WATCH: Bill Bailey Covers Metallica Like A Seal Would

Bill Bailey

The musical comedian Bill Bailey – star of Hot Fuzz and Never Mind The Buzzcocks, among other things – has made no secret of his love of all things metal and hard rock. And this weekend he headlines his own stage, as part of Sonisphere, the European moveable feast of a metal festival. He’ll be playing alongside Slipknot, Motorhead and Limp Bizkit…and Metallica.

Actually, his set in the UK is two days after Metallica’s, but being a considerate sort, he has offered his, erm, unique services, if, for whatever reason, things should go awry.

Just watch this, it’s all the pick-me-up you need:


Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
View all posts by Fraser McAlpine.