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  1. Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls Addresses Aging With New Video "It Don't Get Old"Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 16 | LA Weekly

    Why has it taken so long for Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls to put out solo material? If we learned anything from This Is Spinal Tap, it's that the charismatic, walrus-faced metal god can stretch himself beyond "Sex Farm" and "Big Bottom." Surely, "Jazz Odyssey" taught us that.


  2. Review: Heavy Trip A future cult classic, this Scandinavian export lacks the killer riffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 12 | The Austin Chronicle

    This Finnish black metal comedy has its heart in the right place , but never quite transcends its quirky humor to become the epic it sets out to be.


  3. Cult classic 'This is Spinal Tap' opens Christopher Guest mockumentary series at Music HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 7 | Post and Courier

    Harry Shearer , Christopher Guest and Michael McKean star as members of the spoof British band Spinal Tap created for Rob Reiner's 1984 mock documentary "This Is Spinal Tap." Harry Shearer , Christopher Guest and Michael McKean star as members of the spoof British band Spinal Tap created for Rob Reiner's 1984 mock documentary "This Is Spinal Tap."


  4. 10 of the best music documentaries to watch on NetflixRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 7 | Metro

    These will include ones focusing on the EDM movement , British punk icons The Slits and pop provocateur M.I.A. . But Netflix has its fair share of fascinating behind-the-music stories you can watch from the comfort of your own home too.


  5. MARCH 2: The Daily FlashbackRead the original story

    Friday Mar 2 | Nippertown!

    1933: The motion picture "King Kong" had its world premiere in New York. 1962: Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain scored 100 points against the New York Knicks 169-147.


  6. FilmStruck to Offer Movies From Warner Bros. LibraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 26 | Hollywood Reporter

    Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks have struck a new pact that will bring classics like 'Casablanca' to the streaming service.


  7. Charleston Music Hall screens Best in Show and Spinal Tap as part of Christoper Guest film seriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    Attention mockumentary fans: The Charleston Music Hall is hosting a Christopher Guest film series. The Music Hall will honor the mock documentary filmmaker throughout March and April with four showings of four of his most famous movies.


  8. Watch 'The 15:17 to Paris,' Then Watch These MoviesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2018 | Film School Rejects

    ... is the 2003 TV movie about its making, And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself , with Antonio Banderas as Villa, Michael McKean as Cabanne, Kyle Chandler as Walsh, and Colm Feore as Griffith. Babe Ruth played himself in a lot of movies, most famously ...


  9. Donald Drumpf Theatre: Donald Drumpf Theatre Vol. 56, Segment 1Read the original story

    Feb 7, 2018 | A-Infos Radio Project

    Donald Drumpf Theatre Vol. 56 Upside Down. This week, everything is turned topsy turvy into a land of stranger things.


  10. Atomic Rooster - Sleeping For YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2018 | Music-News.com

    Sometimes I think that Atomic Rooster are the great lost Prog band. Ask most Prog fans and they will know of Atomic Rooster but somehow they are never mentioned in polls of the great bands and it's a shame because, as this 4CD box set shows, they had a unique and strong sound that carried through all their incarnations.


  11. "This Is Spinal Tap" Is the Greatest Running Movie Ever MadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2018 | Runner's World

    I never made the varsity seven on my high school cross-country team. In fact, I kind of hated running as a teenager.


  12. 'Spinal Tap' Co-Creators Urge Judge to Keep Fraud Claim Against VivendiRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2018 | Hollywood Reporter

    Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest say the "public slander of commercial failure" has injured them beyond the loss of accounting royalties. Does the profits lawsuit against Vivendi over This Is Spinal Tap amount to no more than an alleged failure to properly account for royalties? Or has Vivendi and its subsidiaries perpetrated a fraud? The difference, especially as it implicates potential damages, is quite meaningful, and so on Thursday, Spinal Tap co-creators Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest opposed a motion to throw out a fraud claim.


  13. Britney Spears tour; 'Clue' movie remake; Teletubbies actor dies; more: AM BuzzRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2018 | The Post-Standard

    ... Mustards or another character. "Clue" was previously made into a film in 1985 with Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Michael McKean and Christopher Lloyd; a remake was previously in the works with Gore Verbinski and Universal in 2008, but now it's in Fox's ...


  14. Ryan Reynolds To Produce The New "Clue"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2018 | Dark Horizons News

    ... original with John Landis, while the cast included the likes of Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren and Eileen Brennan. The film famously had three possible endings and different cinemas ...


  15. Ryan Reynolds to Star in Clue Movie as Part of a First Look Deal with FoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2018 | ComingSoon.net

    ... Rocky Horror Picture Show ), Madeline Kahn ( Young Frankenstein ), Christopher Lloyd ( Back to the Future ), Michael McKean ( This Is Spinal Tap ), Martin Mull ( Roseanne ) and Lesley Ann Warren ( Desperate Housewives ). The film had one of three ...


  16. The Demise of Gas-Powered Cars is Further Off Than You ThinkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2018 | Super Chevy Magazine

    Firing Up: What does the future hold for us horsepower enthusiasts? Will we continue hauling ass on the highway to hell or merge down to electric avenue? So, you're cruising down the road in your hot rod or commuter and AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" comes on the radio. You can't help but crank it up when you hear that unmistakable guitar riff blast through the speakers.


  17. Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls To Drop Debut Solo Album In CharacterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2018 | ContactMusic.com

    For comedy value and genuine musical fun 'This Is Spinal Tap ' star Harry Shearer is launching a new solo album as his mockumentary character Derek Smalls. 'Smalls Change ' will be released later this year followed by a US tour with full details yet to be announced.


  18. Dream Wife's self-titled debut album comes out Jan. 26.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2018 | News 88.9 KNPR

    The London-based punk band Dream Wife began as an elaborate lark. In 2014, a trio of Brighton University students formed the troupe as an art school performance project that was "meditating on dreaming big and being a woman," Somerset, U.K.-raised bassist Bella Podpadec once explained .


  19. Legendary Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls to Release First Solo Album ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | Bass Player

    Derek Smalls, the bass force formerly of the fabled heavy metal band formerly known as Spinal Tap, returns with the release of his first full length solo venture Smalls Change , out globally April 13 via Twanky Records/BMG on digital, CD and vinyl. Additionally, Smalls launches his U.S. tour "Lukewarm Water Live: An Adventure in Loud Music" on April 14 in concert with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at the Saenger Theater, New Orleans.


  20. Spinal Tap Bassist Derek Smalls To Release Debut Solo Record & Announces US TourRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | JamBase

    Harry Shearer, who was part of the comedy team that brought the faux-metal band Spinal Tap to life in the 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap has revealed that he is once again portraying the character of bassist Derek Smalls for the release of his debut solo album - Smalls Change . The 14-track effort, which was produced by CJ Vanston , will be released via Twanky Records/BMG on April 13. For his first album without the help of David St. Hubbins and Nigel Tufnel, Smalls has recruited an all-star collaborative cast of musicians.