Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! The mock heavy metal band, Spinal Tap (immortalized by the ever-talented Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer) are reuniting to save the earth from global warming. The band itself, which includes Nigel Tufnel, David St. Hubbins and Derek Smalls, are playing as part of the Live Earth concert series at Wembley Stadium on July 7th. Man. Sometimes I really wish I lived in London.
Also in attendance will the fake documentarian Michael DeBergi, otherwise known as Rob Reiner. Apparently he's put together a new 15-minute film about the band's reunion which will air at the concert and also at the Tribeca Film Festival. "They're not that environmentally conscious, but they have heard of global warming," said Reiner. Oops, I mean DeBergi. "Nigel thought it was just because he was wearing too much clothing -- that if he just took his jacket off it would be cooler."
The new film focuses on what the boys have been doing with their lives since the band broke up -- 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. Awesome!
Thanks to wtopnews.com for this tasty little tidbit of information. And thanks to imdb for the following quotes from This Is Spinal Tap!:
Nigel Tufnel: You can't really dust for vomit.
David St. Hubbins: Dozens of people spontaneously combust each year. It's just not really widely reported.
Nigel Tufnel: It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black.
Nigel Tufnel: We've got Armadillos in our trousers. It's really quite frightening.