American Satan (2017) Movie Script

Relentless! Relentless!
Relentless! Relentless!
Do you believe in the devil?
I agreed to do this interview
to talk about music,
not religion.
INTERVIEWER: I know you said it
starts and ends with the music,
but with The Relentless,
there was much more to their
success than just their songs.
What about all the disturbing
scenarios surrounding the band?
That's the duality
of rock 'n' roll.
And what is that supposed
to mean?
Dude, that riff is sick!
I mean, mate, I'm no Jimmy Page
but it's a pretty
fucking sick riff,
- right?
- Yeah.
- Is that a new song?
- It will be.
Oh, hi, Ms. Spouse.
- Hi, Leo.
- Shut up.
Are you sure you don't wanna try
California just for the summer
and maybe move after
you get your degree?
Mom, look, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs,
they both dropped out of school.
I'm just trying to keep
the rhythm going.
- Oh, I gotta go anyway.
All right.
- All right, you have a good day.
- Mm.
- All right.
- All right.
- Love you, bye.
- Love you, too, bye.
Five freaking days till we're living
in L. A. It's finally happening, man.
Hell yeah.
We'll work through
this long distance stuff.
I wouldn't chase my dreams if you weren't
going to be with me in them forever, okay?
- I love you.
- I love you, too.
Hey, you got the new
Eyes of Black?
Oh, this?
Yeah, my mom got it for me.
Man, she rules.
My parents didn't let me listen
to them till I was 18.
So when you guys make it big
and Rolling Stone asks you,
"What do you want to change most
in the world with The Relentless?"
What are you gonna say?
- I gotta finish the lyrics first.
It's kind of twisted you waited this
long to tell them, don't you think?
- What was their response?
- You know, typical parental bullshit.
Make sure
he's taking care of you,
make sure he gets
the drummer on the plane.
- Make sure he doesn't fuck up your career.
- Oh, charming. Yeah, yeah.
- Thank you.
Yeah, I heard he flew in
from Australia or something.
All the way in
for certain people.
- This is gonna be easy!
- Yeah.
Woo! Are you ready?
Mate, you're
an incredible drummer!
That's what they tell me, man.
Band's fucking shit though.
What the fuck did you just say?
Whoa. (LAUGHS)
Hello, mate. How's it going?
I'm Ricky. This is Leo.
Can we, um,
can we buy you a drink?
Are you excited?
I'd be a lot more excited
if you were coming with me.
No sex and drugs,
just rock 'n' roll. Right?
No sex and drugs.
Not until you make it out west
Oh, come on.
Johnny, please promise us that you're
going to be responsible in Hollywood.
- Please?
- I promise.
Losing your mind
I promise when we blow up I'm
moving you out of this shit town.
(SIGHS) Okay.
Don't make me worry.
- Love you.
- Love you.
(SIGHS) Love you, guys.
- I love you.
- I love you.
Forgive me mother
For I have sinned
Some great riffs.
He's got a fucking good voice.
You're just kidding about all that
stuff you've got going on, yeah?
- Hmm, no. No. (LAUGHS)
- No, we're not fucking kidding, you twat.
So you mean to tell me
that you guys already have,
what, a full on record deal,
a booking agent, a manager
and a 62-day North American tour
lined up?
Wow! Someone's finally
paying attention.
It took a while, didn't it?
Bloody hell.
How'd you guys land all that?
Come on, mate, we're busy men.
Are you in or not?
Give me a few days to think
about it, yeah?
Oh. (SIGHS) Dear me. That's not
the right answer at all, is it?
No, I think, um, I think we're
gonna go with the other guy.
- RICKY: I think he's a bit more...
- Exactly. Just a little...
You know what? Yeah. Good luck.
- Should we just?
- We should just go.
- Just go? Just go. Just go?
- Because... No point in... Yeah. Yeah.
Nice to meet you, man.
Fuck. Hey, lads!
All right.
- A bottle of Jack and a bottle of Don Julio.
- Yeah, yeah.
- Yes, sir.
- Hey, how you doing?
- Keep an eye on this stuff please.
- JOHNNY: Yup.
Hey, hey.
Could you watch my ax, too?
- What tune you all playing at?
- Oh, Drop D.
Drop D. I got it, okay. Okay.
- JOHNNY: All right. Let's do it.
Wait. We gotta wait for this
fucking guy with this guitar.
No shit. We're waiting for him?
I don't know where he is.
I can't just leave his shit.
It took you that long
to find booze? And an apple?
Boy, I don't waste my time
with that poison.
You think I collect cans and bottles
all day so I can buy some liquor?
- MAN: Hey, hey, hey.
- I'm just checking.
- All right.
- Kid, perception is not reality.
It's what you feel,
not what you see.
Sorry, man,
we didn't mean to judge you.
Don't get caught inside
the "Hollow wood."
- MAN: What you feel!
- Yeah.
- What you feel!
- Got it. Feeling it.
- All right, kid, let's get out.
- Apple? I feel like getting wasted.
- I feel it, too.
- Amen.
John 7:24.
Stop judging by mere appearances
and instead, judge correctly.
Can I show you boys around town?
All right, come on. What was it?
The Bible quote that put you off
or my body odor?
Be honest.
I don't believe in the Bible,
you fuckin' weirdo.
Hey, have a little faith in me.
And the boys on my left,
they just arrived in town and
hope to be the next big thing!
Hey, you guys know
what hope is, don't you?
Hope is the little old lady
in Vegas
with a bucket full of pennies.
Three sevens. Three sevens!
We're actually fucking here!
Right, when are we gonna go
meet up with the record label?
Oh, you know what, better yet
let's get our booking agent
to line up some local gigs
before the tour, yeah?
Right. Settle down, sunshine.
I know you're excited.
Management deals with all that.
All the business.
- The record label...
- Oh, right, fuck of course.
Well, let's just meet up with him
now. Yeah? He sounds brilliant!
You've already met him.
- Come again?
- Um, yeah, um...
I'm the manager. Yeah. Hi.
- Um, four, five years now.
- Five years.
Right. Bollocks. For real,
let's get on with it. Come on.
- Where's he at?
- What's wrong with this pecker?
That's fucking daft, mate!
You're a roadie who's never been on
the road before not a fucking manager!
Yeah? I managed to get you from
some shitty little pub in England
with your four shitty fans
from the Sunset strip.
- It's not a bad start! Whoa!
- You're fucking dead!
- Stop him! Stop him!
- Calm the fuck down, man.
- Listen! Ricky might work in mysterious ways.
- Yes.
- We do have a plan.
- Mysterious?
- Fucking pathologically lying and mysterious, man!
- All right, listen.
Just wait until you meet Johnny.
Ricky found him on line what?
- Four? Four.
- Four years ago, yeah.
- Four years ago and we've been writing together ever since.
- Over webcam.
- Yeah.
(SIGHS) Webcam?
You've never even met this kid
in real life before, have you?
- No. No. No. But, okay.
You want the coolest job
in the world, yeah?
- Guess what, you've got to work for it.
- Not wrong.
(GROANS) Fine.
Fuck both of you.
- Ouch.
- Why's he such a cock?
What's the plan then, man?
Uh, I say that we move into our new
spot. Just chill out. Shoot the breeze.
- Wait for the other guys to get here.
- Like it. I am in.
Fine. Good. I'm fucking
knackered. Let's get on with it.
- Where's it at?
- We're here.
- What's the code, man?
- No code.
Hop in!
We're living in a van.
Yes. It's rock 'n' roll.
Now stop being
such a whiny cunt and get in.
Go on.
I get the back row
and that is nonnegotiable, man.
- Hello!
- Fuck!
- Yes!
How have you been?
Dylan, man, I heard so much
about you, seriously, dude.
Right, right. Yeah well it's probably
all bollocks just like this whole project.
No. No. No. Dude, your drumming is
incredible. This is your destiny.
I do love your voice, mate.
LEO: That's the spirit!
(GIGGLES) We're Relentless!
- DYLAN: All right! All right.
So who's the chap playing bass?
Guys. Guys, this is Lily.
Hey, Lily.
Let's see you play "Damnation".
I'm not gonna sit here and play along
to a recording while you all stare at me.
I wanna jam.
Let's see if we have chemistry.
(CHUCKLES) All right.
Here's a little story
I'd like to tell
About this little boy
Who came from hell
Sit right there
And listen real good
Tell you all the ways
He's misunderstood
Chemically it's running
Through my veins, you see?
Romance of the plastic scene
Well, I can't see you
Coming after me
Sounds wicked.
- Can you give us a couple of minutes?
- Yeah.
Yeah, thanks, Lily.
Just pop outside for a sec.
Won't be a minute.
Uh, she's perfect. (LAUGHS)
Fucking hell, I'm good!
Mate, she's a she. She's a she
that looks like that.
How the fuck are we supposed to be in a band
with someone who looks like that without...
You know, he's right, man.
(STUTTERS) I mean, it's gonna be
pretty tough to resist our primal urges.
You guys know I can hear you,
- What makes you think I even like boys?
- So you're a lesbian?
- Shut the fuck up, Dylan!
Lily, do you wanna be
in The Relentless?
- Raise your hand if you want her to join the band.
- (SCOFFS) Yes!
Got any shows booked?
yeah, um, about that.
Um, we do actually have a lot of
good stuff in the pipe at the moment.
Um, we've got some calls coming
in and some demos going out.
And it's actually looking
really good, really healthy.
(INHALES) And I'm positive that the
gigs are going to come in any day now.
Are you trying to convince me
or yourself?
(CHUCKLES) All right.
Motley Crue.
Guns N' Roses, Van Halen,
they all started here.
Mate, The Doors
are the house fucking band!
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Well, look, just
don't get all fucking cheesed off
if they don't book us.
All right.
Yeah, no worries.
We'll just get a new manager.
Oh, yeah. Ha, ha. That's a man's
living you're joking about there.
These guys just canceled
so in eight weeks,
I've got a show coming up
that you guys would be great on.
Fantastic. Just to confirm.
That does mean
we've got the gig, isn't it?
- It sure does.
- It sure does.
- RICKY: I knew it.
- Yes!
Now you gotta do the work.
Oh, well, these lads are not
scared of hard work. Are you, guys?
How much are we gonna get paid?
How much you get paid all depends
on how many tickets you sell.
I just moved here from England. How
am I supposed to sell any tickets?
It's been like this since
the '80s, guys. No handouts.
Oh, I thought
you liked our demo?
I do. It's totally a killer demo
but I only gamble on headliners.
Okay. We'll take another stack.
I like your style.
Mind blown. Mind blown.
RICKY: Great. Well,
pleasure doing business.
LEO: All right, Ricky, now's
your time to shine, mate.
Book as many shows as you can
in the local area
any time, any fucking shit hole.
We'll play for free if we have to.
- Gotta get the word out.
- Oh, dear me, that's the truth.
You heard the guy,
the work starts here.
I gotta go to work. Give me some of those
tickets now, I'm gonna sell some later.
Good idea. There we go.
- I'll see you guys later tonight.
- See you later!
I bet you she's a stripper!
Oh, Dylan, will you keep your
sordid fantasies to yourself?
What do you think, Johnny?
I think we're The Relentless
and in eight weeks
we're selling out The Whisky.
Hey, man. Hey. Can you give me
a cigarette, man?
- Come on.
- Uh, here.
Give me a hand.
(CHUCKLES) Thanks.
Ah, I don't like those.
- Whoa!
- What the fuck, man?
- Hey, what's the matter, man?
- Whoa!
- What are you doing, you fucking junkie?
- I'm sorry, man.
Hey, what the fuck
are you doing?
Pre-selling tickets here
like you're some
fucking stupid garage band?
Is that it?
Do you know how long I've
been stuck here in this vessel
waiting for you four dicks
to show up?
Do you know how long?
What the fuck?
Come on, let's go!
Let's get the show on the road!
Pick up our tickets right now.
What did you say?
What did you say to me?
I said, pick up our tickets.
Mr. Rock 'n' Roll Rebel. Huh?
With the ring in the nose.
And those little,
little tatty tats. Yeah.
Got any other rings?
You know what? How about that?
I'll buy a fucking ticket.
Why don't you get down on your
fucking knees and you pick them up?
Oh, look at the manager, grubbing
around in the gutter. That's perfect!
- What the hell is your deal, mate?
(CHUCKLES) Hey, my deal's
the best in town, man.
You should sign it.
Oh, this is the religious loony
from the liquor store.
(STUTTERS) Let's fucking go.
That's really beautiful, man.
Thank you.
You're so quick to judge!
I thought that's what you hated
in people, when they did it to you.
They judge the way you look,
the way you dress,
even the music you listen to.
All right,
what's your story, man?
(WHISPERS) I'm gonna have some
very important people there.
Very, very important.
So please, you put me
on the guest list, all right?
- What did he say?
- I don't know. Let's just fucking go.
Hey, baby. Guess who just got
a show at The Whisky?
That's amazing.
Guess who finally put in
her transcript for UCLA?
Uh, fuck yeah. So that means that
when my band breaks up in six years
I can work for you, huh?
Hmm. Babe, I don't really know if you're
cut out to be an executive assistant.
- I miss you.
- I miss you, too.
- Bye.
- Bye.
I'm Mr. Doctor Man
Who questions his hands
Lost his mind
But clinically fine
But he found a way to cope
Needle in his throat
Falling down but the world
Is spinning round and round
He knows up, down, the world
Is spinning round and round
I see this place
Ain't big enough for me
I want you to take me away
Away, away, away, away
What you wanna say
Chemically, It's running
Through my veins, you see?
Oh, no. Not again.
Romance of the plastic scenes
Well, I can't see you breathe
They're coming after me
Honestly, it's running
Through my veins, you see?
Tuesday only?
What happens on Tuesday?
Oh, fucking hell.
It's coming after me
Absolute extortion.
This fucking country.
Look at that!
Come on down.
Who's got five dollars?
The cheapest way to bring The Relentless
home with you. Five dollars for both of you.
There is a little story
I'd like to tell
About this little boy
Who came from hell
You pay it. You pay it.
You fucking pay it.
Tell you all the ways
He's misunderstood
Well, I see you
Standing there
With that old wicked stare
Just stay for the show
Are you ready now?
Are you ready to go?
Chemically, it's running
Through my veins, you see?
A romance
Of the plastic scene
I can't see you breathe
They're coming after me
Honestly, it's running
Through my veins, you see?
I don't need their surgeries
I just want to breathe
They're coming after me
Oh, no, oh, no, no, no
Oh, no, no, no
They're coming after me
Brilliant show, guys.
Yeah, brilliant show.
It turns out
that the promoter's expenses
for this palace
are $300 more
than we took in the door.
Which means that we're, um, we're
actually going to get nothing here. Okay?
And also, after we've turned in
the ticket money to The Whisky
and paid the insurance
on the fucking van,
we're going to end up
completely broke.
So, yeah. Right.
What labels are coming
to see us, Ricky?
(SIGHS) Labels. Huh.
Well, um...
The show is in two days!
Yeah. I know. I know.
Hey, Lily, can we go to your place
and crash, maybe take a shower?
It's about time
you smelly fucks asked.
- You can crucify You can nail me to your cross
- Light me up, light me up
- You can find me guilty For everything you've lost
- Light me up, light me up
Go ahead Blame me for your
sins Go ahead and sacrifice me
Make me your martyr I'll be your
Joan of I'll be your Joan of Arc
- VIC: Welcome to Headline Records.
- Yeah, how you doin'?
Oh, my God. (CHUCKLES)
You're Akkadian Records?
What? (LAUGHS)
Wow, well, uh, hey, uh...
Elias, I'm actually in a band.
And, um, we're actually playing
The Whisky tomorrow night.
And I don't know
what you're doing, but,
you're probably busy, but here's our
demo if you wanna show up, please.
"The Relentless."
Not a bad name.
Be careful what you ask for.
You do know how many bands there
are in this town trying to make it.
Most can't handle the truth
about their potential.
they just end up living
in denial,
working at Guitar Center
in their 40's
or loading in gear
at the same clubs
that they failed at
when they were your age. So...
I'm sorry, man.
What's your name?
Uh, Vic. Vic Lakota.
- Vic?
- Yes, sir.
Well, Vic Lakota,
good luck to you.
Nice meeting you.
- Thank you. Hopefully see you tomorrow.
- Yep. Okay.
Come on, let's give them a show. If
you don't enjoy it, they won't enjoy it.
Go on.
- Have a good one, man.
What the fuck is up, Los
Angeles? We are The Relentless.
We all bleed the same shade
Never again, go unafraid
With your soul
You tear me apart
Now is the chance
Lock the heart
Remove the guilt
That binds you
What? What's going on?
Fucking Metallica just announced a
surprise set down the street at the Roxy.
- RICKY: Fuck's sake.
- JOHNNY: Fuck.
I'm gonna fucking kill him.
- RICKY: Who's that?
- Metallica isn't playing the Roxy.
My ex Damien is.
He fucking did this
to sabotage us.
- Always some fucking bullshit!
I'm done. I'm done, man.
- DYLAN: I'm fucking done.
- VIC: Hey, hey, hey!
The of owner of Akkadian Records
is here to see us.
- Yeah, right. I bet, Vic.
- No, he's right.
Owner of my favorite
fucking label. Fuck!
I'm not going in there.
That's Damien.
He raped me
the night I quit his band.
The fuck didn't you
press charges?
His dad is connected
to a lot of sketchy people
and he's one of the most
powerful attorneys in Hollywood.
Oh, fuck that.
The same family owns
all the clubs on the strip.
If you cause trouble,
they'll ban us.
You're not in Ohio anymore,
I say we smash his head in
right now.
No, no, no, we can't, all right?
Now I say we just sleep it off.
Sleep it off?
Mate, we just had the most
important night of our careers
ruined by some cunt rich kid
and we're not even gonna do anything
about it like a bunch of wankers?
I'm getting a bottle and I'm booking
a flight back to London, mate.
Fuck this!
No, no, no. Wait!
Whoa, whoa.
Hey, what the fuck is this?
Ah, escapism.
You know, it's that
certain part of everybody
that wants to be somewhere else
or somebody else. Thank you.
It overrides
all rational thought. (LAUGHS)
- What do you say, pilgrim?
- You got a problem, old man?
Problem? (LAUGHS)
I don't know about a problem.
I don't think so.
But I do have some solutions.
Hey, Johnny. Yeah.
You know,
it's always the drummer
that are the first to go down
the pokey hole.
You know, Led Zeppelin,
The Who. Huh.
So, what do you say? Should we go
inside and have a little drinky?
(STUTTERS) I'm sorry.
Who the hell are you?
Use your imagination, dude.
It's not what you feel
but what you see.
- The devil.
Hey, what was it? The car or
the new suit? Little bit of both?
- Oh, come on.
The whole devil
worshipping thing is all fake.
It's a shock value,
tongue-in-cheek marketing gimmick.
Oh, you know,
let's ask Vic's Bible-hugging
mom, huh, shall we?
Anyway, let's go on inside and have
that drink that we're all dying for.
Come on. It's on me.
Oh, oh, heaven knows
We belong way down below
Oh, oh, tell her so
We belong way down below
Careful what you let be so.
All that glitters is not gold.
Are we on acid right now? Jesus.
This is my favorite table.
I've done a lot of business
at this booth.
Oh, come on, guys. You don't actually
believe this fucking bullshit, do you?
Yeah, I mean, why us?
Because I believe in you.
I know you came out here
because you know
what you're capable of. So do I.
Lucifer is all about control
but we can't offer that.
Lucifer? Lucifer?
Is that one of your clients?
Did you sign Lucifer,
Mr. Fucking Manager?
Stop shitting us, man.
Look, pop stars, they're the
ones that influence the masses.
- We're just a rock band.
- Oh, pop stars are so fucking boring.
Anyway, I've got most of them.
- Like who?
- Jay Z. "Empire State of Mind."
I love that lyric, um,
"Jesus can't save you.
Life starts
when the church ends."
And then his little protg,
You know, I put him on the front
of Rolling Stone magazine
with a crown of thorns
on his head.
Total fucking blasphemy.
You know that guy's got
over 20 Grammys.
That's more than the Beatles,
Neil Young
and Elvis put together.
I mean,
even I'm embarrassed by that.
Oh, Cassandra,
thank you, darling.
- Thank you very much.
- You're welcome, Mr. Capricorn.
Mr. Capricorn?
Oh, did you hear an echo?
Okay, right, look,
why exactly a band like us?
Rock 'n' roll, heavy metal.
you're so loyal to me.
You wear me on your sleeve.
But your fans are dangerous
and your fans
are full of passion.
Oh, whatever, mate.
You're fucking mental.
Have you ever seen Iron Maiden?
They filled stadiums
full of their fans.
Singing along to songs like
"The Number of the Beast."
Or what about Van Halen? Huh.
"Running with the Devil."
The Stones,
"Sympathy for the Devil."
I mean, on and on
and on and on it goes.
I'm not saying I'm Satan.
I'm just saying the devil
is a catchy lyric.
If that was all real, they would
never put it out in the open.
Hmm, well, he talks. Hmm.
Check this out. See this?
The pyramid and the eye.
Do you know what that signifies?
- What's that writing say?
- He favors our undertakings.
Yes, I do. And this?
New order of the ages.
Novus ordo, yeah.
You know, the best place
to keep a secret...
- is right in front of someone.
- right in front of someone.
(CHUCKLES) Johnny be good.
All right. Fine. I'm a believer.
Now what?
Are you speaking for everybody?
All right, I'll take one.
I'll take one.
We'll perform a ritual ceremony.
And then I will make you
international icons.
What's the ritual?
Something very simple.
Human sacrifice.
- Oh, come on.
- No fucking way.
- Well, make it a revenge kill.
- I'm not killing anyone.
No, you're right.
Let's fucking go, guys.
- Yeah.
- Sit down, Johnny. Sit down.
Somebody is gonna have to die.
you might as well go
and phone your mother.
Johnny? Is everything all right?
I don't know. You tell me.
- Did grandma tell you?
- Did she tell me what?
They just found some cancerous
tumors in my left breast.
The surgery and the treatment
is really expensive.
I didn't want to tell you
because I didn't want it
- to keep you...
- We have to do something. How time do we have?
Let me... Let me go back to sleep
and I'll call you tomorrow, okay?
It's important
that I get some rest.
I'll call you tomorrow.
I love you. Bye
You're the singer
from Lily's band, right?
Yeah, sorry about tonight. That's what
happens when you're in a band with a whore.
Shut up.
Oh, Mommy, Mommy.
You're in L. A. now, bro.
You better quit crying to your
mommy, You sound like a little bitch.
I will break your fucking face.
How about I just fuck
your mom's face?
If she's half as cute as you,
that's good enough for me.
Oh, maybe if she swallows my
load, it'll make her feel better
That's the spirit, mad man.
What are you faggots looking at?
Did you give your mom
my number yet?
I knew you were a fucking bitch.
Why don't you come over here?
Oh, I'm in The Relentless.
I'm so fucking cool. (GRUNTS)
(RICKY) Get into the fucking
van! Get into the fucking van!
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny
- Get the fuck...!
All right, guys.
Who wants to do the honors? Huh?
Ah, good. (CHUCKLES)
That's it. Let's ease him up.
Right, now, Ricky,
I want you to go lock the doors.
Bring the keys back to me.
I'm not sure I can do this.
- I can.
- Good man.
Gentlemen, thank you.
You'll all get the chance
to save Damien's life.
Please, let me out!
Johnny, go save your mom's life.
CAPRICORN: Give her my love.
Tell her I'll see her later.
You will be loved.
Feared. Despised.
All the masses will congregate
around your music
like the ultimate opiate.
Let him burn.
All your desires
will be fulfilled.
You are The Relentless!
Oh, Johnny,
what the fuck are you doing?
We came here to play music,
not God.
True colors will always fade
in the right light.
Electrifying performance,
When opportunity knocks,
make sure you answer.
What the fuck happened
to you guys?
Lonely shadows following me
Lonely ghosts come a calling
Lonely voices talking to me
Now I'm gone
Now I'm gone, now I'm gone
And my mother told me
Son, let it be
Sold my soul to the calling
Sold my soul
To a sweet melody
- Hello?
- ELIAS: Is this Vic?
This is Elias
from Akkadian Records.
Hey. Hey, man. Um...
Thanks for coming to our show.
I'm really sorry about our set.
(CHUCKLES) Yeah, that
was, that was amateur hour,
to say the least, but I listened
to your demo late last night.
Look, these songs
have real potential.
Can you guys come by my office
today at 3:00 p. m. for a meeting?
- Yes. Yeah, man, absolutely.
- All right, see you then.
- Wow.
- Lily?
- Mm-hmm.
Gonna need your car.
We're all not gonna fit
in my car. Where's the van?
I sold my soul
To the sweet melody
Now I'm gone
Now I'm gone, now I'm gone
Oh, gimme that fire
Elias, they're here.
Ah, you must be Johnny.
Yeah, so you, uh,
work from home?
I do whatever the fuck I want,
just like you assholes.
Have a seat.
ELIAS: Did you guys hear about
what happened to Damien Collins?
What happened?
They found him dead,
deep in the valley, scary scene.
It's crazy how karma
works out, right?
(STUTTERS) What do you mean?
Well, two years ago, he's driving
wasted, he killed two people,
Vince Neil style. (SIGHS)
I don't follow.
Well, I guess that's before
you guys' time.
Vince Neil during the Shout
at the Devil album cycle,
driving totally wasted
to a liquor store,
crashed into another car.
The drummer from Hanoi Rocks
died. He was riding shotgun.
The two people he hit,
permanent brain damage.
Then what happened?
Then Vince pleaded guilty
and because
he's the singer of Motley Crue,
got about two weeks jail time.
Huh. That's mental.
The same thing
happened to Damien.
He barely did any jail time
because of his father,
who's a very powerful lawyer,
a good guy to have in your back
pocket if you get into any trouble.
But, hey,
let's talk about the deal.
Any of you guys on hard drugs?
No. Smoke a little pot, drink.
Any of you romantically involved
with, uh,
- I'm not a fucking clich, Christ.
All right,
you guys got a manager?
Yeah, we have. Of course.
Just have absolutely no idea
where he is right now.
Wow. Well... (GROANS)
He picked a hell of a time
to miss a meeting.
I'm offering you
$200,000 advance.
(CHUCKLES) Fucking...
Shouldn't we get an attorney
to look this over first?
VIC: What the fuck
are you doing?
Heh. (SIGHS)
Glad to see
we're on the same page.
Let's make a record.
Mate, I think we all agree,
you should just take
a chunk of the money
and put it towards
your mom's treatment, you know?
means the world to me, man.
But for now,
let's go celebrate this deal.
Fuck, I wanna rage but I told
my work I would show up tonight.
- Where do you work, anyway?
- Wouldn't you like to know?
So you're just not
gonna tell us?
I like it better this way.
I'm not sure
- Where this is going
- Stop. Stop, stop.
You know, we all know
you have a beautiful voice.
Now I know you have a beautiful
body, but what the hell are you doing?
What the fuck was that? I...
Sorry, I just...
It's just not convincing,
and I...
I thought we talked
about dark, dark.
How about a cathartic moment,
a transformative moment
in your life?
Convince me.
- You need to bring us with you.
- Okay.
Let him burn what he did
Let him burn what he said
Let him burn
Hail, Mary
Let him burn
He's better off dead
No, I can't change
Can't change my ways
No, I can't be
Your enemy
This congregation
Of confrontation
Don't define you
Upon the fire
It's burning higher
Only actions
Can speak the truth
So, what are we gonna call
this album?
How about Born to Rock?
- ELIAS: Oh, God, no.
- Born to Rock?
That's a terrible idea.
- That's the dumbest fucking thing I've ever heard.
- Why is that?
Look, we need something
that's timeless,
that's iconic,
something maybe controversial.
If you were to do an interview
about this album,
what would you say the theme is?
Independence from fear.
instead of abstinence.
Good answers.
How about favorite album titles?
- Appetite for Destruction.
- Let It Bleed.
Shout at the Devil.
...And Justice for All.
Evil Empire.
- LEO: Ricky?
Yeah, um, sorry.
Were you talking
album titles there?
Because Back in Black... (CHUCKLES)
Back in Black's my favorite.
Who are you?
(STUTTERS) I'm the manager.
Where you been, man?
I just had some soul searching
You know, it was right.
American Satan.
- That's hot.
- Yeah.
- That's a hit.
- RICKY: Yeah.
I reckon
we've got an album name.
Everybody down with it?
I fuckin' love it.
- Me, too.
- I as well.
Oh, come on, man.
What's done is done.
Yeah, yeah, I'm good with it.
Well, I don't know what the fuck
he's talking about but...
I know what's not done.
A video.
You play your cards right,
you got a shot
at a great career.
Well, I cannot wait
to get out on the road.
- It's gonna be crazy.
- Okay, remember, you... You're the manager.
You're not a roadie,
and you're not the party guy.
So, what are you getting at?
I'm getting at separation
of church and state.
Oh, no, no, look. I may look like a rookie,
okay, but I was built for this, Elias.
- (STUTTERS) Just trust me.
- Guys.
"Let Him Burn" already has over
half a million views on YouTube.
In six hours.
Not too shabby, people.
- Yeah, congratulations.
Pretty soon you have to deal
With the truth
Behind the way you feel
There's a bunch of kids that
bought VIP tickets to meet you.
I thought you were VIPs to meet
us. We're just the opening band.
Yeah, we're the old guys.
You're the young cunts.
Enjoy it while it lasts.
- Go say hi.
- All right.
- (GASPS) Oh, my God.
- Hi, guys.
Do you think you guys would want
to party with us after the show?
- Yes.
- (SCREAMS) Oh, my God.
Can you take a picture of us?
Oh, my God. (GIGGLES)
- Oh, thank you so much.
It's already happening. Are you
ready for a good time tonight or what?
That's, uh, that's all you.
- I have no idea what you're talking about.
- (CHUCKLES) Have fun.
Oh, my God. Lily. (CHUCKLES)
Um, guys. Guys.
Um, you don't fancy warming up,
do you?
I mean,
the doors open in ten minutes.
- He's right. Come on. Come on.
Go on. Get out of it.
I'm sorry, ladies.
There's a job to be done here.
Fuckin' hell.
Only I can hope to know
Who controls what's in my soul
We all bleed the same shade
We all bleed the same shade
We all bleed the same shade
Never again, go unafraid
With your soul
You tear me apart
Now is the chance
Lock the heart
Lock the heart
- I like that. Is that new?
- Yeah, it sounds, like bluesy, you know?
Try it.
Try to, like, up the octave.
Oh, well.
Elias, how's the numbers?
Okay, I'm up for a shower.
You guard that with your life.
- It's our money.
- Yeah, it's your life.
I've got the power to speak
What time is it? Oh, yeah.
- It's Ricky time. Yeah?
- After dark
- What did you see?
Just think, this time tomorrow,
we'll be in the same bed.
Can't wait.
Hey, do you wanna get dinner
with your mom before the show?
Yeah, for sure.
- MICHELLE'S MOM: Michelle, open the door.
Michelle, open the door!
- GRETCHEN: Who's Michelle?
- I don't know. Hold on.
MICHELLE'S MOM: Michelle, open
it or I'm calling security!
Oh, for crying out loud,
what's going on now?
Bang, bang, bang.
- Hi.
- Where is she?
I didn't order room service,
did you?
My daughter, she tweeted... She twatted
that she was here tonight with you guys.
Um, no.
Because if you'll look, there's just
three of us in here, nobody else. Okay?
- Don't treat me like I'm stupid.
- Oh, well, yeah, sounds tricky, but...
- RICKY: See? Nobody.
Nobody at all.
If you think of anything else, don't
forget to knock. Yeah, good night.
Somebody married that woman.
- Michelle?
- Fuck. Is that her mom?
- Ah. Ah.
Michelle, open the door!
I don't think so. This is
Madison and this is uh, Lucy?
- MICHELLE'S MOM: Michelle.
- I thought this was Madison?
Who the fuck is this, then?
Open this door, so help me God.
- Mom?
- I'm calling the cops. She's only 17 years old!
You told me you were 20.
Mom, you ruin everything fun.
Get in the fucking van.
We live in the dark days
Like some kind of dark haze
I want to come down But
I'm never Never coming down
- Drive! Drive!
We are pressing charges
for statutory rape.
My daughter was seduced
by that lesbian Satan woman,
and there were other band members
in the room, and they were all
having sex together, and it was
unholy, and they took advantage
of my little girl.
They can all go to hell.
Nobody took advantage of me.
I had the best night of my life.
The only problem here is that my
mom and dad don't have sex anymore.
And guess what, Mom, the legal
age of consent in Indiana is 16.
So, Lily, I fucking love you.
Johnny's my hero.
Relentless forever!
Look. No. I'm not. I swear.
Scans came back clear.
It looks like
the surgery got it all
before it had time to spread.
(CHUCKLES) That's amazing.
I'm just gonna keep on,
you know, getting my checkups
and all of that,
and, um, I should be okay.
So I'm gonna hop in the shower
and I'm gonna get ready,
'cause I can't wait
to see your show.
the (BLEEP) do you guys think?
We need less guns and more sex.
Less war and more music.
- And more fucking sex.
Oh, come on, man,
at least let us play tonight.
This is Johnny
and Vic's hometown.
No, man, listen.
You're off the tour.
I've called all the promoters. We
cannot be guilty by association.
This is fucking bullshit. This has
nothing to do with that girl and her mom.
Tell you how
this is gonna go down.
You youngsters
are gonna pack up your shit,
you're gonna take your
cheesy ass fucking devil flags
and get the fuck off our tour.
Yeah, well, have fun playing
500 capacity shitholes
the rest of your life, fella!
Come on, guys, the people
already paid to see us play.
- Let's just play...
- Fuck you and your poser ass band!
You fucking dick!
Lily, toss me another one.
I'm calling Elias!
You guys are finished!
I'm calling him right now!
You guys are finished! You're
off this tour! You're off!
I'm callin' him right now,
you fucker!
What the fuck's going on?
Oh, you didn't hear?
Show's cancelled, mate.
Hi, um, this probably isn't the
best first impression of the band,
but it's a pleasure
to finally meet you both.
- Thanks.
- Nice to meet you.
Yeah, um, welcome.
the show's been cancelled.
What do you have
to say about that?
- We'll be back.
I won't be able to make that,
I'm pretty sure.
- All right, later.
I have five different promoters
on hold
and they're all wanting
to cancel the shows
- because The Relentless aren't on tour anymore.
- What?
Make that seven. Nashville and
New York just called, freaking out.
- Oh, Jesus. Hello?
Elias? We have an issue.
Tell me you did not
kick them off the tour.
That's what my guys wanted.
What was I supposed to do?
Yeah, well, I'm sure your guys
are gonna want to get paid
for the rest of the shows.
That's not gonna happen when
half the audience wants refunds.
They fucked a 17-year-old!
I don't care if they fucking gang-banged
your sister and made you watch.
You don't fucking kick bands off
my tour without talking to me first!
- What should I do now?
Maybe you should just,
uh, never call me again
and go get a real fucking job!
So, what did he say?
He told me I need to re-evaluate
the situation.
Your van's shot. American Satan.
So you really have
to head straight back?
The label's making me do a bunch
of promo now that we lost this tour.
I wish I didn't have to.
It's gonna take me awhile to get the
grants and the loans that I need for UCLA.
I'm okay if you, if you need
your personal freedom.
- It's just...
- Stop, stop.
Floating on the water
- LEO: All right, love birds, we're leaving!
- LEO: Come on, Johnny, get in.
- VIC: Gretchen, come with us!
God, I wish. (CHUCKLES)
- I love you.
- I love you.
Oh, what heaven knows
Everybody take one.
- Could have, uh...
- Thank you.
Best thing
that could have happened
was you getting us kicked off
that tour.
- Really? (CHUCKLES)
- Because there'll be no more clubs in a van.
Straight to the theaters
in a bus.
- Yeah.
- Yeah. Cheers.
The hype is fucking crazy
out there.
And I'd like you to meet
your new tour manager, Hawk.
Oh, hang on a minute.
That's my gig.
No, no, Ricky.
You're the band's manager.
Not the tour manager.
You belong with your ass
in a chair behind a desk.
- Ooh.
Hawk's been doing this 20 years.
He's gonna run security
and make sure
we don't get ripped off
by the promoters.
(SIGHS) God.
Okay, okay, fine. All right.
So, what else do you do?
Shit hits the fan, I'm the fan.
Oh, good.
Well, well, okay, look.
Okay, okay, fine. But listen,
don't, don't think for a second
that I'm not going.
A lot of heat out there, guys.
I think we're all in for a ride.
So let's have another round.
Oh, oh, heaven knows
We belong way down below
Oh, oh, tell her so
We belong way down below
Why the fuck would Elias book us
here the day our album comes out?
Well, (STUTTERS) it... Look.
It's probably just the way the
venue availabilities worked out, huh.
There is a method to his
madness. Think about it, guys.
See that out there? That's the
best publicity we can ever get
and it doesn't cost us a penny.
- Whoa.
They say if no one's hating
then you ain't making an impact.
Fuck yeah, man. Let's tear
the house down tonight.
Yeah, about that, the, uh, the county
pressured the venue into shutting the show down.
Oh, shit.
Where can we celebrate
our fucking album release, then?
Yeah, I say
we just keep driving, guys.
Well, there is one bar in town
but it's really not worth a shit
and I wouldn't suggest
you guys go there.
Like a moth to a flame
That neon light
Must've been calling our names
'Cause here we are
Drinking down doubles
Okay, guys,
I gotta go to the can.
Grab me a club soda,
and try not to stare at anybody. the first place
We can take another hit
Bring on the sticks
Take me to heaven
With one hell of a kiss
Let them throw their stones Ain't
gonna slow our roll Baby don't you know
Well, this should be
Ah, it'll be all right.
We're here, we're together
- we'll have a good time. What else matters?
- DYLAN: Same here, mate.
Look, I know I can be a bit
of a hothead sometimes, but...
Yeah, sometimes.
But thanks
for putting up with me
- and letting me play with you, yeah?
- Yeah.
We would never sound the way we do
without your drumming, so thank you.
- We wouldn't know each other if it weren't for this cock.
Okay, okay, um, to our
incredible journey together.
- Yeah?
- To American Satan, bitches.
Look what we have here.
- Devil loving faggots.
- Ha.
Guess we're not in L. A. anymore.
Well, you should have kept
on driving, boy.
All right. Settle down. We're gonna
finish these drinks and we'll fuck off.
Yeah, you're gonna fuck off.
You're gonna fuck off
after I talk to God
and see which one of you
Come on, guys, (STUTTERS) let's
go, all right? Let's just go.
No, fuck that.
We're gonna get drunk
in your shitty little bar
and there's nothing
you can do about it.
Turn around and walk out that
door before I drag your asses out.
Fuck you, you ugly ass
inbred redneck.
- Hey, man, that's enough.
- Johnny, Johnny, come on, dude. (STUTTERS) Let's just go.
All right,
before you girls get going,
why don't you have fucking
La Bamba make me some guacamole.
Hey! Apologize
for that racist bullshit
or I'll knock your fucking teeth
down your throat,
and that goes for all five
of you fucking clowns.
White trash fucking pigs!
Through faith and fire
I'll be by your side
The devil's a liar
But my love will never die
Well don't sing me praise
It's my last chance
Take that, boy.
For what could be
Where is your God now?
Die slow, bitch.
Get off me!
Los Angeles based
heavy metal band, Relentless...
That's The Relentless.
(STUTTERS) The name of the band.
Okay. The Relentless,
was involved in a brutal
bar fight that left one man dead
and several injured.
The record label has posted
the $1.5 million bail
for the singer, Johnny Faust.
How do you feel
about the release
of The American Satan?
It's American Satan,
not The American Satan,
and I feel terrific.
Aren't you concerned
about the message
this band is sending?
Sir, have you listened
to the record
or even read the lyrics?
- I have not, but it...
- I see.
But it seems
that there is no shame
in the death of a...
That was self-defense.
And, uh, very unfortunately,
there was a death.
But if someone physically
attacks someone else,
that is a risk that they take.
I guess now it's up
to a jury to decide
if it was self-defense or not.
Oh, yeah. (CHUCKLES)
Yes, that is the process.
You really know your stuff,
don't you?
What do you plan to do
now that your singer
cannot leave the state
because he's awaiting trial?
I thought you'd never ask.
We have put together
the biggest,
baddest hard rock festival
that this part of Middle America
has ever seen.
Shoving it right up the ass
of all the bigots
- until they're shitting pentagrams.
- Mm.
Let him burn what he did
Let him burn what he said
Let him burn
Hail, Mary
Let him burn
He's better off dead
No, I can't change
Can't change my ways
No, I can't be your enemy
This congregation
Of confrontation
Don't define you
Upon the fire
It's burning higher
Only actions can speak
The truth
I choose my faith
It's never too late
Looking through the gates
The devil awaits
This congregation
Of confrontation
Don't define you
Upon the fire
It's burning higher
Only actions can speak
The truth
We've got to tell Lily.
JOHNNY: Look, he hasn't even shown
himself since we made the record.
The record, the live show, the
press, that's what got us here.
I'm not a fucking puppet.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
But you heard Hawk, right?
The fact we were in Kansas the day the
album came out can't be a coincidence.
You don't think Elias is
in league with him, do you?
Still, how do we even start
that convo, man? Now...
Until that fool morphs into
something, I'm not buying it.
Lily, you know, she wears
devil stuff for fashion.
Maybe she's his daughter.
Or maybe I've just been
stuck here in Kansas
rigging a jury to make sure
your best friend
doesn't have to spend the rest
of his life in jail?
Or maybe Elias and Lily
have known each other
longer than you think?
Or maybe you guys
are so desperate
to be rock gods,
that your ego caused your brain
to hallucinate me?
So many questions,
so few clues.
You want to be the future,
you gotta pay your dues.
More inspiration
to sing the fucking blues.
Verdict is not guilty,
citing the stand-your-ground law
which states a person
may use deadly force
in self-defense when faced
with a reasonable
perceived threat.
- REPORTER: Johnny.
- ELIAS: Give him some room. Give him some room.
- Johnny, do you have a comment?
- Back. Back.
No, no.
God bless America.
Gotta raise a little hell
Young blood run like a river
Young blood
Never get chained
Young blood
Heaven need a sinner
We did it.
I love you.
Young blood
Came to start a riot
Don't care
What your old man say
Young blood
Heaven hate a sinner
But we gonna raise hell anyway
Raise hell
Raise hell
Somebody gotta
Gotta raise a little hell
Baby, sell that soul
Heaven fare thee well
DYLAN: Can you fucking believe
it? We're number one on Billboard.
We are fucking raging tonight.
Let's party at my old work.
It's time to show you guys.
Ricky, you come with me.
What the fuck is this place?
- Use your imagination.
- Is, uh, this a brothel?
I prefer bordello.
Are you one of them girls?
No one touches me here,
unless I want them to.
What's with that painting
of Baphomet?
This is where the elite come to play. The
occult stuff is just part of the theme.
- Are you on coke?
- Yeah. Yeah.
I am totally fucked up. Look
at this place. It's marvelous!
Guys, I think I'd get in trouble
here. I'm gonna go crash at my mom's.
- Oh, come on.
- Fuck that, we're celebrating.
- No.
Could you hook up
some psychedelics?
Take all your breath
and watch it come awake
I told the ladies
you have all access tonight.
Make it count, boys.
VOICEMAIL: Your call has been
forwarded to an automated...
- Fuck it.
As the moon ascends
The wolves come out
To see the end
They hide from view and wait
To watch the ghost inside you
Come awake
And when the shots go off
You hear them call
My heart is racing
Just to see it all
To watch you crawl out
Of your changing shape
Take all your breath
And watch it come awake
From the flames of the fire
I feel you crawling
To my bed
Throwing shapes at the sky
I watch you crying to me
I'm gonna put you two
in the next music video!
You should come on tour
and be stage dancers!
The shows are getting bigger!
Everything is bigger!
And guess who's steering the ship?
It's only fucking Captain Ricky!
It's all fucking brilliant!
- Sounds amazing. How much you gonna pay us?
- Yeah.
Well, I can put you on a salary,
or if you girls prefer cash,
how about a thousand dollars
a day?
Whatever you say,
Mr. Manager.
Can we interest you?
The deal is fucking inked.
Okay, I tell you what.
I should introduce you two
to the man himself.
He'll introduce you to the
biggest models in the world.
Who is this man
you speak so highly of?
Oh, come on, ladies.
Don't be thick.
His portrait is on the wall
out there!
- I like him.
- I like you too!
- I like you too!
- Yeah!
I like both of you!
How long have you been
doing that?
When I started realizing
that all my favorite artists
did it at my age.
But this is just
'cause we're celebrating.
Oh, fuck.
Come here. Take your shirt off.
Tell your children
Not to walk my way
Tell your children
Not to hear my words
What they mean
What they say, Mother
Tie that around your arm.
Can't I just smoke it?
This is the best way. Trust me.
Oh, Mother
Can't you just do it for me?
This is your first time.
You want to remember it
as your own free will.
Embrace it. Pull the trigger.
Okay, but you can't tell any of
the other guys that I did this.
Of course not.
You're our leader.
Not about to see your light
And if you want to find
Hell with me
I can show you what it's...
- I'm gonna take your daughter Out tonight
- Oh, my God.
I'm gonna show her my world
How does it feel so good?
We're just getting started.
Have I ever told you how
much I love the way you smell?
Have I ever told you how bad
I've wanted to taste you ever
since I joined your band?
Oh, Father
- Lily, no.
- Say it louder.
Come on, we can't do this.
That's what makes it so good.
I can show you
What it's like
Till you're bleedin'
Not about to see your light
I want you inside me.
If you wanna find hell
With me
I can show you what it's...
- You never stop, do you?
Fuck stoppin', sweetheart.
I'm on the night train.
That's all for you.
Run away, run away
Let's sleep tomorrow
Run away, run away
Let's sleep tomorrow
When the city floods
We'll build our castle
When the city floods
We'll build our castle
- Fuck me. Fuck me.
Fuck me.
Oh, fuck. I'm gonna cum.
Shoot it in me.
Fuck. I'm gonna cum.
Shoot it in me. Shoot it in me.
I'm only, only
In the only, only
In the, in the shadows
I'm only, only
In the only, only
In the, in the shadows
Only actions
can speak the truth.
My heart is young
I'm only, only
In the only, only
In the, in the shadows
We gotta wait
Inside the shadow
Don't get old, don't get old
We gotta wait
Inside the shadow
Don't get old, don't get old
We gotta wait
Inside the shadow
Don't get old, don't get old
We gotta wait
Inside the shadow
Don't get old, don't get old
The stand your ground epidemic
is being directly linked
- to a rock 'n' roll group called...
- The Relentless.
A rock band called The Relentless
and their debut album...
American Satan.
Hundreds of cases
in 27 different states
have already been reported
as of this morning.
We've seen incidents
here in Sydney...
Manaus, Sao Paulo.
Guadalajara, Monterrey.
- Tel Aviv.
- And Berlin.
This continues
the debate on how far
one can go in self-defense.
REPORTER: One thing is
certain, the power of music
appears to be stronger
than ever.
How are you feeling, boys?
- We have to stop the killing.
- Well, there's no turning back now.
We're changing the world,
and you are our mascot.
How come no other bands had to
do anything so fucking insane?
Look, sanity.
It's all relative
to the times in which we live.
You know, in 1967,
we put Aleister Crowley
on the front of Sgt. Pepper's
we wrote underneath it,
"Welcome The Rolling Stones!"
Ha! Aleister Crowley!
The old sorcerer himself.
Back then,
that was beyond fucking insane!
And then six months later,
The Stones put out their album.
Their Satanic Majesties Request.
And on it, on the front cover,
they had hidden
The Beatles faces.
If I'd have told Zeppelin
in the late '60s
what was going on with Apple
in the world today,
they'd think
I was a raving loony.
How the fuck do we even know
that you're real?
And what, what the fuck
does this have to do with Apple?
We have a skeptic
amongst us, huh?
All right, Leo.
Look up the official price
of the first Apple computer.
It was $666.
Yeah. Six hundred
and sixty-six, really?
Yeah. Yeah.
The forbidden fruit
with a big bite taken out of it.
What a great logo.
And what about
the first three numbers
of the zip code
of Topeka, Kansas.
Where I made you guys icons.
- Holy shit.
I'd rather call it unholy shit.
So, Johnny, when are you gonna
actually tell Lily
the truth about this band?
After you fuck her again?
- CAPRICORN: Oh, ooh, sorry.
- Oh, fuck.
Did I put my foot in it?
I'm so sorry.
You didn't know the lead singer
had a little bit of news
for you?
Oh. It's amazing,
isn't it, Johnny?
That you can't keep a promise
either to me or to Gretchen!
Come and face the music!
How do you know
he had sex with Lily?
The same way I know
that Ricky is lying prone
on that stage.
And let me tell you
the one cardinal sin
in my book:
Ricky. Ricky. Please.
Don't fucking do this to me.
Ricky, please. (SOBBING)
Ricky, please. Come on.
Ricky! Please!
Ricky, please, come on.
You can't do this to me.
- Mom? Mom?
I'm up here, Johnny.
Mom, I need you to call
Gretchen. She won't answer me.
She was here this morning.
Did you really cheat on her?
- She was here, in the house?
- Mm-hmm.
she wanted to surprise you.
She transferred to UCLA.
- Why would you do something so stupid, huh?
- (SOBS)
Gretchen is such a special girl,
I would give anything to have
someone like that in my life.
Steve Jobs said dropping acid
was one of the most important
impacts on his entire life.
It just showed him there's
another side to the coin.
- What's up, Elias?
Yeah, Vic, you're gonna go
on CNN in a few hours.
You and Lily are the only ones
I can find, so don't be late.
We're back live
in three, two, one,
Lily, let's start with you.
Are you for or against what some
of your fans seem to be doing?
We didn't respond to 9/11
with peace and prayer.
We responded by doing
everything we could
to stop those people
from hurting us again.
That's what our fans are doing to
their predators. In self-defense.
Right. So, uh, Vic,
uh, how do you feel
about the violence?
You agree with Lily
on what's going on
with (STUTTERS) your fans?
(STUTTERS) I, uh, I-I think
what is happening is a, um,
is a reflection of our culture.
And where we are as a society.
It's both fascinating and scary.
The power of music.
So that means that you agree
or disagree?
Well, there are more
dimensions to our consciousness
that need to be healed
and explored.
I believe in not everything you
say is a, um, yes or a no,
or right or a wrong answer.
Um, thank you.
I'm gonna go lay down now.
I'd like to go lie down myself.
Not really sure what I'm supposed
to do or say at this point.
Nothin' I say up here's gonna
bring back my best friend.
(SNIFFLES) Nothing's gonna help
make any sense of what's happened.
Thank you for all the laughs.
For all the smiles...
Thank you for believing in me
(SNIFFLES) and encouraging me
to follow my dreams.
You're forever in our hearts,
In honor of Ricky,
I say we keep this train rolling
full speed ahead.
You know it's exactly
what he would've wanted.
Yeah, I reckon so.
It's time for our world tour.
You're icons now.
The controversy, the sex,
the fame, the power,
it's all part of the ride.
Don't get lost in it.
And lay off the fuckin' drugs.
Are you ready to embrace it?
(SNIFFLES) All of it.
HAWKS: Understand
these fans are maniacal.
They know where we're going
before we do. Let's go.
- We lose control
- Like a pendulum
I forgot where I came from
- With the weight of regret
- We lose control
Swing me
Back and forth again
Like a pendulum
I forgot where I came from
Darkness, I gave in
Now I'm picking up
The pieces of my broken heart
Darkness, I gave in
Now I'm picking up
The pieces of my broken heart
- We lose control
- Like a pendulum
I forgot where I came from
- With the weight of regret
- We lose control
Swing me
Back and forth again
Like a pendulum
- I forgot where I came from
- We lose control
American Satan
We lose control
American Satan
We lose control
American Satan
We lose control
When we were 13,
Ricky promised me
we'd sell out Wembley together.
I shouldn't have left him alone
that night.
Not for a second.
You don't know how to live
With what it is
What it is, what it is
It may seem impossible
If it's a son of a bitch
Only terrified
Well, that's what it is
They're only giving you four
days off before your next tour?
Let me help you.
Oh, my God.
I always let you do
whatever you wanted.
Mom, it's not your fault.
- Yeah.
- I swear, I'm done.
Relentless! Relentless!
Okay, Johnny.
You gotta get your ass out
on stage, man.
This is dangerous territory,
I can't. (SNIFFLES)
I can't use any more.
- MAN: Hawk!
They were supposed
to be on an hour ago.
What's going on?
I got serious tension up there.
The crowd security...
- Listen! Lay off my fuckin' back!
Can't you see
this kid's fuckin' sick?
Last time, at a sold out show,
20,000 people up there.
Headliner cancelled. Sixteen in
the hospital, two didn't come back.
- I get it.
- Okay? Get him up.
I get it. I understand.
HAWK: Elias. We got a
bad scene goin' on here.
Johnny is going through
heroin withdrawals.
The fucker cannot even walk.
There's no way this kid's
going on stage tonight.
Damn it.
You can't risk
the lives of the crowd.
So, what do you want me to do?
Shoot him up.
And bring him home.
Johnny. I'm sorry.
I don't feel hunger
I don't need it
This body remains
Because I know you are there
I don't need shelter
Nothing at all
The reason I'm here
Don't you know
That you're all
My basic needs
Is that it over there?
Yeah. I got you. Come on, guys.
Come on, Johnny.
Johnny, wait.
Oh, oh, ooh, oh, oh, wait.
Wait a minute, ladies.
You can't be back here.
I bought VIP tickets for my
daughter to meet the band.
Okay, but the meet and greet
ended hours ago,
and now you need to get behind
the barrier, please.
I'm not talking about that one.
I want her to go on the bus.
(SCOFFS) You really think
that's a good idea?
Listen, I know what time it is.
Tonight is a bonding experience
with my daughter.
Her dream is to lose
her virginity to Johnny.
I'm 18 and ready.
And you can't think of a better
way to bond with your daughter?
No phones, no cameras.
Eighteen and life you got it
18 and life you know
Your crime is time
And it's 18 and life to go
Eighteen and life you got it
18 and life you know
Your crime is time
And it's 18 and life to go
How about we slam some shots
and have some fun ourselves?
I've been sober longer
than your daughter's been alive.
What a bore.
Tequila in his heartbeat
His veins burned gasoline
It kept his motor running
I want you to take my virginity.
I don't think
that's a good idea, darling.
When I play with myself,
the only that gets me off
is you.
Okay, you should go.
Had a courtship with a gun
I am the crawly man
Doing all the crawl
That I can, I can
I hope you're ready to share.
- Hello.
- Ooh.
I'm just
a lonely little bloke
Gonna do a cougar
And a little more coke
Accidents will happen
They all heard Ricky say
He fired his six-shot
To the wind
Fuck, this is depressing.
Hey, darling.
Looking for God on the back
of a tour bus?
It's just that fucking good,
isn't it?
Eighteen and life you got it
18 and life you know
Your crime is time
And it's 18 and life to go
Mom! Mom, what the fuck
are you doing?
- HAWK: Hey! Hey! Hey!
- Oh, my God!
- I'm telling Dad!
- Get out of here!
- Get out of here!
- No!
The bus is leaving now.
Don't you fucking tell me
what to do.
Take your drama
the fuck elsewhere.
We're leaving!
Oh, you look great.
I would confirm the offer for us
to headline Hellfest in California.
- Are you fucking serious?
- Yes, I am.
- Hell yeah.
- ELIAS: Yeah.
Where are the other dudes at?
They happen to be a little
angry right now.
I, uh...
I had to cancel
the rest of the tour.
That's bullshit, Elias.
Did you two happen to fuck...
...a teenage virgin yesterday?
WOMAN: Why don't you give us some speed
pills if that's how good it felt...
- ELIAS: Her father blew his own head off.
- Fuck.
You cannot talk to anybody
about last night.
But why is the tour cancelled?
Oh, I wonder why.
Maybe it's because you both
were strung the fuck out.
Now she doesn't have a
fucking dad because of me.
You ever think about Ricky?
What you're doing to yourselves?
I'm gonna send you out to Malibu
where you're gonna do
Kundalini yoga.
You're gonna meditate,
you're gonna detox.
Fuck that. I don't have
a problem getting on stage
and I'm not going to some
dumbass hippie retreat.
Lily. Lily.
Okay, look.
I told your mother
I'd make this happen.
You're lucky to have her.
I'll go. I'll go.
It's not gonna be easy,
but you gotta do it, man.
- You gotta do it.
- Okay.
All right.
I'm gonna go try and find her.
Time the path will see
I will never leave
Hey, it's Gretchen.
Sorry I missed your call.
Leave a message
and I'll call you back.
You're the love of my life
and I can't do this anymore.
Please just call me back.
Yeah. Okay, bye.
Wow, do you always
crawl back like that?
Listen, we have to discuss
plans for Hellfest.
It's time for me
to make you a legend.
What are you talking about?
The onstage ritual.
Now look,
I'm gonna give you a gun.
And then I'm gonna have
a mentally unstable person
attack you
during the first song.
You just blow his head off and keep
playing like nothing's happened.
- I won't do that.
- Well...
I'm afraid all the band
has agreed to this.
And it is a democracy,
so you've gotta do your part.
And then, you know,
just take a year off.
You can spend time
with that lovely mumsy of yours
and just work on your new album.
I didn't start playing music
to promote killing.
You know,
it's religion
that separates humanity,
but it's music
that brings us all together.
You know, more people are killed
through religious conflict
than any other reason.
We are all our own gods.
If you want to find the answers,
you have to look
inside yourself.
not up to the sky.
Our carnal desires
are not to be suppressed.
They are to be liberated.
And sin? (CHUCKLES)
Sin is simply
a matter of opinion.
You're right.
Religion does separate.
It created you.
But I have my own free will.
Yes, you do.
It's a pity you can't use it
to stop being a junkie.
You could tell the truth
to all the women in your life,
your dear lovely mother,
You disappoint me.
- Hello?
Hey, hey, don't hang up,
don't hang up.
Look, (STUTTERS) I just... I need you
to come down to The Rainbow right...
No, no, no, that was a mistake.
No, no, you're the love
of my life. She's not...
No, no, no, no.
Something takes a part of me
Something lost
And never seen
Every time I start
To believe
Something's raped
And taken from me
Life's gotta always
Be messing with me
Can't they chill
And let me be free?
Can't I take away
All this pain?
I try to every night
All in vain
In vain
I cannot take this place
Sometimes it's my life
I can't taste
I cannot feel my face
You'll never see me
Fall from grace
Something takes a part of me
You and I were meant to be
How very apropos.
How glamorous and sexy.
A handsome young man
in his early 20's...
Leather jacket, ripped jeans,
his Doc Martens
and a hit record.
What could possibly
be edgier and cooler than that
in the good old US of A?
Adoring fans
who'd rather take a picture
of him lying on the floor
than call 911.
Ah, Hollywood.
You know what I always told you?
It's not what you see,
but what you feel.
What you feel.
What you feel. Well...
You're gonna feel this.
We will live forever
What is this?
You overdosed.
- Johnny.
I'm gonna go.
Gretchen, don't...
Look, I-I'll get clean.
I hope you find yourself.
The real you.
Can't you just stay
for a little bit?
I'll pray for Johnny.
How are things for you out here?
Well, actually, I met someone.
When you're back on your feet,
I'd love for you to meet him.
Man, look at you.
Being a rock star
is an intersection
between who you are
and who you wanna be.
You hold the key
to your own destiny.
It's about time
you start looking for the lock.
Welcome, I am very thankful.
You have chosen to heal with me.
Thank you for having me.
Relentless! Relentless!
Relentless! Relentless!
Okay, Johnny,
we're on in three minutes,
and Lily
is still not fucking here.
- Can we push our set time back?
- Not a chance.
The county will shut us down.
They've got a hard curfew.
(CROWD CHEERING) Relentless!
HAWK: This will turn
into Woodstock '99 chaos.
KAT: Johnny. This is who
I was telling you about.
- Samael, meet my son, Johnny.
Hey, Johnny. Man,
congratulations on your success.
And this is such
a cool festival. (CHUCKLES)
Hawk, escort my mother
to the soundboard, please.
- I wanna watch from the stage.
- Yeah.
Go, now.
See you in a minute.
Watch your tone.
How fucking dare you?
I fucking dare you.
Now you get on that stage
tonight, and you kill! You hear me?
And I'll leave mumsy alone.
Hmm? Good.
Come on, guys.
We got a show tonight!
Oh, um...
This will get you on the stage.
You know,
we both have free will,
yet we both standing here.
You know, a puppet is free
as long as he loves his strings.
You're not controlling
the storm.
You're not lost in it, either.
You are the storm.
Question, what's it all for?
(CROWD CHEERING) Relentless!
Relentless! Relentless!
Relentless! Relentless!
Relentless! Relentless!
Found her. (SIGHS)
We gotta get going right now
so let's loop an intro.
You come in,
then you follow, all right?
Okay. I gotta tell sound
what the hell's going on.
Stay with her.
Not one second
do you leave her alone.
Where were you?
I had to get a fix. I thought
I could last till after the set.
Fuck, I gotta piss.
Hey, Johnny.
Remember the easiest place
to hide a secret?
So tell me,
how does it feel to know
that the person
you've been fucking
is the same person
that your mother's been fucking?
I see through you
I know what you are
I've seen the devil
More than I've seen God
I'm a real motherfucker,
aren't I?
I hope you choke on every
Fucking word you said
I see through you
I know what you are
I seen the devil
More than I see God
Shoot it in me.
Pull the trigger.
LILY: Pull the trigger. Shoot it in me.
- LILY: Pull the trigger. Shoot it in me.
On every fucking word
You said
- I see through you
You didn't actually think
I was the fucking bass player,
did you?
You know the best time
to burn a lie
into one's soul
is in the heat of anger.
What did you want to change most
in the world with your music?
Humanity's obsession
with religion.
It divides us.
Whether it's Jesus,
or Mohammed, or Moses.
We're all brothers and sisters.
We all bleed the same shade.
Any other proclamations?
It's sad.
The only two things
that touch people
as much as love and music
are sex and violence.
You're pleading not guilty,
claiming temporary insanity.
Don't you fear
that by saying he was the devil
it would look as if you're
mocking the court to the jury?
You don't get it!
Look, he's dark energy.
Einstein proved that energy
can't be destroyed,
it can only be displaced.
Enough with the gimmick,
He will keep coming back!
Over and over!
REPORTER: I know you've said it
starts and ends with the music
but with The Relentless,
there was much more to their
success than just their songs.
What about all the disturbing
scenarios surrounding the band?
It's the duality
of rock 'n' roll.
And what is that supposed
to mean?
The copycat killings,
they were very tragic.
But bullying in schools
and teenage suicide rates
had a massive drop.
Positive changes on our society.
That's the life.
The rest, that's the darkness.
- GABRIEL: You're writing new songs, huh?
- Yeah.
It's not like they'll ever see
the light of day, though.
GABRIEL: I'd say it has to
be covered in total darkness
before it can struggle
to reach the light.
People grow today
more from music than religion.
You now have that power.
You also have a visitor.
Who are you?
Johnny Faust.
Now the most iconic singer
in rock music today.
Who was the man he shot onstage?
It was an act.
An act?
It's show business.
In the studio,
I'm with guitarist, Leo Donovan,
and bassist, Lily Mayflower,
of The Relentless.
First question, your singer
Johnny keeps mentioning the devil.
Is this just sensationalism?
Everything Johnny has said
is true,
but we can't exactly sit here
and talk about
a physical version of the devil,
can we, Larry?
People will think
we've gone crazy.
In music, the devil you see
on album covers and T-shirts,
it's symbolism
for the counterculture.
So then what's the real devil?
The voice inside our head that makes
us do bad things without remorse.
Says whatever it takes
to get what it wants.
And the man who was
supposedly shot on stage,
what was that?
That was a great way
to sell records.
An unidentified man...
I wanna get this right.
An unidentified,
mentally unstable person
comes on stage,
wields a gun at him.
A good attorney
could argue self-defense,
but he's refusing legal counsel.
Does he want freedom? Does
he want to play music again?
Quite honestly,
there's really only one person
that would get Johnny
back onstage.
And that is?
Vic and Leo told me everything.
I'm sorry I didn't tell you.
(SIGHS) I also talked to Lily.
She told me I should blame her
and the drugs and not you.
She also said you were thinking
about me the whole time.
I love you.
Elias hired some crazy attorney
that says that he can get
you off on a technicality.
Elias went under oath saying
it was all part of the theatrics
- that the record label had you do.
- Hey, Johnny.
Remember that attorney I told
you about the first time we met?
This is Damien's father.
Hey, Johnny.
Hell of a first album.
Can't wait to hear the next one.
I still love you.
Two against one.
Better odds.
You can try to describe me
But you'll never define me
Try to grow my wings
But he holds me down
Single file to bliss
How could I ever resist
When I turn to you
I find heaven on the ground
The devil keeps on calling
I keep on falling down
My faith is crawling away
Trapped in the dark
You're my only light
It's me against the devil
I'm ready to fight
Don't touch that fire
Through faith and fire
I'll be by your side
By your side
The devil's a liar
The devil's a liar
My light will never die
Never die
Careful what you wish for
Or it might come true
Careful what you sell
From inside of you
My damnation
A one way ticket to hell
Do you wear the mark?
It's so easy to tell
They can call it fate
Or maybe destiny
The only thing on my mind
Is you and me
Trapped in the dark
You're my only light
It's me against the devil
I'm ready to fight
Don't touch that fire
Through faith and fire
I'll be by your side
By your side
The devil's a liar
The devil's a liar
My light will never die
Never die
Well don't sing me praise
Just keep me from my grave
It's my last chance
For what could be
He wants me a slave
I just wanna be saved
From this bittersweet
Trapped in the dark
You're my only light
It's me against the devil
Through faith and fire
Through faith and fire
I'll be by your side
By your side
The devil's a liar
The devil's a liar
But my love will never die
Never die
Well don't sing me praise
Just keep me from my grave
It's my last chance
For what could be
He wants me a slave
I just wanna be saved
From this bittersweet
Take him out back
Take him out back
Take him out back
I'm not too sure what
I'm supposed to do with this
These hands, this mind
This instability
From a cage I created
To a hell that heaven made
Can I let go of the hatred?
Because I love
The way it tastes
Take him out back
I wouldn't take back a moment
Not a miserable moment
I give it all
Till there's nothing
I'd walk into the fire
Into the fire
I'm walking in the fire
Into the fire
Into the fire