Spinal Tap Bassist: More Tap on Tap

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While there’s little left to prove for the the world’s greatest fictional rock band, Spinal Tap are staging a comeback anyway, according to Tap bassist Derek Smalls, a.k.a. actor and comedian Harry Shearer.





While there’s little left to prove for the the world’s greatest fictional rock band, Spinal Tap are staging a comeback anyway, according to Tap bassist Derek Smalls, a.k.a. actor and comedian Harry Shearer. Shearer tells the BBC that he and his bandmates, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest, have begun recording their first new material in twenty years. “We’ve never recorded the song we did at Live Earth, Warmer Than Hell,” Shearer said. He promised that song and others would be made available later this year.

The band made their film debut in the motion picture classic This Is Spinal Tap back in 1984. Spinal Tap’s last album, Break the Wind, was released in 1992.

No word on why the band decided to reform now (leaving the Folksmen to languish at home), but a new album of David St. Hubbins-Nigel Tufnel tunes can only be a good thing. A world tour is expected to follow, providing the band can find a suitable drummer.


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