"Dozens of people spontaneously combust each year. It's just not really widely reported"
Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Spinal Tap, Iron Maiden, KISS, Black Sabbath. Some of the greatest rock bands in history, but there’s an odd one out. Spinal Tap, a band formed by actors Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer aren’t really a band at all. Spinal Tap are a fake band, created for the 1984 film This is Spinal Tap, a documentary, or rockumentary about a fictional aging British rock band embarking on their first US tour in six years. We follow their story from their landing in
, through mishaps and mistakes as they struggle
to deal with diminishing audiences, problems with the record label and inter
band tensions. The film has become and iconic cult hit with the band still
performing regularly today and has been credited by Ricky Gervais as one of the
biggest influences for The Office.
The band has even appeared in The