Spinal Tap

Spinal Tap

Spoof heavy metal band Spinal Tap have confirmed they are to record their first album in nearly 20 years.

The faux British rockers found fame in 1984 comedy documentary This Is Spinal Tap and went on to release two records and hit the road for tours.

Their last album, Break Like The Wind, hit shops in 1992 and the group subsequently reunited for a one-off performance in 2007, playing at London's Wembley Stadium as part of the Live Earth event.

And now the American comedy trio - Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer - are set to resurrect their characters once again.

Shearer, who went on to voice several characters in The Simpsons, says, "It'll be for download as well as on conventional media later this year.

"We've never recorded the song we did at Live Earth, Warmer Than Hell, and I think they (Spinal Tap) are trying to revisit their old success. Not that they were ever popular, maybe in their own universe.

"We'll do a song called Gimme Some More Money, probably with some dubious results.”