Rock Star

Factual error: In the opening credits, a new model Chevy S-10 is shown. That body style wasn't out till the mid 90's.

Factual error: Why are the L.A. freeways shown to be virtually deserted? Freeways in L.A. aren't deserted at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, let alone in the middle of the day.

Factual error: At one point a Steel Dragon roadie can be seen setting up a Zildjian A Custom China cymbal, but that particular instrument was not available until 1992.

Factual error: The drummer in Chris' cover band can be seen playing with a Pearl rack which didn't come out until 1999 even though the movie takes place in 1985.

Factual error: Close to the end of the movie when Chris quits Steel Dragon and is interviewed on MTV, the MTV logo that was on the microphone was not the same one from 1985. In 1985 the M on MTV was standing straight up.

Factual error: There is a scene in the place where Izzy works with a very modern-looking copier for the 80's.

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Factual error: There are at least three (or more) songs that are played "out of date": "Devil Inside" by Inxs (1987), "Let's Get Rocked" by Def Leppard (1992), and "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi (1987) are played in the movie, before a scene dated 1985, where Jennifer Aniston breaks up with Mark Wahlberg.

Factual error: In the opening credits, a new model Chevy S-10 is shown. That body style wasn't out till the mid 90's.

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Rob: Dude, I just keep putting this shit on until I want to fuck myself.

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Trivia: 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.

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Question: Who plays the piano background music during the car scene after Chris was kicked out of his band, when Chris and Emily are talking and she's telling him maybe it's a sign to start writing your own songs?

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