It's 1996 and you've been hired as a game tester by Sega's Test Department. How will you get acquainted with the corporate culture? Lucky for you, Sega has commissioned a "trainumentary": This is SEGA TEST
Heavy metal definitely rules! Twisted Sister, Judas Priest, Dokken, Ozzy, Scorpions. They all rule! Heavy Metal Parking Lot was one of the earliest, pre-Internet viral films, a slice of a simpler time in mid-80s America. Deadspin asks: what actually was it all about, and where did those teenage metalheads end up? [more inside]
In 1985, multinational conglomerate Majesco Industries changed its name to MJI. To publicize this change to its employees, subsidiaries, shareholders and partners, it commissioned an industrial video... [more inside]
Fear Of A Black Hat was a 1993 film in the tradition of This Is Spinal Tap, a mockumentary of early 1990s rap such as Public Enemy and NWA. The entire movie is now available, officially, on YouTube.
Jim Marshall, builder of guitar amplifiers, has gone silent at the age of 88. Perhaps one day, the volume knob will surpass him.
A companion to one of Europe's most eminent prehistoric monuments has been discovered just a mile away. Bluehenge has the same rough configuration as its sister site, Stonehenge, but with 27 stones instead of 56. It is speculated that the stones of Bluehenge may have been moved to aid in the making of Stonehenge. [more inside]
Rammstein's Pussy (video, really NSFW, SLnYT) gets right to the point. Youtube has taken down uploads. Facebook has taken down links (though not Links). Here's a fan-created censored version (NSFW lyrics). [more inside]
Lego Says No to Spinal Tap. (NYT link). Lego has told Spinal Tap they cannot show a fan-created Lego film in their upcoming Unwigged and Unplugged DVD.
This interview with Andy Summers has some real these-go-to-eleven moments, as well as some lick-my-love-pump [lego!] moments, as does this interview with Sting where he shows off his writing process on state-of-the-art 1981 gear. (QLYT)
VerveFilter: The Verve in Turmoil After Bust-Up on Stage in Osaka The Verve's future is yet again thrown into turmoil after (an apparent onstage squabble) at the Osaka Summer Sonic festival which resulted in guitarist Nick McCabe allegedly being admitted to hospital It is unsure whether or not McCabe will rejoin the Verve to perform at an upcoming festival in the UK. [more inside]
Big Bottom, performed with every bass player in the known universe - Spinal Tap, the loudest band on earth, reunites for the Live Earth Webley concert.
A comprehensive guide to one of the loudest bands in rock history. Everything you ever wanted to know about Hoggwood, Four Jacks and a Jill, and of course Stonehenge.
Some bands split up - others can't even be bothered to do that. For some reason I'm getting visions of henges, dwarfs and T-shirts . . .
Didn't this get done already as a movie? Well, at least they did a good job of it. And the "11 crimes" are actually real, although I think Altamont should have been #2. (11 instead of 10? A sly reference, I think...)
Spinal Tap to post new song on the internet. [from Fark]. Unfortunately, the article doesn't crosslink you to the official site or Tapster where the song will be released.