Spinal Tap to fill Napster void

New music download site offers literally one song to choose from

Legendary British rockers Spinal Tap - known as one of Britain's loudest bands - have set up a new music download site to fill the void left by the closure of Napster.

A new Tap song, Back from the Dead, will be available for download later today from Tapster.com.

Tapster.com

Lead guitarist Nigel Tufnell said: "Napster was very confusing as there were so many songs to choose from. One of the brilliant things about Tapster is that there's only one song."

Lead singer David St Hubbins added: "We're putting it on the Internet because we want the people who really care that we're still alive to have it in their hands and their machinery and then in their ears.

"If you're a Spinal Tap fan, and God knows there aren't many of them, we wanted to lay it on you," he said, adding that the band's future lies in a "carefully regulated series of break-ups and comebacks".

It is believed to be pure coincidence that the launch of Tapster comes just a few weeks before Tap's seminal rockumentary This is Spinal Tap is re-released in cinemas and on DVD.

As a bonus, if you double click on the song, you can download it in Doubly ™ But be prepared for a long wait - the site is getting hit very hard.

But hey, enough of my yakkin' - LET'S BOOGIE! ®

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