WATCH: Russell Brand and Catherine Zeta Jones In ‘Rock Of Ages’ Trailer

Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx in 'Rock of Ages'

Well now here’s a trailer that creates more questions than it answers. For example: Russell Brand, is he always going to play a rock star (or a millionaire who acts like a rock star) in films? Is Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise’s character) named after the Blur song “Tracey Jacks”? And also, isn’t Tom a little long in the tooth to be playing a leonine rock star at the peak of his fame (even though he’s clearly very good at it)?

It’s ‘Rock Of Ages’ the broadway musical which ramraided the back catalogue of a bunch of FM radio rock bands and stitched the songs into a narrative about censorship and the ’80s. And now it’s a film (and yes, it’s probably going to be a bit daft).

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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