Shep Gordon trusts Mike Myers

Mike Myers

Mike Myers

Shep Gordon enjoyed telling Mike Myers his stories about his years in the music industry and only trusted the actor to make a documentary about him because he is such a "good friend".

Shep Gordon "trusted" Mike Myers to retell his life story because he is such a "good friend".

The veteran music manager helped promote a number of huge acts during his career - including Alice Cooper, Teddy Pendergrass and Pink Floyd - but until recently, had rejected all invitations to bring his story to the silver screen.

Reflecting on the documentary, 'Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon', he told BANG Showbiz: "I met Mike on 'Wayne's World' and then he came to Hawaii and we became friends. He bought a house on Maui, where I live, and he loved all my stories and for years he's been asking me about doing [the film].

"I didn't see any reason to do it other than ego ... then I had some surgery, was heavily medicated and feeling sorry for myself. Later I called him and said, 'Yeah, let's do this'."

Despite being close friends now, Shep admits he and Mike disagreed over which Alice Cooper song - 'School's Out' or 'Freak My Frankenstein' - was to be included in 'Wayne's World' when they first met.

He added: "In the end, we compromised and put both in the movie, and we came away respecting each other. And then I heard he was in Hawaii and I invited him by for dinner and then started a real friendship."

'Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon' is in cinemas now. See for more details.


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