Fan-filmed video footage of ANVIL frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow joining British heavy metal legends SAXON on stage at the O2 Academy in Leeds, U.K. on November 10, 2009 to perform the classic song "Denim And Leather" can be viewed below.
SAXON just a completed a U.K. tour with ANVIL and SUIDAKRA in the support slots.
Commented SAXON frontman Biff Byford: "We are starting writing songs for the next album next week. Also mixing all the live recordings.. 'Heavy Metal Thunder - The Movie', Wacken 2004, 2007, 2009 and Sheffield. Also listening to old recordings and mixing them.
"We are hoping to be playing some festivals around the world next year, we were thinking to maybe play all the tracks of 'Wheels Of Steel' (and/or 'Strong Arm Of The Law') as a special. It is the 30th anniversary of those albums and the NWOBHM. Although we don't want to live on past glories we cannot ignore the influence this period of British rock had around the globe.
"What do you think? Should we do this or not?"
The upcoming documentary on SAXON, "Heavy Metal Thunder - The Movie", has had its projected release date pushed back to March 1, 2010. The delay was caused by the filmmakers' (U.K.'s Coolhead Productions) desire to include newly discovered vintage footage and additional interviews.
Produced by the makers of the critically acclaimed "Ian Gillan: Highway Star" (Universal, 2007), "Heavy Metal Thunder - The Movie" celebrates SAXON's 30th anniversary. It not only has contributions from members of SAXON, past and present, but also from the likes of Lars Ulrich (METALLICA); Lemmy, "Fast" Eddie Clarke, Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee (MOTÖRHEAD); Harvey Goldsmith, Danko Jones, Doro Pesch and many, many others. It will also feature plenty of rare archive material and previously unseen concert footage, from the classic 1980s lineup to the brilliant St. George's Day show in 2008 and Wacken Open Air in 2009. A special limited edition of "Heavy Metal Thunder - The Movie" will contain a feature-length documentary, at least two never-before-seen concert films and plenty of revealing extra content.