Tenacious D is an American comedy rock duo composed of actor Jack Black and Kyle Gass,
that was formed in Los Angeles, California, United States in 1994.
Also known as
Jack Black and Kyle Gass met in Edinburgh, Scotland, during the Edinburgh Fringe of 1989
when they were 16 and 24 respectively.
Both were members of the Los Angeles-based theatre troupe, The Actors' Gang which was performing Tim Robbins'
and Adam Simon's play "Carnage". Gass taught Black to play guitar, in exchange for Black helping Gass with his acting.
Initially when Black and Gass performed live they covered songs by Bobby McFerrin.
The D, The Greatest Band in the World
Los Angeles, California, United States
Comedy rock, heavy metal, hard rock, acoustic rock
Jack Black lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Kyle Gass lead guitar, backing vocals
Band name originates from the term used by sportscaster Marv Albert about the tenacious defense of the NBA's New York
Did You Know:
• The band rose to fame in the HBO TV Series "Tenacious D"
• The group also starred in the feature film "Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny" (2006)
• Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters
played on every studio release.
Initially when they performed live they covered songs by
Tenacious D Quotes
If Beethoven and Bach hooked up with Mozart and made a band, they could be a distant runner up to The D.
I played, like, a year of piano until I learned the Pink Panther theme. That was my goal. Once I was good enough, I quit. Now my music has to have some rock.
I'd rather be the king of kids, than the prince of fools.
You're asking me to choose between two children, the one that pays more and the one that I secretly love more. With the acting, it's somebody else's brainchild, and I'm just sort of helping flesh it out; with the music, there's a special satisfaction to being the brains behind the operation.
The moment you start analyzing your own rock is the moment your rock is dead. That's why rock is now pretty much dead. Too much analyzation. No rockalyzation!
The movie Spinal Tap rocked my world. It's for rock what The Sound of Music was for hills. They really nailed how dumb rock can be.