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News, Feature Phallusy: Tenacious D's Jack Black and Kyle Gass on Van Halen and Theater-Sized Dick Jokes

Phallusy: Tenacious D's Jack Black and Kyle Gass on Van Halen and Theater-Sized Dick Jokes

When it comes to mixing rock and comedy, self-proclaimed "greatest band on Earth" Tenacious D occupies the same rarified stratum as Frank Zappa and Spinal Tap. For 20 years, Jack Black and Kyle Gass have been belting out hilariously vulgar…
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Music, All Shook Down Tenacious D Splooges All Over the Audience at the Fox

Tenacious D Splooges All Over the Audience at the Fox

By David Corcoran Tenacious D The Sights May 24, 2012 Fox Theater Better than: The Pick of Destiny. By a lot. If you happened to take in Tenacious D's show last night at the Fox Theater in Oakland without having…
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Music, All Shook Down The Ghosts of Outside Lands Past

The Ghosts of Outside Lands Past

Now that this year's Outside Lands lineup has been released in full and stayed true to its lil-bit-hippie-lil-bit-hip-hop roots and the folk vs. funk vibe, will you be forking over some coin when the tickets go on sale tomorrow? How…
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Music, All Shook Down Q&A w/ Tenacious D and Trainwreck's John Konesky

Q&A w/ Tenacious D and Trainwreck's John Konesky

​John Konesky is satanically good at playing guitar. He's even played the anti-Christ in past Tenacious D tours with Jack Black and Kyle Gass. Currently, he's gigging with Gass's other band, Trainwreck, whose debut full-length, The Wreckoning, came out last year.…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands Post-Script

Outside Lands Post-Script

Fickle weather and last-minute headliner replacements aside, Outside Lands was a success, by most yard sticks. Here's what folks are saying about the three-day extravaganza, which drew more than 100,000 people to Golden Gate Park: Local reaction: The Chron's…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands, Day 3: Tenacious D, M.I.A, Ween, The Avett Brothers

Outside Lands, Day 3: Tenacious D, M.I.A, Ween, The Avett Brothers

​Outside Lands Day Three: Tenacious D, M.I.A, Ween, The Avett Brothers Golden Gate Park August 30, 2009 Better Than: Being warm.The fog that began showing up in wisps over Dave Matthews Band on Saturday night turned into a typical freezing…
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Music, All Shook Down M.I.A. Bashes Tenacious D on Twitter

M.I.A. Bashes Tenacious D on Twitter

Courtesy of Perez Hilton via Prefix magazine, SriLankan/UK rebel rapper M.I.A. has dropped the Twitter equivalent of a stink bomb on her fellow Outside Lands performers Tenacious D, who had the misfortune to replace the ever-popular Beastie Boys at…
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Music, All Shook Down Will the Real Ronnie James Dio Please Stand Up and Shout?

Will the Real Ronnie James Dio Please Stand Up and Shout?

With the possible exception of Judas Priest's Rob Halford, Ronnie James Dio is probably the greatest heavy metal singer of all time. Dio's a bit of an anomaly to metal's usual Satanic shtick--he's an Italian-American Roman Catholic--though that hasn't stopped…
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Music, All Shook Down Tenacious D the Sunday Night Headliner for Outside Lands

Tenacious D the Sunday Night Headliner for Outside Lands

Tenacious D have been announced as the Sunday night replacement act for the Outside Lands festival. The final spot for the August 30 concert was supposed to go to the Beastie Boys--but, as many of you'll recall, that group had…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Weed Killer

Weed Killer

Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (New Line) You probably already know where you stand on Tenacious D, the pudgy hard rock comedy duo that made Jack Black famous. And if you haven't heard of them, this isn't the…
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Film, One Toke Wonder

One Toke Wonder

The first few minutes of Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny are something to behold: a four-minute rock opera cranked to 11. A doughy young boy with dirty-mop locks (Nacho Libre's Troy Gentile, once more playing lil' Jack Black)…
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Music, Bouncer

Cliff House

I lost an autistic person in the woods this week. We were hiking in Marin, which is one of the cool things I get to do at my job, which is working with mentally retarded adults. Anyway, I was also…
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