1. Jack Black and Jimmy Fallon Recreate Extreme's 'More Than Words': Watch

    May 05, 2015 3:57 AM EDT Jack Black has made a career from melding music with funny-business. Think School of Rock . And Tenacious D . He’s returned to familiar territory with Jimmy Fallon on side for a scene-for-scene remake of Extreme’s 1990 acoustic hit “More Than Words”.  Jack and Jimmy took a trip back in time…

  2. Watch Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Celebrate Birthday at All-Star L.A. Forum Concert

    January 11, 2015 11:00 AM EST Nearly a dozen rockers, including David Lee Roth, Perry Farrell, Slash and Alice Cooper, toasted the Foo Fighters frontman. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl celebrated his 46th birthday in true rock star style, taking over Los Angeles' the Forum on Saturday (Jan. 10) for a concert…

  3. Watch Die Antwoord Show Love for the "Ugly Boy" With Marilyn Manson, Jack Black, More

    November 04, 2014 7:44 PM EST Die Antwoord has enlisted the help of some famous friends to guest star in the South African rap duo's new video for "Ugly Boy," getting the likes of Jack Black, Marilyn Manson , Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers , Cara Delevingne and Dita von Teese to help praise those less…

  4. Andrew Lloyd Webber to Bring 'School of Rock' to the Stage

    April 10, 2013 10:22 AM EDT Musical theatre icon Andrew Lloyd Webber has secured the theatrical rights to produce a stage version of the film "School of Rock," about a group of privileged kids learning to rock under the tutelage of slacker Jack Black. Lloyd Webber told CBC Radio recently that he's "…

  5. Jack Black Talks Tenacious D's Grammy Nod, What He Hates About Performing

    December 12, 2012 2:40 PM EST Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D -- known as The D to their followers -- shattered six years of silence in 2012 with their third record, "Rize of the Fenix," which recently captured a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. Billboard checked in with Black about the long wait…

  6. Adam Lambert Snags First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 23, 2012 11:00 AM EDT For the first time, one "American Idol" replaces another at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart as Adam Lambert 's "Trespassing" debuts atop the list with 77,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. His arrival bumps last week's leader, Carrie Underwood 's …

  7. Keane Edge Tenacious D to Top U.K. Chart

    May 21, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Sunday's new U.K. sales data from the Official Charts Company showed a second week atop the album chart for Keane's "Strangeland" and on the singles survey for "R.I.P." by Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah. The album top ten included debuts for Tenacious D, Ren…

  8. Tenacious D, 'Glee' and Garbage Headed for High Billboard 200 Debuts

    May 18, 2012 10:49 PM EDT While it seems that Adam Lambert is on the verge of his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Trespassing," a number of other acts are set to debut in the top 20 next week. Industry sources suggest that Lambert's "Trespassing" could sell around 70,000 to…

  9. Tenacious D Without F-Bombs? Salty Duo Clean Up 'Fenix'

    May 11, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Jack Black & Kyle Gass Get Creative for Bleep-Free Version of New Album Are we just going to watch rock and roll as it gurgles its last breath?" asks Jack Black, the raucous actor who also performs in the band Tenacious D with longtime friend and fellow actor Kyle Gass. "Or are…

  10. Tenacious D Train With Dave Grohl, Kill Val Kilmer in 'To Be the Best'

    March 27, 2012 11:50 AM EDT They've already written the greatest song in the world (no, wait... that was just a tribute), but theatrical folk-metal rockers Tenacious D have been resurrected with a new video for "To Be The Best," a parody of typical 1980's movie "training" montages. Filled…

  11. Tenacious D Announces New Album, 'Rize of the Fenix'

    February 03, 2012 10:35 AM EST Tenacious D , the mock-rock duo comprised of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, will release its third album and first effort in six years, "Rize of the Fenix," in May. "Fenix" follows the group's 2001 self-titled album, which featured funny-but-actually-awesome-and-well…

  12. No Host at MTV VMAs Looks Like a Plan B

    August 25, 2011 1:45 PM EDT The last time MTV presented its Video Music Awards without a host they had the allure of a bizarre experiment in Las Vegas to pull in viewers. It was not just no host, there was no central stage, just a lot hopping between hotel rooms. Visually it was a mess. Proceeding without a host for…

  13. Lauren Alaina & Carrie Underwood to Duet on 'Idol' Finale, More Performance Spoilers

    May 25, 2011 9:25 AM EDT If part one of the "American Idol" finale left you a little underwhelmed, season 10's two-hour second act shows much more promise, if not for the duets alone. THR has learned of some very interesting pairings in store for tonight's show, airing live from L.A.'s Nokia…

  14. Beastie Boys' Star-Studded 'Make Some Noise' Video Premieres

    April 21, 2011 11:33 AM EDT B eastie Boys member Adam "MCA" Yauch's long-awaited short film, "Fight For Your Right Revisited," has finally surfaced -- in an abridged form as the group's new video for "Make Some Noise." Serving as an elaborate prequel to the group's hugely…

  15. Steve Martin Shows His Range On Second Bluegrass Effort

    March 15, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Successful actors looking to expand their creative scope into music generally have their recording efforts met with skepticism. But Steve Martin 's 2009 collection, "The Crow: New Songs for the Five String Banjo," earned the veteran actor not only a Grammy but the respect of…

  16. Billboard Bits: Exclusive First Look at Taylor Swift on 'Phineas & Ferb,' Gaga Reveals Song Titles

    February 10, 2011 6:10 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Exclusive First Look: Taylor Swift to Appear on Disney's 'Phineas and Ferb' Show As pictured in Billboard.com's exclusive first look photo, Taylor Swift will be a guest star on an upcoming…

  17. Conan and Jack Black's Dueling Guitar Solos: Who Cheated?

    December 23, 2010 12:18 PM EST A calm chat between Conan O'Brien and Jack Black turned into epic guitar showdown when the actor and Tenacious D frontman stopped by "Conan" on Wednesday (Dec. 22). After talking about XBox and Black's new movie, "Gulliver's Travels," things got heated at…

  18. Billboard Bits: Beastie Boys Make 'Fight' Film, Warped Tour Bands Announced

    December 08, 2010 6:29 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beastie Boys Making Short Film With Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Elijah Wood Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys , who continues to battle cancer, will write and direct a short film inspired by the band&…

  19. Jack Black, Jason Segel Release Holiday Song, Animated Video

    December 07, 2010 4:07 PM EST As the holiday season approaches, Christmas songs are coming out of the woodwork. Funny guys (and co-stars of the upcoming comedy "Gulliver's Travels") Jason Segel and Jack Black released their own take on classic carols today (Dec. 7). Video: Jason Segel and Jack Black, "…

  20. Charlotte Church Heading 'Back' to U.S. in 2011

    November 04, 2010 9:00 AM EDT Nearly a decade after her last U.S. release, 24-year-old Welsh singer Charlotte Church will issue sixth studio album "Back to Scratch" in the States in early 2011. The disc, Church's first album to arrive in the U.S. since 2001's "Enchantment," was produced by…

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