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This Is Spinal Tap Turns 30: The Bands That Inspired the Classic Film | This is Spinal Tap, This is Spinal Tap, This Is Spinal Tap, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean

UpdatePosted 03/04/2014 08:00PM

This Is Spinal Tap Turns 30: The Bands That Inspired the Classic Film

Originally posted 03/03/2014 01:00PM

Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer's iconic This Is Spinal Tap turns 30 years old this week. The question "Which band inspired Spinal Tap?" is a complicated one, and the easiest response is probably a few. However, there have been some solid answers given over the years. Take a look.

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Michael McKean Cracks Jokes After Horrific Car Accident | Michael McKean

Michael McKean Cracks Jokes After Horrific Car Accident

Originally posted 05/24/2012 06:45AM

Michael McKean has a New Yorker's stamina – and sense of humor.

A day after his horrific encounter with a car that ran out of control onto the sidewalk and slammed him, bleeding, into a Upper West Side Manhattan street, the actor, 64, was cracking wise with the producer of his Broadway show.

"We always tell each other to break a leg in this business. I never thought it would happen to me this way!" McKean joked from his hospital bed to his The Best Man producer Jeffrey Richards, reports the New York Post.

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Actor Michael McKean Mowed Down on New York Sidewalk | Michael McKean

Michael McKean Mowed Down on New York Sidewalk

Originally posted 05/23/2012 06:30AM

Michael McKean, the smiling redhead best known for playing Lenny in the '70s sitcom Laverne and Shirley and for his appearances in the satirical mockumentaries This Is Spinal Tap, Best in Show and A Mighty Wind, is in stable condition after being hit by a car on an Upper West Side Manhattan sidewalk Tuesday afternoon.

McKean, 64, was being treated at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital for a broken leg and facial lacerations. "Hopefully, he'll be fine," his manager, Harriet Sternberg, told the New York Post.

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