Fact: Country music star Dwight Yoakam and funnyman Jack Black are teaming up to executive produce a new music-centred comedy series. The odd pair is attached to a show titled Belles and Whistles, which will follow the fortunes of an ambitious dad who moves his dysfunctional family to Nashville, Tennessee in order to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a superstar country singer. Both stars have been dabbling in music and acting for years, with Grammy Award-winner Yoakam scoring a recurring role on sci-fi series Under The Dome, while School of Rock star Black serves as frontman for his band Tenacious D.
Quote: "We're gonna take Tenacious D to the Asian shores - we're gonna go to Tokyo, Malaysia... and South Korea... We're big in Japan, we'll see how it goes." Funnyman and rocker Jack Black is preparing for duo Tenacious D's first tour in Asia.
Quote: "That sent us into a bit of a spiral. Before then, everything we touched turned to gold. So we had to take some time off to re-evaluate." Tenacious D star Kyle Gass on the need for the band's hiatus following the release of flop film The Pick of Destiny.
Quote: "I turned 40 years old this week, and I feel like I’m in the body of a 10 year old." Movie star/musician Jack Black was energised as his band Tenacious D headlined the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco, California on Sunday night (30Aug09).
Fact: Jack Black poked fun at critics of Tenacious D's headlining set at San Francisco's Outside Lands festival on Sunday (30Aug09) - with a quirky T-shirt. Black and bandmate Kyle Gass were last-minute replacements for the Beastie Boys, who pulled out when Adam Yauch was diagnosed with cancer, prompting many to suggest they weren't a good enough stand-in. The duo decided to address the issue by offering souvenir T-shirts depicting the Beastie Boys’ Check Your Head album cover with Black and Gass photoshopped in. The title read Check Your Headliner.
Quote: "I did say to the person responsible for such things that I demanded to be airbrushed to within an inch of my life. What I don't remember is asking to look like something from a Tenacious D video. I don't have grey/blue skin, not any more anyway." Oasis star Noel Gallagher isn't happy with his picture on the new issue of British magazine Q.
Quote: "My theory is if RV can be the number one comedy (in America), then maybe a bowl of s**t can be number one." Tenacious D rocker Kyle Gass believes his new film THE PICK OF DESTINY can be a box office hit after Robin Williams' trailer park film failed to impress him.
Quote: "This is the first movie he's sung in since The Rocky Horror Picture Show, so we were pretty fortunate." Tenacious D rocker Kyle Gass is grateful Meat Loaf agreed to perform in their new film THE PICK OF DESTINY.