The first time I saw Tenacious D perform was during a late-’90s CMJ show at Irving Plaza with At the Drive-In and Grandaddy. When they took the stage people were going INSANE and knew every word to every single song they sang. I had no clue who they were, but I got into it as much as everyone else around me. Since that fateful day, I have worshiped the D. Thoroughly.
Now that JB is all megafamous, Tenacious D hasn’t really been making new music or touring. And sadly, the last time I was supposed to see them perform at MSG, I ended up getting a freak nosebleed and got admitted to the hospital! THE WORST. Anyway, after living on my Complete Masterworks DVD for years, the D are finally returning! They have a new record due out in May – Rize of the Fenix – and they’re playing Hammerstein Ballroom on June 28th! Life is once again, good.
To prepare the public for their return, they’re released this video featuring their new song “To Be the Best.” Look out for cameos from Josh Groban, Tim Robbins, Val Kilmer, Dave Grohl and more!