This List Goes to 11!: Eleven Trends Predicted by 'This is Spinal Tap'From multiple Black Albums to a real amplifier that goes "one louder," we find the facts that came from the fiction
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Exploding Drummer Syndrome
Although there are no known instances of drummers actually exploding à la Spinal Tap drummer Mick Shrimpton – not to mention deaths by bizarre gardening accidents, choking on somebody else's vomit, spontaneously combusting or any of the other drummer fates in This Is Spinal Tap – there have been several bands whose drum throne has been more like a revolving door. Spinal Tap may have had four drummers between 1964 and 1982, but Pearl Jam have had five drummers since 1990. And in Spinal Tap's heavy-rock world, Megadeth have had an astounding seven drummers since forming, Guns N' Roses and Gwar have had six, and Slayer and Dillinger Escape Plan have each had three, among innumerable examples.