Lars Ulrich, Chad Smith, and Fran Drescher to Appear in This Is Spinal Tap Sequel

27 March 2024
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The list of musicians and actors appearing in the long-awaited This Is Spinal Tap sequel keeps growing, with news that METALLICA’s LARS ULRICH, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSChad Smith, The Nanny’s Fran Drescher, and more will appear in the forthcoming mockumentary.

Anyone who has seen the original film knows that drummers experience an unfortunate fate in the world of SPINAL TAP, so it might not end well for Ulrich and Smith. Meanwhile, Drescher is reprising her hilarious role as record-label publicist and “hostess with the mostest” Bobbi Flekman.
Other newly revealed additions to the movie include Don Lake (The Bonnie Hunt Show), John Michael Higgins (Best in Show), Jason Acuña (Jackass), Nina Conti (Family Tree), Griffin Matthews (The Flight Attendant), Kerry Godliman (After Life), Chris Addison (Veep), and comedian Brad Williams, according to Deadline.
In addition, Paul Shaffer will be back as record-label promotion rep Artie Fufkin, who delivered one of the original film’s famous lines: “Do me a favor, kick my ass!”
As previously reported, the movie will also include cameos by Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Questlove, Garth Brooks, and Trisha Yearwood.
Filming on the sequel has already begun in New Orleans, with the New York Post obtaining some on-set pics of Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer as SPINAL TAP band members Nigel Tufnel, David St. Hubbins, and Derek Smalls, respectively, along with shots of Rob Reiner as director Marty DiBergi and Schafer as Fufkin.
The original This Is Spinal Tap movie was released 40 years ago this month, in March 1984. Revisit its funniest moments here.