Tune Into Radio 2 For A Dose Of Heavy Metal!
Make sure you tune in to BBC Radio 2 tomorrow night to hear the second and final part of the station’s series on British heavy metal.Justin Lee Collins continues the story of British heavy metal and reaches 1977, when some fans thought bands like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple had become overblown, pompous and out of touch with their audience, and punk came along to change everything.
In this concluding part, JLC explains how the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal combined the spirit and DIY attitude of punk with the original metal concepts, hailing an era that would produce international stars such as Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Motörhead.
The series includes rare BBC sessions and archive material, plus brand new interviews with members of Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Budgie, Saxon, Diamond Head, and many more – including Classic Rock‘s very own Geoff Barton!
The first part of British Steel went out last week. You can hear the it on BBC iPlayer now – go to www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/documentaries
The final part is broadcast on BBC Radio 2 at 10pm tomorrow night (Saturday, October 3). It will then replace the first part on the BBC iPlayer if you miss it.