Screamin’s Pick of the Week: Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap
Nigel Tufnel is a fictional character in the 1984 mock-rockumentary film “This Is Spinal Tap.” In the film, he is the lead guitarist of the rock band Spinal Tap. I never actually met the actor Christopher Guest from the movie. How I acquired this gem of a pic is from Lzzy Hale of Halestorm. We were hanging out at the former Detroit Hard Rock Cafe’ and traded guitar pics that we happen to have on us. Traded my band Chit’s guitar pic for a Spinal Tap pic and that’s how I got it!
Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock.
When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity.
“CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle