Sebastian Bach posted a photo on his Facebook page, from the set of Rock Of Ages, next summer’s big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical that celebrates the ’80s music of power ballads and glam metal.
Says Bach: “Evil Rock Singers Burn In Hell. On the set in Miami shooting Rock Of Ages all night with Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) , some nuns, bikers, and rockers all on an amazing set that looks exactly like Hollywood. No midgets though, sadly.”
The Rock of Ages cast includes Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alec Baldwin. Diego Boneta will be making his feature film debut with a starring role in Rock of Ages. In Rock Of Ages, Cruise transforms into Stacee Jaxx, a superstar devotee of hair-band excess.
The musical features rock numbers by Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and Scorpions. Filming is currently underway in Florida. New Line has set a June 1st, 2012 release date.
Sebastian Bach updates us on what’s happening with his upcoming album release:
“Just approved final gatefold sleeve for vinyl edition of Kicking & Screaming. Man did I have fun. It is so cool that vinyl is making a comeback and I can’t believe we are releasing a gatefold album cover in 2011. The packaging is perfect and I can’t wait to hear the music analog style on my turntable! Also approved the deluxe CD/DVD edition! Can’t tell you the details on this yet but stay tuned because the DVD included in the deluxe edition will blow you all away. It’s way beyond what I could have imagined. Could not be more proud and stoked for you all to watch this DVD, it is amazingly put together and the quality is superb! Spending today and tomorrow doing 11 domestic and international interviews on the new album, in the US, Germany, Spain, Finland and Italy… look for these to hit magazines soon!!”
Bach will release Kicking & Screaming on September 23rd in Europe and on September 27th in North America via Frontiers Records. The first digital single from the album is the title track ‘Kicking & Screaming’ and it will be released on August 23rd.