Garth Brooks Talks Cameo With Elton John & Paul McCartney in ‘Spinal Tap’ Sequel: ‘This Is History, Man’

Garth Brooks is opening up (a little!) about the upcoming This Is Spinal Tap sequel, slated to feature a cameo from not only Brooks, but fellow musical heavy-hitters Elton John and Paul McCartney.

The original 1984 film, which roasted all things rock ‘n’ roll, is getting an update in the new project, which is slated to begin filming in February, with original stars/writers Christopher Guest (Nigel Tufnel), Michael McKean (David St. Hubbins) and Harry Shearer (Derek Smalls) reprising their roles as a jinxed metal band.


In a livestream as part of Billboard Live Shopping Week with talkshoplive on Dec. 4 (which featured custom merch from the country star’s Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky Tonk in Nashville), Brooks answered a fan question about his upcoming cameo. Brooks was understandably reluctant to spill any details on his appearance in the movie, saying with a laugh, “Oh, with McCartney, and who is it, Elton maybe? No. Can’t say anything about it.”

He then clarified: “‘Cause it’s not my deal. If it’s my deal, I’d spill my guts, but it’s not, so they swear you to secrecy and to silence.” He did say, however, “If you think you have laughed before, Jiminy Christmas… First of all, I was in love with Spinal Tap, in love with the original movie. The fact that it’s coming back, it’s gonna be neat to be a part of this. Because this is history, man.”

Last week, Rob Reiner revealed that a Spinal Tap sequel was in the works on the RHLSTP With Richard Herring podcast and also let slip that Brooks, John and McCartney would make cameos plus a “few other surprises.”

Brooks’ Billboard Live Shopping Week livestream celebrated the soft opening of his Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk — now open Thursdays through Sundays in Nashville — with exclusive bar merch only available through this shopping special. His live show also highlighted his new Bass Pro Box Set, which includes his new album Time Traveler and tickets to his Las Vegas residency, which just added 18 new dates next year.

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