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Jamie Lee Curtis is no stranger to rock. After all, she and Christopher Guest (aka: Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel) have been married since 1984. However, the celebrated actress wishes many of rock’s biggest acts would consider changing their concert start times.

Curtis spoke with The Hollywood Reporter while on the blue carpet of the Film Independent Spirit Awards this past weekend. The outlet shared their interaction with Curtis via Twitter where she said, “I am gonna just say this now as a taunt and as a suggestion: U2, do a matinee. Coldplay, do a matinee. What about a 12 noon concert, Coldplay? What about it?”

She continued, “Bruce Springsteen, do a f-cking matinee. You’re old. [Note: Curtis is 64, herself.] Why wouldn’t you let me come see you, Bruce Springsteen, in your glory days, pun intended, and do it at noon or one o’clock? Two o’clock!”

Curtis then touches on how Broadway shows often have a two o’clock matinee. She concludes, “I will come and hear your five-hour concert, Bruce, at two o’clock, and then I’m gonna be home and in bed by 7:30.”

To be fair to The Boss, his longest shows ever were just over four hours. Per Setlist.fm, Springsteen’s longest show in the United States took place on September 7, 2016 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The show clocked in at four hours and four minutes. The main setlist was 27 songs, and the encore was seven songs.

11 Great ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Quotes That Aren’t 'These go to 11!'

The iconic cult classic This is Spinal Tap was released in theaters on March 2, 1984. It is easily one of the most quotable, funniest films of all time to the point where even the biggest rock stars can own up to its painfully true moments.

Obviously, the most popular line from the film is, “These go to 11,” but there are so many other golden nuggets in this brilliant mockumentary. In honor of the anniversary of the film’s theatrical release, here are 11 other quotes from This is Spinal Tap that aren’t “These go to 11!”

(Note:  This list is numbered, not ranked. Ranking each line would be like asking us which Spinal Tap drummer was our favorite. It’s simply too hard of a question to answer.)

  • 1. 'You don’t do heavy metal in Dubly, you know.'

  • 2. 'I do not, for one, think that the problem was that the band was down.  I think that the problem may have been that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf.'

  • 3. 'Well, this piece is called ‘Lick My Love Pump.’'

  • 4. 'It’s such a fine line between stupid, and uh…clever.'

  • 5. 'This miniature bread…'

  • 6. 'The review you had on ‘Shark Sandwich,’ which was merely a two-word review, just said ‘Sh-t sandwich.’'

  • 7. 'Well, I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation.'

  • 8. 'We're very lucky in the band in that we have two visionaries, David and Nigel, they're like poets, like Shelley and Byron. They're two distinct types of visionaries, it's like fire and ice, basically. I feel my role in the band is to be somewhere in the middle of that, kind of like lukewarm water.'

  • 9. 'None more black.'

  • 10. 'Well, so what? What's wrong with bein' sexy?' 'Sex-IST!'

  • 11. 'He died. He died in a bizarre gardening accident.'

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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