An 'Anvil! The Story of Anvil' Sequel Wants to Bring Us World Peace
by Ethan Anderton
March 29, 2012
Though the documentary seemed like it easily could've been a mockumentary in the same veing as This is Spinal Tap, director Sacha Gervasi painted an interesting, sometimes funny, but always honest, portrait of a lost metal band in Anvil! The Story of Anvil. The doc follows now middle-aged founders Robb Reiner and Steve "Lips" Kudlow as they recover from a disastrous tour of Europe and deal with the struggles of being out of the spotlight and trying to get back in it. Now, after the success of the first film, another one is coming in the form of Anvil 2: The Quest For World Peace. Yes, this is apparently a real thing. Details below!
Robb: “Me and Lips are gonna try to rally the world and throw a peace concert in Israel, and they’re gonna film it.”
Lips: “The selfish endeavor of making it for ourselves is pretty much done. We’re living the dream. Now it’s like, what can we do to change the world? We changed our world, but what can we do to change the world to make it a better place? There’s a way to use your celebrity for really good things.”
Robb: "We're gonna go and rally this and we're gonna try to pull this off. See, we don't know if we're gonna pull this off, but we're gonna make a major attempt. And they're gonna film our quest. And if it does happen, that's amazing. And if it doesn't happen…"
Lips: "…Then the world will see that, even though we tried, what the obstacles were and what we have to overcome. As a human race, what we have to overcome."
Robb: "We're gonna talk to lots of bands, politicians, corporations… Everything possible to be involved in this, we're gonna rally, and we'll film it in real time, and we'll see what happens."
So Anvil thinks they can bring about world peace with a concert in Israel? As The Playlist points out, this just sounds like a really good sequel for This is Spinal Tap, but apparently it's all real and will be documented yet again. It's not clear if Sacha Gervasi is coming back for this round, but since he's busy with Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, I'm willing to bet someone else will step behind the camera, if the project actually comes to fruition anyway. There's even more from the band on the matter right here, so check that out if you're so inclined. It seems like a stretch for Anvil to take on this endeavor, but crazier things have happened. After all it's 2012, so maybe they will help bring about the apocalypse.