5 Best Nigel Tufnel Moments From 'This Is Spinal Tap'

Comedic genius Christopher Guest celebrates his  birthday today (February 5.)  He’s written some of the most celebrated comedies of the past few decades (Waiting For Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind,) but his most iconic creation/role is Nigel Tufnel, lead guitarist of Spinal Tap from the 1984 classic This Is Spinal Tap. 

Guitar Month - Vote For The Best Spinal Tap Guitarist

Great band or greatest band?  There's no denying the influence of Spinal Tap, but who would win out in a guitar battle?  (Yes, yes...we know this must be like asking a parent to pick their favorite child, but we're really quite serious.) You have Nigel Tufnel, whose solos are his trademark... ...then there's David St.…