"Rushmore" Star Bangs Skins For Sloan

"Rushmore" star Jason Schwartzman hit the skins with Sloan at a recent show for which his band, Phantom Planet, was the opening act.

The 19-year-old actor, who portrayed the bespectacled, love-struck Max Fischer in the cult fave film, plays drums for Phantom Planet and briefly sat in for Sloan drummer Andrew Scott during a gig last month at Slim's in San Francisco.

Schwartzman (a Sloan fan himself) can be seen behind the Canadian quartet's kit on the song "The Good In Everyone" in a QuickTime clip that's currently running in the "Sloan Around The World" section of the band's label Web site at www.murderecords.com.

Phantom Planet released its debut album "Phantom Planet Is Missing" in 1998 and recently had new songs featured on the soundtracks for "Drive Me Crazy" ("Is This Really Happening To Me?") and "Mumford" (a cover of "Yakety-Yak"). Frontman Alex Greenwald has been busy as well, as he's been prominently

featured in those omnipresent "Everybody In" TV ads for The Gap as well as a commercial for "Incite" magazine.

As for Sloan, the group is currently finishing off its tour of the U.S. and will hit Minneapolis' 400 Bar on Thursday night and The Metro in Chicago on Friday.