Spinal Tap to reunite for ‘Live Earth’ concerts

Reach into the attic, dust off the funky prints and whip those mullets into place because mock metal group Spinal Tap is back, but this time to help combat global warming.

The mock heavy metal group immortalized in the 1984 mockumentary, “This is Spinal Tap,” will reunite for a performance at Wembley Stadium in London as part of the Live Earth concerts scheduled worldwide for July 7.

Despite making several solo appearances since the film’s debut, it has been a number of years since the group has reunited. For the band whose last album was 1992’s “Break like the Wind” this ‘earth-friendly’ occasion warranted a new single: “Warmer Than Hell.”

The original members of Spinal Tap will be there: guitarist Nigel Tufnel (played by Christopher Guest), singer David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean) and bassist Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer). Rob Reiner, who both directed “This is Spinal Tap” and played the fake “documentarian” Marty DeBergi in the film, will also be in attendance.

A sneak preview of the lyrics was provided, courtesy of Reiner. “The devil went to Devon, it felt like the fourth degree/ He said, Is it hot in here, or is it only me?’

Live Earth, produced by Kevin Wall, CEO of Control Room, will use the global popularity of music within today’s culture as a means to persuade the masses to take action in combating our climate crisis. This event will incorporate more than 150 of the world’s leading musicians for 24-hours of music from seven various concerts scaling across all seven continents.

Through attendance, television, radio, film and the Internet, the expected audience is anticipated to be well over two billion. That audience, as well as all the proceeds from the event will help create the foundation for a new, multi-year global effort to combat the climate crisis led by Vice President Al Gore.

Global warming is the greatest environmental threat humanity has ever faced and dramatic climate changes are already happening all over the world. Renowned meteorologists have predicted 2007 to be world’s warmest year in history due to global warming in conjunction with the El Nino weather phenomenon. In a temperature record dating back a century and a half conducted by the United Nations’ weather agency, the world’s 10 warmest years have all occurred since 1994

The global concert on 7/7/07 will begin in Sydney and continue across all seven continents, concluding with the U.S. show. Only we can save ourselves from our climate crisis. And we must. For more information on ticket venues and how you can do your part to help save our Earth visit liveearth.org.

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