Anvil: The Story of Anvil
“Lips” and Robb autobiography follows the ups and down of their career and their volatile friendship, reveals their dedication and unadulterated passion for their music, and carries us along on their last-ditch quest for fame and fortune.
At fourteen, Toronto school friends Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Forming their band Anvil they went on to become the “demi-gods of Canadian metal”, releasing one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982’s “Metal on Metal”. The album influenced a musical generation including the world-dominating bands Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, all of whom went on to sell millions of records. Anvil’s career would take a different path, however, as they slipped straight into obscurity…
Almost thirty years later “Lips” and Robb, our unlikely musical heroes, are still chasing their dream. “Anvil: The Story of Anvil”, their autobiography, follows the ups and down of their career and their volatile friendship (which has now spanned almost four decades), reveals their dedication and unadulterated passion for their music, and carries us along on their last-ditch quest for fame and fortune. Based on Sacha Gervasi’s award-winning film of the same name, and published to coincide with its worldwide release, this hilarious yet poignant book reminds us that if you believe in yourself, stick by your friends and never give up, you really can make your dreams come true. You cannot fail to be moved by this story.
Steve Kudlow / Robb Reiner
Transworld Publishers Ltd