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Monday 19 June 2006 @ 16:22 - GMT

On June 12, guitarist Dave Stewart and songwriter Kara DioGuardi hosted a  New York screening of Platinum Weird.

Their movie, inspired by This is Spinal Tap, looks at a band which Stewart supposedly formed in 1974.

The 40-minute flick includes interviews with Sirs Elton, Mick Jagger and Bob Geldof--all of whom claim to have been influenced by the group.

All of this sets up the launch of the actual Platinum Weird, Stewart and DioGuardi's new rock band. The act's self-titled album is due August 22 on Interscope, while the film debuts July 5 on VH1 at 6 p.m.

Stewart is probably best known for being a member of the Eurythmics, while DioGuardi has become as an in-demand composer for Kelly Clarkson, Ashlee Simpson and Gwen Stefani.