Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Posted by The G on June 4, 2009 under Encounters with G, G Reviews | 7 Comments to Read

Thumb Hang!

Thumb Hang!

If you haven’t seen Anvil!  The Story of Anvil, I highly recommend it.  It’s a documentary of the heavy metal band Anvil who, despite tough times and virtual obscurity for over 25 years, continue to rock!  This movie is such an inspiration to never give up your dreams, no matter what!  I went to an exclusive screening of the film in the East Village in Manhattan with Gail of the awesome blog www.worleygig.com. We were fortunate to not only see the documentary, but were treated to a live set by the rockers after the movie was over.  If that’s not enough, Chris Martin of the band Coldplay was in attendance and he was gracious enough to pose for a picture with me.  Pix of me with Chris Martin as well as pictures of me with Robb Reiner, Anvil’s drummer and “Lips” Kudlow, Anvil’s lead singer, after the jump.

Lips Ludlow says "G Rocks!"

Lips Kudlow says "G Rocks!"

Metal on Metal - Robb Reiner and G

Metal on Metal - Robb Reiner and G

Viva La Vida!  Chris Martin and G

Viva La Vida! Chris Martin and G

When I met Chris Martin, he was very afraid of getting mobbed, so he requested that for the photo op, I should “take it with your hand,” meaning, I should take the photo of us in “self-portrait” mode. I think a new worldwide catch phrase has been born!

The movie is worth the price of admission just to hear them tell the story of the first song they ever wrote, entitled “Thumb Hang,” about the Spanish Inquisition!  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll rock and you’ll be inspired!  Please go see this movie and make them the metal gods they’ve always dreamed of becoming!

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  • John said,

    Wow G! You sure get around! Very cool pix!

  • Gail said,

    OMG, G – what a grert recap of a very fun night! Thanks for coming out with me to the freezingest theater in the East Village! And now, as the very surprised- looking Chris Martin might say, “Take it with your hand!”

  • postmadonna.com said,

    Fierce. Chis Martin looks scruffilcious. You’re a lucky man, G.

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