BAD NEWS DVD, albums and film screening

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BAD NEWS and MORE BAD NEWS coming out on DVD on Gonzo

All three Bad News albums due for release on vinyl only!

London screening of both classic films in London on October 25, 2019 followed by Q&A with Peter Richardson

Album and DVD signing at Fopp, Covent Garden

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BAD NEWS and MORE BAD NEWS is to get a timely release on a 2 DVD package via Gonzo on October 25, 2019.

The Comic Strip Presents… BAD NEWS! Four hairy musos with a dream to be the next Motörhead. Sure they have musical differences all great bands do. But with Colin’s PA , Vim’s old transit van and the entire back line stacked on HP, what could possibly go wrong ?. Chart success, adoring fans and excess all areas, it can only be GOOD News surely! Then the unexpected happens.

Directed by Sandy Johnson (Bad News) + Adrian Edmondson (More Bad News) and starring Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Rik Mayall, Peter Richardson, Dawn
French, Jennifer Saunders both these classic films on a double disc set with bonus features are available to pre order here:


Disc 1 _ Bad News Tour
Disc 2 _ More Bad News

Bonus Features:
Bohemian Rhapsody (with Extra Footage)
Bad News _ The Whole Sordid Story

Photo Gallery
La Tourne Infernal

Trailers: Bullshitters | Fistful of Travellers Cheques | Star Over Stella Street | The Hunt for Tony Blair | 5 Go to Rehab

If you want to see Vim, Den, Colin and Spider in all their twenty feet tall metal glory then both classics will be screened back to back for the first time ever on Friday October 25, 2019 at The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY London.

Followed by a Q&A with Comic Strip Presents creator, actor and Producer of Bad News, Peter Richardson!

Event for info & tix >

Prior to this Peter will be signing copies of the album and DVD at Fopp, 1 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LL at 6:00pm

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Also out on October 25, 2019 deluxe vinyl editions through Back On Black is the legendary recorded output from the warriors of Genghis Khan.

BAD NEWS on 140 Gram Red Vinyl

Fictional heavy metal band Bad News released their eponymous debut album in 1987. The band was originally created for the massively popular Channel 4 comedy series “Comic strip presents…”. The all-star line up of comedy legends featured the late Rik Mayall, Ade Edmondson, Nigel Planer and Peter Richardson who also directed the show. Produced by none other than Brian May of Queen this comedy rock classic is now available as limited edition coloured vinyl courtesy of Back On Black Records.

1.Bad Dreams Rehearsal
3.Introducing The Band
4.Bad News
5.Hey, Mr. Bassman
6.Hey, Mr. Drummer
9.Drink Till I Die
10.Vim Is Angry
11.Hey Hey Bad News
12.Warriors Of Genghis Khan
13.Bohemian Rhapsody
14.Cashing In On Christmas
15.Dividing Up The Spoils


BOOTLEG on 140 Gram Clear Vinyl

“Bootleg” is the second album by Bad News. “Bootleg” is a comedy album, apparently a bootleg of outtakes from the sessions for the group’s debut album “Bad News”. This rock comedy classic is now available as limited edition clear vinyl courtesy of Back On Black Records.

1.Bad Dreams
3.Double Entendre
4.Locked In
6.O_ Levels
8.Heavy Metal Farmer
10.Cashing In On Christmas (Dub)


ALMOST RARE on 140 Gram Black Vinyl

Featuring the band’s infamous live set from the Monsters Of Rock Festival, Castle Donington in 1986. It was subsequently used in the Comic Strip’s More Bad News film.

2.Double Entendre
3.Pretty Woman
4.Life With Brian
5.Bad Dream
7.Banter For The Boyz
8.Drink Till I Die
9.Vampire Spunk Merchants From Hell
10.Bitch Hell Mother
12.Warriors Of Genghis Khan
13.Bad News


More info on BAD NEWS

The Comic Strip Presents… BAD NEWS! Four hairy muisos with a dream to be the next Motorhead. Sure they have musical differences all great bands do. But with Colin’s PA , Vim’s old transit van and the entire back line stacked on HP, what could possibly go wrong ?. Chart success, adoring fans and excess all areas; it can only be GOOD News surely! Then the unexpected happens.

BAD NEWS get picked by Channel 4 television for a fly on the wall documentary about a metal band’s quest to make the big time. The film when first broadcast caused immediate outrage not just with metal fans who thought it was _far too heavy_, but the band got condemned by the music press who declared them: _the worst thing since Showaddywaddy or as one smart arse critic wrote this isn’t Metal, it’s Heavy Lead.

The documentary ends with the band in a sprawling fistfight and falling apart as they head for obscurity. That riveting film of BAD NEWS is what you actually have now in your grubby weed stained fingers yeah? But it wasn’t all bad news. . Sharkey Mcyntyre the scrap dealer turned pop promoter using the old dictum that there’s no such thing as bad news immediately invited the band to play at the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington along with some of their heroes including Motorhead.

Suddenly there’s a part two of the Bad News story and when EMI decide to sign the band. Channel 4 also embark on a second film MORE BAD NEWS (even longer than the first!) charting their rise to fame as they record two albums with the legendary axe man Brian May who actually lets them murder the Queen classic Bohemian Rhapsody – it’s all laid out here in front of you followed by a national tour ending with a final live concert at Hammersmith Odeon (also included).

SO! You got your BAD NEWS t-shirt and patch, your picture filled tour programme – Now get yourself a greasy hot dog a plastic pint of lager; roll yourself a huge spliff and sit back and enjoy. Are you ready?! Coz here they come! The worst band in the world On Film! On CD! On Bootleg! And live here on stage Ladies and Gentlemen!

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!