Rock of Ages (2009) The idea of an '80s-rock musical is enough to crank one's sarcasm meter to 11...or 11,000. But American Idol 's Constantine Maroulis and Rent 's… 2009-07-07 Various Artists Soundtracks
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Rock of Ages (2009)

Constantine Maroulis, Rock of Ages | DON'T STOP BELIEVIN': Constantine Maroulis and the cast of Rock of Ages
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DON'T STOP BELIEVIN': Constantine Maroulis and the cast of Rock of Ages
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jul 07, 2009; Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genre: Soundtracks

The idea of an '80s-rock musical is enough to crank one's sarcasm meter to 11...or 11,000. But American Idol's Constantine Maroulis and Rent's Amy Spanger so fully embrace classics like Journey's ''Don't Stop Believin''' that even doubters will be wiping tears from their Wayfarers. Rock of Ages is the power-ballad decade in all its glory, tricked out with big perms, bigger dreams, and the kind of operatic ecstasy you read about only in bathroom stalls. A–

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Originally posted Jun 02, 2009 Published in issue #1051 Jun 12, 2009 Order article reprints