Tenacious D paid tribute to The Who with a medley of “Tommy” hits for charity.
Comedy rockers Wonderboy, made up of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, recorded their own mix of several tracks from the legendary band’s cult rock opera of 1969, including “Pinball Wizard”, “This a Doctor” and “Go to the mirror!”
The track is available digitally and will be followed by a 7″ vinyl release, with all proceeds from the vinyl going to Everytown for Gun Safety.
The track was featured along with a music video directed by D collaborator Liam Lynch, who was at the helm of their 2006 film Choice of Destiny.
Tenacious D said in a statement: “Who better to pay homage to the greatest rock opera of all time? Who? The D! That’s who!!
“We have been working on this blend for 20 years. Finally, it’s ready for release.
The duo released their latest studio album Post-Apocalypto in 2018 and have continued to release several singles and one-off songs over the years.
In 2019 they worked with Jack White on “Don’t Blow It, Kage”, and the following year they called on people to vote by teaming up with Sarah Silverman, Susan Sarandon, Elizabeth Warren and more for a cover of “Time Warp”. from The Rocky Horror Show.
Last year, they celebrated the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut and released a tribute to The Beatles covering “You Never Give Me Your Money” and “The End”, which raised money for the charity Doctors Without Borders.
At the time, they said: “Tenacious D are paying homage to the greatest band in the world… not to themselves… The Beatles!!!
“In the spirit of healing the world…please enjoy Tenacious D’s collage of two Abbey Road classics. (sic in the original)”.