Hollywood Hits the Red Carpet

It was a nostalgic nod to the 1980s for the premiere of Warner Bros. and New Line's Rock of Ages at Grauman's Chinese, a rare Friday premiere. An adaptation of the popular Broadway musical, the film boasts wall-to-wall music from period bands such as Styx and Journey. And Warners set the bar high at the afterparty: Guests felt the heat from the pyrotechnics of Poison's set and recorded Def Leppard's guitar-laden tunes on their smartphones. Although he enjoyed the performances, the film's Alec Baldwin admitted the music was not his generation's. "I was a '70s Zeppelin, Stones stadium-rock guy," he said. "I saw The Who when I was 16. I sat this kind of music out." Diego Boneta, making his movie debut, recalled taking guitar lessons with co-star Tom Cruise. "We had really cool conversations about music and acting," said Boneta. "He treated each day on set like it was his first and last day." -- Borys Kit