Bit of a major scoop for Gruts, this one…

You know that Nigel Tufnel from out of Spinal Tap?

Nigel Tufnel
Nigel Tufnel from out of Spinal Tap.


It turns out that, not only is Nigel Tufnel an accomplished guitarist, but he's also a talented drummer. Understandably, given Spinal Tap's tragic history with drummers, Tufnel has never dared to play the drums on stage with the band.

However—how's this for a scoop?—I have managed to unearth rare footage of Nigel Tufnel playing drums for Nils Lofgren from out of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The clip is taken from The Old Grey Whistle Test, May 1976:

Tap meets Springsteen: how Gruts is that?

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A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

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