By now you've probably heard of Anvil, the Canadian heavy-metal band that's been thrashing away from 30 years without ever finding major success. A documentary, Anvil! The Story of Anvil, was a hit at Sundance last year and has finally opened theatrically to wide acclaim (including from Cinematical's James Rocchi, who also interviewed the director and producer). The movie, which is equal parts entertaining and inspiring, follows the band's ongoing attempts to hit it big, and now it looks like they're on their way: Next week, they'll finally appear on a late-night talk show. It's only Jimmy Kimmel Live, but still!

Lead singer Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner, the childhood friends who started Anvil in the late 1970s, will join Kimmel on Thursday, May 14. They'll be on the couch with Kimmel, being interviewed rather than performing a song, which speaks to the kind of success they're having as the result of the documentary: People want them to succeed without actually wanting to listen to their music.
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