L.A. satirical rockers Jack Black and Kyle Gass already scorched the Earth with 2001's Tenacious D and 2006's The Pick of Destiny. The Rise of the Phoenix belongs to 2011. The LP's title track is an "Eye of the Tiger"-like jam that summarizes the full-length's comeback theme. (Basically, the Tenacious D movie was a major bust.) Other tracks include references to Star Wars and the '80s NBC sci-fi series, Quantum Leap.