'Rock Star' The forthcoming movie Rock Star is based on a New York Times article by Andrew Revkin. Revkin wrote about Tim "Ripper" Owens who played in heavy metal cover bands. His tributes to metal rockers Judas Priest led Owens to be called to join that band, as its front man! And now the story is a movie starring former rap artist Mark Wahlberg as the wannabe who makes good. As Revkin tells Brian Naylor, it's the ultimate example of life imitating art imitating life imitating art. Find out more about the movie.