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AC/DC Share Their Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Stories – Exclusive Video

AC/DC Real Life 'Spinal Tap' Stories
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AC/DC share the craziest stories from their decades of touring.

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Slash Shares His Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Story – Exclusive Video

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Slash shares a real-life 'Spinal Tap' story from his Guns N' Roses days.

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The Melvins’ King Buzzo Shares Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Stories Starring Kiss, White Zombie


King Buzzo of the Melvins shares crazy real life 'This is Spinal Tap' stories featuring Kiss and White Zombie.

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Led Zeppelin’s Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Seattle Hotel Debauchery

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Getting banned for life from a Seattle hotel didn't stop Led Zeppelin from getting into trouble there.

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Judas Priest’s Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Lighting Rig Scare

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Judas Priest laugh now, but they've had a few scares straight out of 'This is Spinal Tap.'

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Ace Frehley’s Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Mexican Adventure

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Ace Frehley tells us a real-life 'Spinal Tap' story that involves three countries and a Mexican model.

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Head East’s Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Murder Mystery

Head East Spinal Tap Story

Roger Boyd of Head East shares three real-life 'Spinal Tap' stories.

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Meat Loaf with a Side of Urine – Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Stories

Meat Loaf Spinal Tap

Our collection of real-life 'Spinal Tap' stories contains some pretty wild moments, but for sheer distinctiveness, few can match the tale of the night Meat Loaf traded 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light' for a bottle of urine to the face.

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The Doors’ Jim Morrison Gets the Setlist Wrong – Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Stories

The Doors Spinal Tap Story


One of the reasons why 'This is Spinal Tap' continues to resonate is because it's not only heavy metal groups on the downside of their career that experience real-life 'Spinal Tap' stories, but also bands that are trying to make a name for themselves on the road to classic rock immortality. Years before the brain trust behind the movie even came up with the concept, the Doors had a moment that could found its way into the script. 

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Brian May Narrowly Avoids Hydraulic Death – Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Stories

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Those fancy stage setups designed for your favorite big-time rock stars are pretty cool, but they can also be incredibly dangerous. Just ask Paul Rodgers.

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