Jack Black had a mini “School of Rock” reunion during his recent Tenacious D concert in Chicago, TMZ reports. Kevin Clark, who played charismatic drummer Freddy (nicknamed Spazzy McGee by Finn), reportedly found out Black was rocking out at the Riveria Theatre and reached out to him about coming to the show.
Black hooked his former pupil up with tickets and backstage passes to the show. Clark is all grown up now and plays drums professionally in his band, Dreadwolf. He brought Black one of the group’s t-shirts and he happily put it on for a photo Clark posted on Instagram along with a short video clip captured by TMZ. See both posts below.
About 15 years have passed since Black shared the big screen with the adorable and talented kids who stole their rock-loving teacher’s heart. The Richard Linklater-directed film has become one of Black’s most beloved acting roles, and his first role for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.
In “School of Rock,” Freddy Jones and Dewey Finn didn’t quite get off to a good start. Everything changed when Finn put him behind the drums. The movie became a box office giant, with a lifetime Worldwide Gross surpassing $131 million, per BoxOffice Mojo.
Tenacious D’s self-titled debut album dropped in 2001, about two years before “School of Rock” made its theatrical premiere. It’s fun to see the coolest “teacher” on the block reunite with his students. Rebecca Brown, who played bassist Katie for the SoR band, reportedly went to a Tenacious D show on Wednesday and snapped a photo with her famous co-star.
Tenacious D consists of Jack Black and Kyle Gass. The duo is touring with Wynchester to support their fourth studio album, Post-Apocalypto, which dropped on Nov. 2. Last month, the D announced New Year’s Eve Shows at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Dec. 31(Tickets).