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Screening of ‘Rock of Ages’ Hosted by the Peggy Siegal Company and the Venetian, Las Vegas

Landmark Sunshine and Sons of Essex. June 6, 2012. By Jennifer Vineyard

Did you ever have a metal phase? “I grew up on Guns N’ Roses and Van Halen. I mean, I learned to play guitar by listening to ‘Eruption’ over and over again, the Eddie Van Halen guitar solo.” —SEAN LENNON

NORMAN REEDUS

What happened when Def Leppard showed up on set? “It was Tom Cruise’s first day of shooting, and he was doing their song ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me.’ And Joe Elliott was standing behind me. I heard him say, ‘Oh fuck. He’s better than us.’” —ADAM SHANKMAN

PADMA LAKSHMI

If you were to start a hair-metal band, what would you call it? “Orca. Because that’s a big fucking piece of rock right there.” —ROB THOMAS

ALEKSA PALLADINO

Did you ever go through a hair-metal phase? “No. With this hair?” —JOHN WATERS

MICK JONES

Did you ever have a metal phase? “No, never. I’m still in a hip-hop phase.” —ANGELA MARTINI

JAIME CEPERO

If you were to start a hair-metal band, what would you call it? “Twisted Tongue Action. That would get the band banned, right? It’s good to be banned in rock and roll.” —JULIANNE HOUGH

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