- 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.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf : Bradley, whose voice is better than most people's, is a little off key and off time, and Chris makes snide remarks about it. Downplayed when Emily sings a bit of a song Chris wrote for her. Jennifer Aniston has a believable singing voice for a normal person. The singer who auditions before Chris is also terrible.
- Jerkass Woobie : Bobby Beers, in his very brief appearance, throws a temper tantrum, accuses his bandmates of being closeted homophobes, tells Chris off, and generally acts like a diva. But when he rips off his wig, humiliated and close to crying, you can't help but feel bad for the guy.I'm just the queen. Ha bloody ha.
- 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.
YMMV / Rock Star