Watch Jack Black Perform "Peaches" from 'Super Mario Bros. Movie' with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

Tenacious D also did a rendition of their new single "Video Games"

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jun 26, 2023

Sometimes journeys to retrieve peaches — out in Georgia, from a locked tower, etc. — lead to Hollywood, baby!

The Game Awards presented a 10th-anniversary concert at the Hollywood Bowl last night (June 25), featuring performances by the orgasmic Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra. Special guest and fuzzy fruit connoisseur Jack Black appeared to sing the song "Peaches" from The Super Mario Bros. Movie live for the first time ever. Black plays Bowser in the movie, which is likewise shockingly good; it's currently the highest-grossing film of 2023 by a sizeable margin.

And who's to say if that's not because of Black's portrayal of Bowser? His embodiment of the villain is complete with the lovelorn ballad that begins, as one always should, by remarking how cool Princess Peach is. John Spiker — Tenacious D touring member and "Peaches" co-writer — accompanied Black on the peach-coloured piano from the music video while dressed as Toad.

Tenacious D later took the stage for a rendition of the fittingly-titled "Video Games," their first new single in five years, with the orchestra. Meanwhile, the L.A. Philharmonic also performed selections from a bunch of video game scores like Unwritten, Diablo, Elden Ring, Star Wars: Jedi Survivor and Final Fantasy XVI. Which is cool and all, but decidedly lacking in Koopas.

Check out clips of both performances below.

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