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Tag Archives: Nigel Tufnel

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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Devildriver, Shadows Fall, Richard Christy & more detail ‘Spinal Tap’ moments

Posted by on March 2, 2014

Note: On this date in 1984, This is Spinal Tap was released. The mock documentary about a metal band on the downslope of it’s career is required viewing for any band, and still holds up today. November 11th, 2011 was “National Metal Day,” and this is a column we first ran back then. Happy 30th Annicrsary, […]

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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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