VIDEO: Tenacious D rock acoustics at Guitar Center Drum Off

Kyle Gass and Jack Black get all acoustic metal
Kyle Gass and Jack Black get all acoustic metal (Image credit: Jay Blakesberg /Retna Ltd./Corbis)

Tenacious D - that acoustic-rocking duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass - performed recently at the Guitar Center Drum Off competition, held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. The tenacious ones played alongside Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman.

Check out the video performances of the band's classic The Meta (above)l, along with a most tenacious version of The Who's Pinball Wizard (below), complete with a Wackerman drum solo, no less.

Although Black has a pretty happening day job as a big-time movie star, he's throwing himself back into Tenacious D land for the coming months. In May, the band will release their third studio album, Rize Of The Fenix, ahead of their appearance at the Download Festival.

You can stream the title track of Rize Of The Fenix below the second video.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.