Russell Brand, Jonah Hill Debut ‘Greek’ Band
Libertines rocker Carl Barat joins the actors onstage in L.A. to play songs from Get Him to the Greek
The silver screen came to life Monday night in Los Angeles when Russell Brand, who plays a rock star in the new film Get Him to the Greek, took the stage at the Roxy for a set with his co-star Jonah Hill and Libertines rocker Carl Barat!
The concert — which prefaced the film’s premiere Tuesday at, aptly, the Greek Theatre — kicked off with a little humor: “In this film I play Aldous Snow, a fictional rock star,” Brand told the audience. “Yes, you heard it right, fictional! Created from my own opiate-addled past. Let’s hear it for opiates! But I was helped also by real rock stars, some of whom are here tonight.” [Via NME]
Playing as Infant Sorrow, Brand’s fictional group from the film, the Brit jokester and a backing band performed songs from the soundtrack, including “Bangers Beans And Mash” and “We Got The Clap,” with special appearances from Barat, Hill, and director Judd Apatow [via Guest of a Guest].
Brand and Co. also played “Just Say Yes,” a new track written by Jarvis Cocker (Barat and Cocker worked together on the soundtrack).
Check out photos from the concert at Gigwise.com