Tenacious D launch majestic video for cover of Chris Isaak's Wicked Game

Still from the Wicked Game video
(Image credit: Tenacious D)

Tenacious D have released a video to accompany their version of Chris Isaak's steamy 1990 hit Wicked Game

In a salute to Isaak's original promo, which regularly appears towards the top end of lists proclaiming the sexiest videos ever made, Jack Black and Kyle Gass are pictured romping majestically across a beach before frolicking in the water. Isaak's video famously found the singer rolling in the surf with topless supermodel Helena Christensen.

Tenacious D have a run of European dates scheduled this month, The tour, which kicks off this evening at the Rock im Park festival in Nuremberg, Germany, is a mix of festival appearances and arena dates, and includes a show at London's O2 Arena on June 16. Full dates below.

Tenacious D were guest editors of last month's edition of Metal Hammer, with Black and Gass picking the artists featured in the magazine, and conducting an interview with Ozzy Osbourne

"Everything you see in these pages reflects the contents of our deepest, darkest soul nuggets," said the duo. "We have the power. We have the Metal. We have the Hammer. We are the D!"

The Tenacious D-edited edition of Metal Hammer is available to buy online

Tenacious D European Tour 2023

Jun 02: Nuremberg Rock im Park, Germany
Jun 03: Nürburg Rock Am Ring, Germany
Jun 04: Prague Forum Karlin, Czech Republic
Jun 06: Hamburg Sporthalle, Germany
Jun 07: Berlin Zitadelle, Germany
Jun 08: Nickelsdorf Nova Rock Festival, Austria
Jun 10: Milan Carroponte, Italy
Jun 12: Zürich The Hall, Switzerland
Jun 13: Brussels Forest National, Belgium
Jun 14: Rotterdam Ahoy, Netherlands
Jun 16: London 02 Arena, UK
Jun 18: Clisson Hellfest Open Air Festival, France

Tickets are on sale now.

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.