Gerard Butler plans musical makeover
Thr 300 star is trying to relaunch himself as a singer, and has sought advice from the likes of Manson and Tenacious D's Jack Black.
Hollywood hardman Gerard Butler is being advised by Marilyn Manson as he plans to turn himself into a rock star, US reports have claimed.
The Paisley pin-up is said to be writing songs and making an album.
And according to the National Enquirer, pal Johnny Depp has introduced him to music industry veterans including Goth idol Manson and Tenacious D star Jack Black.
The magazine quoted a Hollywood insider as saying: “Gerry is rocking out big time and is already writing songs and cutting an album.
“He’s been a closet singer for years and has decided the time is right to try doing it professionally.
“In fact, he’s in the process of making what he hopes will be a best-selling CD.”
Gerry sang in a movie version of Phantom of the Opera and jammed with US rocker John Mayer in 2010 as he celebrated his 41st birthday at New York’s Darby Club.
And the Enquirer says he returned to the Darby’s stage in April this year, getting a rousing reception as he belted out tunes by The Rolling Stones, The Doors and Oasis.
Gerry is said to have sharpened his focus on music after a stint in rehab this year.
He checked into the Betty Ford Centre after reportedly having problems with prescription drugs. Reports claimed he suffered pain after his gruelling physical training for 2006 movie 300, and a surfing accident while filming Of Men and Mavericks last December.
A spokesman for the star said in February: “Gerard has completed a successful course of treatment and has returned home in good health.”
The Enquirer’s source said: “Gerry started channelling all his energy into music and it’s turned out to be a great outlet.
“He even turned to Johnny Depp for advice on putting a first-rate band together.
“Johnny and Gerry have jammed together, and Johnny introduced Gerry to some of his musician friends, including Marilyn Manson and Jack Black.”
Celtic-mad Gerry plays a former professional footballer in his new movie, comedy drama Playing for Keeps.
Also reported by Ultimate Guitar
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