Classic Rock at the Movies
Thanks to his work as half of Tenacious D, Jack Black was almost a rock star before he was a movie star -- and clearly the perfect choice to play the lead in 'School of Rock.' A rock-infused comedy about ne'er-do-well musician Dewey Finn (played by Black), whose layabout ways and excessively flashy guitar
As this video countdown of the best 'Dazed and Confused' classic rock moments demonstrates, it's hard to imagine any movie that's used the music of our favorite genre better than this 1993 masterpiece.
"50,000 bands and one disgusting bathroom."
There have been a host of strong rock documentaries making their way into theaters recently. This past summer has seen the release of '20 Feet From Stardom,' about professional backup singers, and 'Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me,' about the cult power-pop band of the early-'70s. And now we can add 'Springsteen & I' to the list.
Their voices have graced many of rock's most famous songs and biggest tours, yet their names are unknown to all but those who read liner notes with the devotion of a theology student. They're the backup singers, and they're the subject of Morgan Neville's extraordinary new documentary, '20 Feet From Stardom.'