The new album from cult-metal duo Tenacious D, 'Rize of the
Fenix' is released on May 15th and the pair have released a
mock-information film on behalf of the Tinnitus Institute to
promote the album.
The 'D', which is made up of Jack Black & Kyle Gass, have enlisted the help of comedian Bob Odenkirk, also known as Saul Goodman on AMC's Breaking Bad, and bass legend Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne), to star in the promo video whichm whilst funny also does a good job in promoting the seriousness of the condition.
"This is for real," said Odenkirk. "When Jack gave me an early version of Rize of the Fenix I couldn't stop blasting it. I couldn't play it loud enough or often enough, and every night for a week, I went to bed with the sweet sounds of tinnitus ringing merrily in my ears, and yet, the next day I couldn't help cranking it again. I don't know if there is a Tinnitus Institute or not, but I predict there will be. Blame it on Rize."
The clip features snippets of the new album throughout as Doctor Bill Teetz (Odenkirk) attempts to test the effects of severe tinnitus on an aging roadie (Sarzo) and two young metallers. See below for the video which features on Rolling Stone's website.