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The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988)

Documentary showcase, what life was like for the music artists living during the Los Angeles Heavy Metal scene in the mid and late 1980s.

Director:

Penelope Spheeris

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Tyler ... Himself
Joe Perry ... Himself
Alice Cooper ... Himself
Gene Simmons ... Himself
Paul Stanley ... Himself
Lemmy ... Himself
Ozzy Osbourne ... Himself
Bobby Dall Bobby Dall ... Himself (Poison bassist)
Bret Michaels ... Himself (Poison vocalist)
Rikki Rockett ... Himself (Poison drummer)
Joey Scott Harges Joey Scott Harges ... Himself
Gene Allen Gene Allen ... Himself
Mychal Davis Mychal Davis ... Himself
J. Holmes J. Holmes ... Himself
Mark Michals Mark Michals ... Himself
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Documentary showcase, what life was like for the music artists living during the Los Angeles Heavy Metal scene in the mid and late 1980s.

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Taglines:

It's more than music...it's a way of life.

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 1989 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

O Declínio da Civilização do Ocidente - Os Anos do Metal See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$373,743
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In a 1999 interview, director Penelope Spheeris confessed that Ozzy Osbourne's orange juice pouring scene was faked, as some viewers suspected. The particular scene of the orange juice missing the glass was filmed at a different time and inserted into the clip. See more »

Goofs

On the Blu-ray Disc menus, under commentary, Nadir D'Priest (singer from London) is incorrectly referred to as "THE Nadir D'Priest." See more »

Quotes

Dave Mustaine - Megadeth Guitarist: Without death, life would be meaningless.
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Crazy Credits

Additional interview clips play alongside the first half of the credits. See more »

Connections

References Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Under My Wheels
Written by Michael Bruce (as Bruce), Dennis Dunaway (as Dunaway) and Robert Ezrin (as Ezrin)
Performed by Alice Cooper / Axl Rose, Slash and Izzy Stradlin
Carlin Music Corp.
Produced by Jim Faraci
Mixed by Eric 'E.T.' Thorngren
ALICE COOPER appears Courtesy of MCA Records
W. AXL ROSE, SLASH and IZZY appear Courtesy of GEFFEN Records
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The "real" Spinal Tap
5 December 2001 | by philkatsikasSee all my reviews

Every bit as funny as "This is Spinal Tap" but it's the real deal documentary and these poor guys aren't trying to be funny. Ozzy Osbourne is a gas. Every nobody interviewed was sure they'd be the next Steve Tyler. These dudes look like ladies.


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