1983 to 1988
Spoof Heavy Metal band
More than one artist shares this name. 1. Bad News are an British, spoof rock band, created for the Channel 4 television series The Comic Strip Presents... Its members are Vim Fuego [Alan Metcalfe], vocals and lead guitar (played by Adrian Edmondson); Den Dennis, rhythm guitar (Nigel Planer); Colin Grigson, bass (Rik Mayall); and Spider Webb, drums (Peter Richardson). Their first appearance was in 1983, in the first series of The Comic Strip Presents... (written by Edmondson, and produced by Michael White/Comic Strip Productions).