Your and my favorite band is reuniting for the first time since 1992 in a 15-minute film directed by Rob Reiner and focusing on global warming. They’ll be playing Wembley Stadium in London as part of the Live Earth concerts scheduled on July 7, 2007.
One new song is featured: “Warmer Than Hell.” For those of you who aren’t familiar (astounding though that would be), This is Spinal Tap was a brilliant 1984 satire of rock band documentaries or “rockumentaries,” and starring Christopher Guest as guitarist Nigel Tufnel, Michael McKean as singer David St. Hubbins, and Harry Shearer as bassist Derek Smalls.
You’d be right if you recognized these names as the same comedy troupe that has entertained us huddles masses and wretched refuse in such subsequent (hilarious) films as Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration.Here’s the lowdown on what Spinal Tap has been doing since last we saw’em:
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.
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