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Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Love 'Spinal Tap'

"When we were writing Portlandia, I once had this idea of doing something with a whole bunch of bass players together, but it was like, 'Oh, well, I guess Spinal Tap already did that with their all-bass band.' And I was like, 'I can’t believe that in 2012 we still have to measure ourselves against Spinal Tap.' But we still do. There are still things that you can’t do because they did it."

- Fred Armisen in an interview he and Portlandia cohort Carrie Brownstein did for The Dissolve, entirely focused on their love of This Is Spinal Tap.

Watch Fall Out Boy Do a Weird Spinal Tap Tribute on 'Conan' with Harry Shearer

Here's that band Fall Out Boy's performance on Conan last night, which was a half-baked homage to Spinal Tap, complete with an appearance by Harry Shearer. It's basically just Fall Out Boy going about a usual performance while Spinal Tap stuff happens in the background.

Here's an interview with Fall Out Boy and Harry Shearer for Conan's website. I swear it's the last Fall Out Boy interview I'll ever post here unless Louis C.K. like becomes their drummer or something:

Christopher Guest Teases a Spinal Tap 30th Anniversary Reunion in 2014

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of This Is Spinal Tap's release, and in a new interview, Christopher Guest, teased the possibility of some sort of a reunion in 2014. When asked by The Guardian if there are plans for a Spinal Tap reunion soon, Guest replied, "We get asked to do shows on a regular basis. But what I will say is that we're in the midst of talking about something for next year…" Guest also reflected on all of the things the fake band has accomplished over the last three decades, saying, "Since the film 30 years ago we've gone on tour, playing Wembley, the Albert [...]

Tenacious D Wants a Festival with All the Comedy Rock Greats (Weird Al, Conchords, Spinal Tap, et al.)

Jack Black and Kyle Gass, members of the comedy rock outfit Tenacious D, spoke to Rolling Stone today on their 20th anniversary as a band, and they laid out plans to hold a festival featuring all of the biggest names in comedy music. Dubbed "Festival Supreme," it's "a fuckin' Super Bowl of comedy-rock" in the vein of Coachella or Bonnaroo taking place on the Santa Monica Pier on October 19th of this year. Nobody's been booked for the event beyond Tenacious D, but Black rattled off his dream list of performers, which includes Flight of the Conchords, Lonely Island, Zach Galifianakis, Spinal Tap, Eric Idle, Tim Minchin, Neil [...]

Michael McKean on the Origins of Spinal Tap

"We just started talking about, 'Well, why don't we do a feature that's a rock 'n' roll documentary on this band, and they're not very good, and nothing good happens to them?'"

-Michael McKean in an interview with The A.V. Club, discussing the origins of This Is Spinal Tap.

Spinal Tap's IMDB Page Goes Up to 11

Here's a fun new addition that came along with IMDB's recent redesign: the rating on This is Spinal Tap doesn't top out at 10 like every other movie. Nope, this one goes up to 11.