Anvil’s “Nabbed in Nebraska” is inspired by a true story

    Find out what they got busted for.

    Steve Lips Kudlow of Anvil performing in Tokyo in 2010
    Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Anvil. Image: Keith Tarrier/

    Anvil have released a new song, “Nabbed in Nebraska,” that tells the story of the time the Canadian metal band were busted for weed while on tour.

    Over pounding drums and shredding guitars, frontman Steve “Lips” Kudlow snarls blunt, clipped lyrics that make their side of the story clear: “Habitual behavior / With no foreseeable end / Pot in the pocket / Given by a friend / Prohibited substance / In different states / While crossing boundaries / Police lay in wait.”

    The track previews Anvil’s new album, Legal at Last, which arrives on Valentine’s Day next year. Watch the cartoony lyric video for “Nabbed in Nebraska” that also visualizes the story below: