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‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Co-Creator Harry Shearer Files $125 Million Lawsuit For Unpaid Royalties

'This Is Spinal Tap' co-creator Harry Shearer, who played bassist Derek Smalls in the mockumentary, has filed a $125 million lawsuit for unpaid royalties.

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11 Things You May Not Know About ‘This Is Spinal Tap’

In this edition of ScreenCrush's 'You Think You Know Movies?' segment, the staff delves deep into heavy metal's greatest parody flick.

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Rock and Metal Musicians Share Their Biggest Real-Life Spinal Tap Moments

The legendary mockumentary 'This Is Spinal Tap' celebrated its 30th anniversary this month. The film hit theaters on March 2, 1984, and became the stuff of legend...

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Michael McKean of Spinal Tap Suffers Broken Leg After Being Struck by Car

Wasn't it supposed to be the drummer that always suffered the misfortune in Spinal Tap? That wasn't the case on Tuesday as 'This is Spinal Tap' actor Michael McKean, who played the role of frontman David St. Hubbins in the cult mockumentary film about a heavy metal band, was struck by a car in Manhattan.

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It Wouldn’t Be National Metal Day If It Wasn’t for ‘This Is Spinal Tap’

The entire metal community is celebrating today (Nov. 11)  as National Metal Day and cranking their favorite tunes ... well, to 11. There's something about the date -- the synchronicity of numbers, the cutting parallel lines  -- that when 11/11/11 is written out that looks pretty metal. But the real metal-ness of National Metal Day dates back to the classic 1984 rock movie satire 'This is Spinal Tap.'

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