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Spinal Tap planning 2014 comeback

July 22nd, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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Comedy rock act Spinal Tap are planning a comeback in 2014.

Co-founder Christopher Guest, who performs as guitarist Nigel Tufnel, has revealed he and bandmates David St. Hubbins and Derek Smalls are "in the midst of talking about something for next year" in a new article in Britain's The Guardian.

Guest admits he still can't believe the group he formed with pals Harry Shearer and Michael McKean three decades ago for the mockumentary This is... Spinal Tap has become a cult act around the globe, performing at the greatest venues, including the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury festival in En...
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Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix And The Best Music Biopics Ever

May 8th, 2012 3:03pm EDT
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According to the Irish Film and Television Network, Andre 3000 is headed to Ireland to begin production on the Jimi Hendrix biography film All Is by My Side. Where will it stack up among these great music biopics?

The Jacksons: An American Dream followed the Jackson 5 (with a focus on Michael) as the group dealt with their fast rise to fame and Michael's solo career. The two-part miniseries was seen by almost 40 million households in 1992.

Ray, the biography of Ray Charles, earned Jamie Foxx a deserved Academy Award for Best Actor in 2004. Sadly, Charles died months before the premi...
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Black Sabbath, Motley Crue & Kiss On Board For Ozzy Tribute Album

September 12th, 2011 10:15pm EDT
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Members of Ozzy Osbourne's former group Black Sabbath, Motley Crue and KISS are among the acts involved in a new album tribute to the Prince of Darkness.

"No More Tears: A Millennium Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne" will also feature covers by Slaughter, Night Ranger, Alice Cooper, The Cult, Warrant and Spinal Tap.

Reports suggest Ozzy himself will rework one of his classic tracks for his own tribute.
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Ricky Gervais Gets 'Spinal Tap' Guitar For His 50th Birthday

June 29th, 2011 12:29pm EDT
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Ricky Gervais received an extra-special gift to mark his 50th birthday - a guitar used in classic comedy This Is Spinal Tap.

The British funnyman is close pals with Christopher Guest, who played musician Nigel Tufnel in the 1984 mockumentary about a rock band, and they headed out for a meal to celebrate Gervais reaching the milestone on Saturday.

And when Guest and his wife Jamie Lee Curtis handed over a pile of gifts for The Office creator, he was stunned to unwrap a Fender guitar used by Guest in the spoof movie.

In a blog post detailing how he spent his big day, Gervais writes, "Wo...
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SKIP/PAUSE: 'Feel The Steel'?

July 26th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
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When a parody project comes along, it will go one of two routes - the high road featuring homages to the awesome parts of the genre and mockery of the silly parts…. Or it’ll look like a “Scary/Epic/Disaster Movie” and fall flatter than the lows of the genre it parodies. With news of Comedy Central adding a Steel Panther “documentary” show to their 2010-2011 developmental line up, eyes are on what could be the next Spinal Tap. While comedy music is nothing new, one band has set out to parody 80s hair metal and pay homage to its awesomeness – is it good enough to pause or should you skip?

“D...
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