YMMV: Rock Star

  • Dead Horse Genre: Glam Metal
  • Ear Worm: A few. "We All Die Young", "Wasted Generation", and "Stand Up And Shout".
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Yes picked up not one, but two new lead singers from cover bands.
  • Misaimed Fandom : This movie is loved by several rockers. What with the great soundtrack and the casting of real life rock/metal musicians as the band members of Steel Dragon, including Ozzy Osbourne/Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde! Yet, it seems to have an "anti-rock" message, since "Izzy" betrays his roots and joins grunge, and this in the context of the film is seen as "moving on" and not as opportunism.
    • Rockstars often complain about being pigeon-holed into their marketable personas so the fact Izzy decides to do something original than serves as a substitute probably resonates with many. Also, a large part of the problem he has is the temptations of the lifestyle which many rock stars know can be wearying.