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VH1's Heavy: The Story of Metal (2006)

The four part documentary focuses on the origins, subgenres, and the bands of heavy metal music, paying close attention to influential bands like Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, ... See full summary »

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Michael John Warren (as Mike Warren)
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Credited cast:
Sebastian Bach ... Self
Frankie Banali ... Self
Geezer Butler ... Self
Malcolm Dome Malcolm Dome ... Self
Rob Halford ... Self
Glenn V. Hughes III ... Self
Tony Iommi ... Self
Michael McKean ... David St. Hubbins (archive footage)
Gene Simmons ... Self
Dee Snider ... Self
Eddie Trunk Eddie Trunk ... Self
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The four part documentary focuses on the origins, subgenres, and the bands of heavy metal music, paying close attention to influential bands like Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, and Iron Maiden, who helped to define heavy metal in its early years, including some other bands like Kiss, AC/DC and more.

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Eddie Trunk: [as Jethro Tull won the award for "Best Metal Perfomance" instead of Metallica at the 31st Grammy Awards 1989] That sort of cluelessness just continually haunts heavy metal. And there's still amongst a lot of people in the press this elitist attitude. Heavy metal has never ever been given the respect and credit it deserves. And in some ways it's probably what makes it so near and dear to the people who love it.
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15 May 2009 | by jabmapSee all my reviews

Power ballad- Home sweet home was early[85] but Still loving you[84] was one of the first. Why was this overlooked? Another missed fact, PMRC-Al Gore's wife, Tipper. The show talks about the big bad evil *conservatives*- this is pure BS. It was the democrats, liberals and leftists that ran that group of hags and the democrat congressional censorship board. Deliberate misinformation by liberals that created the show? The only censor loving republican involved was Bill Bennet, a former democrat turned republican and he's a class A hypocrite. If you look at the facts, it was democrats that pushed for censorship in music led by Gore and Rockerfeller, hypocritical crooks like TV evangelists like Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson tarnish the right. Being a lifelong Catholic and a 30 year metal head, I've never had a priest give me crap about my musical taste. Protestants preachers don't seem to know that Rob Zombie is a musical horror show and not the devil. This part of the show always has me change the channel-there are no facts to back up-conservatives always go after heavy metal. Anyway that's my 2 cents-other than that, I always watch the show when it's on.


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Country:

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Language:

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21 May 2006 (USA) See more »

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