Tom Cruise ‘Learning A Lot’ On ‘Rock of Ages’ [AUDIO]

July 13, 2011 8:02 am

Adam Shankman, director of the big-screen adaptation of Tony-nominated Broadway musical “Rock of Ages,” called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” during a scene while Tom Cruise, who plays Stacee Jaxx, a womanizing rocker, dangles from a pole singing “Rock Me Like A Hurricane.” Adam confided that leading the All-Star cast of Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin,, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Mary J. Blige. is, “completely crazy…with all the dancing, and the singing. I just sit back and go ‘what am I making!?’

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Tom says filming the movie is “fun. I’ve never done a musical, and I’m having a blast. Learning a lot. I’ve always loved music. Theres nothing like trying to do something yourself to give you an even greater appreciation for what this art form is. Its fantastic. I love this character, and working with Adam and the cast, and everyone there is just outstanding across the board.”

Tom details the songs that he will be singing in the film due out sometime next year saying, “I sing “Pour Some Sugar” [by Def Leppard]. Its outrageous. I sing “Dead or Alive” [by Jon Bon Jovi]. Oh god, I sing “Rock Me Like A Hurricane [by Scorpions].”

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Tom explains his seemingly eclectic body of work saying, “I like trying different things in different genres, and I love movies so this a great opportunity. I remember saying to Adam a couple of years ago after I saw “Hairspray” and I said, ‘Okay man, wheres our musical?’ Then he came to me with this, and I got very excited by it?”

But is Tom tempted with the life of a musical artist? “Right now I’m all I’m thinking about is getting through this scene. I’ve already been in the recording studio, and we’ve got some great people across the board. Working with people like Adam Anders, who is producing music for Glee, and he’s just incredible. So is Nia Michaels. Adam has assembled an incredible team.”

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Tom outlined the opportunity for fans to participate in a pivotal concert scene in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area as a glam rocking extra to fill the arena for a once-in-a-lifetime show from the all-star cast. Participants are encouraged to bring friends to the shoot, which will feature such classic songs as Bon Jovi‘s “Dead or Alive” and Journey‘s “Don’t Stop Believin’. [READ MORE] ” Tom encourages saying, “Its going to be alot of fun. They are going to be able to see these characters, the music, and performing it. Its a concert scene that we shoot on Monday. Its “Dead or Alive” and it goes into where Stacee Jaxx is performing in a stadium. So theres going to be a big show there. Then its another song that we have “Don’t Stop Believing” that the whole cast will be there with Diego and Julianne!”

Listen to the full interview below to hear what Tom Cruise has to say about Julianne Hough as not only a professional dancer, but also as an actress!