Issue:        09.04.01 
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Third Eye Blind's Rock Star

As Mark Wahlberg's rocker rival in Rock Star - opening
Friday - Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins
stirs the pot with snarly gusto. In one scene, the
sexy bad boy even gets fresh with Wahlberg's on-screen
squeeze, Jennifer Aniston!

So who minded his octopus hands more - Aniston's
reel-life hubby or her real-life one? "It was
hilarious," Jenkins winks to TV Guide Online. "But
Brad [Pitt] was there on the set and he was laughing,
so it was all good. I think there was a tacitly
understood regard and respect about me grabbing his
wife's bottom and not letting go."

All his cheek (and hers) aside, Jenkins takes pride in
the realistic glimpse his flick offers into the rock
lifestyle. "There is something about being a rock star
that is enveloping," he says. "It's a very seductive
world, and at times, in ways, it can be corrupting.

"And it's funny that it's corrupting," he muses,
"because you're doing something that for me is totally
and completely redeeming. I am redeemed by a good
tune. Playing live, that's when I feel like I'm in the
rapture and reaching people with music. There's
something really pure about that.

"And then you come off [stage]," Jenkins notes, "and
you're in this world that is corrupting and it makes
you crazy. It made me crazy." - Daniel R. Coleridge