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This Is Real. Spinal Tap Sues for $400 Million

  • Band re-forms to sue Vivendi for $400 million over film income
  • Vivendi declines to comment on lawsuit filed by Harry Shearer

Spinal Tap is regrouping to demand that Vivendi SA, the distributor of the 1984 cult film, give them some money.

Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner -- who played singer Nigel Tufnel, lead guitarist David St. Hubbins and director Marty Di Bergi in “This Is Spinal Tap” -- joined bass player Harry Shearer’s lawsuit against Vivendi. The revised complaint demands $400 million in damages for "anti-competitive and unfair business practices, as well as fraudulent accounting," the men said Wednesday in a statement.