Spinal Tap resurface for Live Earth

Dials to 11 to save the planet

Cult rockers Spinal Tap have agreed to reform for Al Gore's Live Earth concert in July, the Telegraph reports.

The band has been keeping a low profile since releasing its 1992 record Break Like the Wind, but is still fondly remembered for its legendary 1984 contribution to the rockumentary genre This is Spinal Tap.

Agreeably, the band has filmed a 15 minute "consciousness raising" film as part of its Live Earth contribution, which shows them "driving around in their 4x4s and leaving all the lights on in their mansions".

The short, directed by This is Spinal Tap creator Rob Reiner, will also let fans see what the boys have been up to over the last 15 years.

According to the Telegraph, Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest) has been "raising miniature horses to race but cannot find jockeys small enough to ride them", David St Hubbins (Michael McKean) "is a hip-hop producer who also owns a colonic clinic", and Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) "is in rehab for internet addiction".

As well as the film, the band has recorded a new song, Warmer than Hell, to support the Live Earth cause. Whether the cover will feature "a greased naked woman on all fours with a dog collar around her neck, and a leash, and a man's arm extended out up to here, holding onto the leash, and pushing a black glove in her face to sniff it" is unconfirmed. ®

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