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30 Years Ago: ‘This is Spinal Tap’ Released

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Today we celebrate the March 2, 1984 release of one of history’s most acclaimed documentaries … nay, “rockumentaries,” ‘This is Spinal Tap,’ which for the first time told the amazing story of one of England’s most powerful, exuberant, and punctual rock bands: Spinal Tap.

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See the Cast of ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Then and Now

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Released in March 1984, Rob Reiner's 'This Is Spinal Tap' is a comedic film about a fictional British heavy metal band. Considered one of the best music-related movies ever, 'Tap' wasn't an immediate hit.

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Filed Under: Category: Lists, Original Features, Then and Now

Spinal Tap Reunion Rumored for 2014

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For a fake band whose career problems formed the basis of one of the funniest mockumentaries in film history, Spinal Tap have enjoyed some truly impressive longevity.

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Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls Joins Fall Out Boy on ‘Conan’

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It would have been just another performance of the new Fall Out Boy single last night on the 'Conan' show, but for a few Spinal Tap-inspired moments.

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Nigel Tufnel – Most Famous Mullets

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Jack Kay / Central Press / Hulton Archives (3), Getty Images

While his Spinal Tap bandmates all rock the long hair, there's no doubt that Nigel Tufnel's mullet goes all the way to 11.

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Michael McKean, Spinal Tap’s David St. Hubbins, Hit by Car

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Gareth Cattermole

Actor Michael McKean, best known to rock fans for his portrayal of David St. Hubbins in the classic 1982 "mockumentary," 'This is Spinal Tap,' was struck by a car Tuesday (May 22) in New York City. McKean suffered a broken leg.

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11/11/11 Significance Explained By ‘This Is Spinal Tap’

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'This Is Spinal Tap'

Feeling a little extra pep in your step today, rock fans? There's a reason, and it isn't just because it's Friday. It's also November 11, 2011 -- otherwise known as 11/11/11, or National Metal Day.

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Spinal Tap – Most Shocking Album Covers

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Polymer Records

'Smell the Glove'

The classic 1984 mockumentary 'This is Spinal Tap' features a “historical” look into the fictional band's back catalog, wherein they recount having to release an album with an all-black cover (hello, Metallica!) when their original concept, pictured be

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