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Movie Starring Def Leppard, Pixies Members Being Crowdfunded

11/25/2014
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(Gibson) Wanna get in on the ground floor of a feature film featuring Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, The Pixies' Joey Santiago, Ministry's Al Jorgensen and Sin Quirin, Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders, Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister and more?

A crowdfunding drive has just kicked off to support the upcoming film The Bridge, and there are some unique perks available. The Bridge tells the story of a small town musical prodigy who must free himself from the shadows of his past to find the love, hope and friendship that could lead him to the musical expression he never thought possible. I reached out to Elliott for a few words about the project, and during a brief break in recording vocals for the new Def Leppard album, the vocalist was happy to talk.

"I was approached about two years ago," Elliott said. "Ricky Warwick, who's a very good friend of mine and is also going to be in the film, he's a solo artist in his own right and is fronting the Black Star Riders, formerly Thin Lizzy. He phoned me up and he said 'You want to do a movie?' And why not, y'know? Should be a bit of a laugh. So he introduced me to [writer/director] Bobby Field. I've done a little bit of this kind of stuff in the past but overly spectacular, nothing overly known and nothing overly good, to be fair! This is a totally different vehicle. It's musicians acting as musicians, so the one thing we can all bring to the table is a certain kind of realism to it." here.

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