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Old 04-25-2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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(Wednesday April 25, 2007 10:11 AM)

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

The spoof heavy metal group immortalised 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.

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 documentary maker Marty DeBergi in the film, will also be in attendance.

A new 15-minute film directed by Reiner on the band's reunion will also play at the opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

The festival, hosted by Al Gore, is scheduled to open 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. Reiner explained the reunion of Spinal Tap - a band always known more as a parody of rock 'n roll excess than environmental awareness.

"They're not that environmentally conscious, but they've heard of global warming," said Reiner, whose other films include When Harry Met Sally and Stand By Me. "Nigel thought it was just because he was wearing too much clothing - that if he just took his jacket off it would be cooler."

The members of Spinal Tap have reunited several times since the film, but not 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 explained what the band had 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.


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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
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Is turning it up to 11 good for the environment?
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Damn....why not in the US?
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Is turning it up to 11 good for the environment?
dunno, good point. i actually don't care about the environment. i just want to see spinal tap rock
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Damn....why not in the US?
Before that can happen, Americans would need to be able to understand irony.
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i do believe the problem of exploding drummers greatly affects global warming
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Before that can happen, Americans would need to be able to understand irony.
Oh, leave the Peruvians out of it.............
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