The references to Rock Star being base on the real life break up of the band Judas Priest throughout the film are numerous....Most notably in the montage of Chris Cole's life on the road with Steel Dragon he appears on the cover of 'Metal God' magazine several times. 'Metal God' was originally slated to be the title of the film which you can see on the "take" clicker during the outtakes while the movie's credits start to roll. Former Priest frontman Rob Halford is commonly referred to as the 'Metal God'. Halford was unceremoniously dumped from Judas Priest in the early 90s' for deciding to go public with the fact he was gay. Bobby Beers, Steel Dragon's first frontman in the movie, was kicked out of the band for amongst other reasons, being gay. See more...
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Continuity: At the beginning when Chris and his band go to the concert, they are in the front standing next to the stage. However, when the camera cuts to show the entire audience, different people are standing where Chris and his band were. From that view, Chris and his band are not even in the audience.
Continuity: In the scene right after Izzy falls and gashes his face, after getting up in a daze and continuing the song, look in the background at Jason Bonham behind the drums. His hands are up in the air holding the drumsticks, yet at the exact time there is sound coming from the drums, as if he is tapping the snare.
Deliberate "mistake": During "Izzy"'s inaugural concert with Steel Dragon, there are two shots that are recycled during the first song. One is the rear shot of the guitarist in a low stance rocking back and forth, and the other is Jennifer Aniston raising her arms in the air and screaming for the band. Not only is the repeat a mistake, but when they reuse the shot of the guitarist, the second time it is not in time with the music.
Continuity: The blood on Chris' face during the first concert is a disaster. First, about a second after he falls, there's a ton of blood. Then, a few minutes later, when there should be more blood, given that there's been more time for it to flow out, there's in fact less. When Chris goes into the wings to get it wiped off, there's just a little, but right when he returns to the stage, there's more than there was before he got cleaned up.