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Motley Crue biopic gets a ‘Jackass’ director

by on Nov.05, 2013, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Motley Crue biopic gets a ‘Jackass’ director

After his success with capturing the top box office spot last weekend with 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,' a film that grossed around twice its budget with a $32 million opening weekend, announced that director Jeff Tremaine will next helm 'Dirt,' a feature film that tells the story of 1980's rock band Motley Crue. The film is based on the band’s bestselling autobiography 'The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,' written by band members Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars with Neil Strauss.

Tremaine originally learned how to direct working with the ‘Jackass’ crew back in the ’90s. He was the running the skateboard magazine ‘Big Brother’ when ‘Jackass’ leader Johnny Knoxville approached him about filming a stunt in which he was tasered. Tremaine gave Knoxville a camera, and ‘Jackass’ took off from there, with Tremaine shooting many of the stunts that made it to the hit TV show.

“I’ve been careful to make this a natural progression,” Tremain said. “I’ve been offered a lot of scripts but Dirt is something I pursued with everything I had. I’ve wanted to make this going back to 2001, when we were just planning the first Jackass movie and I found out that David Gale at MTV Films had just optioned the book. First of all, I had no idea how to make Jackass into a movie, but I said to him, let me direct that movie, too. He said, yeah, of course! He was being sarcastic, because he had the same level of confidence in me as a director as I did at that time. Luckily for me, the movie never got made, and when this project became available, I put everything I had into chasing it and convincing everyone that I am the right guy for it. I really feel I am.”

The film's script is currently being "polished" by 'Californication' writer Tom Kapinos, with casting getting underway, for a shooting start in early 2014.

Jeff Tremaine

Motley Crue The Dirt


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Aerosmith to present award on MTV Movie Awards, Steven Tyler to voice character in new animated film ‘Epic’

by on Jun.01, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS

Aerosmith will be a part of this Sunday's (June 3) MTV Movie Awards as presenters of the Generation Award to the one and only Johnny Depp.

Russell Brand will host the festivities, airing live at 9 p.m. ET/PT from Universal City’s Gibson Amphitheatre. Other highlights include: an exclusive clip of The Dark Knight Rises that will only be shown on MTV and will not be available online after the show as well as a performance by the Black Keys following the presentation to Depp.

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Mike Fleming of has reported: 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios have set its voice cast for 'Epic, the new 3D CG-animated film by the makers of Ice Age and Rio. The film, which had been developed under the title Leafmen, will star Beyonce Knowles as Queen Tara, Colin Farrell as Ronin, The Hunger Games‘ Josh Hutcherson as Nod, Amanda Seyfried as Mary Katherine, Johnny Knoxville as Mandrake, Aziz Ansari as Mub, rapper Pitbull as Bufo, Jason Sudeikis as Bomba, and Aerosmith and American Idol frontman Steven Tyler as Nim Galuu. Blake Anderson and Judah Friedlander are also in the cast.

The film is directed by Ice Age helmer Chris Wedge, with Lori Forte and Jerry Davis producing. It is described as a battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and evil. When a teenaged girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters to save that world, which in turn saves the real world. Epic will be released May 24, 2013.

This becomes the first movie project for Beyonce since she took time off for maternity leave. She is also attached to star in the Clint Eastwood-directed remake of A Star Is Born for Warner Bros.

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Rock On the Talks: 3/28-4/6

by on Mar.28, 2011, under ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS

Rock On the Talks: 3/28-4/6

3/28: Seether - Lopez Tonight
3/28: Los Lonely Boys - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
3/28: Sharon Osbourne - Jimmy kimmel Live
3/28: Vanilla Fudge - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
3/28: Bob Geldof - Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
3/29: Heart - The Ellen Degeneres Show
3/29: Panic! At The Disco - Conan
3/29: Johnny Knoxville - Jimmy Kimmel Live
3/30: Sheryl Crow - The Talk
3/30: Good Charlotte - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
3/30: The Strokes - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
3/31: Johnny Knoxville - Conan
3/31: Funeral Party - Late Show With David Letterman
3/31: Sum 41 - Jimmy Kimmel Live
4/4: Panic! At The Disco - Lopez Tonight
4/4: Bad Religion - Jimmy Kimmel Live
4/6: Funeral Party - Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Rock on the Talks: 3/21-3/31

by on Mar.20, 2011, under ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS

Rock on the Talks: 3/21-3/31

Rock on the Talks: 3/21-3/31:

3/21: 30 Seconds to Mars - "Lopez Tonight"
3/21: British Sea Power - "Late Show With David Letterman"
3/21: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Last Call With Carson Daly" (R-3/2/11)
3/22" The Gaslight Anthem - "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
3/23: Bryan Adams - "The Ellen Degeneres Show"
3/23: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - "Conan"
3/23: The Strokes - "Late Show With David Letterman"
3/24: Slash - "Lopez Tonight"
3/24: Tres Mts. - "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"
3/28: Los Loney Boys - "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno"
3/28: Bob Geldof - "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson"
3/29: Panic! At The Disco - "Conan"
3/30: Good Charlotte - "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno"
3/31: Johnny Knoxville - "Conan"

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