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The Rutles - 100% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Comedy Comedy Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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The product of satirists Neil Innes (9 December 1944, Danbury, Essex, England) and Eric Idle (b. 29 March 1943, South Shields, Tyne And Wear, England), formerly of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and the comedy team Monty Python’s Flying Circus respectively, the Rutles was an affectionate and perceptive parody of the Beatles’ career. The project is now rightly regarded, Read more

David Lee Roth - 87% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 October 1953, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Roth, the former lead vocalist with US hard rockers Van Halen, first expressed his desire to go solo during a period of band inactivity during 1985. He subsequently recorded a mini-album, Crazy From The Heat, featuring a varied selection of material that was a departure from the straight metal approach of Van Halen. The album was f Read more

The Simpsons - 86% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Comedy Soundtracks
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Beatallica - 84% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Comedy Pop / Rock
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"Weird Al" Yankovic - 80% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Comedy Comedy Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ted Nugent - 67% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Theodore Nugent, 13 December 1948, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Inspired by 50s rock ‘n’ roll, Nugent taught himself the rudiments of guitar playing at the age of eight. As a teenager he played in the Royal Highboys and Lourds, but this formative period ended in 1964 upon his family’s move to Chicago. Here, Nugent assembled the Amboy Dukes, which evolved from garag Read more

William Shatner - 61% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Comedy Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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While it’s tempting to dismiss the musical ramblings of William Shatner as mere novelty, as with the self-deprecating man himself, the true nature of Shatner’s recordings is darker, more complex. While it’s hard to take his Captain Kirk-era album THE TRANSFORMED MAN, with all its pompous poetry and oddball psychedelics, too seriously, his 21st Century work with B Read more

Faster Pussycat - 54% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The mid-80s Los Angeles glam/sleaze scene that produced Guns N’Roses also saw the formation of Faster Pussycat in 1986, around vocalist Taime Downe and guitarist Mick Cripps - although Cripps later departed for L.A. Guns along with original bass player Kelly Nickels. Downe, formerly co-owner of LA club The Cathouse, recruited guitarists Brent Muscat and Greg Steele, bass Read more

Monty Python - 52% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Comedy Soundtracks Spoken Word
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Cheap Trick - 50% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of rock’s most entertaining attractions, Cheap Trick formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1973. Rick Nielsen (22 December 1946, Rockford, Illinois, USA; guitar/vocals) and Tom Petersson (b. Tom Peterson, 9 May 1950, Rockford, Illinois, USA; bass/vocals) began their careers in various high school bands, before securing a recording contract as members of Fuse. This sh Read more

Hayseed Dixie - 48% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This enjoyable US ‘rockgrass’ band made their name in 2001, releasing an album comprised of bluegrass version of songs from the back catalogue of Australian heavy metal band AC/DC. The creation of four experienced musicians, Barley Scotch (John Wheeler; fiddle), Don Wayne Reno (banjo), Dale Reno (mandolin) and Jason D. Smith (bass), the idea for Hayseed Dixie came Read more

Sammy Hagar - 46% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Samuel Roy Hagar, 13 October 1947, Monterey, California, USA. Hagar is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter whose father was a professional boxer. Legend has it that Elvis Presley persuaded him not to follow in his father’s footsteps, and instead he started out in 60s San Bernardino bands the Fabulous Castillas, Skinny, Justice Brothers and rock band Dust Cloud. He joine Read more

Van Halen - 46% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The origins of this, one of America’s most successful heavy metal bands, date back to Pasadena, California, in 1973. Eddie Van Halen (Eduard Lodewijk Van Halen, 26 January 1955, Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands; guitar/keyboards), Alex Van Halen (b. Alexander Arthur Van Halen, 8 May 1953, Nijmegen, Netherlands; drums) and Michael Anthony (b. Michael Anthony Sobolewski, Read more

Alice Cooper - 44% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vincent Damon Furnier, 4 February 1948, Detroit, Michigan, USA. The Alice Cooper Band became widely known as the ‘masters of shock rock’ during the early 70s, enjoying notable commercial and critical success. Lead singer Furnier adopted the Alice Cooper name as his own in the mid-70s, launching a successful solo career that has stretched into the new millennium.

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Armored Saint - 43% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Los Angeles, California, USA-based heavy metal quintet was formed in 1981. The band originally comprised John Bush (24 August 1963, Los Angeles, California, USA; vocals), Dave Prichard (guitar), Phil E. Sandoval (guitar), Joey Vera (bass), and Gonzo Sandoval (drums). Their incessant gigging around the Los Angeles bar and club circuit led to them contributing a track to Read more


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