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Vivendi seeks dismissal of Spinal Tap’s $400 million lawsuit

Posted by on March 1, 2017

Last year, Harry Shearer filed a lawsuit against Vivendi Universal about This is Spinal Tap, a classic 1984 film that started the mockumentary genre that’s continued on to this day. And while there have been plenty of lawsuits against movie studios or record labels, the lawsuit alleged that Shearer and co-creators Christopher Guest and Michael McKean […]

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Remember When: Spinal Tap confronted Metallica about a certain album cover?

Posted by on February 13, 2017

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: Heaviest SNL Musical Guests

Posted by on February 15, 2015

Since launching in 1975, Saturday Night Live has become a mainstay for comedy. And while the live TV sketch show is renowned for its timely and sometimes politically incorrect satire, it’s also been revered for its musical performances from rising stars and music legends. Granted, SNL’s music guest often lean towards more mainstream acts, but […]

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Spinal Tap hint at 2014 Reunion

Posted by on July 23, 2013

The world’s loudest rock band Spinal Tap are teasing their public, hinting at a 2014 resurgence. Christopher Guest, aka Mr. Nigel Tufnel, spoke of future possibilities with the fictitious English metal band when interviewed by The Guardian to promote his new television sitcom Family Tree.  “We get asked to do shows on a regular basis. […]

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Best Video Ever Of The Week: Nigel Tufnel Thinks Steve Vai “Knows Too Much”

Posted by on February 22, 2011

On March 3, guitar virtuoso Steve Vai and Berkleemusic (Berklee College Of Music’s Online Continuing Education Division) will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the largest online guitar lesson. Fans from all over the world can watch the live webcast online (partnered with Livestream) and learn tips, techniques and skills from groundbreaking guitar […]

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