Spinal Tap To Join Fight Against World Becoming A Hell Hole

Apr 25th, 2007 // 12 Comments

grunge.jpgThe latest addition to the lineup for Al Gore’s Live Earth mega-show is metal/comedy legends Spinal Tap; they’ll be playing the Wembley Stadium installment of the global concert, which is starting to look like Live Aid, what with Madonna, Genesis, and Duran Duran also on the bill.

“They’re not that environmentally conscious, but they’ve heard of global warming,” said [This Is Spinal Tap director Rob] Reiner. “Nigel thought it was just because he was wearing too much clothing – that if he just took his jacket off it would be cooler.”

This budding awareness is borne out in the lyrics to new material recorded by the band, including a new single, Warmer than Hell. Reiner provided a sneak peak [sic!!] at the lyrics: “The devil went to Devon, it felt like the fourth degree/He said, ‘Is it hot in here, or is it only me?’” It is hoped the single will contain a three-minute solo by bassist Derek Smalls.

The band will appear at the Al Gore-organized Live Earth concert at Wembley Stadium, this July 7. Reiner, a long time environmentalist, explained his hopes for the concert.

“What I think is going to be nice about this whole effort is there will be marching orders for people,” he said. “Not only from a personal standpoint of what individuals can do in their lives, but a macro perspective with respect to the public sector and government.”

Haha, that Rob Reiner! What a funny guy, right? Wait, why aren’t you laughing?

Spinal Tap to reform for Live Earth [Guardian Music]


  1. revmatty

    Audif, you beat me to it. This is the band I’m most excited about performing. Not only at this event, but just in general as well.

  2. rich36

    Well, maybe the world will be a hellhole but at least you know where you stand.

  3. Diglett

    This brings me back to junior year in high school, when I hit the Break Like the Wind tour with my mom.

  4. Chris Molanphy

    Well, it’s…one more, isn’t it?

  5. Mick Kraut

    At least this time they are billed higher than the puppet show…

    This does beg the question: is a Sex Farm carbon neutral? discuss…

    I for one can tell you that I have been wandering in circles for some time now waiting for someone, anyone to tell me what to do…thank goodness that Sheryl Crow and Reiner have stepped into the vacuum…

    Celebrities! Is there anything they cant do?!?

  6. GLewis

    The sustain, listen to it.

  7. FionaScrapple

    Will they have Armadillos in their trousers?

  8. howwhitemyshirtscanbe

    If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. -Antoine de St. Exupery

    It’s such a fine line between stupid, and clever. -David St. Hubbins

  9. Hyman Decent

    Who’s going to play drums for them? I’m crossing my fingers that it’ll be Phil Collins.

  10. KimPossible

    Well if a faux rock band is telling me that global warming is real, then it must be so!

  11. zackk

    I only regret that they’re playing in London, not in New Jersey. Although maybe Jersey has had enough of the hell hole references?

    There’s more breaking news about the concerts on the official blog: http://liveearth.spaces.live.com.

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