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Rockers Invade Sundance 2009: Slash, Jack White Hit Park City, Utah

January 23, 2009 6:11 PM ET

Rolling Stone's own Peter Travers was camped out in Park City, Utah, this week for Robert Redford's annual Sundance Film Festival. Check out his reports on his blog, the Travers Take, where he relays the story of chilling with Mike Tyson, who offered an impromptu review of Gran Torino: "I'm not stupid and I know what Clint was doin'. I respect it. But there's something in me that wanted to see him just blow people away. Come on, I think a lot of people in the audience want to see that."

But in addition to movie-seeing, Sundance is always about star spotting — rock-star spotting, in our case. Slash and Perry Farrell bonded, Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Cannon took in a few flicks and Wyclef Jean introduced himself to Redford (just in case this whole music thing doesn't pan out). The White Stripes' Jack White made the scene, as the guitar-hero documentary It Might Get Loud — featuring himself, the Edge and Jimmy Page — enjoyed its Sundance premiere. Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard was also out West, spending time with his castmates in the Jon Krasinski movie Brief Interviews With Hideous Men when he wasn't with his fiancee, Zooey Deschanel. And Sting broke a Sundance record (and the space-time continuum) by partying with Paris Hilton and Kevin Bacon — making him one degree from ... something fierce and possibly contagious.

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Sundance 2009: Slash, Jack White, Mariah Carey and More Rockers Invade Park City, Utah

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