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Cult comedy duo from Los Angeles, Tenacious D became one of the biggest stars of the 90s and 00s, spawning a television show, several albums and a Hollywood blockbuster.
Jack Black (born August 28th, 1969) and Kyle Gass (born July 40th 1960) are certainly an unlikely pair for rock stardom. But with their inspired songwriting, witty humor and boundless energetic charisma, the pair have forged their way into rock history. Their rock-parodies, with Black's absurd comedic vocals alongside Gass' acoustic guitar talents have made them into a household name, with their debut album achieving Platinum certification.
Having met at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, both travelling with LA's theatre troupe, 'The Actors' Gang,' they decided to form a band, initially performing covers of Bobby McFerrin songs. Having worked on a collection of songs, they recorded a demo, which managed to secure a TV show with HBO in 1997. The project was short-lived but it helped gain further attention.
In May 2000, the duo signed to Epic Records, releasing their self-titled debut album in 2001, which peaked at number 33 on the Billboard 200. The band used the drumming talents of Nirvana's Dave Grohl on the record and all recordings thereafter. The album has slowly built in its success, becoming a cult hit, with the song "Tribute" and its accompanying video becoming a massive hit.
Having completed the screenplay in 2003, Tenacious D went on to release their film, "The Pick Of Destiny" in 2006, with its accompanying soundtrack. Whilst the film flopped, the soundtrack reached number eight on the Billboard Charts in the US and number 10 in the UK charts.
After several tours and successful mainstay performance at 2008's Reading and Leeds Festival, Tenacious D returned to the studio and recorded "Rize of the Fenix," released in 2012 to positive critical acclaim.