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‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Sequel Set With Rob Reiner Returning

Rob Reiner is turning it up to 11. Again. The director is returning for a sequel to cult comedy This Is Spinal Tap, with original stars Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer also reprising their roles as the fictional English heavy metal band. In addition to directing, Reiner will reprise his onscreen role as […]

Ric Parnell, ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Drummer, Dies at 70

Ric Parnell, the British rock drummer who played the unfortunate Mick Shrimpton in This Is Spinal Tap, and later toured with the band, and also played drums on hits such as Toni Basil’s “Mickey,” has died. He was 70. Actor and comedian Harry Shearer, who played Spinal Tap bass player Derek Smalls, announced the news […]