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Michael McKean Struck By Car: ‘Spinal Tap’ Actor Suffers Broken Leg in New York City

Michael McKean isn't a metal musician, but he plays one in the funniest movie of all time, "This Is Spinal Tap." In the film, McKean, aka David St. Hubbins, has to deal with a controlling girlfriend and jealous bandmates, but yesterday in New Yor

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Steel Panther’s ‘Balls Out’ Ads Deemed Too Racy for UK

As Nigel Tufnel discovers in 'This Is Spinal Tap' when label execs rejected the band's cover for 'Smell the Glove,' there's a difference between sexy and sexist. Hair-metal revivalists Steel Panther recently learned the same lesson, as advertisements for their 'Balls Out' album have gotten them in trouble with U.K. regulators.

According to Blabbermouth.net, the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) deemed the posters -- which, like the album

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Today Is Nigel Tufnel Day — Where Will You Be Smelling the Glove?

It's a day that was years in the making. A day so specific and so loud that it only occurs every hundred years. Today on 11/11/11 we celebrate heavy metal's most infamous guitarist, Nigel Tufnel. For tho

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Steve Vai Attempts to Break World Record For World’s Largest Online Guitar Lesson With Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel

Guitar legend Steve Vai is nothing if not ambitious. He is attempting to break one of the records in the Guinness Book of World Records by conducting the world's largest online guitar lesson tomorrow, March 3rd, at 1:30 PM. Vai has partnered with the famed Berklee College of Music for thi

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Gothic Slam, ‘Just a Face in the Crowd’ — Rediscovered Steel

Gothic Slam formed in 1984 as part of the fledgling American thrash scene. The band's blue collar work ethic quickly found them a loyal local following in clubs like L'amour's in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Studio One in New Jersey. The folks at Torrid Records snatche

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Judas Priest, AC/DC Win Big at 2010 Grammys

The 2010 Grammys have come and gone, with Taylor Swift and Beyoncé walking away the night's biggest winners, but friend of Noisecreep Rob Halford and British metallers Judas Priest finally took home the bronze statuette for Best Metal

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Stephen Colbert Robs Spinal Tap of Best Comedy Album Grammy

The Grammys are known for not getting it right when it comes to metal. Ahem, Jethro Tull over Metallica, anyone? OK, so the Academy has since atoned for that grand misstep, which occured all the way back in 1989.

But we're going to give them some fla

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Top 10 Funny Songs in Metal

Metal is one of those genres that takes itself so seriously, it's automatically hilarious. That's why we've endeavored to bring you the top 10 funny songs in metal. Granted, it's more than possible we missed a few tracks, which is why we encourage you to offer your two cents

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Fake Metal Band Group of Death Created for 2010 World Cup

It's the mother of all soccer/metal publicity stunts, like Spinal Tap with a soccer backstory! Global advertising agency W+K created the first and only soccer-inspired metal band, Group of Death. The name is a reference to

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Spinal Tap’s ‘Back from the Dead’ Grammy-Nominated for Best Packaging

Designer Brian Porizek has been nominated for the Best Packaging for his stand up work for Spinal Tap's 'Back from the Dead,' which features fold-out cardboard figurines of the legendary sort-of-fictional metal band.

"There's so many talented artists out there creating album art," Porizek told Noisecreep. "I've seen some amazing package

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