Miranda (mandydax) wrote,

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Wanted: Drummer Who Won't Die

I read this in mental_floss magazine, and I was laughing so hard that people in the cafeteria were staring.

Spinal TapWhile rock drummers are notorious for duing too young, no band has had more trouble keeping the slot filled than legendary (and utterly fictional) rock group Spinal Tap. Here's a recap of how just a few of their so-called drummers have disappeared.

>>In 1969, original drummer John "Stumpy" Pepys, also known as the Peeper, is killed in a bizarre gardening accident that the police claim is "best left unsolved."

>>Eric "Stumpy Joe" Childs (from the band Wool Cave) is hired, yet tragically dies in 1974 from choking on someone else's vomit. The originator of the vomit is still unknown however, because—as Tap bassist Derek Smalls so insightfully points out—"you can't really dust for vomit."

>>Peter "James" Bond steps in, but dies from spontaneous human combustion.

>>Mick Shrimpton is hired to fill Bond's shoes (and sticks), but he, too, spontaneously combusts.
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