Mock metal heroes Spinal Tap could reform next year.
Spinal Tap are the joke which became reality. Lampooning the excesses of the hard rock / metal groups who dominated the 70s, their story from Beat group wannabes to reluctant cult heroes has gone down in music lore.
Indeed, their could well be a by-law somewhere stating that each music journalist must employ at least one 'This Is Spinal Tap' reference per day...
If that's the case, then here goes today's. Founder, writer and director Christopher Guest recently spoke to the Guardian, with the chat focussing on new comedy 'Family Tree' - however the newspaper couldn't let the Tap lie.
Asked about the spoof band, Guest hinted at a possible return. "We get asked to do shows on a regular basis" he said. "But what I will say is that we're in the midst of talking about something for next year…"
The songwriter also reflected on the band's 2009 Glastonbury performance, which saw them take control of the Pyramid Stage. "It was a fantastic show" Guest recalled. "There were 130,000 people there or something. Since the film 30 years ago we've gone on tour, playing Wembley, the Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall… It's weird but great. The fiction became real."
One more time... here's 'Big Bottom'.
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