(Almost) Every Rock Poster, Sticker, Reference, and List in “School of Rock”

School of Rock promotional poster

Posters:

  • Sex Pistols
  • The Who
  • Ramones

Stickers:

  • AC/DC
  • Lunachicks
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Beastie Boys
  • White Zombie
  • Voivod
  • Red Hot Cili Peppers
  • L.A. Guns
  • Ratt
  • Fugazi
  • Cannibal Corpse
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Godflesh
  • M.O.D.

References:

  • Jimi Hendrix — (when Dewey is trying to sell his guitar)
  • Led Zeppelin — (when Dewey references bands that rock!)
  • Black Sabbath — (when Dewey references bands that rock!)
  • AC/DC — (when Dewey references bands that rock!)
  • Motörhead — (when Dewey references bands that rock!)
  • Spice Girls — (Dewey refers to Katie as “Posh Spice” when assigning band positions)
  • Blondie — (Dewey refers to blonde girl Marta as Blondie when assigning band positions)
  • Neil Peart (Rush — drummer) — (Dewey refers to Peart when handing Freddie the album 2112)
  • The White Stripes/Meg White — (Freddie refers to White when discussing “great chick drummers”)
  • Glam rock/metal — (Billy refers to glam fashion when making the band’s costumes)
  • Kurt Cobain (Nirvana — vocalist/guitarist) — (Dewey calls Zack Kurt Cobain when asking to hear the song he wrote)
  • “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)” by AC/DC — (lyrics recited by Dewey in his speech to class the night before the Battle of the Bands performance
  • AC/DC — (No Vacancy bassist’s shirt during Battle of the Bands)
  • Angus Young (AC/DC — lead guitarist) — (Dewey’s schoolboy uniform during the final Battle of the Bands performance is a direct reference to the schoolboy uniform Young is famous for wearing onstage; his burgundy Gibson SG model guitar is also the same model as Young plays)
  • Sex Pistols — (referenced by Freddie when he notes “Sex Pistols never won anything” after the Battle of the Bands show)
  • Ramones — (Zack wears a Ramones shirt during the credits scene)
  • Green Day — (Freddie wears a Warning shirt during the credits scene)
  • “Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)” by Pink Floyd (lyrics referenced on video/DVD release cover)
  • “Cum on Feel the Noize” by Quiet Riot (covering Slade) (lyrics referenced on video/DVD release cover)

Video:

Video collage; clockwise: Pete Townshend (The Who), Angus Young (AC/DC), Jimi Hendrix

Slideshow:

Slideshow of artists; moving clockwise: Iggy Pop, Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), The Clash

Riffs Played by Students:

  • “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath (played by Zack on guitar)
  • “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple (played by Zack on guitar)
  • “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC (played by Zack on guitar)
  • “Touch Me” by The Doors (played by Lawrence on keyboard)
  • “Substitute” by The Who
  • “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream
  • “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin (this track is surprising since Led Zeppelin is famous for never letting any of their songs appear in film or on television)
  • “Set You Free” by The Black Keys
  • “Edge of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks
  • “My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)” by Ramones
  • “Growing on Me” by The Darkness
  • “Ballrooms of Mars” by T. Rex
  • “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll) by AC/DC — (played by students at the end of the movie as the credits start)

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Adam Marx

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Master Relationship Builder @Zero2OneNetwork 🚀 | @ATLTechVillage Advisor 😎 | Speaker 🎙️ | Prev. CEO @glipple + published @crunchbase, @mattermark + more ✍️