Tenacious D paid homage to The Who with a new medley of songs from the band’s classic rock opera, Tommy. The song is available digitally now, but it will also have a special seven-inch vinyl release with all proceeds from its sales benefiting Everytown for Gun Safety.
The Jack Black and Kyle Gass version of the 1969 album features a mix of Tommy classics and other tracks, including ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘There’s a Doctor’ and ‘Go to the Mirror’. The song also arrives with a music video directed by frequent Tenacious D collaborator Liam Lynch, who also directed the band’s 2006 film The Pick of Destiny.
“Who better to deliver a tribute to the greatest rock opera of all times? Who? The D! That’s Who!!,” state the pair, adding, “We’ve been working on this medley for 20 years. It’s finally ready to be unleashed. Crank it. It’s a humdinger. Enjoy.”
Tenacious D is gearing up for a busy summer with a North American tour kicking off on June 16 in Telluride, Colorado. They have dates scheduled through June, with another leg scheduled to launch on September 9 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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