Trisha Yearwood & Questlove Added to ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Sequel

March 11, 2024 - Music


Trisha Yearwood and Questlove are the latest stars to join the cast of This Is Spinal Tap 2, which is now in production more than 40 years after Rob Reiner’s original rock music mockumentary premiered in 1984.

The sequel will find Reiner both reprising his role as Martin “Marty” Di Bergi and returning to direct, with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer stepping back into their characters as the titular heavy metal band. Previously confirmed cameos include Garth Brooks, who is married to Yearwood, as well as Sirs Paul McCartney and Elton John.

Plotted by Reiner and the main cast, Spinal Tap 2 will pick up 15 years into Spinal Tap’s apparent hiatus, with the band deciding to reunite for one final concert. Shooting in New Orleans reportedly began in February.

Regarded as the first-ever mockumentary, Reiner’s original cult classic focused on the fictional rock trio as they embarked on their 1982 U.S. tour in support of their controversial Smell the Glove album. In 2002, it was named as a “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” film by the Library of Congress and was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry.

In a December interview with Billboard, Brooks teased that the sequel would boast a “few other surprises” in addition to its A-list cameos. “If you think you have laughed before, Jiminy Christmas …,” he said at the time. “First of all, I was in love with Spinal Tap, in love with the original movie. The fact that it’s coming back, it’s gonna be neat to be a part of this. Because this is history, man.”

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