Sources for Spinal Tap A to Zed

"A Chat With Spinal Tap," May 30, 1996, America Online (AOL)

"An Evening with Spinal Tap," Rockline (radio program), 23 March 1992 (RL)

Band commentary on This is Spinal Tap, Special Edition DVD, MGM 2000 (DV)

"Catching Up with Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls," chat on, 19 September 2000 (WP)

"Catching Up with Marty DiBergi," on Spinal Tap Special Edition DVD (DI)

"Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Comedy Central, 8 September 2000 (DS)

"Jamie Lee Curtis Speaks on Tap," Empire, September 1994 (EMP)

"Late Night With David Letterman," NBC, 27 March 1992 (DL)

"The List," VH1, first aired 22 June 2001 (LST)

"Practice, Practice, Practice (but Watch Out for the Exploding Drummer)", 2 June 2001, Weekend Edition, National Public Radio (NPR)

"Spinal Tap," press release from Dead Faith/ MCA Records, 2/92 (STR)

"Spinal Tap," Rocklopedia Brittanicus (Marsden Books, London), page 743. The Tap entry, which includes a detailed band history, is reprinted on the inside sleeve of the "This is Spinal Tap" soundtrack.

"Spinal Tap: Is It Really 25 Years? The Spinal Tap Tribute," Billboard (advertising supplement), 4 April 1992, pages ST1-ST9 (BB)

"This is Derek Smalls: The Mutton-Chopped Bassist on Napster, DNA-Tested Vomit and the Band's New Drummer," interview,, September 2000 (PB)

"Toto drummer's death tied to cocaine use," Ottawa Citizen, 5 September 1992, pG7

"Tufnel, Nigel," (entry in "100 Greatest Guitarists"), Guitar World, February 1997 (GW3)

"Weddings," Chicago Tribune, 11 June 1989 (CT3)

"Where Are They Now?," VH1, first aired 6 September 2000 (VH1)

Abbott, Jim, "On the Road With Spinal Tap: It Sounds Unreal, But the Band is Back On Track," Orlando Sentinel, 12 June 1992, page 5 (OS)

Ali, Lorraine, "Smell the Wind," Spin, May 1992, page 58 (SP)

Andrews, Marke, "Mellow Mel Tormé Loves Sex Farm Woman," Vancouver Sun, 14 January 1993, page C1 (VS)

Bireley, Nesbitt, "Nevermind Nirvana, Here's Spinal Tap, The Last Honest Rock 'n Roll Band," Pulse (Tower Records), March 1992, pages 76-81 (TP)

Boulware, Jack, Welcome Back, My Friends, The Nose, Issue 12, 1992 (NOSE)

Britt, Bruce, "They're rock's double-edged gun," Montreal Gazette, 23 April 1992, page B4 (MG)

Brunner, Rob, "Spinal Chord," Entertainment Weekly, 15 September 2000, page 32 (EW1)

Cunningham, Kim, "Bum Steer," People, 6 April 1992, page 108 (PE)

Deevoy, Adrian, "The Three Wise Men," Q Magazine, April 1992, pages 54-59 (QM)

Del Rey, Teisco, Abuse Your Delusion, Guitar World, April 1992, pages 41-48+ (GW).

Del Rey, Teisco, "Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap: Volume for Volume's Sake," Guitar Player, October 1984, pages 40-46+ (GP)

Del Rey, Teisco, "Nigel Turns It Up to 20," Guitar World, October 1990, page 10 (GW2)

Del Rey, Teisco, The Untouchables, Guitar World, April 1992, page 74 (GW)

DeTogne, Gregory, "Turning It to 11," Shure News,, 12 January 2001 (SH)

Dubner, Stephen J., "Spinal Tap Rules!" New York, 16 March 1992, page 37 (NY)

Edelstein, Robert, "They're Back, They're Loud," Total TV, 26 December 1992 (TV)

Ferman, Dave, "Tapping into Spinal Mania," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 22 June 2000 (FW)

Fields, Curt, "In 'Just Curious,' index justifies the means," [review], Chicago Tribune, 7 March 1995, page D3 (CT4)

Garfield, Bob, "Spinal Tap drops torch in IBM efforts," Advertising Age, 27 May 1996, page 47 (AA)

Guzman, Isaac, "What's on Tap: Spinal Thoughts," New York Daily News, 1 June 2001, page 45 (DN1)

Hadrian, Chick, Spinal Tap Killed Me!... But I Wouldn't Stay Dead!, (interview with Ian Faith), Spy, July/August 1992 (SPY)

Hart, Hugh, "Spinal Tap makes comeback," TV Times, Chicago Tribune, 27 December 1992, page 3 (CT2)

Holan, Mark, "Heavy Metal Memories," The Scene (Cleveland), 28 May - 2 June 1992 (CS)

Howell, Peter, "Tapheads getting ready to Break Like the Wind," Toronto Star, 14 March 1992, page H2 (TS)

Hughes, Mike, "TV or Not TV," Gannett News Service, 31 December 1992 (GN)

Jolson-Colburn, Jeffrey, "New Spinal Tap album to feature all-star lineup," Hollywood Reporter, 3 February 1992 (HR)

Kim, Jae-Ha, "Life imitates, uh, 'art' for Tap drummer," Chicago Sun-Times, 10 June 1992, page 18 (CST)

Marshall, Wolf, Circle Jerk, Guitar World, April 1992, pages 69-71 (GW)

McGregor, Alexander, "TV Profile," BPI Entertainment News, 16 September 1992 (BPI)

Occhiogrosso, Peter, "On Tap," Entertainment Weekly, 17 April 1992, pages 31-34 (EW)

Popson, Tom, "Spinal Tap set to find stages, play shows across America," Chicago Tribune, 22 May 1992 (CT)

Reesman, Bryan, "Derek Smalls: The Lukewarm Water That Keeps Spinal Tap Flowing," Metal Edge, January 2001, page 80-82 (ME)

Rose, Bonnie, "Ask Tap!," Painful Procedure, Vol. 1, Issue 1, May 1992 (PP)

Rose, Bonnie, "1984-1991: No One Knows Where They Were or....What They Were Doing," Painful Procedure, Vol. 1, Issue 1, May 1992 (PP)

Rose, Bonnie, "The Returning: A Chronology," Painful Procedure, Vol. 1, No. 1, May 1992 (PP)

Rose, Bonnie, "Sadder Updates on the Tap Front," Painful Procedure, Vol. 1, Issue 1, May 1992 (PP)

Rose, Bonnie, "Spinal Tap 1992," Painful Procedure, Vol. 1, Issue 1, May 1992 (PP)

Rose, Bonnie, "Tap is Back!," Painful Procedure, Vol. 1, Issue 1, May 1992 (PP)

Salvin, Joel, "Spinal Tap Concert is a Backbreaker," San Francisco Chronicle, 3 June 1992 (SC)

Sandall, Robert, "Heavy metal's lighter side," (London) Sunday Times, 23 February 1992 (LT)

Schoemer, Karen, "Spandex and Spoofs Galore: Spinal Tap is Back," New York Times, 15 March 1992 (NYT)

Schoemer, Karen, "Spinal Tap Re-emerges, Its Ineptitude Intact," New York Times, 25 June 1992, page C13 (NYT2)

Spinal Tap, various postings to Spinal Tap Official Web Page, 1996

Strickler, Jeff, "Help-wanted ad isn't so funny now," Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 30 October 1991 (MST)

Sullivan, Jim, "More dim ditties from Spinal Tap," Boston Globe, 26 June 1992, page 35 (BG)

Tilles, Denise, "Designer Notebook: Spinal Tap," TCI, November 1992, page 62 (TCI)

Trakin, Roy, "Rebirth of a Monster," New Musical Express, April 1992 (ME)

Washburn, Jim, "Spinal Tap: Mock 'N Roll Reunion," Los Angeles Times, 27 December 1992 (LAT)

Watts, Chris, "Death by an Overdose of Royalties!", Kerrang!, 18 January 1992, pages 20-25 (KR)

White, Jim, "Back to the Stone Age of Rock," The Independent, 3 August 1990 (IN)

Wild, David, "In the Studio: Spinal Tap," Rolling Stone, 23 January 1992, page 10 (RS)

Wright, Christian, "Review: Break Like the Wind," Rolling Stone, 2 April 1992, page 45 (RS2)

The following is a list of articles and transcripts reprinted in the British edition of Inside Spinal Tap, a copy of which was used in compiling this A to Zed guide. Previously unpublished material from the book used as source material in the guide is notated with (IST):

"Personal File: David St. Hubbins," Mega Hits, November 1984 (MH1)

"Personal File: Derek Smalls," Mega Hits, January 1985 (MH2)

"Personal File: Nigel Tufnel," Mega Hits, June 1980 (MH3)

"Rock and Roll Simulation," Screem, July 1977 (SC)

"Spinal Rap: David and Derek Come Clean," Zoo, October 1984 (ZO)

Spinal Vibes, the official Spinal Tap zine (SV)

"Star Flap: Spinal Tap's David St. Hubbins," Metalhead, December 1984 (MD1)

Transcript of 1 February 1984, press conference with Tap and Marty DiBergi, White and Gold Suite, Plaza Hotel, New York City

Gotterfunken, F.S., "Guitar Stars: David St. Hubbins," Hit Stream, July-August 1984 (HS)

Molinara, Mark, "Guitar Stars: Nigel Tufnel," Hit Stream, May 1982 (HS)

Motiff, Lita, "Teens Interview Stars: Spinal Tap (Formerly Thamesmen)," Teen-o-rama, August 1970 (TR)

Nelski, Sheryl, "Girls Who Get to Meet the Boys," Datenight, October 1969 (DN)

Pavanne, Yolanda, "My Beautiful Experience with Spinal Tap," Teen Scope, November 1968 (TS)

Ribbold, Robert, "Roots (Derek Smalls)," Metalhead, Fall 1982 (MD2)