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SPINAL TAP Bassist Derek Smalls To Release A Solo Album This Year

Guest appearances from Peter Frampton and Steve Vai.

Guest appearances from Peter Frampton and Steve Vai.

Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls, or who you might know as actor Harry Shearer, will be releasing a solo album possibly called Smalls Change a full 33 years after the premiere of This Is Spinal Tap.

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Shearer tells GQ that the album will "shed light on the travails of partying hard in one's twilight years," and will feature musicians such as Peter Frampton and Steve Vai:

There's a song called “MRI,” and another called “It Don’t Get Old,” which describes the decaying pleasures of life on the road. Smalls Change (as it's tentatively titled) is aiming for a release later this year. When it does appear, Shearer—in a glittery outfit, with a wig and muttonchops gone horror-movie white—plans a live tour to support it. No word yet on whether he'll ask Vivendi for permission.

No word on if the amps on the album will go to 11, though we're pretty sure if you asked, you'd just get eye rolls.

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