No Room for Rock Stars
For 17 years, the Vans Warped Tour has been a punk rock juggernaut, a misfit circus criss-crossing North America every summer as a wondering minstrel show for youth culture. Embracing a powerful, unifying ethic created by its founder Kevin Lyman, the Vans Warped Tour has grown and prospered as the music industry itself imploded and continues to sift through the rubble in search of a new way forward. Along the way, Warped has provided a launching pad for a dizzying array of talent, from Green Day and Blink 182 to Ice-T, Eminem and No Doubt, along with perennial punk legends such as Pennywise, All, Bouncing Souls and Bad Religion.
With more than 300 hours of film shot during the 2010 tour, "No Room For Rock Stars" documents the true stories of modern era rock and roll from every possible angle. From the kids in the van playing parking lots to gain notice, to the veteran stage manager whose life was saved by the tour, to the musician who crosses over to mainstream success while on the road, No "Room For Rock Stars" is Cinema Vèritè story-telling at its finest. A historical retrospective or concert film this is not. "No Room For Rock Stars" is meaningful insight into current state of rock and roll and the zeitgeist of youth culture.
Accompanying the film will be a blazing soundtrack of songs from the movie as well as Vans Warped Tour all-time greatest hits. The project will also have a significant library of bonus content, some of which will be featured on the "No Room For Rock Stars" mini-site at vans.com/warped and vanswarpedtour.com. From the team that brought you the highly acclaimed "Dogtown and Z-Boys," "No Room For Rock Stars" will resonate beyond tour and punk rock fans to anyone seeking out the true stories of rock and roll.
- Directed by - Parris Patton