Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx in 'Rock of Ages'

What?

Sure, you're probably wondering what that title even means...well I barely do either.

Catching my eye when browsing USA Today online was an article about Tom Cruise playing a superstar devotee of hair-band excess in next years big-screen version of a popular Broadway musical focusing on the '80s, 'Rock of Ages'.

Les Grossman

Now I'll agree Tom was pretty awesome as Les Grossman in 'Tropic Thunder" a few years back, but playing a mashup of "Axl Rose, Keith Richards and Jim Morrison"...isn't that a train wreck?

Hopefully it is as it just got me SUPER interested in a movie I knew zero about before the article.

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According to the USA Today article, Tom's first scene involves him singing Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me" and he even belts out Bon Jovi's "Wanted: Dead or Alive".

That's an amazing amount of awesome if it actually works out, I'm not a huge TC fan, but if he destroys those songs, I'm sold.

'Rock of Ages' has a huge amount of star power behind it after Cruise with Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough, Paul Giamatti, Mary J. Blidge, Catherine Zeta-Jones and more. 

The solid set of '80s songs doesn't hurt either with Styx, Journey, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Asia.

If this movie doesn't sound like a Friday night at a college bar, I don't know what does (I'm looking at you Starbusters from my days at NIU).  

They just need a splash of Eddie Money and we are set!

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