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Jack Black Says Tenacious D Concept Album 'Coming Down the Pike'

Actor and musician Jack Black let slip on Monday's SmartLess episode that a new Tenacious D concept album is on the way.
Talk about exciting news for D fans. As film-loving metal adherents are likely aware, Tenacious D are the comedy rock duo of Black and fellow rocker-actor Kyle Gass. The pair starred in 2006's Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny after first finding onscreen notoriety with an HBO show in the late '90s. They last released the studio album Post-Apocalypto in 2018. And despite their contributions to several songs and projects since, a Tenacious D album in 2022 feels just about right.
On Monday, actor and SmartLess co-host Jason Bateman (Ozark, Arrested Development), perhaps playing into the simpleton persona often jokingly cast on him by fellow co-host and actor Will Arnett (BoJack Horseman, Arrested Develolopment), asked Black if he was still recording and touring with Gass.
"I am playing music with Kyle Gass," Black confirmed before breaking the news about the upcoming Tenacious D concept album. "We're still touring and we got a very big project coming up that I can't really tell you anything about."
He added, giving us the only info on the effort so far, "But we got a concept album coming down the pike."
Black, known for his roles in School of Rock, High Fidelity and Shallow Hal, starred in 2019's Jumanji: The Next Level and will appear in an upcoming Mario Bros. film.
Hear the full Jack Black SmartLess interview below and on Apple PodcastsSpotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check it out under the show notes.
Thomas Jacob Black, a.k.a. 'Jack Black' reveals himself from behind a piece of toilet paper for this week’s rich and buttery (yet subtle and nutty) episode of the podcast currently known as SmartLess. We ask the doctor if we can sing, we pitch to Uber, and we send David a muffin basket. Happy 4th, fam!

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