music." You should know: "I'm left-handed, which irritates every other drummer when I...
Library adds 100 new games for PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 filled with shrines to heavy metal, all crumbling now since the rise of Emperor Doviculus (whose rule favors hair metal). Open-world style lets you play the main mission (defeat Doviculus) or explore side missions. Multiplayer mode...
Rock of Ages

Synopsis: Two love-struck dreamers fall in love during the height of the hair-metal scene as they navigate the seedy world of drugs, mullets, and stripping while at a club on the Sunset Strip in this adaptation of the hit off-Broadway musical. Chris D'Arienzo adapts his own stage book, with Hairspray's Adam Shankman handling direction and choreography duties for the New Line production. Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin, and Dancing With the Stars winner Julianne Hough head up the cast alongside Diego Boneta, who portrays the lead character, Drew Boley. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review



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