HMPL Exhibit Opening May 27, 2016 – 30th Anniversary at University of Maryland
Heavy Metal Basement 2021
HMPL Mural in Nashville, TN
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Sidewalk Film Festival
Saturday August 28, 3:45pm
In the summer of 1986 John Heyn and Jeff Krulik filmed Judas Priest fans in a concert arena parking lot in suburban Maryland. Thirty five years later, Heavy Metal Parking Lot is hailed as one the greatest short rock documentaries ever. Join us for this anniversary screening. “Heavy Metal Parking Lot” will be followed by a ton of surprises!
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Jim Powell of ‘Heavy Metal Basement’ finds Glen Burnie Girl
Our friend Jim Powell tracks down HMPL star ‘Glen Burnie Girl’ in time for the 35th anniversary.
Read about it in Please Kill Me, one of the finest rock and roll history sites around. Hell Yeah!
Rob Halford Likes Heavy Metal Parking Lot
The Vinyl Guide podcast gets a thumbs up from the Metal God himself.
Have you ever seen the movie Heavy Metal Parking Lot? Oh yes, that’s fantastic! You get a really beautiful sense of what it’s like to be a fan, to be a genuine fan, of not only the band but of the music…I’ve always had a fun idea to get all of the people who in the parking lot and see where they are now (starts at 19:00)
The Deranged True Story Of Heavy Metal Parking Lot
The Citizen Kane Of Wasted Teenage Metalness
by Dave McKenna
Heavy Metal Parking Lot on NPR
It went viral before viral was a thing. One fan would make a copy of a video and give to a friend who would do the same thing until it spread, literally, around the world.
The unlikely history of Heavy Metal Parking Lot
The original viral video
From a living room in Maryland to Nirvana's tour bus
By Bryan Bishop
Creators Tell The Story Behind The Cult Classic Documentary On Its 30th Anniversary
On May 31,1986,
John Heyn and Jeff Krulik filmed Judas Priest fans in a concert arena parking lot in suburban Maryland. Thirty years later, Heavy Metal Parking Lot is hailed as one the greatest rock documentaries ever.
It’s a definitive cultural touchstone for the 1980s metal scene: spandex, big hair, denim, mullets, muscle cars, and beer.
Heavy Metal Parking Lot launched a parking lot genre that continues to resonate today with sequels, screenings, concerts, a reality-TV series, and fan-generated films and art inspired by the 1986 original.
Welcome to the World of Heavy Metal Parking Lot. Hell Yeah!
SPIN says #6 for the 20 Best Music Movies
Ranked #16 on VH1's list of 100 Most Metal Moments
3rd-place in REVOLVER's 50 All-Time Hardest Rockin' Movies!
One of the greatest rock movies ever...
— Cameron Crowe
— Edward Norton
Basically Rock 'n' Roll 101...
— Dave Grohl
HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT DVD $19.95
HEAVY METAL PICNIC
Official Poster FOR SALE by Tom Pappalardo
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Not Tired of Heavy Metal Parking Lot yet?
In 2004, TrioTV began an eight-episode series called Parking Lot, featuring the fans of Motorhead, 50Cent, Cher, Dolly Parton, Professional Wrestling and more
PARKING LOT TV
Nothing here yet
Meet some of the stars of Heavy Metal Parking Lot, twenty years later. This short was included on the official DVD release in 2006. There are many more stories still to be told.
In December 2010, Last Call with Carson Daly featured this interview with Jeff and John at CineFile Video in Los Angeles.
Award-winning director Todd Rohal will host the HMPL 30th Anniversary talk & history lesson at SXSW
In addition to his feature filmography, Todd is the creative mastermind behind the 2-hour plus Heavy Metal Parking Lot DVD, released in 2006.
It never gets old, as all great things. It’s like The Bible. It always has something new in there to learn from…
HMPL Panel Moderator
Judas Priest's 'You've Got Another Thing Coming'
Jason McMaster and The Barton Hills Choir
BHC at SXSW 2016
The Barton Hills Choir performed at the Long Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 12, backing Jason McMaster on Judas Priest’s classic You’ve Got Another Thing Coming before the 30th anniversary screening of the rock documentary ‘Heavy Metal Parking Lot.’