Tenacious D

Formed 1994
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1994
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Tenacious D

Tenacious D Biography (Wikipedia)

Tenacious D is an American comedy rock duo, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1994. It was founded by actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass, who were part of The Actors' Gang theatre company at the time. The duo's name is derived from "tenacious defence" - a phrase used by NBA basketball sportscaster Marv Albert.

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. These episodes came about after the band had met David Cross and Bob Odenkirk on the Los Angeles music scene—and Black featuring in episodes of Mr. Show with Bob and David. 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 would go on to support large rock acts - such as Pearl Jam, Tool and Beck.

In 2000, they signed with Epic Records, and the year after released Tenacious D, their debut album featuring a full band - this including Grohl on the drums. The first single, "Tribute", has since achieved cult-status, and made the band popular overseas, this being mainly the United Kingdom, Sweden and Australia. In 2003, Tenacious D released their first concert DVD - The Complete Master Works, which went on to achieve gold and platinum status by the RIAA.

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Hope
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Hope
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Tribute
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Tribute
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Kyle Quit The Band
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Kyle Quit The Band
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Wonderboy
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Wonderboy
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Rize of the Fenix
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Rize of the Fenix
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Rock Is Dead
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Rock Is Dead
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