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50 Years Ago: Spinal Tap Begins Journey to Stardom as the Thamesmen

The Thamesmen, featuring future members of Spinal Tap, released "Gimme Some Money" b/w "Cups and Cakes" as their first – and only – single.

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Joe Elliott vs. Nigel Tufnel: March Mullet Madness

We're breaking the bubble and smelling the glove as Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott goes up against Spın̈al Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel in the opening round of our March Mullet Madness tournament.

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Embassy Pictures

The Story of ‘This Is Spinal Tap’

March 2, 1984, marks the release of one of history’s most acclaimed documentaries … nay, “rockumentaries,” This Is Spinal Tap,.

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Polydor

Top 11 Spinal Tap Songs

Sure, most bands simply have a Top 10 list of their best songs. But Spinal Tap is not most bands.

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Megaphone Records

The Story of Spinal Tap’s Turn-of-the-’80s Comeback On ‘Shark Sandwich’

Spinal Tap bounced back from a difficult five years on April 1, 1980 with 'Shark Sandwich.'

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Embassy Pictures

How Spinal Tap Recovered After Stumbling Badly on ‘The Sun Never Sweats’

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, released a concept album about the British Empire on April 1, 1975.

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Embassy Pictures

How Spinal Tap Found a New Direction On ‘Brainhammer’

Spinal Tap shed their hippie past on April 1, 1970 with 'Brainhammer.'

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ScreenCrush

You Think You Know ‘This Is Spinal Tap’?

For more than 30 years, This Is Spinal Tap has been one of the most quoted films for rock fans.

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YouTube

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

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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Spinal Tap Reunion Rumored for 2014

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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