You can’t keep a great band down – oh, and heavy metal heroes Spinal Tap are reforming for a new “rockumentary”, following 1984’s incendiary This Is Spinal Tap.

Yes, David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel and Derek Smalls (Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer) have some unfinished business, so filmmaker Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner) will be back to document it all. It seems that the band still owe their now late manager Ian Faith one more gig, and his estate are eager to collect.

Since the original was released, things have apparently been increasingly frosty between the band and DiBergi. “When it was announced that Spinal Tap would reunite for one final concert, Marty DeBergi saw this as a chance to make things right with the band who viewed This is Spinal Tap as a hatchet job,” Reiner has said in a statement accompanying the announcement of the sequel. “So he left his position as visiting adjunct teacher’s assistant at the Ed Wood School of Cinematic Arts in pursuit of film history.”

We’re going to have to wait a while for this new slice of not only film but also musical history, as the yet-to-be-named (at least officially) movie has been slated for a March 2024 release – which will mark the 40th anniversary of the release of the original slab of cult movie genius. Hopefully it will have Dobly…

Here’s a reminder of the genius of This Is Spinal Tap: