BLACK Country legends Slade rocked up at the Upton Music Festival to close the 2013 event with a bang.

The band hit the stage after a fireworks spectacular to round off a weekend of top live music in the Worcestershire village.

The Base Sessions crew caught up with Slade founder members Dave Hill and Don Powell to talk about their long careers with one of the biggest bands to emerge from the midlands' music scene.

During their backstage chat with reporter Martyn Smith, the boys explain how the band is bigger than ever and how it feels to be an influence on some of the biggest stars of today - including Noel Gallagher.

The band flew in from Europe for the Upton show and guitarist Dave also shares his views on the bands huge impact in Russia an how he thinks even president Putin could be a fan.

The Base Sessions is recorded and produced by Base Media in Stourbridge.