Jack Black + Jack White Musical Collaboration Is Actually Happening [Update]
Update: There's now a video package put together by Tenacious D including their meeting with Jack White. Watch below:
It would appear that a long-awaited musical collaboration putting actor, musician and comedian Jack Black together with former White Stripes leader, current Raconteur and solo artist Jack White is finally coming to pass. According to Black, Tenacious D — his rock duo with Kyle Gass — recently recorded a tune with White in Nashville.
That's what the musical funnyman revealed onstage during a Tenacious D concert Sunday night (August 4) in Music City, according to The Tennessean. Confirming a culmination of the fan-anticipated team-up, humorously referred to as "Jack Grey" unofficially by some listeners, the Jumanji and Kung Fu Panda star indicated the D made a pitstop at the rocker's nearby home for a quick recording session.
"Jack White,” Black announced to the audience at one point during the band's performance at Ascend Amphitheater. "We went over to his house today and recorded a brand new song."
The result will be released via White's label, Third Man Records, Black added. Third Man is known for arranging one-off studio sessions and releasing limited vinyl singles with a wide array of artists.
But the prospective collaboration between the rockers gained steam two months ago when White, Black and Gass posed for a group photo inside a London airport that Tenacious D subsequently shared on social media. "We hired a new merch guy," the comedy-rock duo joked. (See it below.)
The idea behind the Black and White alliance has been bandied about��by fans since each came to prominence in the early 2000s. Tenacious D's Nashville show was the penultimate stop of their summer tour. The Raconteurs latest album Help Us Stranger arrived June 21, and the band are on their own tour now.