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Tenacious D News

Tenacious D reveal plans for comedy-rock festival

Comedy duo hope to book Flight Of The Conchords, Spinal Tap, Tim Minchin for Festival Supreme

  • Jan 17, 2013

Tenacious D fan stabbed at Las Vegas gig

Police have man in custody after fight broke out at House Of Blues venue

  • Jul 29, 2012

Tickets for Tenacious D's October UK tour onsale today

Jack Black and Kyle Gass will play four UK shows later this year

  • Jul 20, 2012

Tenacious D announce October UK tour – ticket details

Jack Black and Kyle Gass confirm four UK shows for later this year

  • Jul 17, 2012

Tenacious D set to top the UK Album Chart this weekend

Rita Ora is also holding firm at the top of the singles chart

  • May 16, 2012

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Tenacious D Music Videos

Rock Is Dead Play Video

Rock Is Dead

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Low Hangin' Fruit Play Video

Low Hangin' Fruit

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Roadie Play Video

Roadie

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Rize Of The Fenix Play Video

Rize Of The Fenix

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To Be The Best Play Video

To Be The Best

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Tenacious D Biography

Tenacious D is an American comedy rock duo that was formed in Los Angeles, California, United States in 1994. Composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jack Black and lead guitarist and vocalist Kyle Gass, the band has released three albums - Tenacious D (2001), The Pick of Destiny (2006) and Rize of the Fenix (2012). Tenacious D's studio releases, and (as of 2006) its live performances, feature a full band lineup, including such musicians as guitarist John Konesky and bassist John Spiker. Drummer Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) played on every studio release, with Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman replacing Grohl on tour.

The band first gained popularity in 1999 when they starred in their eponymous television series and began to support large rock acts. In 2001, they released Tenacious D, their debut album featuring a full band. The first single, "Tribute", was the band's most successful achieving their only Top 10 in any chart, until they released "The Metal", which was first shown at Saturday Night Live. In 2006, they starred in, and recorded the soundtrack for, the film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny. In support of the film, the band went on a world tour, appearing for the first time with a full band. They released their newest album Rize of the Fenix on May 15, 2012.

Tenacious D's music showcases Black's theatrical vocal delivery and Gass' acoustic guitar playing abilities. Critics have described their fusion of vulgar absurdist comedy with rock music as "mock rock". Their songs discuss the duo's purported musical and sexual prowess, as well as their friendship and cannabis usage in a style that music critics have compared with the storyteller-style lyrics of rock opera.

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