Spinal Tap Reunites to Fight Climate Change

Helping Ferrets, People with High Insteps, and Now the Earth
Spinal Tap

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
Reuters

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.

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