It’s crazy to think about, but the film that help catapult the genre of mockumentary, especially when it comes to heavy metal music, turned 30 this week. The iconic motion picture This Is Spinal Tap featured the likes of Chistopher Guest, Harry Shearer and others acting as a blokes from Britain who is in the band Spinal Tap. A ton of hijinks occur, and the music they produce is not just hilarious, but for 30 years ago, it was revolutionary … well, kinda. If you’ve never seen the film … you’re either too young, your parents are too young, or you’re just not worth anyone’s time. Find a copy today and be sure to turn it up to eleven!
Make it an experience
You’ve been waiting for the next Limp Bizkit album, haven’t you? Well, if you couldn’t get enough of the genius that is Gold Cobra, Stampede of the Disco Elephants should fit the bill. But when does it come out? The band has been teasing the new album for a while but there may be a different approach. Front man Fred Durst and guitarist Wes Borland told the BBC they want the album to be an experience, not just a collection of radio singles. Expect a summer time release.
Erlier this week we told you that Rob Zombie’s plans to make a movie about Hockey are on hold. Sorry to break your hearts, Lars and Klutch. But what Zombie is about to embark on now may be … well, let’s just say career defining. The horror rocker has had his share of horror flicks, but it’s now being reported that Zombie is going to make a TV mini series about the Manson Family alongside the author of the deeply graphic and disturbing book American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis. You may be familiar with the film adaptation of American Psycho with Christian Bale, but the book is a thousand times more disturbing. Initial details about the project weren’t immediately available.
Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins has a new side project. He’s formed the band Birds of Satan with a couple of other chaps and their self-titled debut is set to be released April 15th. There’s actually a trailer for the new album which features some letch in his boxers mulling over a full ashtray a folder that says divorce and some illegal drugs. He then goes to the window and looks outside to unexpectedly see Hawkins and crew.
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