“Spinal Tap” Reunite For Rare Performance At Tribeca Film Festival

April 29, 2019
Spinal Tap, David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls, Nigel Tufnel, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, 2009

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Is there any argument against Spinal Tap being the greatest rock band in the history of music?

This year, we are celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of This Is Spinal Tap, the mockumentary about the world-famous fictional metal band Spinal Tap, and their life on the road.  

To celebrate the film’s anniversary, it was shown as a special screening at the Tribeca Film Festival, with an introduction from director and co-writer Rob Reiner, himself.  Reiner said the 35th anniversary of the film made him feel “old.”

 

Following the film, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer took the stage and performed several songs from the film, including “Flower People,” “Hell Hole,” “All the Way Home,” and “Clam Caravan.”  Then, Elvis Costello joined the trio for a performance of “Gimme Some Money,” before ending the set with “Sex Farm.”

As far as the future of the band, Michael McKean told the crowd, “We will see you in another 35 years!”

Via Deadline