Thursday, June 1, 2006

Band Name Drops Jack Black In Skewer Of Celebrity Actors, Musicians

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Musician turned movie star Jack Black uses the world of Mexican pro wrestling as a comic device in his new movie Nacho Libre.

But a San Diego-based band called Rookie Card is doing the same thing with Black to skewer the cult of celebrity unique to indie rockers and movie stars.

Rookie Card frontman Adam Gimbel once met Black at a club after Gimbel had jokingly criticized Black’s band Tenacious D in the press.

But in the song “Namedrop” on his band’s new album What’s on Second?, Gimbel sings that friends are always demanding that he Tell me the Jack Black story again/ I’ve only heard it two dozen times.

Says Gimbel, “Everyone knows people like that; the kind who you ask how they’ve been and they tell you who they’ve met. I even knew a guy who used to say he saw George Harrison [at the beach] ‘all the time.”’

He adds: “C’mon, no one saw George Harrison ANYWHERE ‘all the time.”’

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