Tag Archives: Spinal Tap

Devildriver, Shadows Fall, Richard Christy & more detail ‘Spinal Tap’ moments

Posted by on March 2, 2014

Note: On this date in 1984, This is Spinal Tap was released. The mock documentary about a metal band on the downslope of it’s career is required viewing for any band, and still holds up today. November 11th, 2011 was “National Metal Day,” and this is a column we first ran back then. Happy 30th Annicrsary, […]

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Spinal Tap hint at 2014 Reunion

Posted by on July 23, 2013

The world’s loudest rock band Spinal Tap are teasing their public, hinting at a 2014 resurgence. Christopher Guest, aka Mr. Nigel Tufnel, spoke of future possibilities with the fictitious English metal band when interviewed by The Guardian to promote his new television sitcom Family Tree.  “We get asked to do shows on a regular basis. […]

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‘Louder Than Hell’ Authors Discuss Tackling Entire Metal Genre In One Book

Posted by on June 27, 2013

Both respected journalists in their own right, Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman combined forces to write “The Definitive Oral History Of Metal.” Louder Than Hell was released last month, and the gargantuan book (736 pages) sums up the beginnings, past and present of an entire genre with plenty of stories, anecdotes and remembrances from the artists […]

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Jet Spitty Woman: Queensryche Footage Shows Tate Spitting At Drummer

Posted by on July 12, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-68ioMFgbc&t=4m[/youtube]It’s been cringeworthy, yet fascinating watching Queensryche unravel before our eyes via the media and court documents. Both lead singer Geoff Tate and the remainder of the band’s accounts point to a band confrontation right before the band was to play San Paulo Brazil in April. While the argument took place before the show, the […]

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Spinal Tap’s David St. Hubbins Hit By Car

Posted by on May 23, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N63XSUpe-0o&feature=fvwrel[/youtube]As if their ongoing drummer problem wasn’t enough of a problem, Spinal Tap vocalist David St. Hubbins was hit by a car yesterday inNew York. Hubbins, actually actor Michael McKean, was struck by a car on  Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and reportedly suffered a broken leg and multiple other injuries. Three people in the car suffered minor […]

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Wendy Dio To Re-release Hear N’ Aid Charity Single “Stars”

Posted by on November 1, 2011

In the 80’s, the mainstream had charity songs like “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” and “We Are The World,” where the biggest names in pop sang together to raise awareness and money for famine relief in Africa. The metal community, though, had Hear N’ Aid’s “Stars.” Launched by Ronnie James Dio and then Dio members […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Metal-Themed Movies

Posted by on September 6, 2011

Next week, the movie Hesher, a black comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Natalie Portman and Rainn Wilson, will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digitally via Lionsgate. Not only did Metallica give the film permission to use their music (and logo design), but Levitt has publicly admitted that his character his largely inspired by the late […]

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Best Video Ever Of The Week: Nigel Tufnel Thinks Steve Vai “Knows Too Much”

Posted by on February 22, 2011

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjb5rCI0c8s[/youtube] On March 3, guitar virtuoso Steve Vai and Berkleemusic (Berklee College Of Music’s Online Continuing Education Division) will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the largest online guitar lesson. Fans from all over the world can watch the live webcast online (partnered with Livestream) and learn tips, techniques and skills from groundbreaking […]

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Metal And Hard Rock Grammy Nominees = Fail

Posted by on December 2, 2009

So the Grammys were announced, and it’s pretty much more of the same. Predictable, safe, boring. I mean, for the most part, the metal nominees deserve it, but they could have taken a ton more chances. Here’s what got nominated for Best Metal Performance: Judas Priest “Dissident Aggressor” from A Touch of Evil – Live […]

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Spinal Tap Release ‘Stonehenge’ Short

Posted by on August 26, 2009

Spinal Tap has released a new short film titled Stonehenge: ‘Tis A Magic Place exclusively through iTunes.

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