Bill Bailey comes home to Sonisphere

Comedian lapped up his metal debut

Bill Bailey comes home to Sonisphere

Photographer: Peter CorkhillKai Jones on 10 July 2011

Bailey slices into Metallica, Rammstein and the Wurzels with a comedic fork and chews up the hilarious, irreverent gristle to the ecstatic delight of the 50,000 capacity crowd.

Backed by a rack of Marshall amps, Bailey lapped up every minute of his metal debut, playing Gary Numan's ‘Cars’ "in the style of Megadeth, in the French tongue," exploring the Euro trance origins of the BBC News 24 theme, and giving the world it's first glimpse of a West Country Lady Gaga - 'Poker Face' will never be the same again.

After delivering a Rammstein version of  ‘Scarborough Fayre’, Bailey ended with a blistering ‘Enter Sandman’, played out in car horns, 50,000 people ignoring the persistent rain and thumping the air in approval.

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