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Outside Lands Fest in SF this weekend, streaming on YouTube — Tenacious D playing, M.I.A. not happy

“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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