Plenty of bands would be cagey (ha!) when it comes to dressing up in women’s clothing and performing one of queer subculture’s most important anthems. But Tenacious D are not most bands, and for Halloween this year, the zaftig duo have put together a rousing cover of “Time Warp” from infamous gender-bending satire The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Not only that, but they’ve pulled together a pretty epic collection of celebrities to do it with them.
As you’ll see in the video, the main roles of the song, Riff Raff and Columbia, are portrayed by Jack Black and Kyle Gas respectively. But joining in on the choruses with them is a solid collection of big-name stars, including:
- Eric Andre
- Jamie Lee Curtis
- John Waters
- Senator Elizabeth Warren
- Reggie Watts
- Sara Silverman
- Ilana Glazer
- Michael Peña
- George Takei
- Karen O
- Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- King Princess
- Ezra Miller
And, of course, Susan Sarandon from Rocky Horror itself (among, you know, many, many other things).
Check out Tenacious D’s epic cover of “Time Warp” below:
Makes you want to break out the fishnets, huh?
We’re glad to see Tenacious D are getting into the Halloween spirit. For some, this is a season of gloom and darkness, but for metal fans and their ilk, it’s a chance to put on a funny outfit and go hog wild.
“Whether we like it or not, we live in everyone else’s world for eleven months out of the year, working our asses off to find the art that completes us,” wrote The Pit’s Chris Krovatin in a tribute to the season. “But in October, we get a 31-day orgy of all things bizarre, unholy, and black-clad, proof that as the year dies screaming, even the World At Large must acknowledge that we’ve had it right all along. That’s a beautiful thing — a much-needed reminder to celebrate what makes us different, to not take the status quo’s criticisms too seriously, and to be a kid when we can. For the rest of the year, we can kick and scream at the boundaries imposed on us by society, but on this day, our metal hearts are bonfires around which to dance, drink, and revel. On this day, anything goes.”