Rock is a business like any other, and musicians are businessmen, and what goes on behind the scenes isn't always pretty. We know this, and we don't want to know this. ''Rock Star'' is a movie about a copy machine repairman who becomes the lead singer in a famous heavy metal band, and somehow with that premise it should be more fun than it is.
One of the film's only redeeming values, Timothy Spall is great once again, this time as the corrupt tour manager.
''Rock Star'' is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). It has sex, drugs and some pretty bad rock 'n' roll. ROCK STAR Directed by Stephen Herek; written by John Stockwell; director of photography, Ueli Steiger; edited by Trudy Ship; music by Trevor Rabin; production designer, Mayne Berke; produced by Robert Lawrence and Toby Jaffe; released by Warner Brothers.