"Tenacious D" is a satirical rock band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of musicians and actors Jack Black (vocals, guitar) and Kyle Gass (guitar, vocals).
Tenacious D formed in 1994 when the members performed as an acoustic duo. The band first gained popularity in 1999 when they starred in their eponymous television series and began to support large rock acts. After the series aired, the band continued to perform live. At a show at the Viper Room in Los Angeles, they met Dave Grohl, who remarked that he was impressed with their performance; this led to their cameo in the Foo Fighters' "Learn to Fly" music video. The popularity of Tenacious D further increased as they began to open for high profile acts, including Beck, Pearl Jam, and Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl again played drums, and further lent vocals to "Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)" as well as acting in the film, as Satan.
A lot of enthusiastic stoners were like, 'Yeah, du-u-u-de! Just saw it!' I was like, 'Where were you when the movie came out?' 'Sorry, dude, I was hi-i-i-gh!' — Jack Black on "The Pick of Destiny's" disappointing box-office performance.
The film had its premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on November 9, 2006. Many of the actors who had cameos in the film were in attendance; including Ronnie James Dio, Dave Grohl and Ben Stiller. However, Black commented on a third album by announcing that a new song has been written for it entitled "Death Star" after the fictional planet-destroying space station from the "Star Wars" movies. He said that the album would likely be released in 2010, but on other occasions he has mentioned the year 2012. Black has announced that the band is currently working on a new album, and that a new video, titled "The Complete Masterworks: Part 2" will be released. Kyle has commented that the new album only has "one to one and a half" songs written for it, and would like to write between 12 and 15. The band played the main stage at the 2008 Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK, playing Leeds on Friday August 22 and Reading on Sunday August 24. In addition to this, the band provided support for Metallica at Marlay Park, Dublin in Ireland on August 20. The band has filmed a documentary of their world tour entitled "D Tour: A Tenacious Documentary" which has yet to be released. The film focuses on the tour Tenacious D made in support of the film and soundtrack and the consequences of their films poor showing at the box office.
===Lyrics and themes===
Satire and comedy are a major aspect of Tenacious D's lyrical content., although Tenacious D had previously appeared as an uncredited musical guest on 2 May 1998. They also opened the 2006 Spike TV Video Game Awards with a performance of "The Metal", and played "Friendship" at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. The band's first television appearance of 2008 was in support of the Who at the VH1 Rock Honors.
=== Live ===
It's a roaring crowd, and they may be roaring your approval, but it's still a scary, roaring crowd. They can turn on you, conceivably. It's still a beast that you must ride. And once it's been ridden, in the midst of the ride, it feels fantastic. — Jack Black on performing live. Gass also performs lead acoustic guitar and vocals for the band Trainwreck
, under the pseudonym "Klip Calhoun". name="Klip" /> The band also features Jason "JR" Reed under the pseudonym "Darryl Donald", as well as John Konesky and John Spiker, who played lead guitar and bass, respectively, on "The Pick of Destiny" album. They have released a live album, "Trainwreck Live", and are currently working on recording a studio album with producer John King. Black occasionally appears with the band under the name "Tuffy McFuckelby".
*"Tenacious D" (2001)
*"The Pick of Destiny" (2006)
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