Fall Out Boy are bound-and-blindfolded in the back of a black van while rapper 2 Chainz walks around a dark, wooded campsite torching records. ("My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)") The story begins to unfold backwards, with the band discovering a mysterious briefcase that lead singer Patrick Stump cuffs to his wrist. Stump gets shocked from behind and taken somewhere which one of the girls cuts his hand off to get to the briefcase. Drummer Andy Hurley gets distracted by a van, which opens up and a woman behind him throws him in there. Stump is seen being tortured on an operating table and the women are doing surgery on him. Guitarist Joe Trohman gets kidnapped while pumping gas. Bassist Pete Wentz is stabbed with a needle from his girlfriend. Stump is shown tied to a chair that continues with Young Volcanoes. ("The Phoenix")
When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong.
Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fourth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll.
Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Rob "Fish" Fishman is the drummer in '80s hair metal band Vesuvius. He's unceremoniously booted as the group signs a big record deal, is out of the music world for 20 years - and then receives a second chance with his nephew's band.
A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter.
A chronological account of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden's 2008 world tour through India, Australia, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico and South America in a jet piloted by the band's front man, Bruce Dickinson.