An onslaught of rock stars-including Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst, Third Eye Blind’s Stephan Jenkins, Everclear, and members of Kiss and Def Leppard-came out Tuesday (September 5) to witness the Los Angeles premiere of the movie that captures the glory of their occupation, Rock Star.
The premise of the movie is that a fan who fronts a tribute band to his favorite group gets the break of a lifetime and fronts the real band instead. Limp Bizkit’s Durst tells LAUNCH that, if it was his story, he’d be singing the songs of one album in particular: “If I could be in a cover band, it’d be Stone Temple Pilots probably, and I’d do Core every single night of the week.”
However, Durst says taking over the real band would not be part of his dream. “No way. You could never fill that guy’s shoes: Scott Weiland.”
Others musicians making the scene at the premiere included Poison’s Bret Michaels and Rikki Rockett, LL Cool J, Powerman 5000, Styx’s Tommy Shaw, Orgy, Dweezil Zappa, Lisa Loeb, Beautiful Creatures, Onesidezero, and erstwhile pop star Deborah Gibson. Actors taking in the movie Tuesday included its stars, Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston, as well as Aniston’s husband Brad Pitt, Quentin Tarantino, and Lisa Kudrow.
Rock Star opens nationwide today (September 7).