Tenacious D

  • 09 June 2004

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1994

Music News Round-Up: New Tenacious D, Thom Yorke Listening Parties And Bands F.C. Launch

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 09 September 2018

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Tenacious D ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM + ANIMATED SERIES

Comedy music duo Tenacious D have announced their grand return to music after six years away. Comprising comedian Jack Black and bandmate Kyle Gass, Tenacious D’s new album will be titled Post-Apocalypto.

Produced by John Spiker, the record will also feature Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl on drums. It’s available on November 2nd via streaming, CD and translucent green vinyl.

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Jack Black & Kyle Gass perform under the guise of Tenacious D on the first day of the 2016 Bravalla Festival. Norrkoping, Sweden - Friday 1st July 2016

Jack Black Is Not Dead! Actor Victim Of Death Hoax After Twitter Hack

By Stephanie Chase in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 05 June 2016

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The Tenacious D singer is alive and well after false reports of his death appeared on Twitter.

Actor and musician Jack Black has become the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax after a poor-taste Twitter prank. The Twitter account of Black’s band Tenacious D was hacked early on Sunday morning and announced that he had passed away at the age of 46.

Image caption Jack Black is alive and well.

The hacker first tweeted: ‘I'm sad to officially announce the death of Jack Black at the age of 46, rest in peace brother.’ They then followed with: ‘It is with a heavy heart I am to announce that Jack Black passed away last night at 3:37am. The cause of death is yet unknown.’

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Tenacious D - Rize Of The Phoenix Album Review

By Alex Lai in Music Reviews on 22 October 2012

About to round off a run of UK shows, Jack Black and Kyle Gass aka Tenacious D must wonder how to recapture the mojo that brought acclaim to their self-titled debut. Black's Hollywood career remains buoyant, so exposure is no problem, yet 2006's 'Pick Of Destiny' was off the mark - a typical 'difficult second album'.

The above point is immediately addressed by the opening title track, an attempted slow-burner that proves as rousing as a bleak winter's morning. Black's ever-theatrical vocals fail to enthuse and when the matter is addressed on 'Classical Teacher' the result is even worse. A spoken word sketch, somebody needs to let the duo know that sodomy jokes don't work, particularly when your combined age is touching a century. The music proves equally uninspiring, with heavier moments like 'Deth Starr' and 'Throw Down' instantly forgettable, while 'Rock Is Dead' proves a sadly accurate title.

Thankfully, 'Roadie' proves a reminder of the quality Tenacious D are capable of, rediscovering humour about those who get the gigs going, while 'The Ballad Of Hollywood Jack And The Rage Kage' shows they aren't afraid to mock themselves. Ironically it is a track that references ageing years - '39' - that proves the most refreshing, a mock-ballad in acoustic tones that amuses throughout. If this trio wasn't present it would potentially be time for The D to call it a day - but there's a little life just about still showing.

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Jack Black, Kyle Gass and Tenacious D - Jack Black and Kyle Gass from Tenacious D Thursday 7th June 2012 Kerrang! Awards held at the Brewery - Arrivals

Kyle Gass and Tenacious D - Kyle Gass of Tenacious D Monday 14th May 2012 arrives at The Ed Sullivan Theater for 'The Late Show with David Letterman'

Kyle Gass and Tenacious D - Kyle Gass of Tenacious D Los Angeles, California - Broadway sensation 'Rock Of Ages' celebrates its Los Angeles homecoming at The Pantages Theatre Tuesday 15th February 2011

Tenacious D - Kyle Gass of Tenacious D Sunday 24th August 2008 at Leeds & Reading Festival Berkshire, England