Have you ever considered a sort of Blur/Oasis-style rivalry with Flight of the Conchords?
Black: We actually have been talking about joining forces, because we've always wanted to do a double bill. We're working on a festival, called Festival Supreme. It'll be a meeting of the minds. It's gonna be like Mount Rockmore, where you've got your Flight of the Conchords, your Lonely Island, your Tenacious D, your Zach Galifianakis, your Spinal Tap, your Eric Idle.
Really? Spinal Tap?
Black: Well, of course! I mean, we have to call them! Doesn't mean they're gonna say yes. Who else do you get, Kage?
Gass: Tim Minchin?
Black: You get your Tim Minchins. You get your Neil Hamburgers. You get your Tim and Erics. You take your Mr. Shows – they've got incredible songs. Get your dudes from South Park, Matt and Trey.
Gass: It's just a fuckin' Super Bowl of comedy-rock.
Have you considered venues yet?
Black: We're talkin' about Santa Monica Pier. In October.
Is that date nailed down?
Black: Yeah, it is.
And . . .
Black: October 19th. Circle that in your calendar. Now there's no guarantee who's gonna be on the bill – it might just be Tenacious D and Weird Al. But that's a long ways off. And the D is coming to a town near you, and you don't wanna miss the old-schoolness of me and KG, because it's boner-riffic.
Tenacious D is about to release its next record ("It will just have one song, but a very long song, and it's called Simply Jazz") and he is trying to organise "a rock comedy summit" called Festival Supreme, which will take place in LA next May, hopefully featuring the Lonely Island, Flight of the Conchords, Spinal Tap and Tenacious D, as well as Zach Galifinakis on keyboards and Jason Segel on the piano.
"I was also thinking of throwing in the Hoff – but just one song, though. Just one," he muses. And then, at last, he makes a long cackle.
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