Watch Kyle Gass's star-studded video for vaccine-inspired take on the Ramones' I Wanna Be Sedated

[L-R] Kyle Gass and Steve Lukather
(Image credit: Kyle Gass / YouTube)

Kyle Gass – one half of veteran comedy rock duo Tenacious D – has penned a Covid-inspired cover of the Ramones' I Wanna Be Sedated.

The track – now entitled Vaccinated – uses the same melody and arrangement as the 1978 punk classic, but with a fresh set of lyrics pertaining to COVID-19 vaccination.

“Twenty, twenty, twenty-four hours from now, I’m getting vaccinated. Waited so long that I wrote down this song – I’m getting vaccinated,” Gass sings.

For the accompanying music video – which can be seen below – the guitarist managed to track down a host of famous faces, including Toto's Steve Lukather, his Tenacious D bandmate Jack Black, Evanescence's Amy Lee, Danko Jones, actor John C. Reilly and comedian Samantha Lee. 

Watch the video below.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.