Spinal Tap are back in the studio

Spinal Tap
Spinal Tap

Spinal Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel was last seen on the National Geographic Channel making spurious claims about the construction of Stonehenge. Now, you can expect to see a lot more of him: Spinal Tap are back in the studio…

The one-time spoof act - made famous in 1984's 'mockumentary' This Is Spinal Tap - briefly reformed in 1997 for a Live Earth appearance at Wembley Stadium, but haven't recorded an album together since 1992's Break Like The Wind.

Dubious sounding

Derek Smalls (or Harry Shearer if you don't like stage names) broke the news to BBC 5 Live. The bassist didn't exactly provide concrete details, but did keep us guessing in classic 'Tap' style.

"We've never recorded the song we did at Live Earth, Warmer Than Hell, and I think they [Spinal Tap] are trying to revisit their old success. Not that they were ever popular, maybe in their own universe."

"We'll do a song called Gimme Some More Money, probably with some dubious results."

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).