Canadian metal legends ANVIL and director Sacha Gervasi will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on March 20, 2009 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio program, dubbed "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to the broadcast live via the Internet between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time at BBC.co.uk.
ANVIL took part in a question-and-answer session with members of the audience following the February 17, 2009 screening of the band's documentary, "Anvil! The Story of Anvil", at The Curzon Soho, London, England. Video footage of the session is available for viewing at GetCloser.com (Note: Regardless of where you are located, you must confirm that you are in the U.K. in order to view the clip.).
"Anvil! The Story of Anvil" is decribed as a mockumentary-like true account of fiftysomething Canadian heavy-metal practitioners Robb Reiner and Steve "Lips" Kudlow who, after a desultory European tour with their band ANVIL, decide to record a 13th album in a final attempt to fulfill their boyhead dreams of stardom. The film marks the directorial debut of the screenwriter Sacha Gervasi. In 2004, Sacha wrote "The Terminal", starring Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg. He has subsequently written "Comrade Rockstar" for Tom Hanks, "How to Marry A Millionaire" for Nicole Kidman, and is co-writing "Henry's Crime" for Keanu Reaves. In 2009 he will write and direct the true story of tragic "Fantasy Island" actor Herve Villechaize and his final week alive.
The film will be released in North America, Canada and the U.K. in spring 2009. The distribution deal has also been agreed for Japan, with Australia to follow shortly.
At fourteen, Toronto school friends Kudlow and Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band ANVIL went on to become the "demi-gods of Canadian metal," releasing one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982's "Metal on Metal". The album influenced a musical generation including METALLICA, SLAYER and ANTHRAX. All those bands went on to sell millions of records but ANVIL's career would take a different path — straight to obscurity.
For more information, visit AnvilMovie.com.