The record was a commercial success, hitting number 5 on the Canadian charts, as well as cracking the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States where it stayed for 11 weeks, peaking at No. Immediately following that triumph, April Wine released a second single from On Record, titled "Bad Side of the Moon." This song, written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, also got much airplay on Canadian radio stations and was a minor hit in the U. On Record was certified Gold in Canada and the band, along with Murphy, returned to the studio to exploit the popularity generated by their second release.
During the recording of the band's third album, still another line-up change occurred.
Under the guidance of producer Ralph Murphy, April Wine recorded their second album, titled On Record.
Co-headliner on the bill was a band called "The Cockroaches," who turned out to be The Rolling Stones.
The band, in particular Kudlow and Reiner, was the subject of the 2008 documentary film, Anvil!
The Story of Anvil, directed by the screenwriter and former Anvil roadie, Sacha Gervasi.
At the age of 14, Adams worked as a dish washer to save money for a guitar.
He started auditioning as a guitarist while rehearsing his own band in his mother's rented basement in North Vancouver.