Spinal Tap To Reunite
April 25, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
SPINAL TAP is back, and this time the band wants to help save the world from global warming. The mock heavy metal group immortalized 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 documentarian 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 today. The slate for the opening gala, to be hosted by AL GORE, was previously announced, excepting the REINER short.