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35 Years Ago: Spinal Tap Invite Fans To Bite Into A ‘Shark Sandwich’

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Embassy Pictures, Megaphone Records

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

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40 Years Ago: ‘The Sun Never Sweats’ On Spinal Tap

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Embassy Pictures, YouTube, Megaphone Records

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

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45 Years Ago: Spinal Tap Unveil Their New Direction On ‘Brainhammer’

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Embassy Pictures, YouTube, Megaphone Records

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

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31 Years Ago: ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Released

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Embassy Pictures

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

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You Think You Know ‘This Is Spinal Tap’?

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ScreenCrush

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

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

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YouTube

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

Spinal Tap
Matt Cardy, Getty Images

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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teamcoco.com

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

Michael McKean
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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