The band consists of Steve "Lips" Kudlow (vocals, guitar), Robb Reiner (drums) and Chris Robertson (bass).To date, the band has released fifteen studio albums, and has been cited as having influenced many notable heavy metal groups, including Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax and Metallica.Before the album's completion, brothers David and Ritchie Henman resigned, leaving Myles Goodwyn as the only remaining original member.

Their cousin Jim Henman joined in on bass and Myles Goodwyn completed the sound on lead vocals and guitar. Shortly after arriving in their new home the band was signed by Aquarius Records.

They recorded and released their debut album April Wine in September 1971.

The album remains one of Elliott's rare associations as a record producer.

Anvil are a Canadian heavy metal band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 1978.

The album spawned their first single, "Fast Train", which received fairly steady airplay on radio stations across Canada and established Myles Goodwyn as the band's main songwriter.

The single's success led the band's label to ask for a second album amid the first of many lineup changes: Jim Henman left the band in the fall of 1971 and was replaced by Jim Clench.

The pseudonym was a poorly kept secret and huge crowds turned out for the event. following the El Mocambo gig, first opening for The Rolling Stones, then for various popular headliners, including Styx and fellow Canadian band Rush.

April Wine's performance was captured and released as the album Live at the El Mocambo. Another line-up change occurred in 1977, though rather than someone leaving, the band added a fifth member, Brian Greenway, who was brought in as a third guitarist.

Not only could Brian contribute on guitar, he was also an accomplished singer and harmonica player.

His addition gave April Wine a powerful three guitar attack that would become synonymous with their hard rock sound.

Upon its release, the film garnered critical acclaim from many major publications, and has since brought the band renewed recognition, including opening slots with AC/DC and Saxon.