Kyle Gass has released a new song entitled Vaccinated that spoofs The Ramones’ iconic I Wanna Be Sedated – and he’s managed to rope in Tenacious D bandmate Jack Black, Toto’s Steve Lukather and Evanescence’s Amy Lee to appear in the music video.
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Released last Friday (4 June), the track is set to the tune of the classic punk tune, but with its lyrics swapped out for verses that ostensibly promote the COVID-19 vaccines. “Twenty, twenty, twenty-four hours from now, I’m getting vaccinated. Waited so long that I wrote down this song – I’m getting vaccinated,” Gass sings.
Watch the video, which also features cameos from John C. Reilly, Danko Jones and Samantha Bee, below:
In other Lukather news, the guitarist recently released a solo album, I Found The Sun, that he said “sounds like a bunch of old fuckers in a room playing music the way it’s meant to be”.
“I see a lot of people spending a lot of time perfecting their linear technique, speed and scales and emulating their heroes,” Lukather told Guitar.com.
“There’s nothing wrong with learning the technique – fuck, I’m astounded by the dexterity. However, it’s become like a magic trick, but when everyone knows how to do it it’s not magic anymore. It’s amazing, flawlessly executed – but where are the tunes?”