Russell Brand takes the stage today as a real-life muso.
He's had rock-star fantasies on the big screen but Russell Brand will live them in real-life today.
His band, Infant Sorrow, is to play its first gig in Los Angeles.
The comic will hit the stage in Hollywood at The Roxy on Sunset Strip, appearing as his rocker character Aldous Snow from new movie Get Him To The Greek. He will also be joined by pal Carl Barat of The Libertines - who has written many of the band's songs - and actor Jonah Hill.
While recording tracks for the movie, everyone had such a good time they laid down enough for a whole album.
The CD is being released shortly through Universal Records.
How much persuading do you think it took to get Russell on stage in real-life?