Rock Star starts out, as the opening title states, in Pittsburgh. Our lead character Chris “Izzy” Cole (played by Mark Wahlberg) returns home that night and we continue with him as he wakes in the morning. Supposedly his home is set in Johnstown, PA. Rock Star is listed on two larger cultural sites as all the opening home scenes were filmed in Johnstown. He has a few scenes at his home and later returns back to Pittsburgh.
The above shot is from the movie. Locals have said they think this looks like East Conemaugh, noting that all of that industrial location was torn down about three years ago. So we still have a little of an unconfirmed mystery. Hang in there, we’re workin’ on it.