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Harry Shearer To Release Anti-christmas Charity Single

14th November 2014

Veteran funnyman Harry Shearer is reviving Spinal Tap's festive anthem Christmas With The Devil for an assault on the holiday charts.The Simpsons regular, who played bassist Derek Smalls in the mock rock band, has reworked...

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Spinal Tap Stars Made Secret Pilgrimage To Stonehenge After Glastonbury

30th June 2014

The stars of comedy rock act Spinal Tap made a secret pilgrimage to the real Stonehenge site after their performance at Britain's Glastonbury Festival.The iconic stone circle in Wiltshire, England is part of the spoof...

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Billy Bragg: 'Kasabian Are As Bad As Spinal Tap'

9th June 2014

Veteran musician Billy Bragg has compared British group Kasabian to parody rock band Spinal Tap.Bragg has criticised the rockers in the run-up to their career-defining set at Britain's iconic Glastonbury festival later this month (Jun14),...

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Spinal Tap Planning 2014 Comeback

23rd July 2013

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...

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Fall Out Boy Pay Tribute To Spinal Tap On Tv

18th April 2013

Fall Out Boy paid homage to comedy rockers Spinal Tap during a Tv performance in America on Wednesday night (17Apr13) by recreating the movie trio's fabled gig disasters onstage.Bassist Pete Wentz pretended to be stuck...

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Michael Mckean Checks Into Physical Rehabilitation Centre

31st May 2012

Spinal Tap star Michael Mckean has been relocated to a rehabilitation centre following his car accident in New York last week (begs21May12).The veteran funnyman was forced to pull out of his Tony-nominated Broadway show Gore...

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Michael Mckean Takes First Steps Since Car Crash

26th May 2012

Spinal Tap star Michael Mckean has taken his first steps since he was knocked down by a car on Tuesday (22May12).The veteran funnyman broke his leg and suffered facial lacerations after a car reportedly mounted...

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Oscar Winner James Lecesne To Replace Michael Mckean In The Best Man

24th May 2012

Oscar winner James Lecesne is to step in for Michael Mckean on Broadway as the Spinal Tap star recovers from a car accident in hospital.MCKean has been forced to pull out of the Tony Award-nominated...

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Michael Mckean Thanks Fans For Support After Car Crash

24th May 2012

Spinal Tap star Michael Mckean has thanked fans for their well wishes after he was knocked down by a car on Tuesday (22May12), insisting he's "overwhelmed" by their support.The veteran funnyman broke his leg and...

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Michael Mckean Hospitalised After He Was Struck By Car

23rd May 2012

Spinal Tap star Michael Mckean has been hospitalised in New York after he was knocked down by a car.The veteran funnyman broke his leg and suffered facial lacerations in the accident on Tuesday (23May12). MCKean's...

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Alice Cooper Brands Kesha 'The Devil'

28th September 2011

Alice Cooper admits Kesha is "probably" the devil. 'I'll Bite Your Face Off' shock rocker Alice - real name Vincent Furnier - was initially reluctant to include a female singer on a track for his...

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The Things They Tweet 1687

25th June 2011

"As many film fans know, Falk was already an angel. The rest is just paperwork." Spinal Tap star Michael Mckean pays tribute to actor Peter Falk, who died on Thursday (23Jun11).

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Spinal Tap Stars Tackle Jeopardy!

16th April 2010

SPINAL TAP stars MICHAEL MCKEAN and HARRY SHEARER are set to fight for charity cash during a celebrity week of beloved U.S. game show JEOPARDY!The two actors/rockers will face off against each other during the...

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Fascinating Fact 7603

28th June 2009

Spoof rock band SPINAL TAP thrilled fans at Glastonbury festival in the U.K. - they were joined onstage by British singer/pianist JAMIE CULLUM for a rendition of SHORT AND SWEET, and by former PULP frontman...

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Fascinating Fact 7343

11th May 2009

Reformed spoof rock legends SPINAL TAP have added seminal British festival Glastonbury to their U.K. tour. The group will take to the stage at the Somerset bash in June (09)....

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Fascinating Fact 7126

6th April 2009

Spoof rock band SPINAL TAP will play a one-off show at London's Wembley Arena on 30 June (09) to mark the 25th anniversary of iconic film THIS IS SPINAL TAP....

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Fascinating Fact 7123

6th April 2009

Spoof rock band SPINAL TAP will play a one-off show at London's Wembley Arena on 30 June (09) to mark the 25th anniversary of iconic film THIS IS SPINAL TAP....

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The Things They Say 11553

9th March 2009

"When we were going out as (SPINAL) TAP - the first tour was in '84... we just played these show. Now... we're gonna destroy the hotel rooms because no one would think we would. Actually,...

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Spinal Tap Rockers Head Out On Acoustic Tour

4th March 2009

The stars of cult movie THIS IS... SPINAL TAP are to hit the road "unwigged and unplugged". Actors, musicians and comedy icons Christopher Guest, Michael MCKean and Harry Shearer will be leaving their flamboyant costumes and...

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Spinal Tap Confirm Reunion

3rd February 2009

Spoof heavy metal band SPINAL TAP have confirmed they are to record their first album in nearly 20 years. The faux British rockers found fame in 1984 comedy documentary This Is Spinal Tap and went on...

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Guest: 'I Know Who Built Stonehenge'

23rd May 2008

Moviemaker and SPINAL TAP mock rocker CHRISTOPHER GUEST is poking fun at the legend of the standing monoliths at England's Stonehenge in a new online interview. The Best In Show director claims he knows the...

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The Things They Say 5488

4th September 2007

"I had no damage to my home and I felt that when you love a city, you don't walk away from it at a time when it's battered and bruised; you help to bring it...

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The Things They Say 5213

19th July 2007

"My songs are f**king comic books, you know what I mean? We're not far removed from Spinal Tap, except we wear trainers instead of Cuban heels." HAPPY MONDAYS frontman SHAUN RYDER compares the British band...

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Spinal Tap Reunite At Live Earth

8th July 2007

Spoof rockers SPINAL TAP have reunited for a spectacular performance at the London leg of LIVE EARTH. The band created for 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap - David St. Hubbins (Michael MCKean) Nigel Tufnel...

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Spinal Tap Reunite At Live Earth

7th July 2007

Spoof rockers SPINAL TAP have reunited for a spectacular performance at the London leg of LIVE EARTH. The band created for 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap - David St. Hubbins (Michael MCKean) Nigel Tufnel...

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Gervais To Join Spinal Tap

11th May 2007

Spoof rock supergroup SPINAL TAP want British comedian RICKY GERVAIS to join them on stage when they perform at this summer's (07) Live Earth concert. The band, created for 1984 rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap,...

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Spinal Tap Appear In New Charity Film

1st May 2007

SPINAL TAP will not only reunite onstage at the Live Earth extravaganza this summer (Jul07) - the rock spoof supergroup are also heading back to the big screen. The trio has teamed up with This...

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Spinal Tap Reunite For Live Earth

25th April 2007

Spoof rockers SPINAL TAP are to reunite for a special performance at the London leg of this year's (07) Live Earth concert series, joining the likes of Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Genesis at...

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Doherty Approached For Drug Rehab Reality Show

28th January 2007

British rocker PETE DOHERTY has reportedly been asked to star in a new reality TV show, which will lock up celebrity drug addicts while they try to get clean. TV company Endemol - the creators...

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Mckean Wins Celebrity Gameshow Challenge

22nd November 2006

SPINAL TAP star MICHAEL MCKEAN is the toast of Hollywood after beating US Education Secretary MARGARET SPELLINGS to the title of Celebrity Jeopardy champion. The actor/musician triumphed over a host of stars to win last...

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