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Tuned In: Tenacious D Were The Greatest Band On Conan Last Night

Last night on late night, Conan led a thorough investigation into “the greatest band on Earth.” Tenacious D have long been hailed — by themselves, at least — as such, and Conan called them just that in his intro, before asking them if the title was meant to be a joke. “It was a joke, kind of,” Jack Black explained, adding that, “but now, there’s no question about it: we are the best band.” However, it’s the thought that counts most for Black, who also said that, “If you don’t think you are the best band in the world, you should just de-band.” By any definition, Tenacious D were the greatest band on Conan last night, performing their “Senorita” live and “39″ as an online exclusive in front of an enormous, inflatable Pheonix. “It’s got very powerful leg muscles,” Black assures. Greatest or otherwise, rock comedy doesn’t get much better than this.

Check that out “39″ and their interview below!

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Last Lap: Azealia Banks Declines The Invitation To Tour With Nicki Minaj

AZEALIA BANKS CAN’T COME OUT TO PLAY
Nicki Minaj invited Banks out on tour, but Banks declined so that she can finish her album on time. [Rap-Up]

OOPS! CNN CALLS SARAH PALIN A “STUPID GIRL”
The news network opened a segment about Palin and Chick-Fil-A with P!nk‘s classic kiss-off, “Stupid Girls.” They’ve since issued a statement insisting that, “The music selection was a poor choice and was not intended to be linked to any news story.” [Mediaite]

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Last Lap: Those Of You With Tenacious D Tattoos Can Rest Easy Once Again, Because Jables And Rage Kage Are Back!

TENACIOUS D HAS RISEN AGAIN (JUST LIKE THE FENIX)
The D has been silent since The Pick Of Destiny bombed at the box office back in 2006, but the band just released a brand new video that includes the most kickass training montage since Rocky IV. Oh, and btw, R.I.P. Val Kilmer; your sacrifice will never be forgotten. [TenaciousD.com]

PAUL SIMON CELEBRATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF GRACELAND WITH DELUXE BOX SET
You’ll have to sell the diamonds on the soles of your shoes to be able to afford the $249.99 price point, but for that scratch, you’ll get 2 DVDs, 2 CDs, an copy of the vinyl LP, a deluxe book featuring unreleased photos, new liner notes, a replica of Paul Simon’s handwritten lyrics pad and a limited edition, numbered Graceland poster autographed by Rhymin’ Simon himself. [PaulSimon.com]

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The Hunger Games Soundtrack Tracklisting (Of Our Dreams)

While it will still be another 18 months or so until Twilight-mania finally subsides, the next big franchise poised to gobble up the disposable income of America’s rabid teenage girl fanbase will almost certainly be The Hunger Games¹. There is currently a film adaptation in the works, and it is scheduled to hit theaters next March. Earlier today, The Hollywood Reporter landed the scoop that there will be not one but TWO soundtrack albums produced for the Lionsgate film. One will feature the instrumental score co-composed by Grammy-winning soundtrack maestros T. Bone Burnett and Danny Elfman, while the other will feature “collections of the songs featured in the film and songs directly influenced by the themes — freedom, rebellion, survival, family — and subject matter of the film.” No specific artists have been announced yet, but we’re not going to let a silly thing like that stop us from speculating about the contents of said soundtrack. Here is the The Hunger Games soundtrack tracklisting … of our dreams.

(And if you’re into this sort of thing, check out The Hunger Games Soundtrack (Of Our Dreams) on Spotify.)

1) Temple Of The Dog, “Hunger Strike”
2) Lenny Kravitz, “Always On The Run”
3) Eric Carmen, “Hungry Eyes”
4) Weird Al Yankovic, “Eat It”
5) The Clash, “Career Opportunities”

6) Duran Duran, “Hungry Like The Wolf”
7) The Postal Service, “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight”
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First Look: VH1′s Rock Honors

Rockers like Foo FightersDave Grohl and the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne payed tribute to The Who this weekend along with reality TV stars like Lauren Conrad and Kim Kardashian. Below, check pics from Rock Honors’ red carpet and Intermix’s 3rd Annual VH1 Rock Honors VIP Party. Tune in Thursday, July 17 to watch the big show.

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Rock Honors 2008 Web site