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.
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.'