Tenacious D and Wendy Dio have weighed in on what the Best Metal Performance Grammy means in saluting the late Ronnie James Dio.
Voters for the "prestigious" awards ceremony have bypassed legit metal bands to award the Best Metal Performance trophy to comedy act Tenacious D.
The nominees for the 57th annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday, with Anthrax, Mastodon, Motorhead, Slipknot and Tenacious D earning metal nods.
In a cavalcade of legendary musicians, the 2009 action-adventure game Brutal Legend features a beastly amount of vocal cameos. Although the game's main character Eddie Riggs (named after Iron Maiden mascot Eddie the Head) is voiced by Tenacious D's Jack Black, that's only the beginning of Brutal Legend's killer lineup.
Actor Jack Black and Kyle Gass brought their comedy meets rock band hybrid Tenacious D to the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, Nev. over the weekend (July 28). However, it was anything but laughs after a fight broke out in the crowd leaving one concert-goer the victim of a stabbing.
It takes a certain mindset to survive life on the road, and Tenacious D may have just found the perfect roadie. In the group's latest video, 'The Roadie,' none other than 'Eastbound and Down' star Danny McBride comes to the duo in their hour of need as Sebastian, the seemingly ultimate stage tech.
Tenacious D are the best band in the world. No, make that the best band on the planet. Actually, what we meant to say is that they are the best band EVER. All you need to do is ask Kyle Gass and Jack Black, who comprise the D. While many acts that fuse metal and comedy fall flat, Tenacious D keep us on our toes with their power metal compositions and have us busting a gut through and through.