What made you say yes to licensing your music for the movie?
Joe Elliot: We pretty much all said yes to the film because we just had a gut feeling. What we had originally with the play was a gut feeling it wasn't cool. And we may have been wrong, we may have been right, who knows. But with the film, we just knew we were right.
Did you see any of the film before you agreed to do it?
Joe: We were there when Tom sung his bits for "Pour Some Sugar On Me." It was in Fort Lauderdale about a year ago. We just played West Palm Beach and they invited us to come and see him shoot it, that was very cool.
How'd he do?
Joe: He was great, he did a good job. He got in really deep with the project.
Eighties music has been so maligned – does the movie feel like vindication?
Rick Savage: There were a lot of good songs. In any era there's a lot of rubbish as well, but a hell of a lot of great songs came out of that time. And if the movie can project that, then it'll do everybody a great service.