Jack Black sang Nirvana’s “Polly” in a new YouTube video in his car. Black told Rolling Stone in 2012 that Nirvana were the last great rock band.
“When you think about rock at its origin, and you think of the Beatles and millions of kids screaming as loud as they can and running as fast as they can towards the Beatles, there’s no one who is that kind of lightning rod, who commands that kind of power and has that kind of creative magma,” Black tells Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers in a new episode of Off the Cuff.
“I contend that the last band to really have that kind of power, I’m gonna say, was Nirvana,” Black adds. “Who since Nirvana has been as big as Nirvana, in that way?”
Black does like some contemporaries rockers, though. “My counterpart Jack White, whatever he does is always worth checking out – and his archnemesis, the Black Keys, are also tremendous,” says Black. “The Foo Fighters. I loves me some Foos. But it does get thin after that.”