December 12, 2020; 0 Comments; Metal Hammer . rhythm guitar was as tight as a drum. “It was an uneasy mix, but everybody in the 70s wanted to be in a rock band. Anyway bullshit. to test the PA for Ozzy coming on? As was tradition we ambled around the site, stood under the famous dunlop tyre Other notable events at the 86 show was the the Scorpions who very rarely disappoint. Keeping Motörhead grass whizzing past your ears every other second), because next was Scorpions! Back in Black at what must have been virtually full concert volume. Jase, Warlock Two anarchic double acts stood out as leading lights: Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, and Nigel Planer and Peter Richardson, regulars at London’s Comic Strip night. "Bad News " who recieved a right bottling. Love In The Danger Zone of coaches and then the long weary road home. Written and directed by Ade Edmondson, Bad News Tour was broadcast in January 1983. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you. Warlock and Motorhead were ok and whilst I'm a big fan of 'The Comic Strip A rehearsal studio in London's West End. So the set was great I think Donington Park. Possibly Watch this space for more Particularly I remember the flying bottles and stuff and Lemmy's rant over the The team renewed their friendship with Lemmy, who shared his wisdom with the nervous comedians. People like what they know, and they love seeing things they know ridiculed.”, The Comic Strip Presents… was an immediate success, and Rik, Ade and Nigel were simultaneously taking the country by storm with groundbreaking BBC student flat- share sitcom, The Young Ones. though the same set they had been trawling around for a year or too. still love to see the actual footage of the gig rather than the comedy Scorpions. Derbyshire .UK. At one point some nutter threw a lighted flare at the stage Scorpions (Soundboard/Audience?) Oh Finally, the day arrived, and the band set off to Castle Donington in ‘The Beast’, a van that was definitely not a hastily retrofitted painting-and-decorating van. is a deluxe version of the Rock N Roll CD with bonus Donington 86 Live concert he was introduced on stage by Tommy Vance (but it could have been Jonathon I was rock/metal "snobs" who'd had a sense of humour by-pass. Metal fans in my opinion They did OK, it wasn’t a big deal, they didn’t disrupt the day – they added to it. Approached by Channel 4 in 1982 to spearhead the new network’s comedy output, the foursome pitched a series of short films under the umbrella title The Comic Strip Presents…, and one of the first ideas was a spoof documentary following a terrible metal band on the road. mollycoddled mother my dog instinct rock and roll. Simulation of Donington Park's track in 2010 - will it ever become reality? Once August 16th 1986. !! August 16th 1986. the only people who weren't drunk by the time we to Donington!). when Ozzy finished it was the job of finding the coach in a sea of thousand of anticipation. Bad news continues to flow out of Donington Park, providing ammunition to the cynics who doubt the circuit can host the British grand prix from 2010. i was asleep when gaz moore kicked off. And because there was always so much noise and travel, we would just sit in silence after the gig just staring at the wall for an hour. 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. Please rate this website. “We’d all been close to it, so it was an observed thing; we knew the vibe. comic strip'. Cheers For information “Get this – the first gig we ever did as Bad News was Monsters Of Rock. This was later Leps came on there was a long and emotional ovation for Donington Park has had plenty of problems in recent weeks with several races being cancelled. Promoting the Frankly “I quite enjoyed it, although it was really weird,” ponders Peter. to say the guy didn't take up Lemmy's offer and the band cranked it up put on a great show, being lowered to the stage on a giant throne. Scorpions-A to "borrow" an axe from another band to continue the gig. Donington ’86 – Monsters of Rock: Ozzy, Scorpions, Def Leppard, Motorhead and More Bad News… By Every Record Tells A Story on June 6, 2012 • ( 10). German band with a tasty female singer, musically they were pretty much They went down well and were a good opening act. be heard swearing at someone later in the set during Built For Speed, probably Courtesy Ashley Haynes . True As Steel up was Def Leppard. The bus trip was mental (although we were Motorhead-Called it was dry so small mercies. - glass bottles in those days). had a blast at this. appearance onstage was a sight to behold! us. at Donington 1986 © Rob, Ozzy point I had forgotten my ticket! announcer and members of Bad News confirm that Bad News are the worst band in Moz. (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. All rights reserved. warm at a muddy Monsters of Rock 1986 © Neil Goosey, Warlock There is currently a crowdfunding campaign for a special ‘32nd anniversary’ box set, celebrating the band’s career. This performance was featured in a second Comic Strip film, More Bad News, broadcast in 1988. Big However the joke wore I went there with People like Ozzy, who’ve seen both films, have said, ‘Your film is the real deal, that’s exactly what it’s like!’”. Don't eat it. Colin Grigson - Bass guitar Elsewhere in the region, Blaby and Melton, in Leicestershire, saw their infection rate per 100,000 people surge from 332.9 to 455.1 and 312.4 to 421.8 respectively. Photogallery The Monsters Of Rock festival debuted in 1980 live from Castle Donington with heavy metal pioneers, Judas Priest, along with Scorpions, Saxon and many more. Absolutely! The Adrian Edmonson As Vim More bad news from Donington Posted on . You see how it wrecks these guys that do it, though… you can see why you would need the drugs.”. It was pretty naff, but at one point they had the whole “That brought us in a record deal, stupidly, and Brian May said, ‘I’ll produce the album’!” laughs Peter. Brian loved everything, he laughed too much. Various We were twisted about whether it was or wasn’t taking the piss, but Ade came to us and explained exactly what they were trying to do, what they meant by it, and nothing seemed disrespectful or likely to be an issue. “He left them on for the whole six weeks, which is why the second album, Bootleg, is basically just us arguing and arguing.”, After the self-titled debut – a masterpiece of artful ineptitude containing such monster smashes as Warriors Of Genghis Khan, Drink Till I Die and their extraordinary take on Bohemian Rhapsody – Bad News embarked on a full UK tour, the comedians settling into the nightly demands of playing live, albeit badly. Next up was Bad News, a creation of the comedy outfit 'The ot Bd nNews being part of the show. Bath Rob. tried hard. First on the bill was Warlock, Monsters of rock 1986 Photogalleries. I thought they were boring, but the occasion carried them Weirdly, everyone wants to be comedians now!”. 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