Spinal Tap recording new material

Spoof metal band to hit the studio

Spinal Tap are set to hit the studio to record new material.

The spoof metal band, the subject of 1984 “mockumentary” ‘This Is Spinal Tap’, will release new music via download later this year followed by physical releases.

Band member Derek Smalls (aka actor Harry Shearer) told BBC Radio 5live: “It’ll be for download as well as on conventional media later this year.”

He went on to give details about which songs would be likely to be released.

“We’ve never recorded the song we did at Live Earth [at Wembley Stadium in 2007], ‘Warmer Than Hell’,” he said. “I think they [Spinal Tap] are trying to revisit their old success.

“Not that they were ever popular, maybe in their own universe. We’ll do a song called ‘Gimme Some More Money’, probably with some dubious results.”