1. Nigel Tufnel Day: 11 Loud Moments in Music

    November 11, 2011 11:00 AM EST Today, music fans are getting loud and turning it up to 11 in an homage to Spinal Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel's awe-inspiring line in the classic 1984 mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap." It's 11/11/11, or "Nigel Tufnel Day," and here at Billboard we're…

  2. From the Billboard Vaults: Spinal Tap Turn it Up to '11'

    November 11, 2011 9:25 AM EST /11/11 may be the most rockin' date ever -- at least according to Spinal Tap , the legendary British metal trio who famously turned their amps up to 11 and blew away fans (not to mention several unlucky drummers) in their classic 1984 mockumentary 'This Is Spinal Tap.' In…

  3. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga Greeted by Scantily Clad Gayle King, Kanye's 'Lights' Video May Cause Seizures

    February 24, 2011 7:30 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga Greeted by Gayle King in Underwear When Lady Gaga stopped by "The Gayle King Show on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network" to discuss the music video for new single "Born This Way," the pop star…

  4. Spinal Tap Springs 'Back From The Dead'

    June 24, 2009 2:41 PM EDT Spinal Tap is "Back From the Dead." At least according to the title of the group's new album. The June 16 release commemorates the 25th anniversary of the cult-classic film "This Is Spinal Tap." David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) and…

  5. Exclusive: Spinal Tap Debuts Song, Comes 'Back From The Dead' For Album

    May 07, 2009 1:25 PM EDT "Back From The Dead" - Spinal Tap Listen to our exclusive stream of Spinal Tap's new song "Back From The Dead" The inspiration for a new Spinal Tap album differs depending on who you ask. Harry Shearer -- who crafted Tap with partners Christopher Guest and Michael…

  6. Spinal Tap Reuniting For Live Earth Show

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spinal Tap is back, and this time the band wants to help save the world from global warming. The fictional heavy metal group immortalized in the 1984 mockumentary, "This Is Spinal Tap," will reunite f Spinal Tap is back, and this time the band wants to help save the world from…

  7. Iron Maiden / Oct. 12, 2006 / Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The message was clearly scrawled in black magic marker on cardboard -- "Play Classics." The sign started being displayed towards the back of the general admission floor of Nassau Coliseum as soon as I The message was clearly scrawled in black magic marker on cardboard -- "Play…

  8. Spinal Tap Brings Rock, Guests To NYC

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap came back from the dead last night (June 4) at New York's Carnegie Hall with a 20-song, 90-minute performance as part of the annual Toyota Comedy Festival. Frontm Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap came back from the dead last night (June 4) at…

  9. Spinal Tap Recharges For Summer Tour

    April 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap will set off on the six-date Back From the Dead tour this summer, including a June 4 appearance at New York's famed Carnegie Hall as part of the ninth annual Toyo Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap will set off on the six-date Back From the Dead…