By Lips Reiner, Robb Reiner
At age 14, Toronto tuition buddies Steve Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock jointly endlessly. Forming their band Anvil, they went directly to turn into the demi-gods of Canadian steel with their acclaimed 1982 album Metal on Metal. The album stimulated a new release of rockers that incorporated Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, yet regardless of their notoriety, Anvil speedy slipped from the limelight and into obscurity. nearly 30 years later, Lips and Robb proceed to chase their dream. This behind-the-scenes autobiography follows the ups and down of the duo’s occupation and their risky friendship, unearths their commitment and unadulterated ardour for his or her tune, and leaves no stone unturned alongside their last-ditch quest for repute and fortune. in keeping with Sacha Gervasi's award-winning movie of an analogous identify, this hilarious but poignant account is a reminder that goals quite can come true.
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A true binding in brotherhood. It was like a dream that had come true. Really cool. But also totally straightforward. I'd met a guitarist who played as fucking heavy as I hammered on the drums. That was pretty well it. A simple thing. 3 THE ANGEL THAT GOT AWAY LIPS: Within a few weeks of meeting and founding our band, Robb and I were rehearsing for our first gig. Marty, who had got the booking at the local Jewish community centre, was on guitar and my old friend Bruce Hartley was on bass. All we needed was a vocalist.
Yeah . . well the money's a bit tight . ' 'Don't worry, man. I can take care of it. You don't have to pay to come and see me. And what about Robb? ' 'Robb's doing OK. ' Sacha suggested I came on my own. I phoned Robb – he was blown away when he heard Sacha was making movies – and a few days later I was picking up a ticket at the airport and boarding a plane. Sacha met me at LAX in an old silver convertible Aston Martin that looked like it belonged in a Bond movie. He had a scruffy beard but otherwise he was no different from the Teabag I'd loved twenty years ago.
A good question. How did me and Gaze get here? And where did it all start? ROBB: Looking for a fresh start in life, my father William arrived in Toronto at the tail end of the 1950s. He was in his late twenties, but he'd already seen more than most of us experience in a lifetime. His father, a Jewish refugee from revolutionary Russia, had settled in Hungary and then, when German troops occupied Hungary in 1944, the family was among the four hundred thousand Jews deported to Auschwitz concentration camp.