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Tenacious D: 'Rock music isn't dead, it has pneumonia'

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Tenacious D have spoken about a track on their upcoming third studio LP Rize of the Fenix.

The comedy-rock band - comprising of actor Jack Black and Kyle Gass - described the track 'Rock is Dead's song title as an "erect penis".

They insisted that rock music is not quite dead yet, but rather that it is currently "very, very ill".

Jack Black told Billboard: "That title was just so strong, very ballsy. It felt like an erect penis of a title. We just thought, 'Is it really dead?' Well, no, but it's very, very ill."

Gass added: "It has pneumonia."

Black explained that his group don't intend to write jokes, but that their humour is able to be gradually produced over time.

"The comedy is just something that comes natural to us. It's who we are. We don't write jokes. We just take subject matter we are genuinely interested in - or genuinely angry about - and just riff. It comes out funny after we send it through the Tenacious D computer," he said.

Tenacious D are currently streaming their new album online ahead of its official release on May 14.

The duo will embark on a mini UK tour in June, with shows in Brixton and Manchester.

They will also appear at this year's Download festival, which takes place at Donington Park from June 8 to June 10.

Listen to Rize of the Fenix, including 'Rock is Dead', below:

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