As we all know, besides being the greatest musical style in the history of mankind, heavy metal is also one of loudest and proudest. Fans fly the metal banner with pride and what better way for bands to show their allegiance to the cause than by name checking the genre in the title of their greatest heavy metal anthems? Read more…
UPDATE! Our sweepstakes is over. Thanks to all the participants!
“Back In Black” and “Highway To Hell” sound great blasting from a radio. But there’s nothing like seeing AC/DC crank out their hits on stage. After three decades of shaking crowds all night long, Angus and company still have the passion needed to clobber an audience with their hard rock attack. Yep, their current Black Ice World tour is a must for long time fans.
What could be heavier? Well, for two nights, in Boston and New York, AC/DC has invited the one and only Anvil to open for them. The veteran metal band is all the rage right now thanks to their critically-acclaimed documentary, Anvil! The Story of Anvil, which depicts the rough road the guys have traveled and the optimism they still sustain. For Anvil, sharing the stage with AC/DC is like a dream come true. Check the VH1 News report on the metal hook-up.
The best part? Our Anvil & AC/DC: Living The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dream Sweepstakes can put you at one of these shows. We’re giving away five pairs of tickets for the July 28th Boston show at Gillette Stadium, and five pairs of tickets for the July 31st New York show at Giants Stadium. In addition, each of the 10 winners will get the AC/DC Rock Band game (you get to choose which hardware version: Wii, PS3, Xbox, or PS2.
Comment below on what your rock ‘n’ roll dream is. Did you ever want to meet a certain musical hero? Did your band ever want to play a certain venue? Did you meet your significant other at a rock show? Bend the theme however you like to make it work, but let us know. Your entry in the comments field places you in the running for our random drawing. The sweeps is open through July 10.
You can also go to vh1.com on your mobile phone to enter.
Rock hard enough and you’ll wind up rocking with the best. That’s what’s happened to Anvil, the little heavy metal band that could. It’s been announced that the band is sharing the stage with AC/DC at two key dates this summer, Boston’s Gillette Stadium on July 28, and New York’s Giants Stadium on July 31.
As VH1 viewers should know by now, the veteran kerrang team has been gathering loads of coverage and kudus thanks to the acclaimed new documentary, Anvil! The Story of Anvil.
AC/DC is chugging through the U.S. on its Black Ice tour. Tickets to all the dates can be purchased at AC/DC’s Web site.
UPDATE! OUR SWEEPSTAKES IS OVER. THANKS TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS!
For a long time now, metal mavens and thudmeisters have known that Anvil is one of their music?s best kept secrets. But since the arrival of Anvil! The Story of Anvil, lots of ?regular? music fans have also discovered the power of the veteran Canadian rockers. The acclaimed documentary captures the group?s relentless spirit. Nope, the guys in Anvil have never been superstars. But they have carried on in the face of adversity. Turns out some dudes just love to rock. Guess that?s why Rolling Stone says the movie is a ?tear-inducing testament to human perseverance.? WATCH CLIPS
The film has garnered all its accolades while being shown in limited release ? an even bigger success story. Today, May 15, it opens to a much wider audience (see the list of cities and theaters after the jump), and we?re celebrating with a sweet little sweepstakes.
The guys in Anvil, including founders Steve ?Lips? Kudlow and Robb Reiner, will have brunch with the winner and three friends in the winner?s hometown. That?s right, quite soon you just might be enjoying a heavy metal omelette with one of rock?s most ear-shattering bands. The brunch date also includes a car service pick-up and drop-off for the winner and his/her friends. Winner and guests must be 21 or over.
Winners will be chosen in a random drawing, but to enter you must comment on the movie. Watch the trailer above and tell us why you’d like to see this film.
Respond in the ?comments? field below, and cross your fingers. You may soon be enjoying brunch with Anvil. Contest ends on June 5. Enter right now.
SEE THE LIST OF CITIES AND THEATERS AFTER THE JUMP
Rock and film circles have been buzzing about Anvil! The Story of Anvil ever since the movie premiered at Sundance. The ’80s hard rock outfit is perpetually cited as crucial forerunners to modern metal superheroes (check the enthusiasm from Lars Ulrich and Lemmy Kilmister in the clip above), and with the arrival of this new film portrait, the band’s stock is on the rise again. So we’re happy announce a handful of special advance dates where the movie will be screened and the guys will play. Make the jump to see where the guys will be.
ATTENTION HEAVY METAL FANS!!!
Has your favorite classic metal artist fallen off the radar? Do you want to know what happened to some of those one hit wonders you still secretly revere? That Metal Show wants to hear from you.? Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine are guys who never say die.? Write them in the comments field of this post and tell them who you want to have tracked down. (Don’t bother with Anvil, above, they’ve already been found.) The guys will get on the case, and sniff out the information, and let you know.
It can be any person from the classic years of hard rock and heavy metal.? When you write, MENTION WHAT CITY YOU’RE FROM, too. They might even use your question on the show, so keep sending in requests!