5 Replies to “Just Because”

  1. Apparently he did. I don’t know what he thought of the obvious parody of him, but he and many other rock stars were startled at how close to reality the movie was. The bit about getting lost between the dressing room and stage seems to have been extremely common. Eddie Van Halen claimed that he couldn’t laugh at any of it because everything in the movie had happened to him. That seems to have been a common reaction among rock stars.

    I’ve read that Ozzie suspected the movie was a parody of Black Sabbath. Many people (including me) thought that Status Quo was the model. Exact same career trajectory: 60’s psychedelic one-hit-wonders devolving into a C-grade 70’s touring boogie-band a la Foghat with diminishing audiences. But according to Christopher Guest there was no one model, and every rock band on the planet thought it was about them.

  2. It’s amazing how ‘up to 11’ has become part of the lexicon to the point that most people that use it don’t know where it came from.

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