Helping Ferrets, People with High Insteps, and Now the Earth
Bassist Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) (L) and David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), lead singer and guitarist for Spinal Tap, have a long history of charity work. (Ethan Miller/Reuters)
By CLAUDIA PARSONS
April 26, 2007 – The Scrooge Report Post
NEW YORK – The spoof heavy-metal band immortalized by the mock documentary “This is Spinal Tap” has reunited to join a campaign to save the world from global warming.
Director Rob Reiner, whose 1984 film set the bar for the “mockumentary” genre, has made a new short film called “Spinal Tap” as part of a campaign dubbed SOS/Live Earth. The band will also play in London at one of 7 Live Earth concerts on July 7.
“I’m here today to talk about something even more important than me or extremely loud music,” Reiner — in character as film-maker Marti DeBergi — says in the new film which is to help open the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday.