‘Spin̈al Tap’ Sequel Features Cameos From Paul McCartney, Elton John & More
“Paul McCartney is joining us, and Elton John…” – Rob Reiner
A sequel to beloved mockumentary This Is Spin̈al Tap is set to begin filming in February, director Rob Reiner confirmed via Richard Herring’s RHLSTP podcast. As Consequence noted, Reiner also revealed that Paul McCartney and Elton John are among the guest stars in the film.
Additionally, Reiner noted that “everybody’s back” for the sequel, referring to Spin̈al Tap principals Nigel Tufnel, David St. Hubbins and Derek Smalls played by the Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer respectively.
“Paul McCartney is joining us, and Elton John, and a few other surprises, Garth Brooks,” Reiner added.
The Spin̈al Tap story is set to continue with Reiner’s character, the down-and-out filmmaker Marty DiBergi, making yet another documentary about the band, who, due to legal obligations to their late manager Ian Faith, must put aside their differences and perform. While the Spin̈al Tap sequel was set to arrive on the the 40th anniversary of the 1984 original, the film currently has no release date.
In other Spin̈al Tap news, Derek Smalls recently shared a previously unreleased live track for “Hell Toupee,” featuring The Hungarian Studio Orchestra and appearing on the bassist’s deluxe edition of his 2018 solo debut album, Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing) — the release of which he used to call upon his Spin̈al Tap bandmates to “rock some more.”
“As a rock’n’roller, I really never expected to make it past 27,” Smalls stated. “Here I am with all 10 fingers and all five strings, still ready to rock. Maybe my colleagues are getting older too. So, I’d say, it’s time to rock some more.”
Watch the live video for “Hell Toupee” below: