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Is D Minor Really the Saddest of All Keys?

Historically, classical composers felt that D minor was the most melancholy of the keys, suitable for lamentations, dirges and requiems.Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel thought so too, choosing the key for his musical trilogy “Lick My Love Pump.” “I don’t know why,” he remarks in Rob Reiner’s 1984 film, This Is Spinal Tap, “but it makes people weep instantly.”But do different keys really sound... …

Joe Perry: “Steven Tyler Didn’t Get ‘This Is Spinal Tap’”

This Is Spinal Tap has been celebrated as the ultimate metal mockumentary. But not everyone got the joke.Aerosmith’s Joe Perry says that his bandmate Steven Tyler was not amused when he saw the 1984 film, directed by Rob Reiner and featuring Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer as the group Spinal Tap.“When we watched Spinal Tap, my wife and I saw it, and we fell on the floor,”... …

Spinal Tap Reunite to Sue Record Label for $400 Million

Spinal Tap have reunited several times onstage and in the studio since they were the subject of director Rob Reiner’s 1984 metal mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap.Their most recent reunion, however will be in court.The group—actors/musicians Christopher Guest (a.k.a. Nigel Tufnel), Michael McKean (David St. Hubbins) and Harry Shearer (Derek Smalls)—along with Reiner have brought a $400 million... …

10 of Hollywood’s Funniest Guitar Moments

While it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact date that the guitar made its celluloid debut, it’s likely that the instrument was first captured in a motion picture sometime in the mid-1890s, when Edison Laboratories began filming music hall performances with its newly invented Kinetograph. ... …

The 10 Coolest Bands Created by Hollywood

Cynics often chide Hollywood for its phony rendering of sacred institutions. However, every so often, the masterminds behind film and TV actually get it right. The following is the best rock music that Tinseltown has managed to create—in some cases with chart-topping success. Check out the photo gallery below. …

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