Are you Ready to Novelty Rock? Tenacious D Teases Comedy Rock Festival (which is probably a joke)

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TenaciousIn an entertaining Q & A with Rolling Stone published yesterday, Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D talked about putting together a festival they called Festival Supreme, a sort of comedy rock Coachella which might include a roster of novelty rockers as impressive as Flight of the Conchords, the Lonely Island, Weird Al, and even Spinal Tap.

In context though, it’s pretty clear that the whole idea is mostly a joke. The interview is ostensibly about Tenacious D winning a Best Comedy Album Grammy for their comeback album Rize of the Fenix, but really the interviewer asks questions that are supposed to be funny (and mostly are) and the whole Festival Supreme is mostly a riff playing off of one of those. Here’s the relevant part of the interview:

Have you ever considered a sort of Blur/Oasis-style rivalry with Flight of the Conchords?
: We actually have been talking about joining forces, because we’ve always wanted to do a double bill. We’re working on a festival, called Festival Supreme. It’ll be a meeting of the minds. It’s gonna be like Mount Rockmore, where you’ve got your Flight of the Conchords, your Lonely Island, your Tenacious D, your Zach Galifianakis, your Spinal Tap, your Eric Idle.

Really? Spinal Tap?
: Well, of course! I mean, we have to call them! Doesn’t mean they’re gonna say yes. Who else do you get, Kage?

Gass: Tim Minchin?

Black: You get your Tim Minchins. You get your Neil Hamburgers. You get your Tim and Erics. You take your Mr. Shows – they’ve got incredible songs. Get your dudes from South Park, Matt and Trey.

Gass: It’s just a fuckin’ Super Bowl of comedy-rock.

Making it seem more like the festival is possibly real, Black and Gass then go on to say they have a date and a venue nailed down already: October 19th at the Santa Monica Pier. But they also caution that there’s no telling who will actually be on the bill. It could just be them and Weird Al, which would be pretty cool actually. There’s some likelihood that this could actually happen. The two novelty rock stalwarts have already worked together on this bit for the television version of Comedy Bang! Bang!

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