Tenacious D have teamed up with Karen O, Reggie Watts, Sarah Silverman, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Waters, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and many more for a cover of The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s “Time Warp” to benefit Rock the Vote. Here’s the thing: before the COVID-19 pandemic, Jack Black and Kyle Gass were planning to tour this fall in swing states to help drive voter turnout for the Nov. 3 presidential election.
That plan, of course, was blown up by the novel coronavirus, which is currently surging in nearly every state. So instead the duo shelved the planned “Purple Nurple Tour – Twisting Hard to the LEFT,” and decided to cook up a cover of the Halloween classic with a few of their pals, encouraging them to take a jump to the left (but, like, skip that step to the right). They also invited along Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Susan Sarandon, Ezra Miller, Ilana Glazer, Phoebe Bridgers, John Heilemann, George Takei, Eric Andre, King Princess, Michael Peña and Peaches for the wild ride.
Rocking a blonde wig and a variety of other sparkly costumes, Black takes on the unhinged vocals sung by characters Riff Raff, Magenta and Columbia in the midnight movie camp classic — with a bewigged Gass helping out on backing vocals and riffing on Columbia’s sassy solo– as original co-star Sarandon, Peña, Watts and the other guest stars exhibit the right way to take a jump to the left and put your hands on your hips in the all-star visual.
Watch the video below.