Tenacious D

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Tenacious D is an American comedy rock duo, formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1994.wikipedia
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Kyle Gass

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It was founded by actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass, who were part of The Actors' Gang theater company at the time.
Kyle Richard Gass (born July 14, 1960) is an American musician and actor best known for being a member of Tenacious D, winner of a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, alongside longtime friend Jack Black.

Jack Black

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It was founded by actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass, who were part of The Actors' Gang theater company at the time.
Outside of acting, Black is the lead vocalist of the Grammy Award-winning comedic rock duo Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with Kyle Gass.

Tenacious D (album)

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Prior to the release of Tenacious D's 2001 debut album Tenacious D, the duo had a three-episode TV series released on HBO, with the episodes broadcasting between 1997 and 2000.
Tenacious D is the first studio album by American comedy rock band Tenacious D, released on September 25, 2001 by Epic Records.

Tribute (song)

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The first single "Tribute" has since achieved cult-status, and made the band popular overseas, this being mainly the United Kingdom, Sweden, Ireland and Australia.
"Tribute" is the first single of Tenacious D's self-titled debut album, released on July 16, 2002.

Tenacious D (TV series)

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Prior to the release of Tenacious D's 2001 debut album Tenacious D, the duo had a three-episode TV series released on HBO, with the episodes broadcasting between 1997 and 2000.
It featured the fictional accounts of the real band Tenacious D, which is composed of members Jack Black and Kyle Gass.

Rize of the Fenix

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Following several years of sporadic festival dates and special appearances, the band released their third album Rize of the Fenix on May 15, 2012 through Columbia Records, the album making light of The Pick of Destiny's commercial failure.
Rize of the Fenix is the third studio album by American rock band Tenacious D.

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Tenacious D is an American comedy rock duo, formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1994.
Duos Tenacious D and Flight of the Conchords both released platinum-selling albums and starred in their own respective comedic television series.

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

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In November 2006, they starred in their own film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, released by New Line Cinema, with Epic Records releasing the soundtrack as their second album, The Pick of Destiny. The film cost $20 million to produce, though only grossed $13.9 million at the box office and suffered mixed reviews from critics.
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny is a 2006 American musical fantasy stoner comedy film about comedy rock duo Tenacious D.

The Actors' Gang

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It was founded by actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass, who were part of The Actors' Gang theater company at the time.
The Actors' Gang has presented the work of innovative theater artists including Georges Bigot, Simon Abkarian, Charles Mee, David Schweizer, Bill Rauch and the Cornerstone Theatre Company, Tracy Young, Roger Guenver Smith, Eric Bogosian, Oskar Eustis, Danny Hoch, Beth Milles, Jon Kellam, Brian Kulick, Stefan Haves, Namaste Theater Company, Culture Clash, JR Reed, Michael Schlitt, and Tenacious D.

Post-Apocalypto

Columbia Records released the album Post-Apocalypto on November 2, 2018, just after the release of the sixth episode.
Post-Apocalypto is the fourth studio album by American rock band Tenacious D.

Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto

In 2018, the band would begin independently releasing an animatic hand-drawn web series titled, Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto, each of the six episodes uploading exclusively to YouTube every week starting from the 28th of September.
Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto is an American animatic episode series by Jack Black and Kyle Gass as Tenacious D, released independently through the band's YouTube channel.

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Their cover of "The Last in Line" won a Grammy for best heavy metal performance at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

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While Tenacious D usually appears as a duo, the album was backed by a full band, consisting of Dave Grohl on drums and guitar, keyboardist Page McConnell of Phish, guitarist Warren Fitzgerald of The Vandals, and bassist Steven Shane McDonald of Redd Kross.
In addition to being a member of Phish since 1985, McConnell has been part of a number of other side projects, including leading the electronic jazz fusion band Vida Blue and acting as a session musician for the comedy rock duo Tenacious D.

Wonderboy (Tenacious D song)

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This was followed by the second single, "Wonderboy", the music video of which was directed by Spike Jonze.
"Wonderboy" is a song by American comedy duo Tenacious D.

John Kricfalusi

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A third video, an animation depicting Black and Gass as cherubs, was made for "Fuck Her Gently", directed by Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi.
After being fired from The Ren & Stimpy Show by Nickelodeon in 1992, Kricfalusi went on to direct and produce animated television commercials and music videos for entertainers such as the singer Björk and comedy rock duo Tenacious D.

Warren Fitzgerald

While Tenacious D usually appears as a duo, the album was backed by a full band, consisting of Dave Grohl on drums and guitar, keyboardist Page McConnell of Phish, guitarist Warren Fitzgerald of The Vandals, and bassist Steven Shane McDonald of Redd Kross.
He has also played with Tenacious D and was a member of Oingo Boingo, performing on their final studio album and live album.

The Complete Master Works

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In 2003, the band released The Complete Master Works, their first live concert DVD which achieved gold and platinum status by the RIAA.
The Complete Master Works is a two-DVD set by Tenacious D, documenting their gig at the Brixton Academy on November 3, 2002.

Dave Grohl

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While Tenacious D usually appears as a duo, the album was backed by a full band, consisting of Dave Grohl on drums and guitar, keyboardist Page McConnell of Phish, guitarist Warren Fitzgerald of The Vandals, and bassist Steven Shane McDonald of Redd Kross. The band also befriended former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, and this would begin a working relationship between Foo Fighters and Tenacious D. Towards the end of the 1990s, the duo supported large rock acts such as Pearl Jam, Tool and Beck. 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.
In 2001, Grohl performed on Tenacious D's debut album, and appeared in the video for lead single "Tribute" as a demon.

Bio-Dome

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Black had previously attended UCLA with director Jason Bloom, therefore, when Bloom was made the director of 1996's Bio-Dome, Black and Gass were invited to perform a short song in the film.
Jack Black and Kyle Gass first came to global attention in Bio-Dome in which they performed together as Tenacious D on-screen for the first time.

The Last in Line (song)

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Their cover of "The Last in Line" won a Grammy for best heavy metal performance at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

Liam Lynch (musician)

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A music video, directed by Liam Lynch, was shot for the song.
He directed the 2006 film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny after working with Tenacious D in 2002, when he directed the music video for their song "Tribute".

Festival Supreme

In 2013, the band hosted comedy music festival, Festival Supreme in Los Angeles, which hosted three more editions.
Festival Supreme was a comedy music festival held in Los Angeles hosted by Jack Black and Kyle Gass as Tenacious D.

The Pick of Destiny Tour (2006–2007)

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Despite the poor receivership of the actual film, the band would near sell-out arenas on its respective tour, including Madison Square Garden in New York.
The Pick of Destiny Tour was a worldwide concert tour by American rock band Tenacious D.

Ronnie James Dio

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In 2014, the band were invited to feature on Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life, a compilation album where various artists cover Ronnie James Dio songs to raise funds for cancer.
Tenacious D included a tribute song entitled "Dio" that appeared on their self-titled album.

Learn to Fly

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.
Two airline mechanics (played by Jack Black and Kyle Gass from Tenacious D) smuggle and hide their narcotic known as "World Domination brand 'Erotic' Sleeping Powder" in the coffee-maker.