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14th August 2013

livin out rock n roll

Livin' Out Rock n Roll is a brilliantly cobbled together new rockumentary film, made in true Punk Rock style by director, Paolo Sedazarri.

The story of The Babysitters (and the Last of the Teenage Idols), described by Sounds Magazine as: "Potentially the worst rock n roll band in the whole world. They're that good!" the film is as much a tribute to London's old 80s Glam Punk music scene and its survivors as it is the bands.

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This film showcases the chaos and the very British humour of the band who achieved notable success touring with Hawkwind, their on and off-stage antics making front page news at the time. With a series of hilarious laugh-out-loud anecdotes from the former band members, some 30 years on, this is a very funny film in the style of Anvil – The Story of Anvil, with as many laughs as This is Spinal Tap. You don't even have to like the music to enjoy it, a sense of humour is all you need and if you can remember the 80s, you'll enjoy it even more.

Featuring interviews with respected music journalists and cameo appearances from well-known faces, the film is roughly intercut with old footage of the bands in action on stage and on tour. There are humorous signs and stills of a London music scene that's no longer there.

At just over an hour long, it feels very much like being down the pub with old friends who have some tales to tell! Fans can now even get their very own Livin' Out Rock n Roll t shirt!


First screened in March of this year above a pub in Soho and to rapturous applause, you can now see Livin' Out Rock 'n' Roll at London's Portobello Film Festival - The Alternative London Film Festival on Friday 30th August at the Pop Up Cinema under London's Westway.

Or if you're really rock n roll, fly to New York for its US premiere at the legendary CBGB Music & Film Festival, running from 9th-13th October and meet the director!

This is a must-see rockumentary set to become a cult film for anyone who likes music, and indeed anyone who doesn't. Go see.



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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