Spinal Tap Reunite For Live Earth

Spinal Tap is back, and this time the band wants to help save the world from global warming.

Spinal Tap Reunite For Live Earth
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Spinal Tap is back, and this time the band wants to help save the world from global warming. The fictional heavy metal group immortalized in the 1984 mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap, will reunite for a performance at Wembley Stadium in London as part of the Live Earth concerts scheduled worldwide for July 7, according to Billboard. The original members of Spinal Tap will be there: guitarist Nigel Tufnel (played by Christopher Guest), singer David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean) and bassist Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer). Rob Reiner, who both directed This Is Spinal Tap and played the fake documentarian Marty DeBergi in the film, will also be in attendance. A new 15-minute film directed by Reiner on the band's reunion played on April 25 at the opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The festival was opened with a showing of several global warming-themed short films produced by the SOS (Save Our Selves) campaign. SOS is also putting on the Live Earth concerts, to be held across seven continents. They're not that environmentally conscious, but they've heard of global warming, Reiner says of Spinal Tap's often clueless members. Nigel thought it was just because he was wearing too much clothing that if he just took his jacket off it would be cooler. Spinal Tap has reunited several times since the film, but hasn't for a number of years. For the band, whose last album was 1992's Break Like The Wind, the occasion warranted a new single: Warmer Than Hell. Reiner provided a sneak peak at the lyrics: The devil went to Devon, it felt like the fourth degree / He said, 'Is it hot in here, or is it only me?' The director said the new short film explains what the band has been doing with their lives lately. Nigel has been raising miniature horses to race, but can't find jockeys small enough to ride them; David is now a hip-hop producer who also runs a colonic clinic; and Derek is in rehab for addiction to the Internet. Thanks for the report to Billboard.

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    rocknrollreject
    why doesnt like marshall or someone make amps that turn up to 11 i have never seen any that would be funny
    PastaOfMuppets
    my favourite line is after the big arguement and Derek just casually asks "so, are we doing stonehenge tomorrow?" (or something to that effect). the timing is just so good.
    Alex The Red
    Nebblacktip wrote: papersun87 : Rage Against the Machine, The Police, and now Spinal Tap? Maybe The Beatles will be next . . . Zombie Beatles? Maybe an Abbey Grave album and tour....
    They can always do what Led Zeppelin did. Just have John and George's sons play in for them. I hear George's kid is pretty much an exact look alike of his dad.
    Partyboy2k05
    I watched the video earlier today, it was hilarious. I've seen the movie once or twice, but never have the money to buy it when I see it in the store. I find the pods they come out of the funniest part, lol.
    tpot06
    I HAVE TO GET TO THIS!!!!! MONEY IS NO OBJECT!!!!! I WILL KILL FOR IT!!!!!
    sticknick
    "The official report was that he choked on vomit... they weren't able to tell who's vomit it was... you can't really dust for vomit."
    si!
    griff1987 wrote: I find it hilarious how people in America took the rockumentary too seriously and thought they were actually a real band
    they were a real band, they toured and put out CD's, and played their own instruments.
    iljh
    Great band, GREAT movie!!!!! I'm excited. ^_^ "There may be a problem when Stonehenge is in danger of being CRUSHED BY DWARFS!!! It's only 30in. high!!!"
    Cultus_Diabolus
    I think the part where they're being interviewed and they both have humongous herpes sores on their lips is hilarious.
    JS5150
    Cwolf wrote: Dr.NO you are so right i happen to like the bizare gardening incident line.
    I think the "Dozens of people spontaniously combust each year. It's just not widely reported" line is better than the eleven line.
    civilunrest
    Adamus9 wrote: They should tap into America and then come to Canada
    pun intended??? lol
    huevosplash
    i wonder if the drummer will survive this show (or possible tour)? maybe that global warming will set him on fire! "they say that a hanging man hears glorious music. i wonder what it sounds like?!?"-teh choking victim
    griff1987
    Second post... yer the part where theyre talkin about all the drummers theyve had and how they died is the best haha. Plus I think Marshall did briefly make a limited edition amp head that went to 11, think I read it somewhere...
    they were a real band, they toured and put out CD's, and played their own instruments
    They only toured and put out CDs because Americans thought they were an actual band, not realising it was a comedy/movie. Derek Smalls is a voice actor on The Simpsons and the other two were both really famous actors in their own right that did other things too
    1h81337
    "whats really special about this amp is that it goes to eleven" lmfao, great movie.
    dtjj09
    I love when there walking through the metal detector at the airport.
    blueskid99
    why doesn't Nigel get the leprechauns to ride the horses?i love that movie...can't wait...
    papersun87
    Rage Against the Machine, The Police, and now Spinal Tap? Maybe The Beatles will be next . . .
    Korzack
    now THAT'S what we wanna see. (obviously spinal tapp haven't discovered Fender amps - half of them go up to 12 hehe) But yeah, fanTASTIC news. Enjoy the show if you';re going, it's just got so much better
    Froddy
    Nor'Easterbass wrote: " new 15-minute film directed by Reiner on the bands reunion played on April 25 at the opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York." I find it somewhat funny you're posting that when at the bottom of your message it reads "POSTED: 04/26/2007 - 11:51 am ". That's awesome! Will they release the short-film on like a special edition DVD or something? ummm...today's the 25th...tonite hasn't happened yet...
    Nor'Easterbass
    " new 15-minute film directed by Reiner on the bands reunion played on April 25 at the opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York." ummm...today's the 25th...tonite hasn't happened yet...
    blakwyte
    NIGEL TUFNEL FTW!! "why can't you just make the 10 louder and turn it up to 10?" [long, grueling pause] "this one goes up to 11"