Like A Rose

Album: Hang Cool Teddy Bear (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This song features the musician and actor Jack Black. Meat Loaf told Artist Direct how he ended up collaborating with the Tenacious D frontman: "I've known Jack for a long time. Jack was originally scheduled to play me in that VH1 movie of my life. I said, 'You've got to get Jack Black! He understands. He's got the energy. He's an actor. He's got a rock 'n' roll band. He could be my son!' They waited like nine months, and Jack took off. Then Jack said, 'I want Meat to play my father in Pick of Destiny.' I did. When Jack was teaching me my song for the film, we were singing it together. While we were singing, everyone was like, 'You guys sound great together!' I was trying to find someone to sing with me on 'Like a Rose.' Finally, I went, 'I know, Jack!' We exchanged emails. He thought I was supposed to email him again though after the first exchange. This whole album is fate, and it's meant to be exactly what it is. I'm going to play my heavy metal guy now. He goes, 'Dude, I thought we were going to jam, dude?' I said, 'Jack, you're on!' He sang the song, and it was perfect.
    That track has more of a Tenacious D vibe. Everybody kept telling me it was Beastie Boys. It's got this chant thing. The voices are perfect, and that's why Jack's there. It's not because he's Jack Black. I would've gotten my ant's sister Sadie, if she could've done it [Laughs]."

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