Parody band Spinal Tap reunites for their 35th anniversary screening of their film

film 23/11/2018

These go to 11. - Nigel Tufnel


Ring any bells? "This is Spinal Tap" is a mockumentary film on the decadent, self-contained world of the early heavy metal music industry.

Blabbermouth reports, for the 35th anniversary screening of the film, the parody band featuring Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer will be reuniting at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. They also will be joined by the film director and co-writer and star Rob Reiner for a conversation with fans.

Originally a British cult comedy, the 1984 film was selected in 2002 to be culturally preserved in the United States National Film Registry as a "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" film.

Poking fun at Jimmy Page, guitarist Nigel rubs a violin against his guitar during a solo. 

Ranked #1 on Entertainment Weekly's "Top 50 Cult Films of All-Time", there were many rock stars who had commented on how accurate the mockumentary film. Ozzy Osbourne commented that when he first watched the film, he was the only person not laughing as he believed it was a real documentary. U2 guitarist, The Edge said, "I didn't laugh, I wept. It was so close to the truth."