Brace yourselves: the mighty Spinal Tap are ready for 'a reinsertion.'
The news came at the end of an interview with filmmaker/actor Christopher Guest, who revealed that while Tap is asked to play shows on a regular basis - and last reunited in 2009 - "We're in the midst of talking about something for next year."
That would place the next reunion at the 30th anniversary of the film This Is Spinal Tap. Guest didn't give any clues as to what the reunion might entail, so it really could be anything - a single, an album, a new film, a tour… it's fun to speculate, but Guest seems to be playing his cards pretty close to his chest regarding what form this potential Tap activity might entail.
Guest also reflected on what has happened to the band since the release of the film: "…we've gone on tour, playing Wembley, the Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall… It's weird but great. The fiction became real."
If you can't get enough of the mighty Tap and you would like to see some of this real fiction, you owe it to yourself to check out The Return of Spinal Tap, a 1992 sequel of sorts to the original film which includes performance footage from the Royal Albert Hall as well as a look at the band's history, as well as 'where-are-they-now?' scenes. It hasn't quite attained the legendary stature of This Is Spinal Tap but it's well worth a look.