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Tenacious D to release 3rd Album “Rize of the Fenix” in 2012

It’s getting closer and closer to being 6 long years since Tenacious D (the self-proclaimed greatest band in the world) released an album. The wait will end this coming May (along with possibly the world itself, coincidence?) when the band plans to release their third offering Rize of the Fenix. The last epic from Jack Black and Kyle Gass was 2006’s The Pick of Destiny which served not only as their second record, but also as the soundtrack to their first feature film of the same name.

And as if winning 5 Grammy Awards and touring the world for stadium audiences wasn’t enough for him, it’s been confirmed that Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana) will once again resume the task of drummer for the new Tenacious D.

So what can we expect? Not much information is known at this point. In a interview, Jack Black dropped a few details:

“We’re gonna be talking about love, there are gonna be some songs about sex and there’s gonna be songs about food.”

Black also hinted that the new record would have some “Sci-Fi, Doomsday rock” (again, coincidence? Given the May 2012 release), and announced a few song titles like “Deph Starr” and “Senorita”.

Tenacious D headlined San Francisco’s “Outside Lands” festival in 2009, Bonnaroo Music Festival in 2010, and will be performing at Rock am Ring and the Download Festival in June 2012.

In May 2011, Black revealed that three of the tracks on the new album would be titled “Rize of the Fenix”, distinguishable by an accompanying letter or number… and one of which possibly being a workout song similar to “Eye of the Tiger”.

Head to for part of a new song and some album artwork.

This should be good news to Tenacious D fans. What do you think? Do you care one way or another about a new release from Jack and Kyle?

Oh, and here is a live version of “Deph Starr” featuring none other than Dave Grohl on drums. With my favorite lyric: ‎”I hired a nerd. I fuckin paid a Nerd. And it’s absurd, but I paid him to build it. Cuz I don’t know how to build that shit.”