[UPDATE 6/4/21]: Kyle Gass has released a cameo-filled music video for his recent inoculation-focused “I Wanna Be Sedated” parody, “Vaccinated”.
While the Tenacious D guitarist’s parody of the Ramones classic spans only 90 seconds, Gass managed to cram in appearances by a slew of stars. The first, a masked John C. Reilly, opens the video with a call to “git ‘er done.”
As the iconic punk riff comes in, Gass’s face kicks off a parade of lockdown-style, vaccine-themed clips from his various famous friends including comedian/Full Frontal host Samantha Bee, Evanescence singer Amy Lee, actress Kathy Najimy, rockers The Protomen, guitarist/vocalist Danko Jones, and more.
Of course, Gass’s Tenacious D bandmate and noted quarantine video superstar Jack Black also makes an appearance—as a dancing physician with a comically large needle.
In the “Vaccinated” video’s sole in-person combo for Gass, we see him rock out with an amusingly disinterested Steve Lukather (Toto).
Watch the video for “Vaccinated” below.
Kyle Gass – “Vaccinated” (The Ramones Parody, Official Video)
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[5/14/21]: Kyle Gass, one-half of Tenacious D alongside Jack Black, has released “Vaccinated”, a comical parody of punk rock classic “I Wanna Be Sedated” by the Ramones.
Clocking in at a quick 84 seconds in length, the well-rendered musical homage finds Gass on the eve of his vaccination appointment as he anxiously awaits his shot.
“Getting the world vaccinated is the difficult but necessary challenge of our times,” Gass notes. “That is why I wrote this important anthem for all of humankind. Please enjoy getting ‘Vaccinated’. You’re welcome.”
Hear Kyle Gass turn the Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Sedated” into an inoculation anthem with “Vaccinated” below. To listen on the platform of your choice and follow Kyle on his various platforms to stay up-to-date with future releases, head here.
Kyle Gass – “Vaccinated” (Ramones parody)
The ongoing rollout of vaccines throughout the country has the live music industry primed to restart in earnest this summer after more than a year of pandemic-related cancellations and postponements.
Some venues are even using the return of live music to help execute the vaccine rollout directly. Of note, Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre announced this week that it would begin distributing vaccines at select shows in partnership with the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE).