Last year, Tenacious D – the comedic, hard-rock duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass – released a crazy acoustic medley of the Beatles in support of Doctors Without Borders as part of a larger work covers initiative. charity.
This year, the D’s continue the tradition with a frenzied medley of Who classics, the clip of which you can watch below.
With pinball magician, There is a doctor and Go to the mirror! – all of The Who’s 1969 classic rock opera, tommy, the medley is available both digitally and on a limited-edition 7-inch vinyl wrap. All proceeds from the sale of the vinyl will go to Everytown for Gun Safety (opens in a new tab).
“Who better to pay homage to the greatest rock opera of all time? Who? The D! This is who,” the duo said in a statement. “We’ve been working on this medley for 20 years. It’s finally ready to launch. Crank it. It’s a humdinger. Enjoy.”
The Tenacious D cover-for-charities initiative dates back to 2020, when the duo released a cover of The Rocky Horror Picture Show adjust Time warp (opens in a new tab) in an effort to get the vote ahead of this year’s US presidential election. Their last album dates from 2018 post apocalypto.
Tenacious D are set to embark on a West Coast tour starting next week. The trek — many dates of which have already sold out — begins with a June 16 show at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colorado and continues through June 26, with a show at the Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater in San Diego.
The band will hit the road again in September for another series of East Coast and Midwest shows, starting with a concert on September 9 at Live Oak Bank Pavilion in Wilmington, North Carolina and ending with a concert on September 22 at Louder Than Life. Festival in Louisville, Kentucky.
For tickets and more information, visit duo’s website (opens in a new tab).