The album was a soundtrack for the film. The song is played during the end credits of the film and is the final track on the album. Live performances Tenacious D plays "The Metal" regularly at concerts, in —, on the Pick of Destiny tour, the song was accompanied by JR Reed as "Lee" in a dancing armored costume. Reed would reoccur his role at festivals and benefit concerts between until Mike Bray took over the role for the August European tour and at the edition of Festival Supreme. The costume was auctioned off to help fund victims of the November Paris attacks in December The song was part of the song playlis. It is the sixth track on their self titled album. Synopsis The vulgarity of the lyrics is contrasted by the low-key acoustic ballad style of the song. The singer contends that he is speaking "for the ladies", but advises men to listen closely.
Songs written by John King (record producer)
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It was released in September as the second single from their self-titled debut album. The song peaked at number 36 in the UK and number 44 in Australia; the video, directed by Spike Jonze , was also well received. Jack Black's friend Buckethead covered the song occasionally when playing live. The lyrics of the song tell the tale of the superhero Wonderboy Black as he forms an alliance with his lute -wielding arch-rival Young Nasty Man KG and forms the band Tenacious D. Wonderboy's powers are not revealed in the song but according to the lyrics we know that Young Nasty Man has powers that are "comparable" to Wonderboy's. Young Nasty Man has a variety of seemingly telekinetic powers, such as flight via levitation , "mind bullets" via telekinesis with an apparent range of at least yards and enough force to "kill a yak " , and "the power to move you". The song also mentions Wonderboy's castle made of clouds, the use of swords, and an attempt to destroy a hydra The Mucky Muck Man , which is not seen in the video, but is mentioned in the song.