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Harry Shearer Recording Solo Album as Spinal Tap Bassist Derek Smalls

Actor and comedian Harry Shearer is slipping back into his character of Spın̈al Tap bassist Harry Smalls for a new solo album due later this year.

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images

Film Studio Claims ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Made Only $179 in 22 Years

Spinal Tap’s Harry Shearer has revealed that the corporation that holds the rights to This Is Spinal Tap claimed it made only $179 in profit-sharing payments over 22 years.

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images

Spinal Tap File $400 Million Lawsuit Over Unpaid Royalties

The three members of Spinal Tap and the director of the 1984 movie about the fictional band are involved in a very real lawsuit.

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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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