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KFIX Rock News: Spinal Tap Could Return To Action In 2014

spinalIt’s been a few years since Spinal Tap, the semi-make-believe heavy-metal band formed by actors Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, performed live, but Guest says that all might change soon.  In a new interview with U.K. newspaper The Observer, he reveals that he and his comic collaborators are “in the midst of talking about something for next year.”

The last time Spinal Tap was seen on a concert stage was in 2009, when they appeared at the famed Glastonbury Festival.  “It was a fantastic show,” Guest reminisces.  “There were 130,000 people there or something.”

The band, of course, is most famous for being the focus of the 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap.  After the film came out, the faux rockers went on to record some albums, star on some TV specials and more.

“We’ve gone on tour, playing Wembley, the [Royal] Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall,” Christopher points out.  “It’s weird but great.  The fiction became real.”

Guest most recently was seen in the HBO’s Family Tree series, which he created, directed and co-wrote, as well as having a small role in the show.  McKean also was featured in a number of episodes.

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