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Watch Tenacious D’s New Video

"The D is back," Jack Black whine-wails in the new video for "To Be the Best," the first track off Tenacious D's new album The Rize of the Fenix. It's a familiar sound, sure, but somehow different now after all these years. While the trademark crazy-eyes and self-serious premises are intact, there's an essential Tenacity that's getting lost in higher (though still silly) production values and the wink-winky setup of Jack now being super rich and famous and Kyle being far less so. Oh, it's funny to watch Val Kilmer nobly get shot so that the D might reunite, but it's as if no one remembers the time Kyle took a bullet for Jack. This is definitely not the greatest song in the world — this is barely a tribute.