Jack Black knows that when it comes to making fans happy, the key is playing the hits. And so the consummate showman went back to one of the biggest hits of his film career by once again teaming up with a band comprised of uber-talented kids in a performance that felt like a School of Rock sequel. This clip for hit the internet in June, but it’s just resurfaced and it’s amazing.
As a part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Blue Bear School Of Music (which Black dubbed the “original School of Rock”), Black took lead vocals on a cover of David Bowie’s “Suffragette City” over Zoom. Black is unsurprisingly oozing charisma as he belts out the classic tune, while the band of younglings casually shreds. The whole thing feels like it could be a teaser to a sequel where we get to see Dewey Finn continue to teach kids to rock out.
All of this obviously begs the question: could a real School of Rock sequel ever happen? The original film was a breakout hit and has continued to have a devoted online fanbase. Plus there was even talk of a sequel titled School of Rock 2: America Rocks back in 2008 that included writer Mike White and director Richard Linklater returning but that never really went anywhere.
For his part, Black has said that while his heart wants to get the band together, his mind knows it’s probably not the best idea unless everyone is really onboard for the project.
“The thing is, I don’t want to do anything that doesn’t have the original creative team behind it, and it just so happens that I’ve worked with people who are real originals,” Black told Digital Spy back in 2016. “And they don’t want to go back from whence they came, they want to go on to the next thing.
For now, this is probably the closest to a School of Rock 2 we are going to get so enjoy watching Black once again rock out with some musical prodigies. And always remember: you’re not hardcore, unless you live hardcore.