“Its gonna be a long hard walk, but I will walk hard.” John C. Reilly, who plays fictional rock legend Dewey Cox, delivers this line in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. This line inspires the writing of his signature song that eventually takes him to the top of the charts and leads to a life of debauchery and redemption.
He has been playing shows as his character Dewey Cox with a backing band called “The Hard Walkers.” It’s cross marketing at its finest. ‘Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story’ is a parody on Hollywood’s recent obsession with chronicling the lives of legendary musicians and the pitfalls they encounter amid their rise to stardom. If you haven’t seen the film, its funny…real funny. The best part of the film is the music.
So go out and rock hard at Guitar Center with Dewey Cox and the Hard Walkers tonight, 7pm, at the Guitar Center on 7425 W. Sunset Blvd.
Check out walkhard-movie.com for more information.