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Watch Jack Black hit ball-tingling high notes as Tenacious D cover Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game’

Kyle Gass knows his way around a guitar too.
6 December 2022 10:08AM

Thanks to being one of the funniest people on the planet, people can forget just how talented Jack Black is. Tenacious D’s quick cover of Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game’, though, should remind everyone that Jack Black is one hell of a musician. 

Black and bandmate Kyle Gass played their condensed cover of Isaak’s 1989 track live on New York radio station Sirius XM. The original song is around five minutes long while Tenacious D’s cover is under two minutes. That two minutes is all they need to deliver a great performance. 

Commenters on the YouTube video bloody loved the cover, pointing out how the usually comedic band is capable of more heartfelt stuff and how they want to see more of it. 

“I keep forgetting that Jack Black isn't just funny as hell, and that he's also a SUPERBLY talented vocalist,” reads one comment. 

“You could tell how hard Jack Black wanted to throw some tenacious d funk on that - this man is a national treasure,” wrote another commenter. 

“These two are heavenly. I’d love a couple of full albums of covers like this. Talented in spades!” said one more. 

If you are craving some more Tenacious D covers, then you’re in luck. Last month the duo appeared on ‘The Howard Stern’ and covered a few The Who songs. 

Both rocking an acoustic guitar, Black and Gass cover ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘There’s a Doctor’, and ‘Smash The Mirror’ in a three-minute track they dubbed ‘The Who Medley’. 

As if being a proper funny and musically gifted geezer wasnt enough, Jack Black is also a top bloke. Earlier this year he sent a custom video to a Palmerston North Intermediate school after finding out the students a performing a musical production of his classic 2003 movie ‘School of Rock’.