Spinal Tap will make its triumphant return to the stage as part of inventor Al Gore’s inaugural Live Earth concert event on July 7th. Original members Nigel Tufnel, David St. Hubbins and Derek Smalls will look to be fitted like a flesh tuxedo as they rock all the Big Bottoms at Wembley Stadium in London.
This Is Spinal Tap director Rob Reiner explained Spinal Tap’s involvement:
“They’re not that environmentally conscious, but they’ve heard of global warming,” Reiner says of Spinal Tap’s often clueless members. “Nigel thought it was just because he was wearing too much clothing — that if he just took his jacket off it would be cooler.”
As an added bonus the boys will be recording the aptly named single Warmer Than Hell. Reiner gives us a little preview of the lyrics: “The devil went to Devon, it felt like the fourth degree / He said, ‘Is it hot in here, or is it only me?'”
Spinal Tap played and recorded new material in 1992 for the Break Like The Wind album, so this isn’t the first reunion for the Brits. Although we fear for the unfortunate and yet unnamed soul who will be stepping in to play drums.