|Tom Cruise singing in Rock Of Ages
Rockers Def Leppard approve of Tom Cruise in 'Rock of Ages', reports Digital Spy. The actor plays rock band leader Stacee Jaxx in the musical, which includes him singing a cover of the band's 'Pour Some Sugar on Me'. The British band - consisting of lead singer Joe Elliott, bassist Rick Savage, drummer Rick Allen and guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell - revealed their surprise at Cruise's singing ability when they visited the set."We were fortune enough to check his filming out of that particular performance because we were both in Florida at the same time," Savage told The AP. "We just had to get there as he was shooting some of the scenes. That was special in itself, just getting to meet the man. His voice was good. It was pretty surreal, actually," added Elliott. "We just walked into this little seedy club in Ft. Lauderdale, and there up on stage is Stacee Jaxx doing 'Sugar'. It's like, 'What is this?' It's nuts." On Cruise's singing, Elliott added: "We were talking to him between takes, and he was a little put out that we were there at first, you know, 'Uh oh. The queen's in town!' He said, 'What do you think?' I said, 'Can you sing?' He said, 'No, I started like four or five months ago, just a couple of hours a day'. He had other movies he was shooting, so it was like a part-time thing. I'm thinking, 'Wow. If he's got that good in four or five months, that's much better than half the people on some of these talent shows'." Def Leppard have also re-recorded their classics 'Rock of Ages' and 'Pour Some Sugar on Me' in time for the film's release.