Val Kilmer jumped on stage to rock out with The Black Lips (and trash their gear) at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas on the weekend.
Rolling Stone reports that the ‘appearance’ came about so Kilmer and his crew could shoot scenes for director Terrence Malick’s untitled new film – which also stars Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchet, and Rooney Mara – who was also filmed playing guitar with Black Lips members during the shoot.
“Did they tell you we’re making a movie? We’re not. We’re practicing making a movie,” Kilmer informed the crowd while playing his character of the overblown, past-it rocker named Dwayne.
Kilmer was filmed repeatedly yelling at the band members to stop playing, telling them “We’re gonna play my song tonight!” He also chanted lines such as “”Autograph the epitaph!” and “Rock and roll is dead! Long live rock and roll!” while getting pelted with drinks and objects from disgruntled punters. Watch the video at the bottom of the page.
Malick and his film crews have become regulars at concerts in Austin since first surfacing at last year’s Austin City Limits Festival. The crews caught the ire of punters as they constantly trailed Bale to capture footage for the film, which is believed to have a theme of a love triangle within the city’s music scene.