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Spinal Tap to Reunite for Live Earth

CmdrTaco posted more than 7 years ago | from the tap-into-tomorrow dept.

Music 213

Maximum Prophet noted that one of the most influential and loud rock bands in the history of music is coming back together to perform at Live Earth this summer. Yes, that's right Tap is Back. The article has some good news (a new single is coming) and some bad news... apparently Derek is in rehab for addiction to the Internet. Best wishes to him on his recovery- I'm sure it won't impact the performance... if Spinal Tap is anything, they are a band.

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Spinal Tap (2)

jshriverWVU (810740) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869755)

Always been confused over this. Is Spinal Tap a real band, or just a movie made band that parodies the rock industry. Thought it was the latter, but people talk about it so passionately as if it was a real band.

Re:Spinal Tap (5, Funny)

multipartmixed (163409) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869767)

That's because their music goes all the way to eleven!

Re:Spinal Tap (3, Funny)

Mister Whirly (964219) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870935)

Wow, after all this time my sig is finally relevant!!

Re:Spinal Tap (5, Funny)

Keebler71 (520908) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870963)

Nigel Tufnel: This is a top post, it's very, very special, because, if you can see...

Marty DiBergi: Yeah...

Nigel Tufnel: [pointing to the moderation] ...the numbers all go to six. Look, right across the board: six, six, six, six,..

Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most scoring systems go up to five?

Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.

Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's funnier? Is that any more funny?

Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one funnier, isn't it? It's not five. You see, most... most blokes, you know, will be joking at five. You're on five here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up... you're on five on slashdot. Where can you go from there? Where?

Marty DiBergi: I don't know...

Nigel Tufnel: ...nowhere! Exactly! What we do is if we need that extra... push over the cliff, you know what we do?

Marty DiBergi: Mod it up to six.

Nigel Tufnel: ...six. Exactly. One higher.

Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make five funnier, and make five be the top... number, and make that a little funnier?

Nigel Tufnel: [pause, blank look and snapping chewing gum] This goes to six.

Re:Spinal Tap (3, Insightful)

qwijibo (101731) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869783)

The music industry is a caricature of itself, so why shouldn't Spinal Tap be both?

Re:Spinal Tap (1, Interesting)

PatrickThomson (712694) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869787)

So every star wars fan you've met prefixes every implausible sentence with "in the fictional star wars universe," ?

Just sayin'.

Re:Spinal Tap (1)

Turn-X Alphonse (789240) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869795)

It's an extremely well done parody of the rock and roll life style.

Re:Spinal Tap (5, Funny)

Mister Whirly (964219) | more than 7 years ago | (#18871027)

Actually, I think the rock and roll lifestyle is a less well done parody of Spinal Tap.

Re:Spinal Tap (4, Informative)

Ctrl+Alt+De1337 (837964) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869831)

Spinal Tap did not exist before the movie. Due to the popularity of the movie, the actors who portrayed Spinal Tap actually went on tours and released albums. Because the members are actors, they do not remain together touring and recording albums, but they get together from time to time for things like this.

Re:Spinal Tap (4, Informative)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870185)

Additionally, Tap fans often join in on the joke by reporting on and discussing the band's doings as though it were all real, as the submitter did here.

Re:Spinal Tap (2, Informative)

dfghjk (711126) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870501)

The actors learned their instruments and performed their own music. In order to do that they performed as a actual band quite a bit before the making of the movie and continue to do that from time to time.

Re:Spinal Tap (2, Informative)

owlnation (858981) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870551)

Because the members are actors, they do not remain together touring and recording albums, but they get together from time to time for things like this.
Almost, but not quite. They do work together regularly as part of a large ensemble, just not as Spinal Tap. See for example: "The Mighty Wind", "Best In Show", "Waiting for Guffman", and recently "For Your Consideration"

Re:Spinal Tap (4, Funny)

whoever57 (658626) | more than 7 years ago | (#18871001)

Sometimes, when performing as Spinal Tap, they also performed as their own supporting band: "The Folksmen", which was OK if the fans "got it", but they also had the experience of being booed off the stage as The Folksmen, only to be cheered back on as Spinal Tap.

Actually... (4, Informative)

Anonymous Meoward (665631) | more than 7 years ago | (#18871035)

Spinal Tap did not exist before the movie.

I beg to differ. When I was a wee lad (and allowed to stay up late), I remember watching a special (read: pilot) that Rob Reiner put together called "The TV Show" in the late 1970s (on ABC-TV I think). It was basically skits that parodied TV (much like "Robot Chicken", though horribly dated of course).

The skits included a telethon ("Stop Death During Our Lifetime!"), a commercial for the chemical company Proto-Chem (with CEO Tom Proto-Chem no less), a send-up of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (the prey of the intrepid crew that week was "the white collar worker"), and.. Spinal Tap.

I was too young to do any drugs, so I know I wasn't hallucinating. Anyone else see this too?

Re:Spinal Tap (0, Troll)

dc29A (636871) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869993)

The "real" Spinal Tap [metallica.com] exists.

Re:Spinal Tap (4, Funny)

curecollector (957211) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870155)

No way - they're still on their first drummer.

Re:Spinal Tap (3, Insightful)

rizzo420 (136707) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870529)

you just insulted spinal tap.

Re:Spinal Tap (1, Funny)

saboola (655522) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870023)

Most Live Earth performances only go to 10pm, but I hear this one is going to 11. Wakka Wakka Wakka.

Monkees, Partridge Family, Milli Vanilli (1)

gvc (167165) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870129)

What's your definition of "real?"

Re:Spinal Tap (0, Troll)

toddhisattva (127032) | more than 7 years ago | (#18871067)

What is a "real band?"

Spinal Tap should be taken more seriously than the Gorons putting together this concert.

Hell, Spinal Tap should *headline* Goraid:

"Stinkin' Up the Great Outdoors" addresses the amazing hypocrisy of environmentalist entertainers who think they can do the planet a favor,

"Sex Farm" is all about Albert Jr. and Tipper Gore just like "Love Story,"

and "Big Bottoms" will be the Hillary Clinton campaign song.

Is Goraid a "real concert?" Or a parody to show how stupid musicians are?

Fuck You Twofo (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18869769)

Spinal Tap This [twofo.co.uk] [goatse.ch]

Great news. (5, Funny)

EveryNickIsTaken (1054794) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869785)

I'm hoping their amps can now go up to 12 instead of 11, due to advances in sound and rock technology since their last tour.

Question: sound vs. chip technology (1)

Zoxed (676559) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869985)

> I'm hoping their amps can now go up to 12 instead of 11

Question: if sound amplification technology had progressed at the same rate as chip speeds have since 1984 (when ST last played) what volume number would be required on their *new* amps to get the same sound level as 11 did back in 1984 ?

Re:Question: sound vs. chip technology (1)

clickclickdrone (964164) | more than 7 years ago | (#18871009)

>have since 1984 (when ST last played)
They've played quite a few times since then. Did the Albert Hall in London a few years back. Missd out on the tickets - they sold out real fast.
There's a second ST movie which most people seem to miss. Got it on laserdisc.

Re:Question: sound vs. chip technology (1)

Pope (17780) | more than 7 years ago | (#18871023)

Spinal Tap have most assuredly played live after 1984!

Re:Great news. (1)

curecollector (957211) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870197)

If they're playing "for the Earth", they'd better go acoustic...

Re:Great news. (0, Offtopic)

xTantrum (919048) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870213)

mod me down. but what the hell does this have to do with technology?! why is it even on /. yeah some nerds on here like rock but others like ambient and rap and hell maybe one or two even likes cher. so cmdrtaco...let's try not to make our preference show. keep it nerdy!

Re:Great news. (2, Insightful)

EveryNickIsTaken (1054794) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870267)

How old are you?

Re:Great news. (1)

winnabago (949419) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870313)

No way he's been around more than 23 years. [imdb.com]

Re:Great news. (0, Troll)

xTantrum (919048) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870357)

what does it matter my age. it still has nothing to do with technology. if it was hackers or something i could understand. but spinal tap??!!

Re:Great news. (5, Funny)

Who235 (959706) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870475)

it still has nothing to do with technology.

Wrong again.

The incident involving the stage setting for "Stonehenge" demonstrates the importance of making sure everyone involved with a project is using the same units of measure. This is an invaluable lesson that all programmers should absorb.

So there, it's nerdy.

Plus it's just about the funniest movie in history, and (most) nerds like funny stuff.

Re:Great news. (1)

thc69 (98798) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870857)

The incident involving the stage setting for "Stonehenge" demonstrates the importance of making sure everyone involved with a project is using the same units of measure. This is an invaluable lesson that all programmers should absorb.
Yeah, especially NASA programmers [slashdot.org] ...

Re:Great news. (1)

clickclickdrone (964164) | more than 7 years ago | (#18871053)

And this time, let's hope the stage set isn't in danger of being crushed by a dwarf.

Re:Great news. (1)

lucabrasi999 (585141) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870455)

but what the hell does this have to do with technology?!

Nothing. But, this can be categorized under either 'humor' and 'movies'. Take your pick (and stop throwing a Tantrum).

Re:Great news. (2, Funny)

lucabrasi999 (585141) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870523)

under either 'humor' and 'movies'.

Ugh. Well, I hope the grammar police don't read THAT post.

Re:Great news. (1)

Hoi Polloi (522990) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870997)

What do Magic The Gathering articles and sci-fi book reviews have to do with tech either? Obviously this goes under that glorious tent known as "Nerd Culture". And yes, nerds can rap to, just look at the Beastie Boys.

Re:Great news. (2, Funny)

MrNougat (927651) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870283)

I'm hoping their amps can now go up to 12 instead of 11, due to advances in sound and rock technology since their last tour.


Silly, they'll just make eleven louder, and keep eleven as the top number. Sheesh.

Re:Great news. (3, Funny)

roystgnr (4015) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870375)

Silly, they'll just make eleven louder, and keep eleven as the top number. Sheesh. ...

These go to twelve.

Re:Great news. (4, Funny)

Bazman (4849) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870571)

I hope Nigel will do his bit for the environment by turning his amps down to 10.

I thought the Live Earth line-up would feature the Energy-Saving Electric Light Orchestra and Joan Carbontrading...

Re:Great news. (-1, Flamebait)

normuser (1079315) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870983)

I'm hoping their amps can now go up to 12 instead of 11


What? 11 isn't even audible. Personally I leave my volume at 90 most of the time.

Yesssssssss! (1)

brennanw (5761) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869799)

I hope they play Stonehenge!

Re:Yesssssssss! (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18870625)

Awesome sets, I remember this one time, they had a detailed replica of the stones. It was over 18" tall! It was splendid.

Re:Yesssssssss! (1)

93,000 (150453) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870779)

I disagree. It was in danger of being trot upon by a dwarf. I was so concerned for it I couldn't enjoy the song.

Music!=NewsForNerds (-1, Flamebait)

xtracto (837672) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869817)

So what the fuck has Spinal tap to do with computers?? who is spinal tap? it is not very well known anyway (I do not know them, and who the fuck id Derek?

Re:Music!=NewsForNerds (2, Informative)

mstahl (701501) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869975)

This is Spinal Tap is an utterly hilarious "mockumentary" about a hard rock band in the eighties, brought to you by the same folks as Waiting for Guffman and A Mighty Wind. It's news for nerds because, like everybody else in this world, nerds like Spinal Tap. Why don't you?

Re:Music!=NewsForNerds (1)

fatboy (6851) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870093)

It's news for nerds because, like everybody else in this world, nerds like Spinal Tap. Why don't you?

I DID like Spinal Tap, until they started spewing all this environmental garbage. If I wanted that kind of crap, I would just listen to Mitch & Mickey [wikipedia.org] !

Wake up and smell the glove! (1)

Rob the Bold (788862) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870039)

who is spinal tap? it is not very well known anyway

It's an unusual band, not a very well known band. Although they've earned their place in history as one of England's loudest bands.

Re:Wake up and smell the glove! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18870145)

with amps that go all the way upto 11, they'd have to be!

Re:Music!=NewsForNerds (1)

D4rk Fx (862399) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870103)

You seem to forget that this is basically CmdrTaco's site. He can do what he wants, and if you don't like it, you're not being forced to visit, so don't.

Re:Music!=NewsForNerds (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18870249)

Uhhh not at all, it hasnt been his site since he sold it to Andover in June 29, 1999 and the subsequent buyers.

Of course this "if you do not like it you can just go" is the Linux zealot mentality... (play by my rules or give me my ball), which does not accept any kind of comments and critiques...

Re:Music!=NewsForNerds (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18870293)

Derek Smalls, on bass. Sheesh. Read the wikipedia page [wikipedia.org] and enlighten yourself. I don't quite get the "This article or section may fail to make a clear distinction between fact and fiction" warning, though. What's up with that?

Anyway, Spinal Tap (with an umlaut over the "n" [wikipedia.org] ) is known as "England's loudest band", and are world famous for such albums "Shark Sandwich" and "Intravenus de Milo". Of course, everybody's favorite these days is "Smell the Glove", but I was a fan before they became popular. I've still got a poster of the "Smell the Glove" album art hanging on my wall. It's a rare collector's item!

Tap! Tap! Tap!

Re:Music!=NewsForNerds (1)

Tupper (1211) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870417)

Fortunately, Spinal Tap and music have very little to do with each other.

Live Earth? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18869835)

Will that fat hypocrite pig ALgore be there. Or that filthy disgusting Sheryl Crow. With spokespeople like that, the Global Warming nuts will always seem silly.

Re:Live Earth? (1)

genrader (563784) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869875)

how's it coming wiping your butt with one piece of paper?

Re:Live Earth? (2, Funny)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870077)

how's it coming wiping your butt with one piece of paper?


I don't know, you'd have to ask Sheryl Crow [bbc.co.uk] . But this article is about Spinal Tap, whose amps go up to 11, not Sheryl Crow, who sometimes doesn't even use amps.

Re:Live Earth? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18870383)

You do realize that she was making a joke when she said that, don't you?

I remember the first time I heard their music.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18869855)

I clearly remember the first time I heard their music.

And this time (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18869869)

they'll go all the way to 11.

I hope the drummer doesn't combust (4, Funny)

tinrobot (314936) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869877)

The subsequent release of carbon would be detrimental to the planet.

Re:I hope the drummer doesn't combust (1)

PyroPenguin (827234) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869961)

He will have some Nordic name that means ice or glacier or something like that...and then they will have him melt like the ice caps (think Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark or Last Crusade...)

Re:I hope the drummer doesn't combust (1)

Hoi Polloi (522990) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870919)

Are green globules considered toxic waste?

Vomit (5, Funny)

Philotic (957984) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869885)

"The official cause of death is he died of choking on CO2 emissions. It wasn't his own CO2 emissions. He choked on somebody else's CO2 emissions."

Re:Vomit (1)

Rob the Bold (788862) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870065)

He choked on somebody else's CO2 emissions

You can't really dust for CO2 emissions.

Re:Vomit (1)

Dr Caleb (121505) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870355)

"You can't really dust for CO2 emissions."

It's a urine test.

Heh. (4, Funny)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869919)

and some bad news... apparently Derek is in rehab for addiction to the Internet.
He's probably reading about himself on Slashdot right now...

A Masterpiece (3, Funny)

Zaphenath (980370) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869929)

As much as I look forward to the new single, nothing will ever take the place in my heart reserved for the song "Lick My Love Pump." Hopefully it will get more than just a two word review.

What this really has to do with Slashdot is t-shirt color. How much more black can our t-shirts be? And the answer is none. None more black.

Re:A Masterpiece (1)

The employee can cho (857896) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869955)

Shit sandwich.

Re:A Masterpiece (1)

The employee can cho (857896) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869997)

That's just nitpicking, isn't it?

Lick My Love Pump was hack work (1)

wiredog (43288) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870645)

Nothing. Nothing is a better heavy metal song than "Big Bottoms".

I do mean that literally.

Re:A Masterpiece (1)

Hoi Polloi (522990) | more than 7 years ago | (#18871049)

They have an all black website. "It is like looking in a mirror..."

Rehab? (0, Offtopic)

creimer (824291) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869989)

Since when does Internet addiction has rehab? All you need to do is rip out the network/wireless card(s) and subscribe to the newspaper to cure your Internet addiction.

Re:Rehab? (1)

robot_love (1089921) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870089)

That's brilliant, creimer! I'm going to go tell everyone hooked on cocaine that all they have to do is stop using it! Genius!

:) But seriously, I'm not being serious, even if the actual tidbit about Derek Smalls being hooked on the internet is serious. Which I doubt. You could say I'm some sort of serious-doubter. Yes.

Re:Rehab? (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870901)

It's called "cold turkey". My dad walked away from 30 years of smoking cigarettes when he decided he couldn't afford to buy a carton when a new California excise tax in 1988 went into effect. It wasn't easy and he chewed his away through a bazillion sticks of gum during the first year. Internet addiction can be cured the same way.

Re:Rehab? (1)

woboyle (1044168) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870119)

Newspapers aren't a cure for Internet Addiction. They're a cause of it!

Re:Rehab? (1)

Brian The Dog (879837) | more than 7 years ago | (#18871021)

Newspapers are basically a gateway for a greater addiction. Pretty soon it's RSS feads, and SMS alerts. The point of no return is when you start getting your news from FOX. :)

Re:Rehab? (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870299)

Have ... have you ever tried? Just tried? Do you have the faintest idea just how HARD that is? How your hand starts to shake when you only touch that card? How you break down in tears and pet your machine, promising it that you'll never, never, never pull the plug on the only friend you have on this plane...

erhm... I mean, yes. It's that easy. Anyone who pretends differently is just weak. I could stop any moment. Really. If I just wanted, I could. Honestly. And moment, if I wanted. But I don't want. Well, not now. I mean, there is a raid tonight. Maybe after that.

Wanted: Drummer - Life expectancy ONE Tour (5, Funny)

Ageing Metalhead (586837) | more than 7 years ago | (#18869999)

Advertisement as expected on Craigslist!

Best line (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18870015)

Baby, you're too young
And I'm too well hung

Re:Best line (2, Funny)

dfghjk (711126) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870555)

You're sweet but you're just four feet
And you still got your baby teeth

Hmm... (1)

wumpus188 (657540) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870059)

I think the appropriate tag would be 'politics', not 'science'.

folkers (1)

infinite jester (206583) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870099)

I saw these guys perform a couple of years ago at a Howard Dean rally. They appeared as "The Folksmen" from "A Mighty Wind," and they rocked the house. (Or, more accurately, I guess, they folked the house.)

Re:folkers (2, Funny)

blake3737 (839993) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870977)

I love it when stuff gets all folked up.

23rd anniversary of their epic "Smell the Glove" (1)

sizzzzlerz (714878) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870113)

album. Once again, we'll be asking ourselves how much more black can the album cover be? The answer, of course, is none. It can't be any more black.

I, for one, welcome back England's loudest rock band.

Speaking of loud (2, Funny)

ptomblin (1378) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870127)

When is "Disaster Area" going to be touring this end of the galaxy again?

Re:Speaking of loud (4, Funny)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870235)

Sadly they're only touring the opposite end of the galaxy.. but don't worry, you'll hear it fine.

You sick bastards. (5, Funny)

goodEvans (112958) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870143)

I for one would like to distance myself from the original poster's comments regarding Derek's current stint in rehab. Wishing him well on a website is tantamount to buying a round of drinks and saying "cheers" to congratulate a recovering alcoholic.

Derek, if you are reading this, step away from the computer you weak-willed fool.

Sick, sick, sick.

Guitar Hero 2 (1)

EveryNickIsTaken (1054794) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870189)

Spinal Tap fans really should pick this up - it's chock full of references to the greatest band of all time:

- The final level, appropriately enough, is Stonehenge.
- Kick ass on an encore? Your drummer may explode.
- One of the playable songs? "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You (Tonight)"

There's likely loads of more references that I haven't even caught onto yet. Good times.

Re:Guitar Hero 2 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18870351)

If you go into the settings to adjust the volume, the meters go all the way to 11.

(posting anon, I don't have an account)

Is this a jaowk? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18870203)

I don't see them on the UK or USA bill.

Addition to the internet?? (1)

unborracho (108756) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870243)

April fools???

The DVD is fantastic (4, Insightful)

fahrvergnugen (228539) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870379)

If you've never watched the DVD with the commentary track on, I highly recommend you do so. It's like getting the film for the first time all over again. The band watches the film in character, and comments on it from their perspective 20 years later. They spend the whole time bitching about what a horrible hatchet job Reiner did on them. "29 shows out of 30 those pods open just fine, but which one makes it into the film? I ask you."

Great stuff.

Good news and bad news (0)

davidwr (791652) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870407)

I heard you can download the songs for free on the Interweb but you can't play them unless your speakers go up to 11.

Anyone know when the next Disaster Area concert is?

Ultimate Battle of the Bands (1)

Critical Facilities (850111) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870611)

I hope after this reunion show, that we loyal fans of all things rocking will see the Clash of the Titans as the almighty Tap (the loudest band on earth) tours with Tenacious D [tenaciousd.com] (the greatest band on earth). Imagine the non-stop rocking!

Re:Ultimate Battle of the Bands (1)

blake3737 (839993) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870923)

Non Stop rocking was only possible when jb invented inward singing. (it sounds even better..... when he's singing in!!) Spinal tap is only rocking you half the time.. the rest of the time their.. their.... their... BREATHING.... IN.. but not anymore baby.. not with inward singing .. check it out.(on the cd of course)

film short (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18870619)

the article mentions something like a 15 minute film short by r.r., showing what each band member had been doing. Wouldn't it have been funny to have nigel working in a shoe store? Maybe to predictable tho.

anyway, this post goes to 11.

Aren't they dead? (1)

itsmilesdavis (985700) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870763)

I think I remember seeing footage [wikipedia.org] of their tour bus careening off a cliff and exploding. I assumed there were no survivors, but it seems I was wrong.

Am I the only one that finds it ironic? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18870795)

Live Earth is Al Gore's doing, right?

Y'know, Al Gore, husband of Tipper Gore - the obsessive censorship advocate who, among other things, attempted to sue Jello Biafra, singer of the Dead Kennedys until the rest of the band sold the fuck out, into the ground?

Tipper Gore, who's Parents' Music Resource Centre attempted to have heavy metal, hip hop and other records she didn't happen to like blacklisted?

I wonder what Tipper thinks of "Blow Me (Like the Wind)"?

Well, I'm off to listen to some Gorerotted before it's outlawed and we all have to listen to Christina Aguilera and James Blunt.

the D and the Tap that would be a good tour to see (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18870839)

The greatest rock bands in world...oh man I would buy that ticket

I am posting on teh intarweb. (1)

Cheezymadman (1083175) | more than 7 years ago | (#18870871)

I am writing a post about Spnal Tap without a single one liner from the movie. Shock, gasp.
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