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Video: Watch 1989 BBC Documentary, 'Arena — Heavy Metal,' Featuring Performances by Metallica, Black Sabbath, Megadeth and More

Below, thanks to the wonders and mysteries of YouTube, you can watch a classic BBC documentary called Arena — Heavy Metal from 1989.

The 48-minute video, which originally was shown on the U.K.'s BBC Two as part of its "Heavy Metal Heaven" series, features live footage of Metallica (They kick things off the clip with "Seek & Destroy"), Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Megadeth, Motörhead, Napalm Death, Slayer, Steppenwolf and more.

There also are then-current interviews with Tom Araya, Geezer Butler, Bruce Dickinson, Malcolm Dome, Steve Harris, Ozzy Osbourne, Jimmy Page, Axl Rose, David Lee Roth, Lars Ulrich and many others. Enjoy!

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.