Madonna, The Police, Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, and.....Spinal Tap?!?
You read that right! They're getting the band back together! Spinal Tap, the fake band, is fake reuniting for a gig this summer to benefit environmental causes. The show, coincides with their "new" release: Warmer than Hell. The best part? Rob Reiner also directed a new short film that chronicles the band and their current whereabouts that's being screened tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival. That needs to be on YouTube soon.
Back in 1990 or 1991, I caught This is Spinal Tap for the first time. My buddy Neil McAllister turned me on to it, probably through his older brothers. Immediately, it struck a chord with me. I ran back to the video store and rented the VHS a few times. Then for either Christmas or my birthday, someone bought me the tape. I just about wore it out. Then came "Break like the Wind". Released when I was in 8th grade, I again, collected my 1 dollar bills and bought the cassette. This was substantially less funny because it was just comedy metal songs. No movie.
I'm really looking forward to connecting with Nigel, David, and Derek in their new adventures! That short film would have one heckuva run on the web if they are wise enough to put it out there for all of us to enjoy.