Spinal Tap Seeks Basher 
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Written by AVRev.com   
Monday, 24 July 2000

England’s loudest band, Spinal Tap again needs another drummer. In honor of MGM's Sept 12 release of the band's now infamous rockumentary, "This is Spinal Tap," on DVD and VHS, Listen.com, Rolling Stone and Spinal Tap have launched a search for a new skinsman.

Entrants can apply at Listen.com by submitting a 50-word essay on why they should be the new drummer and send in a photo or video of themselves dressed in Spinal Tap garb, preferably spandex and/or leather. The contest will be judged by Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls, Rolling Stone editor David Wild and Listen.com editor Jon Pruett. The winner will receive a trip to Hollywood for the exclusive re-release party at the House of Blues, a meeting with the band, a drum kit, and VHS and DVD copies of the re-mastered movie "This is Spinal Tap".

This has caused quite a buzz in Hollywood as many professional drummers have expressed their interest in winning the contest.

"Having narrowly yet successfully avoided spontaneous combustion throughout my career -- I know the risks. I believe I have what it takes to last with the group."
Max Weinberg (Music Director "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and drummer for the E Street Band).

"All the 'Tap drummers had a large, exploding impact on me. John "Stumpy" Pepys, Eric "Stumpy Joe" Childs and Mic Shrimpton, just to name a few of the thirteen. Given the chance I feel I could be lucky number fourteen."
Dale "Shrimpy" Crover (The Melvins)

"I'd like to be the drummer for Spinal Tap cause my parents told me they're a cool band."
Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle, Vandals)

Due to the high risk involved and the expense of life insurance, the contest winner will not get to actually get to perform with Spinal Tap.

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