The hardest rocking acoustic band of all time, Tenacious D, are once again ready to tear it up as they've got a new record to promote. Jack Black and Kyle Gass have always worn their influences on their sleeve, and the group have chosen to honor one of the all-time great bands - the Who - while on tour.
Starting today, comedy-rock band Tenacious D are streaming their upcoming record 'Rize of the Fenix' on their website. With a release date of May 14 in Europe and May 15 in North America, the duo's new record marks their first release since 2006's 'The Pick of Destiny.' Which, as they'll gleefully tell you, was a bomb, or rather, "a stinky pile of cheese." No such worries on this collection, from what we've heard.
To promote their upcoming album, 'Rize of the Fenix,' Tenacious D have enlisted the help of their friends in both the comedy and rock worlds. Bob Odenkirk, known for his work on 'Mr. Show' and 'Breaking Bad,' teamed up with bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne) to create an mock-informational film on behalf of the Tinnitus Institute.
You're a Hollywood power couple with perpetual slots on every list of the world's most beautiful people. Suddenly, you announce your engagement. So who better to dole out advice on keeping things fresh in the bedroom than the guy who once sang, "F--- Her Gently?"
Tenacious D is nothing if not ambitious. The Jack Black-led duo's movie 'Pick of Destiny' is sort of like the seventh 'Police Academy' movie in that it makes you wonder who thought it was a good idea in the first place. We sort of look back on the 2006 flick and think "Huh, how did they get away with that?"