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"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.
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.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.
"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.
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...
Built To Spill
Tea Leaf Green
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
The Duke Spirit
West Indian Girl
Dave Matthews Band
Black Eyed Peas
The Mars Volta
TV on the Radio
Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band
Street Sweeper Social Club
JJ Grey & Mofro
Nortec Collective Presents:
Bostich + Fussible
Bat For Lashes
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Portugal. The Man
Band of Horses
The Dead Weather
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
The Avett Brothers
Cage The Elephant
Matt & Kim
The Morning Benders
Darondo with Nino Moschella