Posted in music | tour dates on August 28, 2009

"CANT BELIEVE THEY REPLACED BEASTIES WITH TENACIOUS D ??????????????????????AND IF I PULL OUT THEY SUE! SO REALLY? TENACIOUS D AFTER ME? P.S I ORIGINALLY BOOKED ON SHOWS COZ BEASTIES WERE HEADLINERS , BUT NOW THEY AINT DOING IT AND I JUS WANNA SAY , WE HAVE TO GO HARD!!!" - M.I.A.

Outside Lands

When Tenacious D was asked - eventually - to step in as the closing act for the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival next Sunday after the Beastie Boys were forced to drop out at the last minute, the guys didn't hesitate. In their mind, the substitution seemed like a natural fit.

"I think there are more similarities than differences, really, when you put us together," announced Jack Black, who formed the folk-metal duo with his friend Kyle Gass long before he became a big-time Hollywood star. The band may not have been up to much since starring in the feature film "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny" three years ago, but when we spoke to them last week they promised, "The D will be in fine form."

SF GATE: Who got the call when the Beastie Boys had to drop out?

Jack Black: I assume they just called our manager. We actually have the same manager as the Beastie Boys.

The Outside Lands Festival kicks off today, Friday, August 28th, and runs through Sunday in San Francisco, California. You can watch some of it live at YouTube.

Neither M.I.A. nor Tenacious D will be viewable on the stream, but Built to Spill and The Dead Weather will be. Full lineup below...

Outside Lands

FRIDAY
Pearl Jam
Incubus
Thievery Corporation
Tom Jones
Silversun Pickups
The National
Q-Tip
Built To Spill
Midnite
Kinky
Tea Leaf Green
Autolux
The Dodos
Zap Mama
Los Campesinos!
Akron/Family
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
The Duke Spirit
Zee Avi
Blind Pilot
SambaDá
West Indian Girl

SATURDAY
Dave Matthews Band
Black Eyed Peas
The Mars Volta
Jason Mraz
TV on the Radio
Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band
Mastodon
Raphael Saadiq
Os Mutantes
Street Sweeper Social Club
JJ Grey & Mofro
Deerhunter
Nortec Collective Presents:
Bostich + Fussible
Zion I
Bat For Lashes
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Groundation
Dengue Fever
The Dirtbombs
Portugal. The Man
Ryan Bingham
Albino!
Extra Golden
Infantree

SUNDAY
Tenacious D
M.I.A.
Ween
Modest Mouse
Band of Horses
The Dead Weather
Atmosphere
Lucinda Williams
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Brett Dennen
The Avett Brothers
Calexico
Bettye LaVette
Heartless Bastards
Cage The Elephant
Lenka
John Vanderslice
Matt & Kim
The Morning Benders
Other Lives
Darondo with Nino Moschella
Big Light

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Comments (50)

M.I.A. is a tool.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 2:53 PM

MIA is such a diva! Who cares who goes on before?

Posted by F | August 28, 2009 2:53 PM

i wish mia would have retired when she said it was all over.


worst'musician'ever

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 2:57 PM

I guess M.I.A. is the voice of this generation? Pass the ego-torch Kanye...

\m/ D forever! \m/

Posted by TXn | August 28, 2009 2:59 PM

Obama where u at?

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 3:00 PM

FRANKKKKKKKKKKKK GIVE ME A PORK ROLL EGG AND CHEESE IF YOU PLEASE WITH SOME GRAVY FRIESSSSSSSSSS

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 3:01 PM

The peeps at O.L should just have Ween play for four hours on Sunday and blow every other act from the weekend off the stage...

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 3:03 PM

3:03 yes

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 3:06 PM

i bet the children being tortured and living in horrendous conditions in Sri-Lanka really give a fuck about who is headlining the outside lands festival

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 3:07 PM

LOL @ 3:07pm

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 3:13 PM

like the music, bit of a tool though.

tenacious d does seem like a bit of a weak replacement though.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 3:16 PM

they should have put Ween as the headliner and swapped their other spot with the D

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 3:19 PM

i like Tenacious D but no idea how they can be headlining a festival

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 3:21 PM

"Dave Matthews Band"

*vomit*

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 3:21 PM

Sunday is the only day worth bothering with at this festival

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 3:23 PM

yes! glad to see they'll be streaming Ween and BTS

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 3:26 PM


Jay-Z should of done it

like how the managers made it happen for Tenacious D

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 3:27 PM

i thought this chick had some perspective? first step: this comment, next step: wavves

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 3:34 PM

M.I.A. sucks anyways........she is a tool for hipsters and should go away as soon as possible and take her toolish hipster fans with her!

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 3:35 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkavQanAZN4

fuck mia

ohh... and mickey will probably fuck her

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 3:38 PM

who's joining me for a bowl and some built to spill later?

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 3:43 PM

the D has more talent in their fat asses than that cunt terrorist does in her whole body. They put on a great show. I do agree about Ween though.

Posted by JT | August 28, 2009 4:01 PM

LMAO @ cunt terrorist

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 4:06 PM

How many cock pushups can M.I.A. do?
Not. even. one.

Posted by The Faceman | August 28, 2009 4:17 PM

Absolute shite of a festival. I know everyone is down on MIA, but Tenacious D blows hard. Those guys aren't fun, not funny.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 4:18 PM

Ween and The D are going to run a train on MIA like the little kids in Slumdog.

Posted by mickeymoist | August 28, 2009 4:18 PM

3:07...brilliant!

From Wikipedia:

In clinical psychology and psychiatry, an unrealistic, exaggerated, or rigidly held sense of entitlement may be considered a symptom of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 4:20 PM

the D has more talent in their fat asses than that cunt terrorist does in her whole body. They put on a great show. I do agree about Ween though.

Posted by JT | August 28, 2009 4:01 PM

This guy again with his profound understanding of history through his myopic eyes.
The government’s threat to oust the TNA parliamentarians and disenfranchise significant layers of the Tamil minority underscores the communal character of the war against the LTTE. Far from being a “war on terrorism”, the conflict erupted in 1983 in response to decades of anti-Tamil discrimination by successive Colombo governments.

1948 The Citizenship Act disenfranchising Indian Tamil Plantation workers was passed in Parliament. One million 3rd generation plantation workers had been living in the island for over 115 years. They were brought to the island by the British from South India to work in Tea and Rubber plantations in the hill country. 100,000 plantation Tamils were victimised. (Violation of UDHR article - 21)

1956 The “Sinhala Only” Act was passed in the Sri Lankan Parliament. This Act made Tamils as second class citizens in the island. Tamils staged peaceful protests in Colombo and Gal Oya. 150 Tamils were burnt or hacked to death; 20 Women were raped; 3000 were made refugees and their properties were looted by Sinhala mobs.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 5:11 PM

I suppose someone forgot to give MIA the memo that Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys has thyroid cancer...

Posted by cancer | August 28, 2009 5:33 PM

pretty decent stream of BTS. a bit fooozy but sound is great and no hiccups. great way to waste the end of a work day.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 5:44 PM

I still think the term "cunt terrorist" is a great term to describe any chick. Not when being used as a racial slur or anything of the sort. The opposite of a cock blocker would be a cunt terrorist.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 5:57 PM

BTS is really hitting the spot right now

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 6:02 PM

Built to Spill killed it

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 6:49 PM


???
I suppose someone forgot to give MIA the memo that Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys has thyroid cancer...

Doesnt sound at all like she does not know that. Your just being a three old brat trying to cause trouble. Didnt stop people on here from saying bad things about Les Paul when he died that were untrue.

Tenacious D are not funny at all.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 8:16 PM

It's statements like M.I.A.'s that make contracts have statements that don't allow artists to pull out. Whoever wrote that contract was smart.

Posted by The End of Irony | August 28, 2009 8:28 PM

I don't care for MIA or her music, but she's right. Tenacious D? They are not headlining material, not even close. At least APW got Jay Z.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 11:19 PM

mia is crap and so is tencaious d- so who cares- not me

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2009 12:03 AM

MEH.I.A. Cunt Terrorist.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2009 12:32 AM

^^^Sexist Racist Ass

Posted by blackhat | August 29, 2009 12:43 AM

Big ups to M.I.A. for telling it like it is and calling out Tenacious D for being talentless asscracks from Los Angeles who couldn't get a minute of airplay if their lives were centered around sucking dick to get it. Seriously, more big name artists need to start voicing their opinions on garbage "musicians" more often!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2009 9:14 PM

why is no one saying anything about the fact that Modest Mouse are more of headlining band for that day?

i am surprised they didnt have Modest Mouse headline. Or Ween.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2009 1:44 AM

why is M.I.A. so arrogant?

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2009 1:46 AM

MIA is so arrogant because of the little thing I invented called the internet, in which you can be famous in 15 seconds but it only lasts 15 months!!!

the CT term is PURE GOLD

Posted by Al Gore | August 31, 2009 2:38 AM

"why is M.I.A. so arrogant?"


Because she's more talented than you, everyone who posts on this site, and 99.9 percent of every so-called musician and performing artist on this planet.

In other words, because she can. That's why.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2009 11:43 PM

Hahaa, MIA can go fuck herself. Who cares what she thinks besides the one person who keeps defending her on here? Haahaaa

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2009 11:58 PM

Hahaa, MIA can go fuck herself. Who cares what she thinks besides the one person who keeps defending her on here? Haahaaa
11:58 PM

What a sad fool. Theres about five different people at least saying MIA is right for saying why should she play next to Tenacious D crap. Guess that date of when the British started making the Tamils second class citizens under the rule of the Sinhals hits too close to home to another countries original citizens who were displaced in 1948 that you may visit.

Your probably the same trust fund creep who said "cunt terrorist" about Erika Badu also.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2009 1:56 AM

who can tell me where i can find the entire set in torrent form?!?!?!

Posted by cm | September 4, 2009 6:02 PM

"Hahaa, MIA can go fuck herself. Who cares what she thinks besides the one person who keeps defending her on here? Haahaaa"

Actually douchebag, there's a lot of people defending her on here, because she's more talented then you can ever imagine. Not only is she one of the only people on here hitting the top 40 billboard charts, but she actually has the power to call out these shitty "musicians" (like MEHnacious D) and influence people to not listen to or support them which will hopefully get them to fuck right off.

What I love about the music industry in a recession is the fact that the REAL talent like MIA gets pulled right to the top and everything else completely falls off the map, so the artists like her who deserve it end up making even more money and everyone else fights over the scraps, causing them to quit (and deservedly so).

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2009 5:17 AM

whoa, calm down mate

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2010 5:46 AM

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