On February 3 Spinal Tap announced they will return to the studio for another album. For the legendary fictional British rock band, it will be the first time back in the studio since 1992. The 1984 rock “mockumentary” This is Spinal Tap, consisting of Michael McKean (as David St. Hubbins), Christopher Guest (as Nigel Tufnel) and Harry Shearer (as Derek Smalls), propelled the band to iconic status.
This will be the first time since 1992 the band will be releasing new material. “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,” Shearer added. “Not that they were ever popular, maybe in their own universe.” The band reunited in 2006 for Live Earth and fans have been eagerly hoping for more.
“We’ll do a song called Gimme Some More Money, probably with some dubious results.” Fans of Spinal Tap will be able to download the new material later this year and it will be available to purchase in stores in the beginning of 2010.
Spinal Tap has recorded 2 albums, the soundtrack for the movie in 1984 and Break Like the Wind in 1992. Could this lead to a full on reunion and (fingers crossed!) a tour?? Spinal Tap was named the best fictional rock band in Rolling Stone. Well heavy metal fans are certainly hoping!