Earlier this summer Jack Black and comedian Kyle Gass, the duo known as Tenacious D, released their long awaited third album ‘Rize of the Fenix’ along with announcements of a string of autumn tour dates.
The album is the follow-up to 2006′s ‘The Pick of Destiny’ and the band’s 2001 self-titled debut. Recorded over the past six years the record brought the duo back to their roots.
“We recorded down and dirty in a friend’s garage with a shoestring budget of 600 dollars, much like Nirvana’s first album Bleach or the Beatles first album Help. Rough and yet a masterpiece.”
Produced by the brilliant John Kimbrough, Rize Of The Fenix was recorded in the garage behind his LA home and features Jack Black and Kyle Gass (Tenacious D’s core duo), performing with Dave Grohl (drums), John Spiker (bass, piano, organ) and John Konesky (electric guitar). The album was engineered and mixed by John Spiker who has been touring with the band for years.
Speaking previously about the album, Black said that he believed his band didn’t get the credit they were due “because we’re clowns” and added that he also believed his new album was superior to the recent efforts by Foo Fighters, Jack White, Gotye and Tom Waits.
He said of this: “I do love Jack White’s ‘Blunderbuss’, I love the Foo Fighters, I love Tom Waits, his new record is incredible and Goyte. But our album is better than all of those, and because we’re clowns, we don’t get that kind of love.”
He added: “In a 100 years’ time, no one will remember Gotye or the rest, but the shining beacon of The D, they’re going to start religions after us.”
Tickets are available to book from the Brighton Centre box office now.