Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Axl Rose’s vocal coach training Tom Cruise for Rock Of Ages film

Show business can make for unusual bedfellows, sometimes.

The Wrap reports Tom Cruise is working with Axl Rose’s vocal coach as he prepares for his role in an upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Rock Of Ages.”

The movie is a love story told through the music of Pat Benatar, Bon Jovi, Journey, Poison, Twisted Sister and other artists from the 1980s.

Cruise will play the role of Stacee Jaxx, the biggest rock star in the world; in the film, he’ll sing the Bon Jovi anthem "Wanted Dead or Alive."

"He's been studying with - seriously - Axl Rose's voice teacher like five hours a day," director Adam Shankman told The Wrap. "The prognosis is more than excellent."

The director said that he heard Cruise sing at the actor's house. "That was a big moment," he said. "That voice lesson where he opened up and suddenly let loose and was really great. The two of us in concert breathed a collective sigh of relief to the tune of dancing around his living room." They even high-fived, the director said.

The movie has a release date of June 1, 2012.

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Guns N’ Roses – Live And Let Die
Hippodrome de Vincennes – Paris, FR – June 6, 1992

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