This Is Spinal Tap Turns 30: The Bands That Inspired the Classic Film

Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer’s iconic This Is Spinal Tap turns 30 years old this week. The question “Which band inspired Spinal Tap?” is a complicated one, and the easiest response is probably a few. However, there have been some solid answers given over the years. Take a look.

Michael McKean Cracks Jokes After Horrific Car Accident

Michael McKean has a New Yorker’s stamina – and sense of humor.

A day after his horrific encounter with a car that ran out of control onto the sidewalk and slammed him, bleeding, into a Upper West Side Manhattan street, the actor, 64, was cracking wise with the producer of his Broadway show.

Michael McKean Mowed Down on New York Sidewalk

Michael McKean, the smiling redhead best known for playing Lenny in the ’70s sitcom Laverne and Shirley and for his appearances in the satirical mockumentaries This Is Spinal Tap, Best in Show and A Mighty Wind, is in stable condition after being hit by a car on an Upper West Side Manhattan sidewalk Tuesday afternoon.