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Tenacious D Biography


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Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Years Active: 1993–present
Genres: Acoustic, Comedy Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal


Tenacious D is an American rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1994. The band comprises lead vocalist and guitarist Jack Black and lead guitarist and vocalist Kyle Gass. 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.

Tenacious D's music showcases Black's theatrical vocal delivery and Gass's 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.

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.

In 2006, they starred in, and recorded the soundtrack for, the film ''Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny.'' “The Pick of Destiny” album was released in November 2006, through Epic Records, and debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.