In anticipation of the release of their forthcoming CD The Rize of the Fenix (their first in six years, due out this May) the greatest rock band in the world has returned for their first music video in what seems like ages. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, Tenacious D – the folk metal duo consisting of musically gifted funnymen Jack Black and Kyle Gass – are back to rock our socks off with more rock guaranteed to melt your tits.
You can check out their epic promotional short film “To Be The Best” here below.
The D first appeared in a three-episode HBO comedy series that aired from 1997 to 2000. They released their first full-length album in 2001 and within four years it had gone platinum. In 2006, the duo made their big screen debut in the hilarious rock musical Tenacious D In The Pick of Destiny, but the film was a box office flop. Since its release on DVD it has become a cult film. Black and Gass also released a soundtrack album packed with original songs.
In the new video, it’s been several years since the D broke up following the failed release of Pick of Destiny. Jack has become the biggest star in the world, spending his days doing copious amounts of expensive narcotics and regaling celebrity BFF Val Kilmer with stories of bending master filmmaker Martin Scorsese to his will. Meanwhile, Kyle has gone insane, grown a bushy beard, and escaped from the mental institution to seek out his old friend… with a vengeance. The old friends reconcile and mount a comeback, but first they need to get their rocking groove back with the help of instructors Josh Groban and Dave Grohl. But this can’t all be done in the span of six minutes. We need a montage, set to a piece the 1980’s movie montage theme-sounding new D tune “To Be the Best,” a song good enough for Rocky Balboa himself to beat his meat to (you know, those frozen sides of beef he uses as punching bags). Tim Robbins, Jimmy Kimmel, and Maria Menounos also make cameo appearances in the video.
Tenacious D’s The Rize of the Fenix drops on May 15, 2012. The band has announced a 16-date U.S. tour in support of the album that will begin on June 23, 2012.