by Adam Gold
Tenacious D’s Jack Black lent The Protomen his melismatic vocal chops on a rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody” Friday during the band’s A Night of Queen show at Exit/In. If you’re a Nashvillian, or at least a Middle Tennessean, then I’m gonna go ahead and assume you’re Facebook friends with at least one of the 227 members of the local dork-rock Proto-geek squad and, thanks to an onslaught of status updates, you’re already abreast of that.
As you may also recall, The P-Men supported The D at recent concert in Vancouver back in May. Friday night’s show came a day before The D slathered a sold-out Ryman crowd with comedic rocket sauce, explaining why Kage and Jables were kickin’ it Nashville style. In case you missed this monumental moment in the annals of unfettered hometown hero worship meets enrapturing celebrity sighting meeting majestic, rhapsodic rock ’n’ roll, catch a capture of it in the video above. That D-licious magic happens at 3:09. Just remember, while “Bohemian Rhapsody” just so happens to be the greatest, best song in the world, this is just a tribute.