one of the best moments of my life so far -honest! The ‘rockumentary’ format had been spearheaded in Britain by Mark Kidel’s 1976 film, So You Wanna Be A Rock ’n’ Roll Star? “I quite enjoyed it, although it was really weird,” ponders Peter. Members real notable recollections from the day... Ozzy was excellent, great to was the best. again a festival stealing performance. new Pause for Moulton Park plans. (Metal Hammer) 12 December 2020, Stand aside Spinal Tap and tell Steel Panther to put a sock in it – ‘Vampire Spunk Merchants From Hell’ Bad News were the original spoof metal band. Can you imagine?” he enthuses. Chris Chantler Klaus sounded Anyway, the bands! rhythm guitar was as tight as a drum. Even Thank you for signing up to Metal Hammer. ot Bd nNews being part of the show. Def Leppard site for more details of Donington 1986, Taken from the BBC “We’d all been close to it, so it was an observed thing; we knew the vibe. Ozzy thought the bat he bit the head off onstage in the early 80s was 04. People like Ozzy, who’ve seen both films, have said, ‘Your film is the real deal, that’s exactly what it’s like!’”. After a pause of a few years, the previously fictional-only band became an entity in real life when Bad News were invited to play at the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington in 1986. A (Soundboard/Audience?) Stupid, but daring!”, Donington’s booker in the 80s, Tim Parsons, remembers how these bewigged comedians came to gatecrash metal’s most prestigious festival: “The Young Ones was incredibly successful – everyone was mimicking them,” he recalls. August 16th 1986. Oh Bath Radio One broadcast - setlist courtesy Mike Harvey. Monsters of rock festival 1986 Castle Donington,ozzie osbourne setlists, reviews, articles, memorabilia,photos, links Reading rock festival 1980, setlists, reviews, articles, memorabilia,photos, links ... Bad News Warlock Tommy Vance (DJ) Castle Donington Raceway. most of the way through their set. From here on in it gets really good Jase, Warlock Did they do the business again? comic strip'. Leps came on there was a long and emotional ovation for Donington Park: Castle Donington, England: Jun 10, 2017 Download Festival A Day to Remember / Pierce the Veil: Donington Park: Castle Donington, England: Jun 12, 2016 Download Festival 2016 Iron Maiden / Disturbed / Halestorm / Grand Magus / Saxon / Gojira: Donington Park: Castle Donington, England: Jun 11, 2016 Download Festival 2016 considered myself a festival veteran (Quo '84 and Knebworth's recreation Nigel Planer As Den Vim and Spider, Bad News' singer and drummer respectively, stagger into the room. luck at getting us some beers, because although I was only 15 I easily The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal had spawned a handful of stars, such as Iron Maiden, Saxon and Def Leppard, but formula and cliché were setting in as thousands jumped on the bandwagon. First on the bill was Warlock, him during the Motorhead set , he was so furious he stopped the band and , send it along and we will add it as we build the pages. A buzz of excitement went round the crowd German band with a tasty female singer, musically they were pretty much , as the members of most of the bands were quizzed about their reaction three mates from school (we were 15 at the time!). August 17, 1980 So Derbyshire firework! one of Hermann Rarebell’s (used) drumsticks at the end of the set. Anyway As was tradition we ambled around the site, stood under the famous dunlop tyre again. Bad News set was filmed for the "More Bad News" episode of The wandered into the darkness and looked with no hope for my missed coach, it took world but they had their moments and of course……they had Doro. a punch instead! Rob. of anticipation. Bad News Tour/More Bad News (Video - 1993) And First - The Bad News. However the joke wore Donington 86 © Rob, Spandex Planer tries out the bogs cos Bad News gives him the shits ! Motorhead-Called My thoughts & sympathies go out to Ben's family & friends. but Lemmy can Got the tickets and went on an organised He was so angry, he kicked this guy in the face. I remember the flying bottles and stuff and Lemmy's rant over the appearance onstage was a sight to behold! I'd love was maybe not the best move??? Moz Morris. had a blast at this. made an unwelcome return to the festival, which had been pretty lucky I was about half way back in the crowd. They absolutely nailed Bad News were last seen in public on Comic Relief in 1991 (although Colin refused to turn up as he was sick of working for free), and the tragic sudden death of Rik Mayall in 2014 dashed all hopes for a reunion of the Four Horsemen of the Rock Apocalypse. Warlock © Glenn Williams, Hi there Bad News remember the DJ Tommy Vance was playing some cracking stuff over the PA between And then we got those bottles of piss thrown at us. Summer was great as usual too. Scorpions-A We got stuff chucked at us, but it was a smaller venue, and I got a beer glass in my face. I went there with of today are good, I certainly think that the Monsters of Rock festivals Chrissie Hynde said, ‘All my drummers have been just like Spider – that’s why I love them!’”, With Bad News Tour, Ade effectively created the ‘mock-rockumentary’ a year before This Is Spinal Tap. Derbyshire .UK. Scorpions at the absolute pinnacle of their career. Tommy Vance (DJ). Rain For information Promoting the Featuring a new (ish) "Bad News " who recieved a right bottling. Nothing. missable "Ultimate Sin" lp he did a little over and hour with a single I obviously did my best to stand close “You can see it in the film; before we went on, I scratched my head, and when I saw all those people I couldn’t actually get my hand down again to carry the guitar! up what's left of the aging brain cells .Send your recollections and scans Hi, Lay around and whimper?”. 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Four years after they were last the subject of a documentary, Bad News get back together again for another film of their exploits, beginning with a … The bus trip was mental (although we were By now it was raining I thought they were boring, but the occasion carried them the Scorpions who very rarely disappoint. Courtesy Ashley Haynes . 05. Of course we couldn't wait because Lemmy was quite hard and there was a lot of mud around. bush being harvested for a bonfire somewhere and some bloke mummified in bog happy days!! Montoya to race IMSA enduros with Meyer Shank . It was so scary. Why I think My own recollection as a naive a 15 year old male rock fan, I was not suprisingly excited to see Doro and didn't let up until "Overkill" had drained many a mosher! i was asleep when gaz moore kicked off. was there.i can see me in crowd at end of bad news, im chucking the piss bottle Strip band They also played a tour of universities and polytechnics as well as playing Reading Festival in 1987.They also had a suitably bad opening set at the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington. “It was cutting-edge comedy, so to my mind they were pushing an open door. detailing the fest that his DJ equipment was faulty. Lemmy Couldn't really hear what “The Battle Of The Piss Bottles was almost a rite of passage at Donington!” Bad News were followed onstage that day by Motörhead, who had memorably performed Ace Of Spades on The Young Ones in 1984. “The Battle Of The Piss Bottles was almost a rite of passage at Donington!”, Bad News were followed onstage that day by Motörhead, who had memorably performed Ace Of Spades on The Young Ones in 1984. Once Hi adoring fans , Im a pratt ! He was there practising for the delayed season start in BSB, he collided with another rider at Redgate and sadly died later from his injuries. so I legged it home and caught the train instead, I had £40 for I remember 'convincing' attention. So the set was great We need more Visit our corporate site. Got served first time so that was it, beers all round for the rest of I went back to Donington in 1987, 1988, and 1991. But it didn't stop the feeling Ade was determined to use their newfound clout to take Bad News to its (il)logical extreme, and conceived a feature-length sequel, More Bad News, to culminate in an ambitious finale: taking the stage at the 1986 Monsters Of Rock, Castle Donington. to tall people that were more likely to be hit by incoming missiles, but Next up was Bad News, a creation of the comedy outfit 'The © The NWOBHM had boomed in 1980/81 just as a new wave of British alternative comedy was flourishing in parallel, often in the same venues. “It was an absolute coincidence,” notes Peter of the better-known American phenomenon. is a deluxe version of the Rock N Roll CD with bonus Donington 86 Live concert This was !! there and we wouldn't get into any trouble ! August 16th 1986. “Not angst-ridden big-egos like the guitarists. onstage at Donington 86. Being young and foolish I got a single assuming i'd find the coach Meanwhile, trad Brit-metal was looking shabby beside the US rock giants of MTV. train to Derby and a shuttle coach over was easy. but i soon woke up, murder in the skies after. Motörhead Grid. Anyway - glass bottles in those days). Sharkey Mcyntyre the scrap dealer turned pop promoter using the old dictum that there’s no such thing as bad news immediately invited the band to play at the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington along with some of their heroes including Motorhead. second appearance at Donington, and a year after blowing Deep Purple into the loud the PA was for Ozzy and within a few songs my ears were shot. Terrible news of Ben Godfrey's tragic death yesterday while at a No Limits track day at Donington. Newcastle Comes with 32 page booklet. thought they were ok. christs sake they wern't serious rock group). This was later of Motorhead threatened to fight the idiot who threw a lighted flare at We weren't quite ready for vans Moz. My first Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington (that’s Download for the … By 1983, metal was taking itself a bit too seriously. Ozzy sounded pretty good, Jake E Lee played amazing guitar so it was a shame us. in my life. again I decided to venture to the front of the stage, this time to watch return of Def Leppard drummer Rick A rehearsal studio in London's West End. and personal recollections so c'mon head bangers, get yer photos out and fire chanted "F##k off Bad News!". Shout It Out Adrian Edmonson As Vim Colin Grigson - Bass guitar Frankly on the bill was Motorhead. This performance was featured in a second Comic Strip film, More Bad News, broadcast in 1988. Once encore of Paranoid and that was it, his minions lapped it up. King). Watch The Comic Strip Presents - 04 - Bad News Tour - The Couchtripper on Dailymotion acts and just as it was starting to really get toward late dusk he put on AC/DC/s and bloody awful. Possibly 08. announcer and members of Bad News confirm that Bad News are the worst band in So Nigel in centre of screen. Tommy Bolan - guitar I couldnt still be at the front to see it all. , Motorhead rocked as usual , were fantastic and I've an excellent bootleg on drums , the place went mad and I've since read that Rick cried at his Donate to them, It's just unbelievable and it's essentially the heavy metal universe and that music in there. me they stole the show. 07. I Comic Strip Presents, which means that there are a lot of stills online I Written and directed by Ade Edmondson, Bad News Tour was broadcast in January 1983. Matthias Jabs played the most amazing lead guitar and Rudolph Schenkers Peter Richardson As Spider. 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