Spinal Tap, the legendary mock heavy metal group (although Liam Gallagher apparently thinks they are real) immortalized in the 1984 mockumentary This is Spinal Tap will reunite for a one-off performance at Wembley Stadium in London as part of worldwide Live Earth concerts on July 7.
All three original members will appear: guitarist Nigel Tufnel (played by Christopher Guest), singer David St Hubbins (Michael McKean) and bassist Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer). Rob Reiner, who 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 tonight [April 25]. It will attempt to explain what the mebers have been getting up to since they left the limelight of rock stardom: 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.
But it doesn't end there. In addition, according to News.co.au, a new single is in the works too – the band's first new material since 1992's Break Like The Wind. Reiner gave them a preview of the lyrics for Warmer Than Hell: The devil went to Devon/it felt like the fourth degree/ He said, Is it hot in here/or is it only me?