By: Amber Harvey
The “loudest band in the world,” Spinal Tap, may be returning to the stage next year, says writer and star Christopher Guest in a recent interview with UK’s The Guardian.
“We get asked to do shows on a regular basis,” said Guest, who played lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel in the 1984 Rob Reiner-directed mockumentary: This Is Spinal Tap.
“What I will say,” Guest added when asked about a possible reunion, “is that we’re in the midst of talking about something for next year.”
While it has been almost three decades since the film debut of This Is Spinal Tap, the rock trio still yields a cult following. As recently as 2009, the fictional band beat the very real Rolling Stones to the punch by headlining the Pyramid Stage at England’s Glastonbury Festival.
“It was a fantastic show,” Guest reminisced in his interview with The Guardian. “There were 130,000 people there or something. Since the film 30 years ago we've gone on tour, playing Wembley, the Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall… It's weird but great. The fiction became real.”
In 2002, This Is Spinal Tap’s shelf-life was further bolstered when the Library of Congress selected it for preservation by the United States’ National Film Registry as a “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” film.
For those who simply cannot wait until 2014 to see a Spinal Tap reunion or others who have not had the pleasure of watching the satirical hit, we recommend checking this selection of quotes from the film (via IMDB)--which are definitely more than laugh-worthy.
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