Ever since My Gal Sal was first sung in 1927’s The Jazz Singer, music and the movies have been inextricably and harmoniously linked. While it’s doubtful the makers of that legendary talkie could have even predicted heavy metal, they could have seen the now inextricable connection between good movies and good music.
Or to put it slightly more bluntly, a kick-ass flick is ten times better if the music kicks ass.
And thus heavy metal - and thus the metal armageddon that soundtracks this week's hottest movie release, Iron Man 2. Featuring 15 AC/DC rockers plus gonzo shred courtesy of Tom Morello (he’ll be talking about that later this week on MusicRadar's Metal Week), this is one film that’s metallic in more ways than one.
To further celebrate Metal Week, MusicRadar takes a look at 11 movies that rock it metal-style in a variety of ways - that yes, turn it up to 11. Some will make you laugh (intentionally or otherwise), while others may shock and horrify you. But all have one glorious common denominator: heavy metal thunder!
So sit back, read on and once you’re through, hit those websites and stock up on some DVDs. Or, if you don’t mind being sat at your laptop, you can watch many of these movies on YouTube.
We’re sure the folks behind The Jazz Singer didn’t see that coming either.