Veteran heavy metal monsters Saxon have failed miserably in their attempt to set a new air guitar world record. Your 'Blog Is Not A Four Letter Word' correspondent has just heard that the Yorkshire band, who inspired much of the hi-jinx in seminal 'rockumentary' Spinal Tap (especially Derek Small's moustache and probably the exploding drummer for all I know), were hoping to go down in history recently when they made an attempt on the precious head-banging prize. They chose the Sheffield Wesnesday V Sunderland football match at Hillsborough as the venue for the wank-rock challenge. At half time (when Wednesday were already 2-0 down) they came on to the pitch to urge the near 30,000 crowd to pick up their 'guitars' and shake their stuff. Sadly for Saxon, as the band mimed to one their crimes against music, most of the crowd, of obviously highly respected music critics, utterly refused to join in. In fact, Saxon were roundly booed. Boo-hoo.
Saxon are currently filming a documentary that will fill us in on their rise and fall and 'rise again'. Should be even funnier than Tap!
(Here's a tip for those hairy heavy rock heroes: when you are infamously connected to Barnsley it's probably not a good idea to make world record attempts in Sheffield. D'oh!)